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SHOP FEATURE 5

24/01/2022

(For the week of January 24, 2022)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store, now with FREE shipping in Winnipeg on orders over $50!

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Pako Discovery Spiral
Pako Discovery Spiral
Price: $18.99 each

The Pako Discovery Spiral is an interactive, educational toy that helps children develop hand-eye coordination and dexterity during play. Includes multi-sensory activities to stimulate cognitive and physical abilities.

Suitable for ages 6 months+

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Sensory Bin Ocean & Sand
Sensory Bin – Ocean & Sand
Price: $24.99 each

Foster imaginative play with the Ocean & Sand Sensory Bin. This self-contained play bin is the ultimate sensory experience. Develop and practice fine motor movement with scooping, sifting, and playing in this self-contained beach environment. Includes easy to shape and mold Sensory Sand and fascinating water beads. Also includes sand sifter, scoop, sand molds, ocean animals, and river rocks. Conveniently packed in a bin with lid for easy storage.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Crystal Space Terrarium
Crystal Space Terrarium
Price: $23.99 each

Turn this light-up UFO jar into a space terrarium that is out of this world! Complete craft kit comes with plastic light-up terrarium jar, ready-to-grow crystals, crystal grow powder, sparkling space rocks, crystal rocks, glow in the dark rocks, a squishy UFO sticker, space gems, colourful stickers, glow-in-the-dark stickers, rhinestones, and glow alien. Crystal growing is a fun and easy to do science experiment. Just add hot water and watch the crystals grow in as little as 24 hours.

Suitable for ages 6+

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Trendy Pals Rainbow Unicorn
Trendy Pals – Rainbow Unicorn
Price: $24.99 each

Aurora World’s Trendy Pals are rainbow bright and showcase so much personality! This adorable mini flopsie unicorn peeks out of a rainbow carrier – complete with pink shimmer handles and star decoration. The removable unicorn is made with super soft plush fur, which is perfect for petting and cuddling.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Stanley Jr. Race Car Kit
Stanley Jr. Race Car Kit
Price: $25.99 each

The Stanley Jr. Race Car Kit comes with complete parts for little engineers to build and play with their own fully-functional wooden race car! Kit includes pre-cut wood pieces, plastic race car parts, decals, and all the screws and nails required to assemble a wooden race car toy. Inspire your child’s creativity and sense of imagination as they create their very own wooden race car from scratch, then customize it with the included non-toxic paint and decals.

Suitable for ages 5+

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CREATION STATION: CATCHING SNOWFLAKES ON YOUR TONGUE SELF-PORTRAIT

22/01/2022


Source: artisandesarts.blogspot.com

This is an incredibly cute idea for a wintery self-portrait with a few different ways to approach it – you could do oil pastel drawings, as pictured above, or use coloured construction paper to cut out and glue all the different parts of each child’s features and winter gear. The square teeth look especially fun from this angle!

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Oil pastels

Directions

  • Ask kids to think about what they would look like with their heads tilted back and tongues out, catching snowflakes as they fall. What does their hair look like? What direction does their nose point in? How would they draw their scarf or coat?
  • Ask kids to draw themselves from this angle, using a reference like the example above. Don’t forget the snowflake that landed on their tongue!

LOVE LOCAL: SPARK CREATIVE LEARNING ONLINE

21/01/2022


Source: folklorama.ca

In an effort to support the public health orders of the province of Manitoba for the public to stay home and stay safe, Folklorama is pleased to present Folklorama at Home: The Virtual Experience, on now weekly until March 2022. Folklorama’s cultural arts division has launched a series of free virtual programs that deliver favourite aspects of the Folklorama festival converted into at-home experiences, including everything from Pow Wow drumming to Métis beading, Q&As with artists, and workshops to grow and test your skills. See the whole programming line-up and register now.

January Schedule

  • Friday, January 21: A Voyageur Adventure! with TiBert le Voyageur
  • Friday, January 28: Soaring in the Lunar New Year with a Roar!

ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

20/01/2022

Source: scienceupfirst.com

Thursday, January 27 is National Kids & Vaccines Day! The COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada are safe, effective, and save lives. Let’s move the needle (pun intended) and promote vaccine confidence to protect the largest unvaccinated cohort of people in Canada: KIDS!

Join ScienceUpFirst, Children’s Healthcare Canada, and the Sandbox Project with vaccine information programming for parents and kids on January 27. Parents and caregivers are invited to attend a virtual ScienceUpFirst Kids & Vaccines Town Hall at 8:00PM EST, and the ScienceUpFirst website has a wealth of resources to help kids walk into their vaccination appointments confidently.

SHOP FEATURE 5

18/01/2022

(For the week of January 17, 2022)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store, now with FREE shipping in Winnipeg on orders over $25!

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Sensory Bin – Construction Zone
Price: $24.99 each

Foster imaginative play with the Construction Zone Sensory Bin. This self-contained play bin is the ultimate sensory experience. Develop and practice fine motor movement with rolling, scooping, and digging at this pretend construction site. Includes easy to shape and mold Sensory Sand. Be hands-on with trucks, rocks, a shovel, and other play toys that resembles a construction zone. Conveniently packed in a bin with lid for easy storage.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Shoulderkins – Amber Tabby Cat
Price: $14.99 each

Shoulderkins are magnetic friends that rest securely on your shoulder and accompany you wherever you go! A magnet sits at the bottom of the plush, which allows it to attach to the fabric-covered metal base. Fun, stylish, and convenient, you’ll want to have a Shoulderkin with you at all times! Amber Tabby Cat is an orange striped tabby cat and is in a lying position. Measures approximately 6”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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DIY Glowing Squishy Slime Mini Craft Kit
Price: $6.99 each

Big fun in a small box! Includes everything you need to make glowing sensory slime. Glowing sand and water beads add a fun, unique, sensory texture. Parents will love the handy storage container and kids will love decorating it with the glow-in-the-dark stickers. 

Suitable for ages 6+

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Stanley Jr. Front Loader Kit
Price: $25.99 each

The Stanley Jr. Front Loader Kit comes with complete parts for little engineers to build and play with their own fully-functional construction vehicle toy! Kit includes parts made from wood, non-toxic ABS plastic, and other eco-friendly materials that are safe for kids and durable enough to survive long-lasting play. After building this toy, your child can play with it right away – its four wheels perfectly roll back and forth and the bucket is adjustable.

Suitable for ages 5+

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Rolly Pet – Prankster Pig
Price: $12.99 each

Rolly Pets are sweet and adorable plush characters with round-shaped bodies, available in many different styles for all ages and personalities. This adorable little Prankster Pig features a soft pink plush and squeezable round body, making it the perfect pet for cuddling! Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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CREATION STATION: PAPER PLATE TIGER

17/01/2022


Source: gluedtomycraftsblog.com

This paper plate tiger craft idea is super simple, inexpensive, and fun for all ages.

Materials

  • Large paper plate (one per tiger craft)
  • Orange tissue paper
  • Black/orange/white cardstock paper
  • School glue
  • Craft scissors
  • Black marker

Directions

  • First cut your tissue paper into small squares.
  • Put a good amount of glue all over the paper plate and have your child cover it completely with the orange tissue paper.
  • While they’re doing that, cut out some tiger facial features from your cardstock. Think eyes, ears, nose and small tiger stripes.
  • To finish your paper plate tiger, glue on all the cardstock features to the paper plate. Then allow it to dry completely before you display it proudly for all to see!

LOVE LOCAL: SPARK CREATIVE LEARNING IN WINNIPEG

14/01/2022


Source: wag.ca

Be transported to the North at the Winnipeg Art Gallery with outdoor projections of contemporary Inuit artwork and imagery, highlighting Qaumajuq, the Inuit art centre. This 20-minute show loops on the exterior of the Qaumajuq building on St. Mary Avenue and runs nightly from sundown until 10:00PM.

Enjoy beautiful northern lights projections alongside artwork by Inuk artist Glenn Gear (featured in INUA). Plus, you’ll experience artist Geronimo Inutiq’s short film Riders, using National Film Board of Canada archival material to honour the ancestors and family members of artists and community members.

ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

13/01/2022


Source: mamapapabubba.com

This play dough subtraction smash activity is a fun visual and tactile way for little kids to start learning subtraction!

Materials

  • Play dough, in four or five different colours
  • Cardstock or blank flashcards
  • Scissors (if using cardstock)
  • Marker
  • Plastic tray

Directions

  • Using blank flashcards or cardstock cut into squares, write out some basic subtraction questions using a marker.
  • Then, using different colours of play dough, make a whole bunch of small-ish balls.
  • Set up the play dough balls and equation cards (face down) on a plastic tray.
  • Get your child to start by flipping over an equation card and reading the question on it. Then, they can take the corresponding number of play dough balls and arrange them near the card.
  • Then get your child to “smash” the number of balls needed to complete the equation. Afterward, your child can tell you how many un-smashed dough balls are remaining that now match the equation.
  • Repeat as much as you like!

SHOP FEATURE 5

10/01/2022

(For the week of January 10, 2022)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store, now with FREE shipping in Winnipeg on orders over $25!

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Ludi Sensory Tube
Price: $22.99 each

This educational toy is an inflatable cylinder covered with fabrics in different textures and multiple sensory activities. It helps develop a child’s senses, dexterity, and fine motor skills. Includes teether to help stimulate curiosity.

Suitable for ages 6 months+

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4M Sci:Bits Pump Rockets
Price: $7.99 each

Launch micro rockets that fly up to 20 feet. Discover the Newtonian rocket science behind 3…2…1…Blast Off and have fun with these mini Pump Rockets. 

Suitable for ages 5+

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Mini Garden – Dinosaur
Price: $12.99 each

Experience the wonder of nature all year when you bring the fun of gardening indoors with the Dinosaur Mini Garden Kit! Mini Gardening is a unique, fun experience that combines both arts and crafts with science (STEAM) as your child creates their own mini ecosystem. Perfect for beginners, this gardening kit for kids features quick growing chia seeds that sprout within 3-5 days! Contains potting mix, quick growing chia seeds, dino themed stickers, dimensional accents, fun mini figures, and decorative coloured sand.

Suitable for ages 6+

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Mini Lab Fluo & Glow
Price: $22.99 each

Create mixtures that glow in the dark with this fluorescent and phosphorescent science kit! Includes supplies for 6 different activities including make your own lava lamp, invisible ink, phosphorescent slime, and more. Also includes colouring and UV lamp accessories and instruction booklet. 

Suitable for ages 8+

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Quick Knit Loom – Unicorn
Price: $22.99 each

Learn a new craft as you create your own soft and squishy unicorn friend. Everything you need is included with this Quick Knit Loom kit. So much easier than knitting or crocheting; simply wind the yarn around the loom pegs, then flip the loops. When you’re finished, use the included components to stuff and accessorize your plush pal. Kit includes 60+ yards of yarn, fiber fluff, soft ears, gold horn, felt accents, large and small looms, hook, plastic needle, and step-by-step instructions. High quality loom can be used again and again.

Suitable for ages 7+

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CREATION STATION: NEWSPAPER POLAR BEAR CRAFT

09/01/2022


Source: iheartcraftythings.com

Materials

  • Polar bear craft pattern (optional; available at this link)
  • Blue, white, and black cardstock
  • Newspaper
  • Googly eyes
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

  • Begin by cutting out several pieces from your newspaper to make your polar bear. Start with a large circle for the polar bear head and another half circle for the the polar body body. You will also need two ears and a circle or oval shape for the polar bear muzzle.
  • Cut out two half circles for the ears and an inverted triangle-shaped nose from black cardstock paper.
  • Tear a section off your white cardstock about one-third down the page. You will notice a textured section along the tear of the cardstock that gives great texture to your craft. Add glue to the back of the cardstock and glue it at the bottom of your blue cardstock. This piece will be the snowy background behind your polar bear. (Save the remaining piece of white cardstock to use in a different craft project in the future.)
  • Glue the polar body at the bottom of your page, on top of the snowy background. Then glue the black nose inside the muzzle and the black inside ear pieces onto the ears. Glue the muzzle on the polar bear face and the ears at the top of the polar bear face.
  • Glue the the polar bear face on top of the polar bear body. Now glue on the googly eyes.
  • Draw a mouth on your polar bear with your black marker.
  • Use your hole punch to punch out several white circles. Finish your newspaper polar bear craft by gluing the snowflake-like circles all around your polar bear. (NOTE: If the white circle punches seem daunting, you can also have kids print a fingerprint with white paint around their paper for snow. Using a white crayon to draw on snow is also another simple alternative.)