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Frog Craft
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

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...

Kindergarten Art
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

Kindergarten Art

I enjoy every minute of teaching art.  In kindergarten, however, I prefer to just introduce the medium and let them experiment.  In one of the classes, children showed an interest in being able to draw frogs since they had been studying them.  Therefore I created this kindergarten art activity.  Students used a small thick board...

Nutrition for Kids
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

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, 2018September 2, 2020

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, 2018September 2, 2020

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...

Homemade Paint – Rock Paint
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

Homemade Paint – Rock Paint

Homemade paint made from rocks?  It’s easier than you think!  I used small groups for this activity.  Students wore safety goggles when doing this activity and had one-on-one help with the hammers (if needed). Students smashed down rocks (I used lava rocks) with the hammers and then grinded them down further in a mortar and pestle.  The...