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Tag Archives: Activities for kids

CREATION STATION: PAPER PLATE TIGER

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 […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

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 […]

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CREATION STATION: NEWSPAPER POLAR BEAR CRAFT

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 […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: Boston Children’s Musem Check out the Boston Children’s Museum’s online archive of kid-geared activities on their website. They have a huge range of content, from crafts and art activities, to book recommendations and cultural history, to lessons about science and nature. For example, you can learn about the museum’s friendly python, Ollie, or watch […]

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CREATION STATION: PAPER EYEGLASSES CRAFT

Source: firstpalette.com Print and craft a pair of cute paper eyeglasses using First Palette’s six fun-shaped eyeglasses templates. You can make regular-shaped eyeglasses, heart-shaped and star-shaped awesome glasses, sweet flower-shaped ones, and a pair of retro cat-eye glasses! Materials A4 or letter size cardstock Cellophane paper or transparency film Scissors Glue Crayons, coloured pencils, markers, […]

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BOXING DAY AT HOME

Though we’ll miss celebrating Boxing Day with you this year, here are some of our favourite family ideas for an extra special Boxing Day at home! 1. Bundle up and go for a winter walk. Spending time outdoors is a great way to relax, re-energize, and reconnect with nature after a busy festive season. Not […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: steampoweredfamily.com This bath bomb activity is meant to capture the sparkle of freshly-fallen winter snow. With this activity, kids can also study icicles and the way they look and reflect the light and see if they can think of ways to capture that feeling in the design of their bath bombs. Materials 2 cups […]

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CREATION STATION: PAPER HEART PENGUIN

Source: craftymorning.com This cute paper penguin has hearts for their feet, beak, and tummy! Materials Orange, black, and white construction paper A pair of big googly eyes Glue Scissors Directions Cut a black oval out for the penguin body, one long white heart for the tummy, and three orange hearts. Two will be for the […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: explorerfieldtrips.com The iconic San Francisco science museum Exploratorium has a wonderfully resource-filled website that’s great for kids – and families – to discover. Over the years, Exploratorium has gathered and shared information from artists and scientists across the world, and their website is a treasure trove of inspiration. They have tons of learning resources […]

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CREATION STATION: HEDGEHOG CRAFT

Source: easypeasyandfun.com This simple hedgehog craft is fun to make and, because it has a ton of cutting, it’s perfect for working on fine motor skills with younger kids. As it’s insanely cute – you won’t be able to just make one – older kids will love making them too. Materials Brown and beige construction […]

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