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Lady Bug Rock
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March 30, 2018January 1, 2019

Lady Bug Rock

I hope they brought good luck!  These little lady bug rock critters were so much fun to make!  Although I ended up with over 100 ladybugs, I am convinced each child could have quickly found the one that they made because they were all a little bit different.  Children went outside to collect a smooth stone that...

Frog Craft
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March 30, 2018February 15, 2019

Frog Craft

I try to avoid activities/art that results in a lot of cookie cutter creations.  However, I think that there is a place for activities that challenge kids to follow step-by-step instructions especially when it fits with their current inquiry.   One of the classes have been learning about frogs, so we created a small frog craft that...

Nutrition for Kids
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March 30, 2018February 15, 2019

Nutrition for Kids

Broccoli as a treat?  This activity is one of my favourites.  It’s a great way to introduce healthy eating.  I avoid telling kids that there are foods they should never have (with the exception of an allergy) but rather that there are ”sometimes” foods and “everyday” foods.  I pack 2 lunches.  One filled with healthy...

Rock Activities for Kids – Being Geologists
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March 30, 2018March 28, 2019

Rock Activities for Kids – Being Geologists

One of the classes that I teach has been studying rocks.  I continued their learning with a few rock experiments.  I like the idea of giving young kids the tools that scientists use, so they used eye droppers and magnifying glasses.  We then talked about the 3 types of rock.  I smushed 3 colours of playdough...

STEM activities for Kindergarten – Osmosis
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March 30, 2018February 18, 2019

STEM activities for Kindergarten – Osmosis

Worms are always a popular topic in the spring!  Especially after a lot of rain washes them out of their homes and children hop around on the sidewalks so that they don’t step on these interesting creatures.  Since students showed an interest in worms, I decided to do some stem activities for kindergarten.  Often this...