Happy Independence Day, America!

By Elaine Hornung / July 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Happy Independence Day, America!

July 4th is America’s day to recognize when they became an independent country, and  no longer part of the British colonies.  To help my American friends to celebrate, I have a couple of simple activities to do with  your kids – first, rock painting in red, white and blue, and, second, making fireworks pictures. A. […]

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A Garden Full of Tulips

By Elaine Hornung / June 19, 2021 / Comments Off on A Garden Full of Tulips

This craft will help your child learn and improve their fine motor skills as they manipulate the fork and it will spark their creativity. Materials: forks, paint – green plus other colours, paper plate or paint tray, white paper, paintbrush 1. Adult puts dabs of paint on plate/tray with a fork for each colour except […]

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This Happy Caterpillar Will Crawl Into Your Heart

By Elaine Hornung / February 8, 2021 / Comments Off on This Happy Caterpillar Will Crawl Into Your Heart

Caterpillar Valentine (This activity will build skills such as tracing, cutting, glueing and printing the child’s name) Materials: red, pink, and purple construction paper, scissors, pencil, marker, gluestick (or white glue), eyes (or white paper and marker), optional: glitter and other decorating craft material like buttons, ribbons etc.) Make a heart template – this can […]

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Why paint a field of poppies?

By Elaine Hornung / November 6, 2020 / 5 Comments

Poppies grew over the graves of fallen soldiers. The poppy is a symbol for soldiers who died in conflict Bottle Cap Field of Poppies Materials: plastic bottle cap, red, black and green paint, brush, white paper, optional: green marker. Paint a small border of green “grass” on the bottom of the paper approx. 2 to […]

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