2 Cool 4 School

It’s that time of the year again, where some of us wish the holidays would never end. I’ve found some cute and fun Disney stationary and lunch boxes that will be sure to set a trend at school. So if you still haven’t got your bags packed and ready, it’s not too late. There are still some stuff on sale at the moment.

Frozen for the girls

Some Star Wars and Avengers for the boys

And some Finding Dory things  to help you swim through the year

Medibank play area at Birrarung Marr

Last week I went into the city and while I was there I walked past a Medibank children’s play area.                                                                                                                                                               With totem tennis or swing ball, where children can test out their tennis moves without having to worry about losing the ball, a swing set, piano steps, a maze and hopscotch, it looked like great fun for children (I wish I could be a child again),  so I decided to check it out.  I had a bit of fun myself jumping up and down on the piano steps.  Pictures are below.


School Holiday Guide

If you’re looking for something to do this school holidays, here’s a quick list of things that are on in the city over the school holidays.

Slide the Square
If you’re looking to keep cool, and you enjoy water and slides, then this might be the thing for you. Tickets cost $41 per person for a two hour session.  But hurry, it’s only here from 4th -15th January! See slidemelbourne.com for further details and to see where it’s sliding to next.

Love Lego? If you’re in the city over the weekend 14-15th January, you might want to check out Brickvention. Brickvention is an annual Lego convention held at the Royal Exhibition building in Carlton. The two day event featuring Lego models, including trains and Lego from Star Wars, Lego demonstrations a play zone and merchandise area. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $9 for children aged 4-14 and children under 4 are free. There ‘s even a special needs session with lower volumes and less people. See http://www.brickventures.org.au/ for more details.

Frankston Beach Sand sculptures
Heading down to the beach? Why not check out the sand sculptures at Frankston Beach from December 26t h 2016 until January 31st 2017. This year’s theme is land of imagination and feature dragons, dinosaurs, princesses and pirate, a gingerbread village and Alice in wonderland rabbit hole. Entry also includes activity sheet, sandsational play pit, face painting, sand sculpting workshops. Adult entry costs $14.50, concession is $11.50 and a child costs $9.50. See https://www.visitfrankston.com/frankston-sand-sculpting for more details.

Australian Open

Catch all the action of the tennis at the Australian Open between 16th-29th January 2017. If you’re planning on heading to the tennis then see http://www.ausopen.com/index.html for more details and ticket prices.                                                                                                               Can’t actually get down to the Aus Open? Why not sit back, relax and watch it on TV in the comfort of your own home.

Or you might want to check out some of the latest kids flix out these school holidays. For a full list, see my previous blog; Kids Flix. Link is below. Kids Flix https://coolncreative.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/my-first-blog/



The Trolls Movie


Movie update. So since my last blog I went and saw the Trolls movie. It’s super cute and there’s heaps of music throughout, including some well known songs which will be sure to have you leaving the cinema singing.

After celebrating victory from the bergins, Princess Poppy must go on a mission to save her troll friends from the evil bergins. But can she do this alone?

With a cute but simple moral, Princess Poppy and her troll friends prove that everyone has happiness within; you just have to find it.

So if you haven’t gone and seen it already, if you love children’s movies and music this is a must see.

Rating: 4/5

Kids Flix

I know this may be a little late, but it’s better now than never. I haven’t had a chance to actually go and see all of these movies but there are plenty of children’s movies out these summer holidays (well summer holidays in Australia). Here’s a list I’ve compiled of some of the latest ones I’ve heard about.

The Trolls movie
You’ve seen their cute coloured hair, you’ve heard the hit song from the soundtrack, Can’t Stop the Feeling, now it’s time to check it out. This is a movie filled with music, featuring not only Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling, but also Sound of Silence, True Colours, and many more originals. Full of fun and adventure, find your happy place this school holidays.

Featuring  new songs, How I’ll Go, and I am Moana, Disney’s first Polynesian princess  sets off on an adventure across the pacific ocean  to finish her ancestor’s quest. If you love Disney movies then this might be your pick.


Buster the Koala decides to host a singing competition in order to save his theatre. Featuring well known songs including Hallelujah, Under Pressure, Shake it Off and I’m Still Standing, you’ll leave the cinema singing your way through the day.


Orphan, Félicie Milliner, leaves her rural hometown to go to Paris in order to chase her dream of becoming a ballerina.  Featuring songs performed by Demi Levato, this is a movie about chasing your dreams. Ballerina dances into cinemas on January 12th.

Red Dog True Blue
Sequel to Red Dog, If you like dogs, and you’ve seen the first Red Dog movie then this might be the film for you.

Monster Trucks

And one for the boys. In this movie, Tripp, creates a Monster Truck out of recycled materials from old cars.

But don’t worry if you miss any of these movies at the cinemas, they’ll soon be out on DVD.




My First Blog

Hey everyone,

Welcome to my new blog, CoolnCreative. I’m new to having my own blog page so this will be an interesting experience.

I am creative and love working with children so Coolncreative is about everything including the latest children’s and family movies, craft activities, books and games for not only children, but also adults, who like me are children at heart. Stay posted for my first official blog (this is only an introductory one) on the latest kids flix out in the cinemas at the moment.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and I hope to see you on here again soon. 🙂