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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

17/05/2022

Trying to find a way to get rid of old electronics? We have a great way to upcycle them!

Today we’re focusing on the T in S.T.E.A.M which is Technology.

Instead of throwing out an old computer, phone, toy or any other electronic device, unplug it and safely unscrew the device’s backing to expose the electronic parts inside! Make sure to look for sharp pieces first and remove any parts that could be dangerous. Then, assist your child and have them explore the inner features that make up the device to understand how it works.

Source: Kids Take Apart Computers Upcycled STEM Activity for Kids


Also, remember to share your experience with us by tagging us in your photos on the social platform of your choice: #childrensmuseumwpg 

SHOP FEATURE 5

16/05/2022

(For the week of May 16, 2022)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store!

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Nurchums Dino Hatch Egg

Price: $4.99

Dinosaurs hatched from eggs!  Take your dino egg, place it in a bowl with water, and watch it hatch and grow up in a few days.

Suitable for ages 4+

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Magnoidz Pin Art

Price: $25.99 each

Stimulate your imagination and impress family and friends by creating your own instant 3D sculptures by pressing an object into the back of the Pin Art pinscreen! Pin art uses hundreds of moveable metal pins to create 3D images. The pins are fitted into a sturdy plastic frame that is both lightweight and durable. The pin art frame measures approximately 5” x 7”, perfect for a bookshelf or table top.

Suitable for ages 6+

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FluffStuff (Assorted Colours Available)

Price: 3.99 each

Have endless fun with this magical FluffStuff! A fluffy putty that clings to itself and seems to move by itself, squeeze it and poke it to watch it expand into all sorts of fun! Comes in a carded package for some quick, fluffy fun! Borax-free. Each package sold individually.

Suitable for ages 4+

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Pocket Microscope & Telescope

Price: $11.99 each

The Pocket Microscope & Telescope combines two scientific instruments in one! Use the whole ‘pen style’ unit as a telescope to view distant objects at 8X magnification. To take a closer look at bugs and objects remove the end to reveal a mini microscope boosting 30X magnification. The Pocket Microscope & Telescope measures 15cm in length and includes a metal pocket clip.

Suitable for ages 4+

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Magnoidz Crystal Growing Kit

Price: $5.99 each

Grow your own crystals with the Magnoidz Crystal Growing Kit! Package includes 2 crystal seeds, 2 dolomites, 2 bags of crystal growing powder, mixing stick, and instruction sheet.

Suitable for ages 10+

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SHOP FEATURE 5

10/05/2022

(For the week of May 9, 2022)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store!

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FluffStuff Pot

Price: $3.99 each

Have endless fun with this magical FluffStuff! A fluffy putty that clings to itself and seems to move by itself, squeeze it and poke it to watch it expand into all sorts of fun! Comes in a mini pot for some quick, fluffy fun! Borax-free. Each pot sold individually.

Suitable for ages 4+

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Splat Ball (Egg or Tomato)

Price: $3.99 each

These novelty Splat Eggs and Splat Tomatoes are great fun – just throw the ball and watch it splat! Measures 6cm. Each splat ball sold individually.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Majigg Wooden Yoyo

Price: $3.99 each

Loaded with nostalgia and good old traditional values, the Majigg range of retro and heritage toys appeal to customers of all ages. These classic Majigg Wooden Yoyos provide hours of classic play. Measures 6 cm. Each sold individually.

Suitable for ages 4+

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Majigg Woody The Worm

Price: $6.99 each

Woody The Worm provides hours of bending and twisting fun. The brightly-coloured wooden worm is made up of jointed sections which are strung together with elastic that can be twisted, turned, and stretched. Makes a great fidget toy.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Robot Pincer

Price: 10.99 each

Pick up, pinch, and grab items with this fantastic, ratchet-action Robot Pincer! Measures 51 cm.

Suitable for ages 3+

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

04/05/2022

 

Need an idea for all those leftover Easter eggs? Let’s make Fizzy Eggs!

For the month of May, we are providing easy, educational, and fun Spring themed activities that you can do with supplies easily accessible from around the house! Like all those leftover Easter plastic eggs.

Here’s a way to incorporate S.T.E.A.M. into your child’s learning this Spring:

 

Fizzy Eggs Spring Science Activity:

  • Add 3 cups of baking soda to a bowl
  • Next, add some food colouring of your choice
  • Mix in ¼ cup of water, stir until it makes a paste
  • Fill up half your egg with the baking soda paste
  • Insert a toy or trinket and fill up the rest of your egg with the paste
  • Close up your egg to completely cover the toy inside
  • Place your egg in the freezer for at least an hour

 

Now it’s time for the fizzing!

  • Remove your egg from the freezer & carefully open it up.
  • Pour white vinegar into a bowl
  • Invite your child to use a dropper and fill it with the vinegar
  • Squeeze the vinegar onto your egg until the toy is revealed!

 

If you try this at home, please share how it went and don’t forget to tag us on our social media pages so we can enjoy it too! 

 

SHOP FEATURE 5

02/05/2022

(For the week of May 2, 2022)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store!

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Giddy Buggy Umbrella

Price: $14.99 each

Kids will enjoy walking in the rain or shading themselves from the sun under this durable, Giddy Buggy-themed umbrella by Melissa & Doug. Rounded safety tips and child-friendly mechanism make this umbrella easy and safe for children to work by themselves. Kids will look forward to rainy days with Giddy Buggy around to make them brighter!

Suitable for ages 4+

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Princess Umbrella

Price: $14.99 each

This adorable Princess Umbrella turns any rainy day into a royal adventure for your little one! Lightweight design, tipped ribs, and easy open/close actions make it a perfect wet weather accessory for kids. Umbrella diameter measures 28″.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Sunflower Garden

Price: $22.99 each

Grow your own sunflowers inside a pot that you decorate yourself! This gardening activity is easy for kids and comes with everything you need inside. Illustrate and write your own gardening story in an included mini hardcover book! Use colourful markers and stickers to bring your personal sunflower story to life.

Contents include: Plastic flower pot with saucer, potting mix, mini book, sticker sheet, mini markers, instructions, and sunspot sunflower seeds.

Suitable for ages 6+

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Magic Bean Garden

Price: $22.99 each

Create your own gardening magic with this Magic Bean Garden! Decorate your planter with bright acrylic paints. Add the potting mix and then plant your magic message beans. Sprinkle coloured garden stones on top to complete your magical garden.

Magical “Sword Beans” sprout within a week to reveal magic messages engraved on the pods! The plant is easy to care for and can be transplanted to a garden to grow even larger.

Contents include: Planter, coloured garden stones, potting mix, paint, paint brush, and 3 double-sided magic message beans

Suitable for ages 5+

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Magic Swirl Kaleidoscope

Price: $20.99 each

Make your own Magic Swirl Kaleidoscope with this engaging, entertaining, and educational craft kit! Simply combine water, swirl gel, and confetti to make art that moves. Use the step-by-step illustrated instructions to learn about optics and light refraction while creating your own kaleidoscope.

Contents include: Kaleidoscope tube, 2 swirl tubes & caps, swirl gel, glow-in-the-dark stickers, confetti assortment, 2 gaskets, nozzle tip, and instructions.

Suitable for ages 6+

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SHOP FEATURE 5

25/04/2022

(For the week of April 25, 2022)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store, now with FREE shipping in Winnipeg on orders over $50!

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Sensory Bin – Outer Space

Price: $31.99 each

Foster imaginative play with the Outer Space Sensory Bin. This self-contained play bin is the ultimate sensory experience. Develop and practice fine motor movement with scooping, sorting, and playing in this self-contained galaxy.

Includes glow-in-the-dark stars, space rocks, tongs, scoop, astronaut, squishy alien, and more! Conveniently packed in a bin with lid for easy storage.

Bin measures approximately 14.5″W x 10.25”L x 4.75″H.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Sensory Bin – Garden & Critters

Price: $31.99 each

Foster imaginative play with the Garden & Critters Sensory Bin. This self-contained play bin is the ultimate sensory experience. Develop and practice fine motor movement with shoveling, planting, and playing in the garden environment.

Includes easy to shape and mold Sensory Sand in 2 colours, rocks, tongs, shovel, faux critters, flower pot, foam flowers, and wooden beads (pretend seeds). Conveniently packed in a bin with lid for easy storage.

Bin measures approximately 14.5″W x 10.25”L x 4.75″H.Suitable for ages 3+

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Sensory Bin – Mermaid Lagoon

Price: $31.99 each

Foster imaginative play with the Mermaid Lagoon Sensory Bin. This self-contained play bin is the ultimate sensory experience. Develop and practice fine motor movement with scooping and playing in this self-contained mermaid environment.

Includes fascinating water beads, foam mermaids, squeaky jellyfish, scoop, shells, gems, treasure chest, faux aquarium plant, and seahorses. Conveniently packed in a bin with lid for easy storage.

Bin measures approximately 14.5″W x 10.25”L x 4.75″H.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Sensory Bin – Race Track

Price: $31.99 each

Foster imaginative play with the Race Track Sensory Bin. This self-contained play bin is the ultimate sensory experience. Develop and practice fine motor movement with raking, scooping, and playing in this self-contained race car environment.

Includes Sensory Sand, gravel, plastic ramp, 2 race cars, rake, gold cup trophy, colourful clings, racing flag, and traffic cones. Conveniently packed in a bin with lid for easy storage.

Bin measures approximately 14.5″W x 10.25”L x 4.75″H.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Sensory Bin – Dinosaur Dig

Price: $31.99 each

Foster imaginative play with the Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin. This self-contained play bin is the ultimate sensory experience. Develop and practice fine motor movement with scooping, sifting, and brushing fossils in this self-contained dinosaur dig environment.

Includes magnifying glass, foam volcano, fossil brush, play sand, faux plant, sand sifter, dinosaurs, skeletons, and more! Conveniently packed in a bin with lid for easy storage.

Bin measures approximately 14.5″W x 10.25”L x 4.75″H.

Suitable for ages 3+

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

19/04/2022

Wait! Weren’t you taller this morning? So what happened during the day? Why are you shorter at night than in the morning?

Today, we’ll learn from the Canadian Space Agency how gravity affects our height. Get a free downloadable worksheet here and help your kids learn how gravity is so focused on keeping things down that it makes us shorter throughout the day. Beforehand, ensure you have the necessary tools: a measuring tape, masking tape, a book and a family member or friend. Once you’re done, enjoy this fun space-themed story of kids who fly to space to recuse their puppy! 

SHOP FEATURE 5

18/04/2022

(For the week of April 18, 2022)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store, now with FREE shipping in Winnipeg on orders over $50!

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Yay Daredevil Flyer
Price: $8.99 each

Do you have a child that is into high flying fun? This Daredevil Flyer from Toysmith allows them to fly their aircraft up to 50 feet! Made of foam and measures 7″. Instructions on how to get the best results are printed on the back of the package. Available in four different colourful designs, each sold separately.

Suitable for ages 5+

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Yay Dino Herd
Price: $7.99 each

Go on a Jurassic journey with this dino-mite Dino Herd! Includes assorted dinosaur mix with one jumbo dino and five mini dinos.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Yay Guppy Goo
Price: $7.99 each

Fun squishy goo with a toy fishy inside!

Suitable for ages 5+

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Yay Slime-Fetti
Price: $9.99 each

Mix ‘em, mash ‘em – pour, mix, and stretch ‘em! Each package of Slime-Fetti includes 2 tubs of slime and a variety of colourful confetti and bead add-ins to enhance the tactile experience.

Suitable for ages 5+

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Yay Stretchimals
Price: $5.99 each

Spring ‘n stretch these bright, super stretchy Stretchimals! Package includes 6 Stretchimal lizards in 3 different colours.

Suitable for ages 5+

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SHOP FEATURE 5

11/04/2022

(For the week of April 11, 2022)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store, now with FREE shipping in Winnipeg on orders over $50!

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Palm Pals – Indy Tiger
Price: $12.99 each

Designed to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand, Aurora Palm Pals are plush toys in an adorable size, shape, and feel. These under-stuffed pals are fun to squish, and balance easily in the palm of your hand. Indy Tiger is an orange and black striped tiger with a white belly full of giggles. Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Rolly Pet – Hoot Owl
Price: $12.99 each

Rolly Pets are sweet and adorable plush characters with round-shaped bodies, available in many different styles for all ages and personalities. Mr. Hoot is a great toy to pick up when you are looking for someone with a bit of extra charm and confidence in himself. By choosing Mr. Hoot, you can make sure you always have someone watching over you at night, keeping you nice and safe. Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Shoulderkins – Airy Avocado
Price: $14.99 each

Shoulderkins are magnetic friends that rest securely on your shoulder and accompany you wherever you go! A magnet sits at the bottom of the plush, which allows it to attach to the fabric-covered metal base. Fun, stylish, and convenient, you’ll want to have a Shoulderkin with you at all times! Airy Avocado is an adorable little avocado friend who can sit upon your shoulder – a perfect gift for any foodie out there! Measures approximately 4.5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Shoulderkins – Perky Pineapple
Price: $14.99 each

Shoulderkins are magnetic friends that rest securely on your shoulder and accompany you wherever you go! A magnet sits at the bottom of the plush, which allows it to attach to the fabric-covered metal base. Fun, stylish, and convenient, you’ll want to have a Shoulderkin with you at all times! Perky Pineapple is an adorable little pineapple friend who can sit upon your shoulder – a perfect gift for any foodie out there! Measures approximately 4.5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Shoulderkins – Chomp T-Rex
Price: $14.99 each

Shoulderkins are magnetic friends that rest securely on your shoulder and accompany you wherever you go! A magnet sits at the bottom of the plush, which allows it to attach to the fabric-covered metal base. Fun, stylish, and convenient, you’ll want to have a Shoulderkin with you at all times! Chomp T-Rex is green with a white underside and is in a sitting position. Measures approximately 4.5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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CREATION STATION: COFFEE FILTER BUTTERFLIES

07/04/2022


Source: masandpas.com

Make a butterfly with this exciting coffee filter and watercolour technique!

Materials

  • Coffee filter papers – you need four circles for each butterfly
  • Washable felt pens
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pipette/spray bottle/large paintbrush
  • Water

Directions

  • You need four coffee filter circles for your butterfly. Split your circles into two pairs of two coffee filters. Put each circle neatly one on top of the other so that you have two piles of two.
  • Decorate the top coffee filter with washable felt pens. Use nice bright colours and have fun making any patterns you like. Don’t worry if the designs look rough or messy at this stage. They will soon be transformed completely.
  • Place the coffee filter circles on a baking tray. (Take care not to move the undecorated bottom layers.)
  • Now for the exciting bit: drop water all over the surface. You can use a little water bottle pipette or spray bottle or even a fat paintbrush dipped in water. Cover the entire circle with water drops.
  • Then watch the colours start to blend into each other. Once the whole circle is wet, the blank coffee filter underneath will soak up the colours. You should get two matching pairs of coffee filters.
  • Separate the top and bottom layers of each pair. Put the four coffee filters onto a piece of kitchen towel to dry.
  • When they are completely dry, accordion fold each circle. Fold it one way and then another into thin accordion folds. Now you have four folded ‘wings’. Bring the top two wings together by overlapping the folds slightly. Do the same for the bottom pair of wings.
  • To tie the wings together fold a pipe cleaner in half, then wrap it around the centre of the two sets of coffee filters. Twist the pipe cleaner so all that all four pieces are held securely in place. To finish, fan out the four wing parts. Curl the ends of the pipe cleaner around to make the butterfly’s ‘antennae’.