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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: hisawyer.com Do yourself a favour: Go on YouTube and look up “Rube Goldberg machine.” You and your child will be treated to videos of hilariously complicated machines built to take care of simple tasks. Who exactly was Rube Goldberg? He was an American cartoonist who rose to prominence in the first half of the […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: iflscience.com On International Women’s Day, help kids celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. In the words of IFLScience, women are at the forefront of scientific research, historically and today. There are so many scientific breakthroughs that wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of women, and doubtless […]

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CREATION STATION: FOUR-LEAF CLOVER CANVAS ACTIVITY

Source: messylittlemonster.com Display this clover canvas on your wall and brighten up your house, or the kids could give it to someone special as a thoughtful gift. Materials Q-Tips Green craft paint Paper plates Small blank canvas Green or brown fine tip marker Directions Gather and layout all of your supplies. Cover the surface you’re […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: parents.com This fun and fun-to-build brushbot moves on its own. Just don’t expect it to clean the floors! Materials Four AA batteries 6-volt battery case with wire lead terminals and an on-off switch 6-volt hobby motor Electrical tape Washer, dime, or other small, flat object Kitchen brush Duct tape Felt Scissors Tacky glue Directions […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: minilabstudios.com Minilab is a digital production company that develops creative and educational apps for children to explore, play, and enjoy. Their apps include Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System, where kids can sign up for the Astro Cat Space Programme and join Professor Astro Cat and his sidekick Astro Mouse on a fact-filled mission to […]

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LOVE LOCAL: SPARK CREATIVE LEARNING ONLINE

Source: cbc.ca Explore Black History Month with CBC Kids’ online portal! Learn more about how Black History Month came to be, Juneteenth, famous Black Canadians, and much more! Start exploring.

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CREATION STATION: SKUNK VALENTINE CRAFT

Source: iheartcraftythings.com A sweet skunk for Valentine’s Day! If you’re making this fun craft with toddlers or preschoolers and feel the 3D heart is too complicated for them to make, simply omit that step and have them glue one single heart on their animal. Materials Animal valentine templates Coloured cardstock paper or construction paper Large […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: the-gingerbread-house.co.uk Here’s a heart-shaped tangram inspired by the well-known Chinese puzzles. Turn it into a card for Valentine’s Day! Materials Valentine tangram puzzle sheet template (available for free download here) Scissors You can easily turn this tangram into a card for Valentine’s Day, in which case, you’ll need some stiff card stock, markers or […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: nationalgeographic.co.uk Kids won’t need beakers and microscopes for these four biology experiments – they just need themselves! Each of these experiments from National Geographic’s UK website lets children discover how a human body system works. And by doing these “tests” on their own bodies, they’ll get to see and feel exactly how their own […]

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CREATION STATION: CATCHING SNOWFLAKES ON YOUR TONGUE SELF-PORTRAIT

Source: artisandesarts.blogspot.com This is an incredibly cute idea for a wintery self-portrait with a few different ways to approach it – you could do oil pastel drawings, as pictured above, or use coloured construction paper to cut out and glue all the different parts of each child’s features and winter gear. The square teeth look […]

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