Teach by Making and Playing Bingo
The game of bingo has been around since the 1500s. It is no surprise it is still a favourite of kids and adults alike. The simplicity of the game makes it great for all ages, and the social aspect brings people together.
Clay Sculpting Fun
Home décor is abundant in stores, but wouldn’t it be fun to decorate your home with your kid’s artwork? Or maybe your fine creation? This clay molding project is good for all the kids in your family, including yourself. It is fun, easy, and gets the creative part of the mind working hard. The directions here are for a generic creature type creation, but let the moment lead your kids to create whatever they think up. As your kids are squishing and sculpting the clay into something cool, learn more about where clay comes from, where are the deposits in Canada and the many ways that clay is used in different industries from The Canadian Encyclopedia article.
Kitchen Science Lab
Science, like math, is around us daily, from the plants growing in our backyard to the electronics in our home. Our kitchens are also an exciting place to encounter science. Kitchen science lab experiments are a great way to bring science to your day-to-day life.
DIY Graduation Gifts
Want some low-cost and creative graduation gifts that are great for giving and creating with siblings? We’ve got the step-by-step for a couple of goodies and lots more inspiration for you through our Pinterest board!
Tissue Box Guitar
This craft will naturally lead to getting a musical groove on in your house! With simple materials and a quick assembly time, your littles will use one style of cognitive function to complete the guitar and a different brain function to make music.
Learning with Homemade Musical Instruments
Music is not only made from professionally manufactured instruments. You and your children can create the wonderful sounds of music from homemade instruments. Kids will enjoy the activity of crafting their instrument, and you can even squeeze in some related learning about the instruments themselves or general music appreciation tidbits.
Imagination Builder Pet Rock Project
Revving up your children’s imagination isn’t always an easy task. Sometimes we think we have to put in lots of our own energy to set up creative projects for our kids. Truth is, they can be encouraged to let their imagination flow with the simplest of activities.Making a pet rock can jumpstart creative thinking and keep it in motion as children create their pet and play with it.
Fidget Gadgets Your Active Child Can Make
Making quick little crafts that can entertain and engage your kids even after the activity is done is a double win. We’ve collected three different options but don’t feel like you have to choose just one! Your children can use these for entertainment purposes at any time, but they may be particularly helpful when your most active ones have a hard time being still.