• Art Activities

    Punch the Numbers

    Hello friends! This activity will only take a few minutes to set up. You will need some paper/cardstock, a marker to write the numbers and a hole punch. I used these printables for the shapes but feel free to cut them out freehand. https://www.firstpalette.com/pdf/shapes-basic.pdf https://www.firstpalette.com/pdf/shapes-fun.pdf This activity is great for practicing numbers and counting as well… using the hole puncher helps build little hand muscles for printing! Challenge your child to color in the shapes before they punch them… Have them name the shapes…. how many points does a triangle have? Put the numbers in a number line…. So much learning!! Have fun!      

  • Outdoor Activities

    Bubble bubble bubble bubble…POP!

    Let’s make some BIG bubbles together! Here is the recipe for GIANT bubbles friends… 6 cups of warm water  1/2 cup of blue Dawn dish detergent 1 tablespoon of glycerin Mix all the ingredients gently. The longer you “marinate” the bubble solution, the larger the bubbles will be so leave them in the fridge overnight. Dip your wand into the solution. No swishing or stirring! I can’t wait to see some photos of your beautiful bubbles! Bubble wand instructions coming soon!  

  • Community Partner Information

    Social and Emotional Development in the early years

    LET’S PUT FEELINGS FIRST Now more than ever, it’s vital for all of us to familiarize ourselves with the important role of social and emotional development in the early years. Take a look at the Feelings First site…. loads of great information. Feel free to reach out it if you have any questions about these topics 🙂 https://youtu.be/duc4Q494Jpo https://www.feelingsfirst.ca/

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    Play foam activity

    Good morning my friends! This is a simple activity that will keep your little ones busy for hours. All you need is a bowl, a 1/4 cup of water, a tablespoon, an electric mixer, (you can mix with a whisk it will just take longer) some dish soap and food colouring. Add 1/4 cup of water, two tablespoons of dish soap and a tiny bit of food colouring. Mix until the foam is thick. Let you children make foam muffins! Put out an assortment of spoons and little toys and see what they do! Have fun ❤️

  • Art Activities,  Outdoor Activities

    Stone Puzzles

    I don’t know about you but I love collecting stones… there are so many shapes, sizes and colours! I want you to find a bag or basket and go for a walk outside.  Your job today is to find some beautiful rocks and bring them home.  Ask your children questions… how do the rocks feel? What shape do you see? Do you see lines in the rock? When you get home you might want to set your child up at the sink so they can wash and dry their stones. Once they are done find a piece of paper, a pencil, a marker and a small bowl to hold the…

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    Grab your flashlights! It’s Time for a Safari!

    So, it’s too dark to play outside after dinner but your kiddo’s energy is high and bedtime isn’t for another hour, what do you do? Here’s a simple game called, Night-time Safari, that is perfect for this moment. All you need are toy animals (stuffies work well) and a flashlight. Parents hide the stuffies in the living room, turn off the lights and have your little one find all the animals using the flashlight! For more information about the safari https://medium.com/parentingplace/night-time-safari-game-d655c73a0e87 Activity provided by Anita Olsen-Early Childhood Community Consultant

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    The Wonder of Nature

    Nature – the magic bullet? Since the pandemic began many changes have ensued steering families to make decisions they never thought they would ever make. Working from home with little children banging on the door demanding fishy crackers may not exactly be what you thought going back to work would look like. The low level anxiety people are faced with everyday as the pandemic lingers on, just shouldn’t be – and yet, here we are. Children feel stress too and are really good at letting parents/caregivers know through their behaviour. Play dates are postponed, grandma and grandpa need to stay safe and can’t help out like they use to. Parents…

  • Stories and songs

    Circle Time

    Come and sing with me my friends! This was back when we could all be together ❤️ Have a beautiful day in the sunshine ☀️ https://sd41-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/e19689_burnabyschools_ca/EXMEQdw3lXFLuuCxVT7Gi3kBMeqY2YcnmroG4pI9-iHqrw?e=fAzRM4 https://sd41-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/e19689_burnabyschools_ca/ER0mkOxOmEJJjj3DupqdSlMBxH8_H-ryxioniQ0Vf9sOiQ?e=kBdbcx https://sd41-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/e19689_burnabyschools_ca/ERWb3plliXBOrpa_AygOHykBPPTnfu9Gp6W-lqckkwKjsQ?e=xdwPcb Let’s make some Fall playdough for the weekend! 2 cups of flour 1/2 cup of salt 2 tablespoons of oil 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar cinnamon 2 cups of boiling water Stir flour and salt together. Add the cream of tartar. Add the cinnamon. Stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Add oil and then slowly add the second cup of water. Let it sit for a little bit and then knead the dough. Store in a ziploc bag! Try making…

  • Stories and songs

    Happy Halloween!

    It was so nice seeing a few of my friends on Wednesday outdoor class and I can not wait to see more of you as the weeks go by! Happy Halloween! Two of my kiddos carved their pumpkins… did you carve a pumpkin? We also roasted the pumpkin seeds…so good! I am going to invest in a tripod so that I can read the stories myself! For now enjoy one of my favourite Halloween stories here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQDHXTZhc00 The Little Ghost Who Was A Quilt by Riel Nason  

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    Mental Health Workshops

    FamilySmart – In The Know In the Know provides expert speakers on topics important to families and/or those working to support the mental health of children and youth. PARENTING WHEN OUR KIDS CAN’T GO TO SCHOOL Parenting when our kids won’t (or can’t) go to school is hard for everyone; mental health challenges can be what is creating the barrier to them attending. This is hard and complex – we talk about the pieces we have some control over, remembering how much relationships matter, and who we can look to for support. Registration Required: https://www.gotostage.com/channel/intheknow Communities: Burnaby, New Westminster & Richmond Cost: Free of Charge Date: Friday, October 23, 2020…