Beginning letter sound dinosaur tracks

Beginning letter sound dinosaur tracks
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.

Dino writing salt tray

Dino writing salt tray 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.

App/printables for learning with dinosaurs

Learning with dinosaurs
We are excited to be part of a 5-day series titled “Play, Craft and Learn with Dinosaurs”, kicked into motion by the fabulous Craftulate blog :)

Child-led sensory rice bin

Child-led sensory rice bin

Kids in the kitchen

Kids in the KitchenFor a long time many people have asked us how we get so much done with Nico helping in the kitchen! Here is how:

Spin art Easter eggs

Spin art Easter eggs
All the eggs above are Nico’s.

Dinosaur double chocolate cookies (Scented dough)

Dinosaur Brownie Cookies

Show me your neighbourhood around the world – Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

aroundtheworldlogoThe Piri-Piri Lexicon is the host of a great Multicultural Kids Blogs project called “Show me your neighbourhood around the world” and for a second time we at Glittering Muffins are excited to be a part of it. Different blogs are showcasing the city they live in and typically local things, simple things such as houses, a street, a market etc., so that everybody can travel the world and take in how different everyday things are throughout the world.

Slow cooker apple pie bread pudding

Slow cooker apple pie bread pudding(January 26, 2014) I love bread pudding, ever since my mom used to make scheiterhaufen (which literally translated means funeral pyre), but that will be a different story and a different post. I  had this Austro-Bavarian delicacy countless times, in Quebec I enjoyed the pouding chomeur and now it was about time that we would come up with our own! Inspired by Get Crocked we had a few apples to use, so we set out to employ our trusted slow cooker and put it to work!

Egg-osaurus

Egg-osaurus

Beginning letter sound games

Beginning sound letter games
(Feb. 28, 2014) I’ve been trying to get Nico to understand that apple starts with the letter “a” and so on, but he doesn’t seem to want to pay attention to the sounds of letters matching the beginning of the word, so I thought we would do a game to make it more concrete to him. So I got his magnet letters (I used the first letter of each word I needed), scotch-taped them (rolled up in the back) on some little clear bins (can be any kind of container you have) and I got a big bucket of pompoms. Each bin was the first letter of a color of the pompoms, so I started asking him what is this color and he would tell me (most of the time in French, but for the game I picked them in English, so I had to ask him what it was in English), and I asked him which letter he thought it would start with. Since he was showing some resistance (as he does with most things academical, especially letters), I gave him little hints and some help.

Iceland – Puffins, puffins, puffins

Puffin done
Around the World in 12 Dishes

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