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...

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...