All About Bees! We see them all the time in Spring & Summer. Bees are busy collecting flowers to make honey. We should reinforce to the children that bees are not harmful, and even though they sting, they only do so in defense. Here’s some interesting facts about bees: 1. Bees have 5 eyes & 6 legs.
2. Bees are the only insect in the world that make food for themselves that people can eat.
3. Honey bees harvest nectar & pollen from flowering plants.
4. Honey bees live in h
How about making a salt dough handprint. It's a great activity and nice to look back on as your children age and grow. Ingredients - 4 cups of plain flour - 1 ¼ cup salt - 1 cup of water (add slightly more water if necessary) Bake in oven on lowest heat for 3 hours or until rock hard (took about 4 hours) Instructions ▶️ Mix the flour and salt then add the water ▶️ Mix into a dough ▶️ Roll out onto flat surface into desired shape about 1-1.5cm thick (remember to sprinkle some
Bubbles are an activity that children of all ages love to play and explore using. This activity can be done inside or outside. When you do this activity it will give children the opportunity to run and continue using their large muscles. A fun way to get their bodies moving and enjoying the fresh spring weather we are now able to enjoy. Remember to have fun while learning about why these bubbles can bounce. What you will need: 4 Tablespoons water 1 Tablespoon liquid dish
It is Spring and Easter is coming. Time to decorate your house. I asked my daughter what she would like to make for Easter decoration, and she chose to make eggs wreath. We spent 2 hours making them. That was a great time of doing craft and creating different ideas. Supplies Needed: cardboard or paper plate different colored paper glue (glitter, clear or white glue) scissors markers glitters googly eyes ribbon scotch tape egg shape cookie cutter How to make Eggs Wreath craft
Instead of going out and buying veggie dip why not make your own with your child! It's a great way to get them involved in baking, while making something simple and safe. Maybe you'll even trick them into eating some veggies. All you’ll need is sour cream, onion soup mix, a bowl and spoon. Have your child take the package of soup mix and pour half of it into the bowl. Then get them to take the sour cream and have them put spoon fulls into the bowl until the soup mix is covere
With Easter around the corner, a family favourite of ours has been decorating hard boiled eggs and bringing them to family gatherings. Now with the self isolation, most likely gatherings will not be happening but that does not mean that decorating eggs can not happen. I found, a couple of years ago, an easy and fun way to decorate eggs, and my niece absolutely loves doing it. She actually said yesterday that it had been a long time since we had coloured eggs and that she want
To help usher in Spring, here is a simple activity your children can make. All we need are: · Fallen tree branches · Paints (optional) · Colourful tissue/crepe papers · Glue · Planter/vase · Scissor Take a walk around your neighborhood or go to a nearby park, you’ll probably find a fallen branches or twigs. Bring them home and wash them. Remove any thorn and loose bark. Once they are clean, you can ask your children to paint them. Meanwhile, you
We enjoy painting in the Fox Room, but sometimes painting with 12 infants can be a bit tricky. We have found a way to be able to get all of them painting at the same time and having fun while doing it. What we do is we take some paper and either keep it as a whole page or we cut it into shapes, depending on what holiday or season is coming up. We then take and put drops of paint onto the paper and then slip it into a ziplock bag. Now they are able to press it, shake it, throw
As you may have noticed, over the past two weeks the temperature has risen and the snow has melted, leading us to now have SPRING! That being said, the tree branches, rocks, and scattered leaves in your back yard don’t have to be considered yard-work, but instead canvases for your children’s art. One of the things I love about art is that it does not have to be limited to paper. In fact, art becomes much more entertaining for your child when you switch out the typical white