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Author Archives: Kaitlen Loewen

5 MUST-READ’S OF THE SUMMER

Encourage your kiddo’s love of reading with these 5 books (or series’) that are must-reads for young bookworms. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: This series is a favourite amongst young children – follow the story of Greg, a regular kid with a “regular” life that is showcased in a hilarious and entertaining way. These books […]

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BALLOON YO-YO

Did you know the Children’s Museum is turning 34!? There’s no better way to celebrate than with some fun and games! Help us celebrate our birthday by creating your own super party favour, and head outdoors for oodles of June Balloon themed fun! Materials Balloon Lentils Rubber Bands Funnel (optional) Directions: Choose a colour of […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM WITH FIZZICS EDUCATION!

Fizzics Education is an Australian-based organization that focuses on bringing science and technology education to kids in Australia and beyond! For a wide variety of experiments, check out their resources page with 150 science experiments that can be done at home. Everything from water science activities like shaving cream rain clouds, to kitchen chemistry experiments […]

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MINI MONDAY: BALLOON BOP

Hop, stretch, and kick to set this balloon into motion! Enjoy the sun as you develop your gross motor and manipulative skills or take the balloon bopping fun indoors! Materials Balloon String Painter’s Tape (if indoors)   Directions: Blow up your balloon. Tie it closed Cut a piece of string at the desired length Tie […]

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SUNDAY FUNDAY: SOME JUST-FOR-FUN JOKES TO MAKE YOU SMILE

This Sunday we have compiled a list of riddles, jokes, and puns to put a smile on your face. Q: What is at the end of everything? A: The letter G Q: Where did the sheep go on vacation? A: The Baaaaaaahamas Q: What do planets like to read? A: Comet Books! Q: Why did […]

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LOVE LOCAL: SPARK CREATIVE LEARNING WITH THESE CANADIAN PARTNERS

This Saturday, we have put together another selection of our favourite Canadian-made resources to keep kids’ minds and bodies moving. Tarantism Dance Company in Beausejour, Manitoba is offering virtual dance classes this June! They have three classes available that are perfect for kids ages 3-8. Register your spot now and learn some groovy hip hop, […]

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FEATURE FRIDAY: WORLD’S LARGEST LESSON

(Source: worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org)   World’s Largest Lesson is a world-wide initiative that brings Global Goals to children everywhere and unites them to take action. They believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn and take part in Global Goals, which is why all of their resources are free and offered in a variety of languages. […]

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LITERACY RESOURCES

(Source: weareteachers.com) We’re coming at you with another day of literacy education! Owlkids Books offers free downloadable content and activities to keep your little ones engaged and learning while having fun. Check out their resources page for activities such as creating your own comic strip, Pierre & Paul’s avalanche adventure (which is written in both […]

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PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

It’s time to get outside and explore! Go on a neighbourhood walk and put your sketching or photography skills to the test as you create your very own scavenger hunt! Later, share it with your friends and family! Materials Printable Scavenger Hunt Template (click here to print) Clipboard, pencil, pencil crayons & eraser (if sketching) […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM!

Chugga chugga, choo choo! Are you ready for another STEAM-filled day? Six Feet of Science is a weekly kid’s radio show with new episodes every Saturday morning. Curious kiddos can call in to ask their science questions and experts will dive into the topics with their answers. Get your curiosity flowing and tune in this […]

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