Garden to plate program at Little Scholars
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We were thrilled to welcome 9 News Gold Coast to our Parkwood campus to showcase our Garden to Plate Program! After successfully implementing the program at our Ormeau campus, we are now making great strides to establish a successful program at Parkwood.

Valentine's Day with our Grandfriends
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Our little scholars brought smiles to their grandfriends at Arcare Aged Care in Helensvale with treats that were baked with extra love and decorated with heaps of kindness. Alongside some heartwarming Valentine’s Day crafts, our kindy children proved that the best way to learn about love and kindness is to share it with our community, where it’s welcomed with open arms!

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Little Scholars is very proud of our Intergenerational program and the relationships we’ve developed with older generations of people living in South East Queensland, we believe the mutual benefits gained by children and their grandfriends are immeasurable. Our Parkwood campus teamed up with Feros Care for its ‘The More the Merrier’ campaign, which connected 500 seniors facing a lonely Christmas with phone calls, artworks and visits from children!

Mother's Day
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Ashmore’s kindy children talk to Nine News anchor Paul Taylor about their mums

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Camp Out
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Little Scholars goes camping!

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Stingless Bees
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Our native bee hives that we have in all of our campuses

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King's coronation
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Little Scholars at our Ashmore campus host a party fit for a king!

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Sunrise at Burleigh campus
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Weatherman Sam Mac visited our Burleigh campus to learn about what makes us special

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Remembrance Day
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Young scholars gratitude for veterans

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The Young and Young at Heart
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The intergenerational care program connects the young children and seniors – two increasingly segregated population groups in society.

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Our 2036 Project
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Some four-year-olds on the Gold Coast have done what the rest of us wish we could, as the dark days of 2020 keep rolling on. They’ve symbolically buried the year and the coronavirus pandemic with it, as they look ahead to brighter times instead.

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Preparing for the pandemic
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Local preschoolers are being taught the basics of coronavirus protection and they’re having fun while doing it.

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Song and Dance about water safety

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Our Founder Jae Fraser giving an industry update during the pandemic.

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Learn more about the amazing team from Story Dogs and how they are changing literacy for children.

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How to make Frozen Inspired Dough
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Frozen Dreams. The easiest slime recipe you will ever read. We have a fun activity for you to try at home, particularly for all the Elsa fans! Dreams really do come true with this Frozen-inspired homemade playdough.

Simply add them all together, and remember go to town with the blue food colouring as this is when the Frozen dreams come to life.


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • Blue food colouring


Simply follow these steps! Pour 1 cup of water in a large bowl and then add in 1 teaspoon of blue colouring and mix it together. Add in 1 tablespoon of cream tartar, then add in 1 cup of flour along with the 1/2 cup of salt. Mix together all the ingredients and start kneading! You will then have the consistency of playdough, if you want to loosen the texture, add in a little oil. Feel free to add sparkle!

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How to make Halloween Hocus Pocus Slime
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Spoooky Slime. The easiest slime recipe you will ever read. Who loves Halloween?! We sure do! So, we thought it was only necessary to share our favourite Halloween inspired Hocus Pocus Slime! This is a super simple recipe to make and so much fun!!! Oh, and a handy tip! Don’t forget the Saline Solution must have Boric Acid in it otherwise it won’t work. (We are talking from experience.)


  • 1/2 cup Elmer’s Washable White School Glue
  • 1 tbs Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup White Vinegar
  • Food Colouring (green or any Halloween colours you want)
  • Small Cauldron or Container (for mixing slime)
  • Small Cup (for mixing vinegar and saline)
  • Cookie or Craft Tray
  • Creepy Crawlies


Simply follow these steps. Pour ½ Elmer’s washable glue into a bucket and add in the Baking Soda! Pour in White Vinegar and Saline Solution and with your spatula, give your recipe a good ol’ mix! Add in your desired food colouring and add in the rest of your White Vinegar and Saline Solution and mix your heart away!

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How to make Kinetic Sand
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Sand Rainbows. Try this super simple Kinetic Sand recipe at home. You would be surprised, you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. This is a super fun, vibrant activity you can do at home at anytime!


  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 1 tbsp cream of Tartar
  • 3 tbsp of water, separated
  • Food colouring
  • Medium bowl


Okay, make sure all of your dry ingredients are ready to go before you start your recipe, it will make the process a lot simpler. Firstly start by mixing all your dry ingredients together and then gradually mix in the coloured water bit by bit. You may not need to add in all the water, so have a look at the consistency and decide for yourself! Enjoy making rainbow mountains’ out of your very own taste safe kinetic sand.

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How to make Gummy Bear Slime!
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The easiest slime recipe you will ever read. There is something so nostalgic about gummy bears as they’ve been around for years! I’m sure many of us older ‘kids’ can recall eating a gummy bear or five so it’s safe to say, making this slime will bring you back to your childhood. We had a blast making this slime but we must pre-warn you before you get to the slime makin‘ – be prepared to wash your hands multiple times because slime is seriously sticky.


  • 1 cup of Gummy Bears
  • 2 tbsp of Corn Starch
  • 1 tbsp of Icing Sugar
  • 1 – 3 tbsp of Cooking Oil
  • Medium bowl (microwave friendly)
  • Mixing spoon or spatula
  • Microwave

Instructions:HOW TO DO IT

Place the gummy bears in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir well and reheat as needed to make the mixture completely smooth. Once melted stir well to help the mixture cool down! Combine cornstarch and icing sugar together and place half on a cutting baked or clean surface. Pour the gummy mixture onto the cornstarch and when cool enough to touch, knead in the remaining cornstarch mixture.


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San Choy Bow Recipe For Kids
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Super simple to make and the little ones will love it. Here is one of our scrumptious lunches from our Summer Menu at Little Scholars. We wanted to share the recipe so you can try it at home. It’s a great interactive dish that will see the children eating vegetables so easily.


  • 1 lettuce
  • 1 carrot (optional)
  • ½ capsicum
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 500g Pork or Chicken mince.


  • Step 1 – wash and clean lettuce and Capsicum
  • Step 2 – Pull lettuce cups off the lettuce
  • Step 3 – Dice capsicum, garlic, onion & ginger
  • Step 4 – Cook all diced items
  • Step 5 – Add mince to cooked vegies
  • Step 6 – add sauces and mix together
  • Step 7 – mix all items together
  • Step 8 – serve in lettuce cups
How to make nutritious breakfast cookies
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Super delicious and super healthy. Perfect to freeze. Here is one of our yummy morning tea items from our Summer Menu at Little Scholars. We wanted to share the recipe so you can try it at home. These are super tasty and packed full of healthy goodies.


  • 100g dates
  • 1/3 cup boiling water ( used to soak dates in)
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 1 banana
  • 3tb Oil
  • 1 ¼ cup oats rolled
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup sultanas
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking power


  • Step 1 – soak dates in boiling hot water for 30 minutes
  • Step 2 – mash banana in bowl
  • Step 3 – Add cut up dates
  • Step 4 – add oil, oats, coconut, sultanas to wet mix
  • Step 5 – combine flour and baking flour to create a dry mix
  • Step 6 – add dry mix to wet mix and stir till all combined
  • Step 7 – using a teaspoon pick up mixture and roll into balls and place on baking tray
  • Step 8 – lightly smoosh the rolled balls to create the biscuits and then bake
  • Step 9 – bake in preheated oven for 30mins in 180 degrees
3 Ingredient Scones for kids
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Looking for an easy snack to make with ingredients from home? Here is one of our delicious snack items from our Little Scholars menu. We had to share this recipe as it is super easy to make and you can add whatever toppings you want! You probably already have these ingredients in your kitchen!


This recipe makes approximately six scones. You can double this recipe if you wish to freeze them for later or to feed more people!

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 100ml of milk
  • 3 teaspoons of butter


  • Step 1 – Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  • Step 2 – Combine butter and flour into a bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Step 3 – Make a well in the centre and add the milk. Combine with your hands, kneading until the mixture forms into a soft dough.
  • Step 4 – Remove from the bowl and knead softly until a ball of dough is formed.
  • Step 5 – Roll with a rolling pin until the dough is approximately 2cm thick.
  • Step 6 – Use a circle cookie cutter to cut out little circles in the dough.
  • Step 7 – Dust a flat baking tray with flour and place scones 1cm apart on the tray.
  • Step 8 – Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and fluffy!

Serve with your favourite toppings like Jam and Cream for an extra yummy treat!

Child-friendly recipe - Lunchbox Pizza Scrolls
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These pizza scrolls are a guaranteed favourite for everyone! Whether you are after a super easy lunchbox snack, dinner for your little ones or even afternoon tea, these pizza scrolls will definitely be a favourite for kids and parents!


  • Puff pastry sheets (Don’t have puff pastry? Mix self-raising flour with greek yogurt to create your own pizza dough)
  • Pizza sauce (We added a handful of spinach to ours and blitzed it!)
  • 4 slices of ham, diced
  • Roughly 3 handfuls of shredded tasty cheese


  • Step 1 – Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius
  • Step 2 – Roll out your thawed puff pastry on a chopping board or clean bench.
  • Step 3 – Spread your pizza sauce over the pastry
  • Step 4 – Top with ham and cheese
  • Step 5 – Roll your pizza into a log
  • Step 6 – Cut into 2cm rounds and place on a flat baking tray lined with a sheet of baking paper
  • Step 7 – Bake in the over for around 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and puffy
  • Step 8 – Serve and enjoy!
How to make moon sand
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We know it can be hard to come up with easy, quick things to do with your children, so we thought we’d share a favourite of our little scholars. Learn how to make your own moon sand in minutes with a few of these kitchen staples!

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: None


  • 8 tablespoons of flour or cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable, sunflower oil (to make it taste-safe) or baby oil
  • Optional: Add a few drops of food colouring or glitter


  1. Place the flour in a bowl and gradually incorporate the oil and food colouring (if desired).
  2. Using your fingertips, blend the oil and colouring into the flour, as if you were making a pastry. Continue until the mixture resembles a sandy texture and no visible oil remains. If the mixture appears too dry, add a few more drops of oil. if it’s too soft, add additional flour. The ideal consistency is a dry, mouldable clay that crumbles relatively easily when squeezed.
  3. Pour moon sand into a suitable container to play with. You can always add your child’s favourite small toys or items found in nature, then watch his or her imagination run wild!

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How to make Christmas Edible Dough
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Christmas Dough Cinnamon goodness. The easiest slime recipe you will ever read.

Make your house smell just like Christmas and allow the children to really get into the festivities. You can be as creative as you like with this recipe! Think of everything that smells and looks like Christmas.

Simply add them all together, and remember don’t be shy on the cinnamon. It is the main component in this recipe!

What Do I Need

  • 2 cups of plain flour (and some extra if the mix idn’t right at the end)
  • 4 tbs cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 cup of cooking oil
  • Add Cinnamon for the Chrissy smell

How To Do It

Simply mix all the ingredients together till it forms a dough. Add some flour if the mix is too wet. Oh, and don’t skimp on the cinnamon. Make it rain cinnamon!!! This is the part where you can add whatever Christmas props and edible goodness you want! We would suggest adding in chocolate cookies and nibbles for more deliciousness. Now it’s time to PLAY!

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How to make Red Velvet Pudding Slime Dough
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Red Velvet Edible Deliciousness. The easiest slime recipe you will ever read.

For all of you who have a real sweet tooth, we have a super delicious Red Velvet edible slime recipe. We had a blast making this one, now it’s your turn to make (and eat) it. Simply add them all together, mix and hours of fun.

WARNING best to do on an outside table because this stuff can get everywhere.

What Do I Need

  • 1/4 cup of Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup of Cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup of very warm water
  • Gummy worms (Optional – for decoration and play)

How To Do It

Simply combine 1/4 cup of the instant choccy goodness and 1/2 cup of cornstarch and mix well with a whisk. Be sure to break up all the clumps, because once you add the water it is harder to dissolve them. Now stir in 1/3 cup of very warm water until you can no longer mix it with the whisk!

Add in another 1/2 cup of cornstarch and start kneading the ooey, choccy slime with your hands until it is smooth and all the cornstarch is incorporated.

The consistency of this slime mixture comes up somewhere between a playdough and a slime, and just a little tip from the edible slime experts themselves (that’s us) add in a little oil to loosen up the texture.

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How to make Icky Sticky Fluro Goo
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Icky Sticky Fluro Goo. The easiest slime recipe you will ever read. Next time you are at the supermarket simple grab some of the Elmers Clear Glue.

Simply add them all together, mix and hours of fun.

WARNING best to do on an outside table because this stuff can get everywhere.

What Do I Need

  • 1/2 cup of Elmer’s Clear Glue
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Neon Food Coloring and Glitter (you can make this slime any number of colors as seen in the video above)
  • 1 tbsp of saline solution (must contain sodium borate)

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How to make taste-safe foam
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Taste Safe Foam. Everyone is always looking for a Taste Safe Foam recipe that is super simple. So we found one. Seriously sensory friends, this one is Foamazing! Who knew canned chickpea juice could be handy.

Chickpea can juice AKA Aquafaba is essentially the water that chickpeas and other legumes have been cooked in. It’s most commonly used in recipes as a egg white replacer. So once whisked, has very similar properties to a meringue.

What Do I Need

  • Canned chickpeas, JUST THE JUICE!
  • Creme of Tartar
  • Electric Mixer (Whisk attachment)
  • Food Colouring

How To Do It

Simple! About 1 cup of chickpea juice (about 2 cans ) and 1/2 teaspoon of Creme of Tartar, straight into your stand mixer with a whisk attachment.

TURN IT UP! Once the form starts to form, you can add a dash of colouring if you like. Let it whisk until stiff peaks are formed. Voila! That easy.

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How to make bread in a bag
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Super Simple Bread in the bag Recipe. We have a deliciously fun project for you to try this weekend with the children!
How to make bread in a bag! This quick homemade bread recipe is made with minimal kneading and we can confirm ourselves…. it’s tasty!!!

You Will Need:

  • Gallon size resealable plastic bag
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 packet yeast (rapid rise or regular)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt (this can be to taste)

Follow This Method:

  • Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, and yeast packet in a bowl. Pour into a resealable (Ziplock style) bag.
  • Add warm water. Seal bag, pressing out air.
  • Begin shaking and mixing the bag by hand
  • Set bag to rest for 10 minutes (proofing)
  • In a bowl, combine 1 cup of flour with salt. Pour into bag along with melted butter.
  • Seal bag again, pressing out air. Shake and mix again.
  • Open bag and add in last cup of flour.
  • Seal bag and mix for final time.
  • Pull out dough and place on a floured surface.
  • With floured hands, knead dough for 5-10 minutes
  • Place dough in a greased loaf pan.
  • Lay towel over the loaf pan and set it in a warm spot in your house. Allow the dough 30-45 minutes to rise
  • Bake at 190 degrees for 25 minutes

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