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Category Archives: At-home Learning Resources

ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is SCIENCE, we will make floating hearts. You’ll need: – Dry-erase markers – Large shallow-sided dish (white works best) – Water (room temperature) – Straw Instructions 1. Draw some hearts with your dry-erase markers on the bottom of your dish 2. Once the artwork is complete, carefully pour the water […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

It’s 2023 and we’re celebrating the new year all month in our STEAM posts. This week’s area of focus is ENGINEERING. For the New Year, we are creating do-it-yourself party poppers! You’ll need: Leftover wrapping paper Tape Paper straw Ruler Elastic band Scissors Instructions Measure and cut out 2”x 8” strips of wrapping paper. Fold […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s topic is MATH. Make math fun (and tasty) with this marshmallow counting activity. You’ll need the following: Pictures of mugs (or actual mugs) A marker Marshmallows Instructions Lay out pictures of hot chocolate mugs Write numbers on them with your marker Ask your child to match the same number of marshmallows to the […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Snow, snow, snow. Let’s turn this snow into something fun and make ice marbles! These are not only fun to make, but also a pretty lawn decoration. You’ll need the following: Balloons Food colouring Water A freezer Scissors Instructions Place a few droplets of food colouring into your balloon Fill balloon with water and tie […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is ENGINEERING. Snowflakes are magical, beautiful, and complicated mini structures of ice. Let’s build our own from q-tips! You’ll need the following: Q tips Glue Felt or paper Sparkles or glitter (optional) Instructions Cut your q-tips up in different sizes Start assembling them to make a snowflake pattern Once you […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

It’s time to learn about winter weather and make a homemade thermometer with this week’s focus on TECHNOLOGY. You’ll need the following: A clear plastic bottle/container A straw that you can see through Clay or playdoh Red food colouring Water Rubbing alcohol Cooking oil Instructions Add red food colouring, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup alcohol […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is SCIENCE, we will make snow dough and discover the properties of oil and what happens when it’s mixed with cornstarch. You’ll need the following: 2 cups cornstarch ½ cup vegetable oil Glitter (optional) Container Mixing spoon Snow accessories Bin Instructions Measure out 2 cups of cornstarch and pour it […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is MATH, we are teaching basic math skills with a useful visual. For this activity, your child will learn how to count, add and subtract, by using a helping hand! You’ll need: A rubber glove Beans or other small items Elastic band Whiteboard/chalkboard or paper Markers/chalk or crayons The first […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is ART, we are making mashed-up monsters with play dough. For this activity, your child will get to use their creativity by creating their very own pet monster. You’ll need: Play dough (Visit here for an easy home-made play dough recipe)  Googly eyes Pipe cleaners Play dough moulds Rolling pin […]

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HALLOWEEN READING LIST

Tomorrow, we celebrate Halloween Howl, but let’s start the fangtastic family entertainment today with these spooky and fun titles. Leila The Perfect Witch   Drago, Flavia Leila Wayward is a little witch who excels at everything she does. She’s the fastest flier, the most cunning conjuror, and the most superb shape-shifter. She has won trophies […]

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