Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Celebrating Earth Day all Week!


Another great week with lots of fun creating. 
Our theme, Earth Day, had a lot of learning that came with it too.  We often recycle things and use them for our crafting.  They love making with something that would otherwise have gone into recycle.

So here's what we did this past week.

Working Together
Here is a cute printout I used to show the kids that if we all work together, we can make a difference.
here is the printout:

Earth Day Puppet
Good way to recycle a paper bag.
here is the printout:

Earth Day Flowers
We used some cupcake liners to make our Earth Day flowers.  We glued a picture of the earth 
into the center of the flowers.  

Hug the Earth
A simple printout that was coloured and added the moveable arms.
here is the printout:

Earth Day Banner
Just a fun banner made using some recycled paper.  
Printable here:

After talking about what plants need to grow and how they are started, we made this cute little
greenhouse.  We decorated it and then placed some beans into a ziplock bag with a wet paper towel.
The beans will sprout in about 12 days.  

Here is a printout to go with that:

Cherry Blossoms
Just a fun little craft using crumpled tissue paper. 

We also did a little experiment to learn how plant drink.
We placed some celery into water that had some red and blue food colouring added to it.
In one day, we could see how the celery drank up the water and the leaves changed colour.  
The kids were very excited to see that!!

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great week!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

April Showers and More


Hello and Welcome

It's so exciting to see nature emerging.  We love our walks around the neighbourhood looking for the signs.  It is such a great time to see all the flowers popping up and a great way to reinforce learning our colours.  My kids have also learned the names of so many flowers which is great.

So here's what we did last week.

Here is a fun umbrella we made by folding different coloured circles into quarters and then glued 
them together.  

Umbrella Puppets
We made these cute umbrella puppets using this printout:

'W' Worm
With all the rain we've been having came the worms so I decided to embrace that for our craft.

Watering Can
Here is a watering can we made using a paper cup.  Lots of imaginative play came with this one.

Bunny Puppet
The bunnies are starting to reappear in our neighbourhood so the kids wanted to make a bunny.
This is a simple folded one.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great week.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

New Life



Spring brings new life.  It is so wonderful to see all of nature coming alive.  
It's great being outside a lot more too.

So here's what we did last week.

Paper Plate Nest
Here is a simple paper plate nest we made.

This was a simple but fun activity.  The base (you can't see it in the photo) is an old CD that we glued strips of paper onto for creating the nest.

Spring Windsock
A simple craft using a decorated piece of construction paper and some streamers.

Baby Chicks
This was a fun and simple craft as well.  
I used 2 paper plates, one for the base that we coloured yellow and then I cut the second one to use as the cracked egg and the wings.

We used an old CD again as the base for our nest.  
We made the chicken with a paper tube and added all the details.

Hatching Eggs

One of our wonderful Grandmas brought us these eggs that she found at the Dollarama.
It just worked so wonderfully with our 'new life' theme of the week.

The eggs were plastic and we had to soak them in some warm water.

After a few hours, the eggs began to hatch....it was so super exciting for my kids to watch!

Once the eggs hatched open, out popped these little chicks...so cute.
You should have heard my little ones squeal.  
It was a great activity considering we couldn't have real chicks hatching in the house.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a wonderful week.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Happy Easter


Happy Easter 

It's a beautiful day here to celebrate Easter and the coming of Spring.
Busy week with my little ones keeping them busy.  They were so excited for Easter.

So here's what we did last week.

These are little foam chicks that I picked up at the Dollar Store.  We glued them onto a craft stick to make them into a puppet.

Simple paper bag bunnies.  
The kids loved stuffing them and then made them hop all around the play room.

Easter Suncatchers
I used some clear sticky back plastic and the kids covered it with tissue paper squares.
They look pretty when hanging in the window.

Wooden Bunnies
I found these adorable wooden bunnies.  I glued a large craft stick on the back and the kids coloured them.
I sprayed them with a coat of sealer so they could go outside and be used as a plant stake. 
We wrapped them up to give the parents for Easter.

Easter Card
This is the cute card we made for Easter for the parents. 

Easter Basket
A simple Easter basket we made by folding a paper plate.
We used them for our Easter egg hunt!

Pop Up Easter Bunny
This was a cute and fun activity and the kids loved it.

Bunny Snack
We made these from Crescent Rolls.  Added some raisin eyes and a small red candy nose.

Ring Toss Game
For our little Easter party and to go along with our Easter egg hunt, I found this cute little game at Dollarama.  It is an inflatable ring toss.  You wear the ears as a hat and everyone gets a turn to throw the rings.  I went first of course, boy, did we ever laugh.  All the kids wanted a turn after that...so fun.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.