(Delivered Aug, 14, 2014) We’ve used the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank before due to several months of unemployment, EI not coming in on time etc, and we wanted to give back whenever we could, but not by donating food, since they already get that from some major grocery stores (and that is [...]
At 4 am it came to me that for our next play date at the playground we should do a number hunt. I would take number magnets and hide them around the playground (which is all made out of metal) and the kids would have to find them in the [...]
This month’s sensory dough is slime and most slimes out there are made with borax, which from what I’ve been told is a pretty abrasive detergent. So I searched to find a slime recipe that did not have any borax and that’s how I found Fun at Home with Kids’ [...]
(July 10, 2014) Yep this month sensory dough is fizzy! All I could think of was a volcano, not much of a dough… So I searched around and found this post from Life Lesson Plans. It shows a malleable dough and it’s fizzy, bingo!
We followed the instructions and Nico got [...]
Last fall, we got a crazy deal at Michaels on fabric flowers. We weren’t sure what to do with them but we got them. We also had found terracotta pots the neighbour had put out to give. Fast forward to the end of April this year, my mother was sorting the flowers [...]
(May 6, 2014) Day 4 of Craftulate‘s 5-day series titled “Play, Craft and Learn with Dinosaurs” leads us into the world of crafts, but our result was anything but premeditated. Today my mother finished a duct tape roll but before throwing out the cardboard ring she asked if I needed it [...]
For part three of Craftulate‘s 5-day series titled “Play, Craft and Learn with Dinosaurs” we are going outside for a really easy but efficient activity.
Nico loves the show Dinosaur Train, and they have an A to Z dinosaur song, so I thought it would be good to get his attention on listening [...]
As part of Craftulate‘s 5-day series titled “Play, Craft and Learn with Dinosaurs”, we combined some learning with some fine motor skills. Nico’s been working on writing his uppercase letters, so I thought it would be fun to steer away from the writing work sheet and use a salt tray.
Little Bins for Little Hands issued a challenge to set up a rice bin for your child with nothing in it but white or brown rice and let your child decide what to put in. We did.
Nico was not very creative this time, maybe it was because he had [...]