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Building Activity for Kids
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April 15, 2018September 2, 2020

Building Activity for Kids

Block by block!  During a kindergarten class inquiry on structures and building, I did this activity with students. I gave each student a hand full of building blocks and a bit of time to simply play to start.  A building activity for kids is a great way to get kids experimenting and exploring a part...

Properties of Liquids and Solids
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April 5, 2018October 30, 2020

Properties of Liquids and Solids

What better way to introduce a science unit all about liquids and solids than to have students experiment, note differences and make observations on an assortment of different liquids and solids? In groups, students were given a collection of the liquids containers. (We observed the containers of solids on another day.)  Using the finger lights, students...

STEM Activities – Light
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April 4, 2018September 2, 2020

STEM Activities – Light

A laser light show!  When I taught grade 4, one of my favourite units to teach in science was light.  My favourite memory of this science class was my introduction to our light unit.  Since it was my favourite, I decided to try it with my kindergarten classes.   I often try to use STEM activities as a...

Grade 2 Science – Mealworms
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April 2, 2018September 2, 2020

Grade 2 Science – Mealworms

This activity is something that I will remember for many years to come!  It was so easy, but there was so much learning that came from it – for both the kids and myself.  I love the animal unit in science and a lot of the expectations revolve around interaction with actual animals.  I also...

Crafts for Kids
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

Crafts for Kids

Looking for some easy summer crafts for kids?  My kids loved creating these grass heads.  They are really easy to make and I love the fact that it was a craft that we keep looking at and taking care of for weeks after we made it.  Plus the grass grows really fast and looks super...