Sunday, 29 April 2012

Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You! Celebrate you will, yes!

So, as many of my families know, I tend to celebrate off-beat, obscure, not-really-holidays holidays.  Sept 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day (Arrrg!), Feb 11th we have Mo Willems Week (we love the Pigeon!!), and this Friday, May 4th, is Star Wars Day ("May the Fourth", huh huh, get it?!).  Star Wars crafts, activities, books and games for the entire week!!!!  The little Padawans might even get their picture taken with Bobafett himself!

Admiral Ackbar


Chewbacca, furry curry Chewbacca



Star Wars Mighty Beans

Lightsabres, for all my little Jedi Padawans!

Seek 'n' Find

Matching Jedi and Clone Troopers

Christy's Admiral Ackbar Puppet!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Recycled Crafts.....

Time Honoured Egg Carton Caterpillars

Loo Roll Flowers

Asher, Qtips prints

Sadie paints with Qtips

We now have 2 pots of "Fingerling Carrots" to go with our purple potatoes!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Bird Feeders and Planting Purple Potatoes

You can't see them, but there are wonderful purple (yes, purple) potatoes planted in here!

Cheerios and Pipe-cleaners, simple threaded birdfeeders

More Cheerios/Pipe-cleaners bird feeders

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Earth Day celebration week!

This Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day and we are planning a week long Reduce-Reuse-Recycle celebration at the centre!  No new materials, art supplies, or activities will bought - we've already spent some time this week just making "new" recycled activities and games!  We are going to start our garden (pumpkins, carrots, and purple potatoes, oh my!) and we are going to try to reduce our garbage by at least 50% - which for us will be pretty tough as we already recycle A LOT!!!!!!  But we're going to give it our best shot!

Parents, if you have any toilet paper or paper towel rolls, we'd love to have them!  Cheers!

Flip and Count Game

Pizza Box & Milk Bottletop Tic-Tac-Toe

Painting with Q-Tips

Cardboard Paint Scrapers (could be used in the corn meal tray as well!)

Twig Counting

Nerf Target Practice (this one is more for the older kids)

Sadie and Asher show off the natural materials in the sandbox

Cherry Blossom Prints - made using pop bottles

Connecting Cardboard Discs

Monday, 16 April 2012

Asher Attack!

Not only does Asher enjoy the "chase Owen and Riley with blanket on their head" game, he also we say...pouncing on them! The boys refer to it as "Ash Attack".

But how can you pounce on someone when they have a green blanket just like you?

Bird Feeders

Loo rolls, peanut butter (all natural pb, of course, 'cause it wouldn't be the same without all the peanut oil running down everyone's arms!), and bird feed equals 5 wonderful bird feeders to hang on our apple tree in the backyard!

Christy's portrait, by Riley

Messy Science Fun!

What happens when you mix food colouring into vinegar and then drop it onto baking soda?  A whole lot of bubbly fun!

And what happens when the kids realize that this fabulous mixture might be neat to touch?  Entertainment GALORE!!!!

just a few new activities...

Spring Nature Table

Sensory Tub with Flower Petals and Fairies

Small Motor Pompom 'Grapes' and Strawberry Huller
Softie Ice Cream Shoppe

Seek and Find Toadstools, Bumblebees, and Flowers

Magnetic Fishing

How to Draw a Chicken!

Christy-Made Blocks