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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

05/04/2022

📸: Stephen Andrews

 

Incorporating STEAM learning with little kids can seem daunting if you don’t have a background in Science or the capacity to create fun activities daily. But, lucky for us, that’s not the case. The Growing Thinker is here to remind us of the simplicity of STEAM learning and how easy it is to bring it into everyday life. The core of STEAM learning is to encourage and build a child’s critical thinking skills, which you can do even on a nature walk. Read more here and try it out on your next activity. 

SHOP FEATURE 5

04/04/2022

(For the week of April 4, 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 – Bamboo Panda
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. Bamboo loves to snack 24/7 as a true Foodie pal! Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Palm Pals – Piggles Spotted Piglet
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. A fashionista at heart, Piggles walks with amazingly iconic grey spots. Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Palm Pals – Safara Giraffe
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. Safara is a gentle giant created to share her heart of gold. Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Palm Pals – Artie Bear
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. Artie is a classic teddy bear made to be a true best friend. Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Palm Pals – Chilly Penguin
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. Chilly Penguin is black and white and adorable all over. Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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LOVE LOCAL: SPARK CREATIVE LEARNING IN WINNIPEG

31/03/2022


Source: onetrunktheatre.com

One Trunk Theatre’s Knock Knock Ginger is a live, socially distant, outdoor theatre series. The performances happen right on your front lawn while you watch through your window! The Knock Knock Ginger spring 2022 series runs from March 30 to May 8. If you’re interested in booking a FREE show, simply book your date online with their handy calendar. Shows are family-friendly and 10-15 minutes in length, original soundless productions performed by a cornucopia of the Peg’s professional theatre community. When the show is about to begin, the performer(s) will knock or ring the doorbell. You can peer through your window, sit back, relax and enjoy! Learn more.

ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

30/03/2022


Source: kids.frontiersin.org

Discover exciting science content for kids at Frontiers for Young Minds. Frontiers for Young Minds believes that the best way to make cutting-edge science discoveries available to younger audiences is to enable young people and scientists to work together to create articles that are both accurate and exciting. On their site, you can discover articles about defining climate change, nerve cells and AI, fish and floodplains, and so much more. Frontiers for Young Minds provides a collection of freely available scientific articles by distinguished scientists that are shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own young peers.

SHOP FEATURE 5

28/03/2022

(For the week of March 28, 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 – Aidan Dragon
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. To get to know his fiery spirit, Aidan needs a little encouragement. Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Palm Pals – Brody Collie
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. Partying up a storm, Brody is an energetic socialite! Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Palm Pals – Busky Husky
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. A burly bro bursting with energy, Busky can’t wait to exercise! Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Palm Pals – Sleepy Bear
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. Sleepy enjoys a good nap and is always ready for her beauty sleep! Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Palm Pals – Lady Spaniel
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. Lady is filled with endless chit-chat and banter. Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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CREATION STATION: GIRAFFE CRAFT

27/03/2022


Source: pick-ease.com

Make a simple giraffe craft with your kids! Start by cutting out the individual giraffe shape pieces (pictured here) ahead of time, then have the kids glue the pieces in the appropriate spots to build their giraffe. Once the giraffes are assembled, use markers, bingo dabbers, Do-A-Dot markers, or other drawing tools to make spots! Display on your fridge or continue and make a zoo’s worth of animals.

LOVE LOCAL: SPARK CREATIVE LEARNING IN MANITOBA

25/03/2022


Source: facebook.com

The 2022 edition of Frog Follies on Ice happens tomorrow in St. Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba! Featuring activities like a pancake breakfast, public skating, tadpole story hour with craft, dog sled rides, and more, the day will be filled with fun for the whole family. Learn more and see the full schedule.

ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

24/03/2022


Source: modernhomesteadmama.com

What kid doesn’t love cookies? And oreos make for the perfect little moon replicas. Get a free downloadable phases of the moon worksheet here, and help your kids learn the phases of the moon during snack time.

Beforehand, get kids to study the names and corresponding phases of the moon (at NASA’s Space Place website, for example), and then recreate them from memory with oreo cookies and this handy free downloadable worksheet.

SHOP FEATURE 5

22/03/2022

(For the week of March 21, 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 – Sunny Lab
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. Sunny is an honest dog companion full of love. Measures approximately 5”.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Pocket Magic – Funny Puzzlers
Price: $3.99 each

Amaze your friends and family with this pack of two fun Pocket Magic tricks! Only you will know the way to solve these two tricks. The Funny Puzzlers Pocket Magic kit includes the One Second Puzzle, the Balancing Hook Puzzle, and instructions for these neat tricks.

Suitable for ages 5+

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Swirly Tops
Price: $5.99 each

Spin ’em, twist ’em, and watch ’em go! Get ready for some optical illusions when you set these tops spinning. Set includes 3 small tops and 1 large top.

Suitable for ages 3+

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ALEX DIY Do Dats – Gloria
Regular Price: $11.99 each
Sale Price: $5.99 each

ALEX DIY Do Dats will have your friends asking, how did you DO Dat? Make an adorable and unique dangling character to hang with! Gloria is a sporty golden gal, with winged feet and a soccer ball. Mix and match her beaded parts with other Do Dats characters. She hangs from anywhere with a lobster clasp and has special beads that allow her to hold hands with her friends. She also comes with a mystery bead as a creative surprise. Includes 25 beads and accessories, 2-piece body frame, lobster clasp, and instructions. 

Suitable for ages 6+

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Fish Umbrella
Price: $14.99 each

This o-fish-al, child-sized umbrella will happily shield little ones from the rain! Features an orange fish design. Umbrella diameter measures 28″.

Suitable for ages 3+

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LOVE LOCAL: SPARK CREATIVE LEARNING ONLINE

18/03/2022


Source: nfb.ca

In March, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) celebrates la francophonie in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). This year, they’re celebrating connections that span generations, cultures and communities. The CMHR is proud to present a selection of short films, interactive stories and games with Rendez‐vous de la Francophonie. Enjoy on your desktop or mobile device and invite your friends and family to join and enjoy a conversation together and follow the guiding questions for each program. Discover the Rendez‐vous de la Francophonie 2022 programming.