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This week’s area of focus is SCIENCE, we will make floating hearts. You’ll need: – Dry-erase markers – Large shallow-sided dish (white works best) – Water (room temperature) – Straw Instructions 1. Draw some hearts with your dry-erase markers on the bottom of your dish 2. Once the artwork is complete, carefully pour the water […]

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It’s 2023 and we’re celebrating the new year all month in our STEAM posts. This week’s area of focus is ENGINEERING. For the New Year, we are creating do-it-yourself party poppers! You’ll need: Leftover wrapping paper Tape Paper straw Ruler Elastic band Scissors Instructions Measure and cut out 2”x 8” strips of wrapping paper. Fold […]

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This week’s area of focus is ENGINEERING. Snowflakes are magical, beautiful, and complicated mini structures of ice. Let’s build our own from q-tips! You’ll need the following: Q tips Glue Felt or paper Sparkles or glitter (optional) Instructions Cut your q-tips up in different sizes Start assembling them to make a snowflake pattern Once you […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

It’s time to learn about winter weather and make a homemade thermometer with this week’s focus on TECHNOLOGY. You’ll need the following: A clear plastic bottle/container A straw that you can see through Clay or playdoh Red food colouring Water Rubbing alcohol Cooking oil Instructions Add red food colouring, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup alcohol […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

It’s time to create some shadow puppets and make a video with this week’s theme of TECHNOLOGY. With this activity, your child will learn how to create a video and using stop-motion technology. You’ll need: video recording device paper or cardstock skewers flashlight scissors printable puppet template here Print out the shadow puppet template or […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Here’s a quick activity for all those pencils you may have purchased for kids going back to school; pencil towers! It’s fun and an EnGINEERING challenge too.  All you need are pencils.  This challenge may seem simple, but it involves some steady hands and a creative mind. The goal is to stack your pencils as […]

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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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