Fun Activities for Kids
Snowy Winter Themed Science Crafts
Winter makes up almost half of the months in Canada! That’s a long time to enjoy lots of fun winter activities with your children! Whether you prefer staying bundled up indoors or relishing the chilly weather and snow outdoors, you can try out some of these wintery science crafts this season!
Have any excess salt in your kitchen? Use them to make at-home snowflakes for your children to have fun and work on their fine-motor skills at the same time!
You will need:
Homemade Snow Globe
Snow globes are fun to play with and can even serve as décor pieces at your home, so why not make them? Forget about the generic snow globes and let your children make their own custom DIY snow globes to shake and play with this winter!
You will need:
Indoor Science Experiments
With warmer jackets, shoes, and drinks, changing leaves, and crisp air, Fall is in full swing! If you’re looking for some fun activities to fill up your weekend, check out some of these fun indoor experiments!
Outdoor Summer Crafts
We’re now well into the dog days of summer, which means it’s a great time to get outside! Here are a few activities you can do with your little one, while soaking up the warm, summer sun!
Citrus Cup Bird Feeders
Pour Painted Pots
Fun Nature Crafts
Spring has sprung! Here are a couple of fun and creative nature crafts that you can try with your little one!
Suncatcher Wind Chimes
Mason Jar Terrarium
Activities for Kids That Explore Their Sense of Smell!
Many sensory activities that kids do are touch-focused, but kids can learn a lot by using their other senses too. In this article, we share 3 activities that you and your child can do to explore their sense of smell with their nose! In each activity, you can also encourage discussion with your child and promote language development by talking about:
- The different colours
- How to describe different scents
- What the scent reminds your child of
- Any foods your child has tried with a similar scent
Crafting with Food: Winter themed dessert recipes to try with kids
Having to stay at home can be a difficult experience for kids and parents. However, finding activities to do together can be a fun way for your kids to improve their cognitive and language development! This blog presents some collaborative winter-themed crafting recipes for the family, but are simple enough for your kids to do on their own. To encourage your kids to think about the activities, you can ask them questions such as, “Why does the chocolate melt when it’s hot but not the banana or pretzels? What month is it now? So this is a winter month – what is a summer month? What kinds of things could we make in the summer?” You can also teach them about numbers and counting, tastes and textures, and states of matter (i.e., melting). This can be a fun experience to relieve boredom while at home, as well as a hands-on way to teach concepts and develop skills!
Winter Themed Science Experiments
Crystal Snowflake Ornaments
Bird Seed Ornaments
Halloween Science Experiments
Crafts You Can Do at Home!
Finally, pour the yeast-water mixture into the bottle and watch the foam form!