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Monthly Archives: September 2022

 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Reading List

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools – the impacts of which are still being felt in communities across Canada. The books outlined in this list will help us to dig deeper and present a starting point for the conversation we may have with […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

It’s a new school year, which means a new school photo! Have your child paint and decorate this adorable school bus picture frame made from popsicle sticks to display their picture in.  You’ll need: Tacky glue Popsicle sticks  Paints (yellow, grey, black) Paintbrush Buttons or gems Paper Instructions  Start by gluing two popsicle sticks together […]

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SCIENCE LITERACY WEEK READING LIST

This year Science Literacy Week was focused on Mathematics! As we bring the week to a close, here are a few books focused on science and other areas in our life where we can embrace it. One Tiny Bubble The Story of Our Last Universal Common Ancestor Krossing, Karen and Lo, Dawn Meet LUCA–our Last […]

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SHOP FEATURE 5

(For the week of September 26, 2022) Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store! Read More… Squishy Hugs Butterfly Price: $28.99 each Squishy Hugs Butterfly is a precious addition to Aurora’s Squishverse collection! Featuring a lovely purple butterfly with fluffy multi-colour wings, this […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Teachers love apples, and kids love slime! Learn about the chemical bonds that form when you mix glue and the activator together. You’ll need: 2/3 cup Elmer’s Glue ½ tsp baking soda ¼ cup water 5 TBSP contact solution Apple essential oil (if you want it to smell yummy) Red food colouring Bowl Spoon Gloves […]

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SHOP FEATURE 5

(For the week of September 19, 2022) Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store! Read More…   Palm Pals Betsy Chick Price: $13.99 each Designed to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand, Aurora Palm Pals are plush toys in an adorable […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Here’s a quick activity for all those pencils you may have purchased for kids going back to school; pencil towers! It’s fun and an EnGINEERING challenge too.  All you need are pencils.  This challenge may seem simple, but it involves some steady hands and a creative mind. The goal is to stack your pencils as […]

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SHOP FEATURE 5

(For the week of September 12, 2022) Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store! Read More… Palm Pals Flick Pukwudgie Price: $13.99 each Designed to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand, Aurora Palm Pals are plush toys in an adorable size, […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL READING LIST

It’s time to head back to school! This week we look at books focused on going back to school and some for those just starting in kindergarten. School’s First Day of School Rex, Adam and Robinson, Christian When we think about back to school, often our minds are on the students. But what about the […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is TECHNOLOGY, and we’re learning how to code with Legos. In this activity, children get to learn about how coding works and come up with their own secret messages to decode. You’ll need: Lego’s Lego board Coding template you can find here First, you need to decide which two colours […]

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