(Dec. 24, 2014) Alex was supposed to work on Christmas day so our delivery to thank the public servants was unsure. But on the 22nd, when someone agreed to switch shift with him, we were back on! I racked my brain to figure what Nico could make 12 of in a short [...]
After last month’s dough never managed to materialise, we are back for November’s entry into Lemon Lime Adventures‘ “12 Months of Sensory Dough”: Salt dough. The dough itself is probably one of the easiest you will find, with just salt, flour and water, hop over to The Imagination Tree for the recipe, [...]
(Oct. 24, 2014) We had our Homeschool kinder co-op Halloween party. It was quick, simple and the kids had fun.
The kids put on their costumes, of course. The little brother and sister too.
It was in the morning, everyone brought a little something, [...]
For our September challenge in Lemon Lime Adventures’ “12 Months of Sensory Dough” the directive was: No Cook Play Dough. Now all of our play doughs had been no-cook, so Valerie found a recipe on the Kids Activities Blog, and their silky play dough. In the past our “twist” had [...]
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’ [...]
No, this post is not endorsed by “Dinosaur Train”, The Jim Henson Company or PBS…
Nico has been a huge fan of the “Dinosaur Train” TV series and the accompanying books. He also is a huge fan of his swings (he has three, his dolphin [...]
(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 [...]
Before we left for Montreal in 2010, there were talks about a new science centre in Calgary, since the old Telus World of Science downtown was too small and also somewhat outdated. Fast forward four years and not only are we back in Calgary, but the almost [...]
One of Calgary’s main attractions undoubtedly is the Calgary Zoo. Located mostly on St.George’s Island in the Bow River, it is the second largest zoo in Canada (after Toronto) and founded in 1929 also is among the oldest one of the country.
In June of [...]