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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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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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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: Hello Ruby Hello Ruby is a STEAM website that doubles as a whimsical way to learn about technology, computing, and coding. They’re about curiosity, playfulness and logic. Hello Ruby provides tools for kids, parents and educators to learn to understand programming in a fun and creative way. Web visitors can learn about computers, programming, […]

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CREATION STATION: SPONGE-PAINTED GHOST

Source: Cooking with Ruthie/I Heart Crafty Things Enjoy this simple sponge-painted ghost craft that young kids will not only have fun creating, but it can add to any spooky home decor as well. Materials Black 12 x 12 cardstock paper White paint Small sponge Paper plate (to pour your paint on) Scissors Glue stick Hole […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: American Museum of Natural History The night sky is like a giant puzzle. Hidden among the thousands of stars you can find dozens of constellations. You can also search for individual stars and planets. Stargaze when there is little or no moonlight and the sky isn’t cloudy and give your eyes a half hour […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: scholastic.com Fractions can be tough for young math-learners to comprehend, and solving fraction word problems can be even harder! However, fractions are a critical math concept for your child to grasp, and making math connections in everyday life is a great way to help your child learn. Cooking presents a perfect opportunity for problem […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: steamexperiments.com This demonstration gives the illusion of mind reading using properties of odd and even numbers! Materials Sticky note pad Pencil or pen Directions Display the set up to the participant/s with the sticky notes all of a single colour in a 3×3 square and explain to them the setup. Explain that they will […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: wisekidneticenergy.ca Founded in 1990, WISE Kid-Netic Energy is the largest community outreach program offered by the University of Manitoba, with support from the Price Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science. They offer hands-on, curriculum-based science, engineering, and technology deliverables for youth in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Scroll through WISE Kid-Netic Energy’s collection […]

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CREATION STATION: SHOE FISH

Source: kinderart.com Use the outline of your shoe as the template for making a school of fish! Materials Shoes Pencil 9×12 paper (or bigger if you want to make an aquarium) Crayons or markers Watercolour or tempera paint (optional) Directions Have the kids take off one of their shoes and trace the bottom of it […]

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