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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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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

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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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

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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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

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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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

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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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Let’s learn about butterflies! Using our art skills, we will walk through the lifecycle of a butterfly from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis and finally butterfly.  First, start by collecting some leaves. Enjoy a nature walk outside while collecting leaves; hopefully, you’ll find some butterflies along the way.   Other supplies you will need: Paper plate […]

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CREATION STATION: WATERMELON SPONGE PAINTING

Source: fantasticfunandlearning.com This watermelon sponge painting art activity will invigorate the senses, spark creativity, and add in a little bit of math! Materials Sponges cut in various sizes of triangles White cardstock Tempera paint Small paper plates Paintbrush Directions Preliminary steps include cutting several sponges into triangle (or wedge) shapes, rounding the bottoms to give […]

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

Not only is art an amazing stress reliever, it’s also a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Check out these art resources for online craft videos, printable colouring sheets, and at-home art activities. Cassie Stephens is an art teacher from Tennessee who uploads daily arts and crafts videos to her YouTube channel. Follow along […]

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