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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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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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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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Here is a game that will help to teach your child about counting and making predictions. Before we start, which colour apple do you think will win the race? You’ll need: Apple Race printout Paper Clip Fastener Pom Poms or play dough (yellow, green and red). These will be your apples. Instructions: Once you have […]

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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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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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This week’s area of focus is SCIENCE, and we’re making water balloons. In this experiment, your child will learn about liquid density and why some balloons float or sink. You will need: Balloons Sugary drink Diet sugary drink Large container Once you have your materials, fill your balloons and label them. Then, fill your large […]

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This week’s area of focus is ENGINEERING, and we’re making a pulley system.  Even though pulleys look simple, they are powerful, ingenious machines that are used in everyday life to help make jobs easier. Your kids will love learning about this simple machine. You will need: An old ribbon spool Dowels/chopsticks String A container Once […]

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Source: STEAM Powered Family Our area of focus this week is MATH and we’re going to explore it by making a pool noodle periscope. The pool noodle periscope helps children learn about angles, reflections, and math while exploring their own neighborhood. All you’ll need for this activity are: A pool noodle Scissors 2 small round […]

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Our area of focus this week is TECHNOLOGY and we’re learning by making bracelets! These cute bracelets only need two things; beads and pipe cleaners! Using binary coding, follow the pattern to make secret messages or write out your name! Choosing two colours works best for this activity, one colour representing the number 1 and […]

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