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Talking to Babies

Tasha feeding Kaitlyn Long story, but I was at a “Nerd Night” event this week (the short version of the long story is, “I like learning stuff”). One of the presenters was a professor of child psychology at an infant level and another was a professor of child psychology at a kindergarten level. I really enjoyed their talks […] Continue reading →

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activity

lower case alphabet stamps Nina is one of our viewers who has been following us since our sites started many years ago.  She sent this project suggestion using the templates from our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom section. Nina wrote: “Hi Leanne, I did this with Emmaline age 5, who just started Kindergarten. Her teacher was doing the book two days […] Continue reading →

Paper Bag Puppets (for Christmas)

Christmas paper bag puppets Paper bag puppets aren’t just crafts — they’re creative toys for the kids to play with throughout the season!  Have everyone make a different character and then create your own little skits or action songs.  It works out well in our house because Kaitlyn’s always liked making the craft and Tasha has always liked making […] Continue reading →

How To “Build” a Tree

Paint Q-tip flowers Many years ago when I was in elementary school, our art teacher taught us how to “build” a tree with paint. To this day, I still enjoy mixing a couple of tree bark colors and using them to build trees. I loved that lesson! And thought I’d share it here with you. It’s appropriate for […] Continue reading →

Halloween Math Activities

Scaries And Tally Sheets In Progress Math isn’t always fun, in fact math is rarely fun, but it can be! Math activities that give kids a way to view math visually are a really inspired way to educate kids. These Halloween math activities use Scaries to promote math in a new and creative way by demonstrating simple statistics and data collection with yummy treats! […] Continue reading →

Samson and Delilah Crafts.

samson-and-delilah-crafts The website began with a passion for crafts made from cardboard tubes – toilet paper roll crafts! I love the simplicity of them – they’re basically just color, cut and paste paper crafts but using the tube as a base for the craft makes them three dimensional characters that you can use as action figures […] Continue reading →

Feeling Thankful

pumpkin-leaves-autumn The leaves are turning, temperatures are falling and it really feels like autumn here in southern Alberta.  The Canadian Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner and autumn is one of my favourite times of the year.  Maybe it is because my birthday is in September or because of all the colourful foliage.  It could be because I […] Continue reading →

Easter Egg Cracking Tradition

Easter Egg Cracking Game Ever since I can remember, my family has taken part in a very fun Easter tradition. Every year we decorate Easter eggs and when we are done we take part in a fun little Easter egg cracking game. It’s an exciting activity that everyone enjoys, especially because you get to eat the eggs afterwards! If you’ve […] Continue reading →

Snowboarding and Skiing

Skier and Snowboarder Paper Plate Craft Skiing and snowboarding are both very popular sports in Canada, and tons of my friends are all hyped up and excited for competition season! There are tons of different ski hills that people can visit and lots of different level runs for people who are beginners, experts, or just looking for a relaxing day on the […] Continue reading →