Month: September 2010

Classifying Leaves

My daughter loves picking up leaves whenever we go for walks together. So I thought it’d be a good idea to try and identify and classify our leaves :). I found two great printables on NatureDetectives for this activity, here and here. The first one helps us determine the name of our leaves, and the […] Read more…

Numbers Memory Game

I made this homemade wooden numbers memory game for my daughter a while ago, it seems to be one of her favourite activities. I’ve also made the same game with Arabic numbers as well 🙂 Read more…

Irish Soda Bread and Strawberry Jam

For our playdate this week we all went to the grocery store for a kids cooking class 🙂 and the kids made Irish Soda Bread and Strawberry Freezer Jam. Boy was it yummy! The bread is soft and tasty and the jam reminds me of strawberry and rhubarb pie mmm. Here are the recipes in […] Read more…

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

My daughter did the life cycle of a pumpkin activity today. I noticed she was a lot better at sequencing this life cycle than when we did the apple tree sequencing cards last year. 🙂 After she put all the cards in order, she checked her work by looking at the copy she coloured. The […] Read more…

Story and Art: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

Last week we read, Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson. It’s a pretty lovely book. So we decided to do a story stretcher and made our own tree full of colourful leaves. We got the printable for the tree trunk from here and then had fun finger printing on the different colours of […] Read more…

Sorting Leaf Colours

We sorted some plastic dollar store leaves last week, and it was a little bit tricky since the yellow and orange leaves were very similar and my daughter had to look closely to sort them correctly. 🙂 Read more…

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