Kid Activities

Soccer Mom Tip

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Last night, as I was watching my son’s soccer game, I had a realization. I’m a soccer mom.  I don’t know why it didn’t hit me before, but I have all the symptoms. I drive a mini-van I have four kids, three of whom are in soccer We spend four nights a week at practices or games We’ve been doing this ... Read More »

Lego Marble Maze

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Our kids have really been into Perplexus these days.  It’s a big 3-D marble maze in a ball, which is really clever and challenging.    So we thought about making our own marble maze. My 5-year old took to it right away.  He worked for about a half an hour, perfecting his maze, trying different paths and combinations.  He tried with ... Read More »

Loom Bracelet on a Fork {Tutorial}

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So these Rainbow Looms showed up a number of months ago, and they seem to be all the rage.  At school, on the bus, all the kids are either making them or wearing them.   Our boys had been wanting a loom for a while, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend $20 on a loom for each ... Read More »

Home Depot Kids’ Workshop – Despicable Me Tic Tac Toe

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Have you ever gone to the Home Depot Kids Workshops?  Our kids LOVE them.  We’ve  made helicopters, cars, chalkboards, treasure boxes, and more.  It’s free for the kids, and all the materials are provided.  And really, who doesn’t need an excuse to get out of the house in this weather!!   This one looks like fun – Despicable Me 2 ... Read More »

Olympic Snacking & Giveaway #ProudToBeCDN

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With the upcoming Winter Olympics, the excitement in our house is building.  Sliding on the ice has become “speed-skating”. Mini-hockey games in the basement have become full-out Olympic events. Sledding down our hill has become “bobsled.”   We are so excited to cheer on Team Canada as they compete in Sochi.  We’re also looking forward to learning about other countries, and cheering on ... Read More »

Boredom Buster: Lego Challenges

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Every now and then, with four boys in our house, things get just a little loud and crazy.  They have forgotten that they own about a thousand toys, and everyone fights over one or two.  There is shouting, pushing, and tears.  Lately I’ve found that they respond really well to timed challenges or goal-specific challenges! These ideas would be great ... Read More »

Making Coloured Rice for Sensory Play or Crafting

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On the first day of Spring Break, I babysat two of my favourite babysitting kids – Scott and Kelsey.  I don’t get to sit them a lot, because they’re both in school full time now, but on the odd day when the mom and dad are both at work when the kids have a day off, they come to see ... Read More »

Clear Ornament Ideas for Christmas Decorating

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MR – Last year on Pinterest, I saw all kids of clear ornament ideas.   I didn’t have any at the time, but I made it a point during boxing day sales to buy some of those clear Christmas balls at 75% off, costing me next-to-nothing.  I only got the clear plastic ones (not the glass) because I have four young ... Read More »

Wall Mounted Felt Build-A-Snowman

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My little guy is almost 21 months old, and he almost certainly has no memory of the first winter and a half that he experienced.  Thus, I am trying to introduce to him the idea that the whole world outside is going to transform (hopefully!) soon into a snow covered playground!  In the past week, we’ve watched episodes of Bob ... Read More »