With Christmas just around the corner, hopefully you’ve got the presents wrapped, the in-laws sorted and the bird ordered. Meanwhile, we’re here to help you distract your little darlings now that school holidays have arrived! Happy weekend!
We want to SEE: The lions’ new home at Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Zoo’s new Lion Gorge opens on Saturday, where your little thrill-seekers can get close up to two of the world’s greatest predators – the African lion and the African wild dog. If that wasn’t exciting enough, kids can also take on a series of challenges, such as testing their skills as a predator by searching for prey. We give this one a roar of approval!
We want to EAT: Santa hats!
Christmas party season is on us in full force, and everyone expects you to bring a plate – especially the kids. We love this Santa hat treat as it looks super impressive but is actually very simple to make. Tip: pick up some brownies at the supermarket to make this even easier .
We want to MAKE: Latkes
With Channukah approaching we couldn’t let you get away without some latkes. This recipe from Two Lazy Gourmets is the next best thing to having a Bubbe to cook them for you. If you’re super busy, don’t worry about all that applesauce and crème fraîche – simply sprinkle with sugar and chow down .
We want to GO: Dotty!
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is literally dotty, and it seems that she wants everyone to join her. Her new exhibition at GOMA in Brisbane, The Obliteration Room, is a sticky interactive activity where kids and adults can stick dots on the wall of a room. Mixing fun with a dose of culture, we think it’s the perfect family day out.
We want to SEE: Robocar Poli
What would Transformers look like if they lived in the same town as Postman Pat? They’d be Robocar Poli! There’s always a kitten to save off a roof in Broomtown, and in two new DVDs, School and Circus, the team faces all sorts of easily-digested, adorable, anthropomorphic crises.