Homeschool – Daily Activities

Homeschool – Daily Activities

There are many parents right now working from home, but also (unexpectedly) have their children at home with them. It is hard to know what your kids should be working on and being able to prepare something everyday is very challenging. We all want our kids to be learning, but it is hard to know what to teach. We’ve created something to help you feel confident that your children are continuing to be challenged and learning at this time as you begin to homeschool. Academics are important, but so are hugs and cuddles with your kids. Find a balance, and...

Paper Mache Bowls

Paper Mache Bowls

I love working with paper mache!  It is so easy for young kids to create something amazing.  With my kids, I have made pinatas and one year we even made a paper mache pig.  The other day they wanted to try to make something different, so we decided to make paper mache bowls!  We used materials that we had at home.  I cut up some old sheets of paper that my kids had doodled on – every day is earth day, my kids reminded me.  For the mix, I used flour and water.  We added a bit of food colouring...

Escape Room

Escape Room

My kids were so excited about this new escape room! The materials are all things that you probably have on hand at home and the room is easy to set up. My kids love escape rooms because they are exciting, challenging and fun! I love escape rooms because they require problem solving and perseverance to complete the room. Escape rooms are great for birthday parties, classrooms and even just for fun to keep kids busy, and learning, at home. I used a bedroom for this escape room, but the ideas/clues could be used in any room of your home. If...

Spring Bath for Kids

Spring Bath for Kids

This is a great, and easy way to make a bath fun for kids.  This bath could be used for spring time, a special holiday, just for fun on the weekend.  I often add a few drops of food colouring to a bath for my kids.  When I do it seems to immediately become a special bath.  It makes for a special time for little ones and creates wonderful memories. All you need is baking soda, food colouring, and plastic egg shells – and anything else that would fit a spring theme.  My little ones helped me mix baking soda and...

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...