Summer Activities – Mud Play

Summer Activities – Mud Play

I have so much fun teaching!  With the summer break right around the corner, I wanted students to explore some classic childhood summer activities.  Who doesn’t love making mud pies? I played the song “On Top of Spaghetti”.  It’s a great song, and it got the kids excited for our activity.   After reading we pretended to be chefs and we ventured outside to our mud pie kitchen. With the song “On Top of Spaghetti” playing in the background as our inspiration, we began making our own meatballs…with dirt!  In small groups, each group got a bowl full of dirt/soil.  I...

Science for Kids

Science for Kids

This experiment will amaze young kids – and even adults! It is so easy, but almost magical to watch. I love doing science for kids and have watched little ones become fascinated and inspired by our experiments. This is one their favourites – and mine! All you need is cabbage and a few materials from your cupboard to create this pH indicator. We started by chopping up some red cabbage. Once cut, we put it into warm water. You can either let it sit and for 10-15 minutes, or you can put it into a blender. Next, use a strainer...

Summer Science for Kids

Summer Science for Kids

120 ice cubes ready to go! I did this activity with a large group of 3-6 year olds.  With the hot weather now here, I was looking for an activity we could do outside and enjoy the sunshine.  This summer science for kids was a hit!  Children were actively engaged in the activity for close to an hour and it was a great opportunity to get outside. In each ice cube, I added food colouring, sparkles and a shell.  They turned out beautifully. I had children in small groups of 4-5 and had them each choose one material to use...

Summer Art

Summer Art

The sun is finally shining and it is beginning to feel like summer!  We took advantage of the weather with some summer art and also used up some of our collection of crayons we have accumulated over the years.  We have done crayon art in the past with a hairdryer and iron, but after we found a melted crayon outside I figured that we could use the heat to create something beautiful.  My kids made this art independently and although it did not go exactly as planned we learned a lot and our creations were works of art!  This could...

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

One of my favourite activities to do with a group of kids is take them on an ‘adventure’. We venture out of the classroom and always end up finding some fun. This activity is based on and inspired by the very popular kid’s book, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen. This is a book that is always a hit with kids and inspires many great activities. This art/sensory activity was one of my favourites this year! You can buy the resources in this post for the follow up activity on Amazon! This activity was done over a...

Recycled Crafts for Kids

Recycled Crafts for Kids

I am so excited about how these recycled crafts for kids turned out! Recycled paper seed bombs are simple, and inexpensive to create, but a perfect hand made gift. I teach kindergarten so I wanted to find a craft that children could take home and give as a gift for Father’s day. However, these seed bombs are a perfect gift or activity – especially in the spring. We started by using a huge bag of shredded recycled paper from our school office. Next, we added warm water and let the paper soak. Once the paper had sat for a bit,...