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Kids Kingston is a free resource for families, parents and parents-to-be in the Kingston, Ontario area.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Santa Claus has started his journey delivering presents around the world. Follow his journey with NORAD.

Magic Reindeer Food lays a glittering path to guide the reindeer on Christmas Eve.

In a small zipper bag or empty container mix:
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup red or green sugar crystal

Be sure to take this magic food and sprinkle on the lawn
On Christmas, Santa's reindeer travel miles before the dawn
The smell of oats and glitter path will guide them on their way
And you'll wake up to Santa's gifts next morn on Christmas day.

Make your own Advent Calendars

Paper Doll Advent Calendar

Matchbox Advent Calendar

Cupcake Wrapper Advent Calendar

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Lego Inspired Advent Calendar

Ideas for filling your homemade Advent Calendars can be found here.

Santa Claus is coming to Town

Bob the Builder will welcome Santa Claus Friday, Nov. 16th at 7:00 pm at the Cataraqui Town Centre.

Lenny Graf will welcome Santa Claus Saturday, Nov. 17th at 11:00 am at the Frontenac Mall, more information can be found here.

Saturday, Nov. 17th is the Nighttime Santa Claus Parade in downtown Kingston. Santa will make his way down Princess St. beginning at Bath Rd. starting at 5pm.

Remembrance Day Activities

Veterans Affairs Canada Kids Zone - includes art, recipes, tales of animals in war, read on and more.

"In Flanders Fields" Mini Book - you can print it in colour or in black in white so the children can colour it themselves.

Remembrance Day Colouring Pages

Remembrance Day Red Poppies - made out of felt, for kids/adults to wear.

Make a Remembrance Day Poppy - made out of construction paper and crepe paper.

Hope Everyone had a Happy Halloween!

Halloween Activities

Toilet Paper Roll Monster Craft - create 4 not so scary monster friends for Halloween

Sock Puppet Spider - can also be used after Halloween for singing the song "Itsy Bitsy Spider" or in your puppet theater if you have one.

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, "oh my it's getting late."
The second one said, "there are witches in the air."
The third one said, "but we don't care!"
The fourth one said, "let's run and run and run."
The fifth one said, "I'm ready for some fun!"
OOOhh OOOhh went the wind
And out went the lights
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Halloween Colouring Pages

Simple Fall Songs

The Leaves Are Falling Down
Sung to the tune of "Farmer in the Dell"

The leaves are falling down
The leaves are falling down
Red, yellow, green, and brown
The leaves are falling down

Little Leaves
Sung to the tune of "Ten Little Indians"

1 little, 2 little, 3 little leaves
4 little, 5 little, 6 little leaves
7 little, 8 little, 9 little leaves
Blow them all away.
Whoosh!

Down! Down!

Down, down!
Yellow and brown
The leaves are falling
Over the town.

Thanksgiving was October 8th

Make a Thankful Tree. Have your child(ren) write all the things they are thankful for on the leaves.

Hand and Feet Turkey - Can also be done with construction paper for the feathers (handprints) instead of paint.

Five Little Turkeys

Five little turkeys standing at the door,
One waddled off, and then there were four.

Four little turkeys sitting near a tree,
One waddled off, and then there were three.

Three little turkeys with nothing to do,
One waddled off, and then there were two.

Two little turkeys in the morning sun,
One waddled off, and then there was one.

One little turkey better run away,
For soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.

Toilet Paper Roll Turkey

Thanksgiving Colouring Pages

Fall Fun

Fall Colouring Pages

An Autumn Greeting

"Come," said the Wind to the Leaves one day.
"Come over the meadow and we will play.
Put on your dresses of red and gold.
For summer is gone and the days grow cold."

Water Colour Leaf Rubbing

Make a Pumpkin Head Scarecrow

Apple Fun

Apple Prints- Decorate bags, paper, t-shirts, cards or anything else you can think of.

Ten Red Apples song

Ten red apples grow on a tree
Five for you and five for me
Let us shake the tree just so
And then red apples will fall below
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Apple Magnet Craft

Felt Apple- Adult or older child will have to make it. So cute, a toddler or younger child would have so much fun playing with it.

Recreation & Leisure Showcase

Fall & Winter Leisure Showcase at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Saturday, September 8, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free!

http://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/recreation/events/showcase.asp

Olympic Medal Ideas

The 2012 Summer Olympics are now on!

Olympic Medal Chart - Pick you favourite 5 or 6 countries and keep track of their medals on this chart.

Make a Gold Medal

Easier Homemade Medal to Make

Olympic Ring Crafts

The 2012 Summer Olympics are fast approaching. Here are some Olympic Ring crafts you can make with your children.

Tissue Paper Olympic Rings

Origami Olympic Rings

Olympic Rings T-Shirt

Olympic Rings Colouring Sheet

Summer Bug Fun

Puppets from the Garden - Make a ladybug or a fly.

Fireflies - Use your thumbs and make fireflies.

Make and Ant - Make an ant out of an egg carton.

Bug Hotel - Make a bug hotel, but remember to feed them.

Kids Kingston turned 6 on July the 6th!

A big thank you to all our members, readers, advertisers and all the people that have helped volunteer over the years with different Kids Kingston activities/events and running of the forum.

Canada Day was July 1st

Local Places to Celebrate

Canada Day - Kingston

Canada Day - Gananoque

Canada Day - Bath

Canada Day - Wilton

Canada Day Seeley's Bay

Canada Day in South Frontenac - More information for Sydenham, Harrowsmith, Sunbury, Bedford District

Canada Day Tamworth

Fun Activities to Make and Do for Canada Day

Canada Colouring Pages

Maple Leaf Craft Idea

Maple Leaf Mobile

Canada Day Pinwheel

End of School Teacher Craft Ideas

T-Shirt or Canvas Bag handprint craft

Candy Plant Craft

Relaxation Kit - not a craft but something you can put together for the teacher.

S'more Teacher

Share more ideas on the forum here.

Happy Father's Day

Car Nut Frame

How Dad Measures Up

Paper-Airplane Cards

Happy Father's Day To You
Happy Fathers Day to you
Day to you, day to you
Happy Fathers Day to you
I Love You!!

Hugs and Kisses just for you
Just for you, just for you
Hugs and Kisses just for you
I Love You!!

Father's Day Colouring Pages

Birthfest Saturday, June 16th 10:00 - 2:00

The fourth annual Birthfest will take place at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event celebrates birth, bellies, babies and families in Kingston and the surrounding areas. The event is free and includes musical entertainment, face (and belly) painting, activities for kids, TLC for moms and more.

Birthfest aims to promote family health and well-being by creating an opportunity for pregnant women, babies, small children and families to connect with each other and get to know local health-care and service providers.

The festival will showcase local services, businesses, entrepreneurs and “mompreneurs” in Kingston and surrounding area. There will be booths relevant to local women and families to help them find the supports, services and products that will suit their needs.

The event includes:
* Carseat clinic by donation (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
* The Red Tent: including complimentary mini-manicures for mamas.
* Face and belly painting
* Incredible vendors, both returning and new.
* Entertainment featuring Kyra & Tully, Alison Gowan and yoga for kids.
* Baby wearing demonstration.
* Our Village Market, featuring locally made, hand-crafted baby ware, food and gifts for sale.

Birthfest was born after a small group of local women from a range of backgrounds in health and wellness with a common interest in pregnancy, birth and parenting got together to help families find out where to go to find family-related services.

For more information, go to http://www.birthfest.ca.

Kids Gardening Fun

Plant Your Socks - I am hoping to try this in spring, summer and fall to see what we discover.

Rainbow Garden Trellis

Little Grass House - I have been planting grass seed all around our house and thinking the kids would have fun making this little house.

The Farmer Plants the Seeds
(Sung to the tune of "Farmer in the Dell")
The farmer plants the seeds. (put seeds in the ground)
The farmer plants the seeds.
High ho the derry oh,
The farmer plants the seeds.

Second Verse: The sun comes out to shine. (make big circle with arms)
Third Verse: The rain begins to fall. (hands flutter to the ground)
Fourth Verse: The seeds begin to grow. (children begin to rise)
Fifth Verse: The farmer digs them up. (pretend to use a shovel)
Now we'll have some to eat. (pretend to eat)

Saturday, May 26th

Public Works Open House
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Check out the view from the Driver's seat of a snow plow or street sweeper. Children (and their parents) always enjoy this annual opportunity to get an up-close look at a wide variety of City vehicles and meet some of the people who make Kingston work.
Location: Public Works Yard, 701 Division St.

Free Perch Derby for children under 12

Joyceville Public School Country Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Games, lots of prizes, face painting, jumping castle, obstacle course, Ray's Reptiles, Maple the Cow, BBQ, Silent Auction, Live Auction.
Location: Joyceville Public School, 2903 Joyceville Road

Mother's Day was May 13th

Fingerprint Poem for Mom - Fingerprint painting, thinking a washable ink pad would work as well with this craft.

Mother's Day Colouring Pages

M-O-M-M-Y
Sung to the tune of B-I-N-G-O

I love her and she loves me

And mommy is her name o

M-O-M-M-Y
M-O-M-M-Y
M-O-M-M-Y

and mommy is her name o

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Success By 6 Week May 5th - May 13th

Lots of free events happening for Kingston and surrounding area. To see a full list or for more information please visit the United Way website.

Splash' N Boots

Saturday, May 12th at 2:00.
KCVI Auditorium, Kingston
For more information please visit: splashnboots.com or you buy your tickets at http://goo.gl/rPFo0

Kids Sale and Family Fair - Sat. May 5th

Childbirth Kingston's Kid Sale and Family Fair is this Saturday, May 5th from 9:00-2:00 at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.
Admission is $2.00 and kids are free.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Mobile

April Showers Song
Sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot"

Pitter patter rain drops (wiggle fingers to imitate rain)
Falling from the sky (wiggle fingers downward)
Here's my umbrella (action of opening an umbrella)
Hold it high! (hands over head)
When the rain is over (bring hands down slowly)
and the sun begins to glow (make sun with arms)
Little flowers start to bud (Kneel down)
then grow, grow, grow! (slowly stand up)

How do Seeds Grow? - Uses 3 different kinds of seeds.

Spring Colouring Pages

Earth Day was April 22nd

Ecokids, Canada's environmental destination for kids - games, activities, homework help, contests, take action and more.

Coffee Ground "Fossils" - we are not coffee drinkers in our house, but I am going to have to borrow some grounds from someone and give this a try.

Earth Day Handprint Wreath

Children's Thrift Sale - Sat. April 21st

19th Bi-Annual Children's Thrift Sale is this Saturday April 21st from
9:00 - 1:00 at CFB Kingston, Thompson Drill Hall.

Admission is $2.00 and kids are free.

More information can be found here.

Happy Shopping!

Easter

Bunny Ears - My children always have fun making, wearing and hopping around with these bunny ears.

Paper Bag Bunny Craft

Some items around the house to naturally dye your eggs:

Red - Pink -- lots of red onion skins, cranberry juice, or frozen raspberries.
Orange -- Yellow onion skins
Brown -- Red beet skins or grape juice (produces a beautiful sparkling tan), coffee.
Yellow -- Saffron, tumeric or cumin, orange or lemon peels, or celery seed.
Green -- spinach, or carrot tops and peels from Yellow Delicious apples for a yellow-green.
Blue -- Red cabbage leaves make the most incredible robin's-egg blue.
Deep Purple -- Red wine makes a beautiful burgundy color

More information on naturally dying the eggs can be found here in this article.

Peeking Bunny

April Fools' Fun

Plant Some Laughs (Doughnut Seeds)

Fool's Food

A tasty way to fool your kids (or let them fool you) is to make April Fool's Day dishes that deceive the eye and palate. For example, cook mini meat loaves in cupcake liners and top with mashed potatoes tinted pink with natural food coloring. For your fruit-loving kids, core an apple and insert a dark-colored gummy worm. For more fun, buy realistic-looking toy plastic flies and strategically hide them in breakfast, lunch or dinner meals.

More ideas can be found here.

I like number 5 on this list:

Mom and/or Dad have lost their minds. When the kids were young I came downstairs dressed in my husband's work shirt and tie. He came down wearing make-up. The kids were completely confused and equally delighted.

Happy Spring

Construction Paper Flowers

Spring is Here
Sung to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell

The days of Spring are here,
Warm, sunny days are near,
Flowers and bees, and birds in trees.
The days of spring are here.

Spring Colouring Sheets

Baby Blue Birds

St. Patrick's Day was March 17th

I'm A Little Leprechaun
Sung to the tune of "I'm A Little Teapot"

I'm a little leprechaun
Dressed in green,
The tiniest man
That you have seen.
If you ever catch me, so it's told,
I'll give you my big pot of gold.

Five Little Shamrocks Felt Board Rhyme - We are going to be adding this to our felt board collection.

Heart Shamrock - A very easy craft that I do almost every year with my kids.

Cut three hearts from green construction paper.
Create the shamrock by gluing the points of the hearts together on a piece of paper.
Draw a stem.
Decorate using sparkles, paint, markers, tissue paper, crayons, etc.

St. Patrick's Day Colouring Pages

Busytown Busy Contest Winner

Congratulations to "mcfly" for winning the Busytown Busy tickets for March 11th.

Enjoy the show!

Busytown Busy - Richard Scarry's Busytown Contest Ends March 5th at 6:00 pm

Win 4 tickets to see Busytown Busy, Richard Scarry's Busytown at the Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON on Sunday, March 11th at 2:30 pm.

To enter please send an email to kathy@kidskingston.com

Please include your username on the forum
(if currently not a member of Kids Kingston you can register for free here).

Your first and last name and answer this question:
Name one of the six unforgettable friends that will be in the show (click on the Grand Theatre link below if you need help with the answer).

For more information on the show or to buy tickets please visit: http://www.kingstongrand.ca/events/detail/488

Contest closes March 5th at 6:00 pm.

Dr. Seuss's Birthday was March 2nd

How to make a Cat-In-The-Hat out of a Light Bulb - for older children

Lots of Activities, Printables and more

Hats
Sung to the tune of "Skip to my Lou"

Hats on people in the sun,
Hats on people on the run.
Hats on people in a band,
Hats on people on the sand.

Hats on people every day,
Hats on people when they play.
Hats on people at the fair,
Hats on people everywhere.

A Dr. Seuss Hat Marshmallow Treat

Leap Year Activities

Origami: Jumpin' Frog Printable

Make A Jumping Frog

Leap Year Song
Sung to the tune of "BINGO"

There was a year called Leap Year,
And February was its name-o,
L-E-A-P Y-E-A-R,
L-E-A-P Y-E-A-R,
L-E-A-P Y-E-A-R,
And February was its name-o.

Leap Year Frog Cookies

Hoppy Leap Year Colouring Page

Busytown Busy - Richard Scarry's Busytown Contest

Win 4 tickets to see Busytown Busy, Richard Scarry's Busytown at the Grande Theatre, Kingston, ON on Sunday, March 11th at 2:30 pm.

To enter please send an email to kathy@kidskingston.com

Please include your username on the forum
(if currently not a member of Kids Kingston you can register for free here).

Your first and last name and answer this question:
Name one of the six unforgettable friends that will be in the show (click on the Grand Theatre link below if you need help with the answer).

For more information on the show or to buy tickets please visit: http://www.kingstongrand.ca/events/detail/488

Contest closes March 5th at 6:00 pm.

Pancake Day and Mardi Gras was Feb. 21st

Pancake Day Activities

Mardi Gras Activities

Family Day Activities in Kingston

The City of Kingston is offering free skating, swimming and more on Feb. 20th to celebrate Family Day. Check out the cities website for more information.

Happy Family Day Everyone!

Penguin Activities

Toilet Paper Tube Penguin

The Penguin Song

Penguin, penguin flap your little wings!
Penguin, penguin flap your little wings!
Chasing fish you swim all day,
You can't fly, but that's OK.
Penguin, penguin flap your little wings!

Foot Print Penguin

My Itsy Bitsy Penguin Book

Paper Bag Penguin

Valentine's Day was Feb. 14th

Fingerprint Hearts

I'm a Little Valentine
Sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot"

I'm a little valentine,
Made for you,
Of paper, lace, and a dab of glue.
I'm signed and sealed and on my way,
To say, "I love you" on Valentine's Day!

Heart Shaped Finger Puppet

Valentine's Day Colouring Pictures

10 Red Valentines
Sung to the tune of "10 Little Indians"

One red, two red, three red Valentines,
Four red, five red, six red Valentines,
Seven red, eight red, nine red Valentines,
Ten red Valentines.

Groundhog Day was February 2nd

If the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If the groundhog doesn't see his shadow, spring will be here soon.

Peeking Groundhog Puppet

Mr. Groundhog
Sung to the tune of "London Bridges"

Mr. Groundhog down below,
Pop up through the fluffy snow,
See his shadow watch him go,
Winter's here to stay.

Mr. Groundhog down below,
Pops up through the fluffy snow,
Wide awake he wants to play,
Spring is on it's way.

Groundhog Day Paperbag Craft

Groundhog Day Colouring Page

Snowflake Activities

My children are wanting snow to play in, so I figured I would find some snow flake activities to work on.

How to Grow a Borax Crystal Snowflake

Not just your basic paper snowflakes, templates to inspire you, Paper Snowflakes.

Glittery Window Clings, these look fun to do for other seasons and holidays as well.

Winter Bird Activities

My kids love watching the birds outside at the feeder. Today the birds were extra active with the little bit of snow we received.

Make some Bird Binoculars.

The birds will enjoy this Breakfast Birdfeeder.

If no peanut allergies, here is a Winter Birdfeeder, using peanut butter.

Enjoy!

Happy New Year

Merry Christmas

Santa Fun

Track Santa's Journey

Magic Reindeer Food
Magic Reindeer Food lays a glittering path to guide the reindeer on Christmas Eve.

In a small zipper bag or empty container mix:
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup red or green sugar crystal

Be sure to take this magic food and sprinkle on the lawn
On Christmas, Santa's reindeer travel miles before the dawn
The smell of oats and glitter path will guide them on their way
And you'll wake up to Santa's gifts next morn on Christmas day.

Ornaments

Reindeer Ornament Craft

Candy Cane Ornament
String some beads onto a pipe cleaner and bend it into a candy cane shape. These are great to hang on the tree, put on top of gifts, etc.

Button Ornaments

Painted Ornaments

Gingerbread Houses

Miniature Gingerbread House - using graham crackers

Gingerbread House - from scratch, including making the dough from a recipe

Swedish Gingerbread House - from scratch, using a caramel sauce to hold the gingerbread pieces together

Free Car Seat Clinic

Saturday November 26th - Toyota
9:00 am - Noon. Clients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.

Letters to Santa Claus

It is hard to believe Christmas is fast approaching. If you would like to send Santa a letter you should mail it soon so Santa can reply back before Christmas. The information to send Santa a letter can be found on the Canada Post website.

Kingston's Nighttime Santa Parade was Nov. 19th

An evening Santa Claus Parade...Come on out and enjoy the lights and magic of the season!
Runs along Princess Street from Bath Road to Springer Market Square.
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Kingston Transit is offering free bus rides to the parade.

It is not too late

Leaf Painting
Paint using leaves as paint brushes.

Tree Rubbings Collage

Leaf Prints

World Kindness Day was November 13th

Have your child(ren) write a note or draw a picture and give it to someone they care about today.

World Kindness Day Activities by Crayola

Remembrance Day was November 11th

Take Time to Remember Colouring Book

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Heart Poppy Paper Craft

Happy Halloween

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins
Sitting on a gate
The first one said,
"Oh, my, it's getting late!"
The second one said,
"There are witches in the air!"
The third one said,
"But we don't care!"
The fourth one said,
"Let's run and run and run!"
The fifth one said,
"I'm ready for some fun!"
OOOOOOOH, went the wind
And OUT went the light (clap on "out")
And the five little pumpkins
Rolled out of sight.

Pom-Pom Pumpkin Patch

Bat Hat

Halloween Colouring Pages

Children's Thirft Sale - Sat. Oct. 29th

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Half price sale from noon- 1pm on select items.
Thompson Drill Hall, CFB Kingston
Admission $2.00 per Adult
CASH ONLY Public welcome
www.childrensthriftsale.com

Make Your Own Face Paint

1 tsp. corn starch
1/2 tsp. water
1/2 tsp. cold cream
food colouring

Mix all ingredients together in an old container or muffin pan. This amount makes one colour.

Free Car Seat Clinic

Saturday October 22nd - Sears
9:00 am - Noon. Clients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.

Backyardigans Contest Winner

Congratulations to "Crystal" for winning the Backyardigans tickets for this weekend.
Enjoy the show!

Backyardigans Contest is now closed

Win 4 tickets to see The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens at the Grande Theatre, Kingston, ON on Saturday October 22nd at 4:00 pm.

To enter please send an email to kathy@kidskingston.com

Please include your username on the forum (if currently not a member of Kids Kingston you can register for free here).
Your first and last name and answer 1 of these 3 trivia questions:
1) Name the character who is the blue penguin.
2)What type of animal is Tyrone?
3) Name the character who lives in the pink house.

For more information on the show please visit:
www.theBackyardigansOnTour.com

To buy tickets for the Backyardigans show please visit:
https://secure1.tixhub.com/kingston/Procurement/lindexfmk.asp?cboPerformances=1034&cboEvent=403&iEvents_id=403

Contest closes Tuesday October 18th at 6:00 pm.

Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon

Grande Theatre, Kingston, ON
This Saturday October 15 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm
www.ToopyAndBinooOnTour.com

Toopy and Binoo Ticket link:
https://secure1.tixhub.com/kingston/Procurement/lindexfmk.asp?cboPerformances=1035&cboEvent=404&iEvents_id=404

Thanksgiving

Paper Cup Turkeys

Five Little Turkeys

Five little turkeys standing at the door,
One waddled off, and then there were four.

Four little turkeys sitting near a tree,
One waddled off, and then there were three.

Three little turkeys with nothing to do,
One waddled off, and then there were two.

Two little turkeys in the morning sun,
One waddled off, and then there was one.

One little turkey better run away,
For soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.

Cornucopia Paper Craft

Paper-Bag Turkeys

Happy Fall

Childbirth Kingston Fall Sale and Family Fair

Saturday, September 24th - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

Free Car Seat Clinic

Saturday September 24 - CAA
9:00 am - Noon. Clients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.

More Apple Fun

Apple Surprise
Way up High in the apple tree
A little brown worm smiled at me
I winked my eye and what do you suppose
A shiny red apple dropped on my nose!

Peek-A-Boo Apple Craft

Apple Necklace Craft

Caramel Apple Monsters

Apples

Ten Red Apples
Ten red apples grow on a tree
Five for you and five for me
Let us shake the tree just so
And then red apples will fall below
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

My Apple Seed Counting Book

Berenstain Bears Colouring Page

Dot to Dot Apple

Back to School

Off to School We Go
Off to school we go,
It's off to school we go,
We'll take our lunch and ride the bus,
With everyone we know.
Off to school we go,
It's off to school we go,
We learn our ABC's and more,
With everyone we know.

Egg Carton School Bus

Felt Pencil Case

Free Car Seat Clinic

Saturday August 27 - Foodland, Amherstview
9:00 am - Noon. Clients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.

Bugs

Fingerprint Bugs
Dip child's thumb in washable paint and push their thumb print on paper.
Decorate the body by coloring in legs, antennae and adding a face by using a crayon or marker.

Paper Plate Ladybug Craft

Hunting Bugs
A hunting we will go
A hunting we will go
We'll catch a (insert bug name here)
and put it in a box
and then we'll let it go!

Handprint Dragonfly Craft

Water

8 Fun Water Games

I'm a Little Fishy
Sung to the tune of "I'm A Little Tea Pot"

I'm a little fishy,
Watch me swim
Here is my tail,
Here is my fin,
When I want to have fun with my friends,
I wiggle my tail an dive right in!

Pretend Car Wash

On Holidays

My family and I are leaving on holidays early Wed. morning and will be home by Monday, Aug. 1st.

If you are looking for something or need an answer for something right away please post on the forum and hopefully someone else will be able to help you out.

Any advertising, events needed to be posted, questions, etc. will be answered when I return home.

Thanks for your understanding!
Kathy

Sand Fun

Sand Painting

Paint on a piece of paper and then sprinkle on sand before the paint dries.

Sand Casted Starfish

Sand Jars

Sand Paper Art

Kids Kingston turned 5 on July 6th

Thank you to all of our members, advertisers, mods and readers.

Canada Day was July 1st

O Canada!

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Make a Canada Pin

Canada Day Colouring Pages

Handprint Canada Flag

Birth Fest was Saturday, June 25th

A FREE Community Festival

The third annual Birth Fest will take place on June 25th 2011 from 10am to 2pm.
You are sure to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones!
Join us in celebration of the best Kingston and area has to offer pregnant women and growing families - it is one stop shopping at its best.
For more information go to www.birthfest.ca.

The First Day of Summer was June 21st

Bubble Recipe

1/2 cup of dish soap
5 cups of water
2 tablespoons glycerine (you can substitue light corn syrup if needed)

Mix the ingredients together and store in containers.

Father's Day was June 19th

Father's Day Keychain
Jordan made me one of these for Mother's Day at Beavers for me.

What You Will Need:
beads
plastic cord/string
key ring connector
little bell or other trinkets (optional)

How to Make the Keychain:
Knot one end and string beads onto the plastic cord, add a bell or any other trinkets you would like.
Tye and knot around the key connector into a circle shape.
Add Dad's keys.

Plaster Handprint Picture

Father's Day Recipes

Happy Father's Day To You
Sung to the tune of Happy Birthday

Happy Father's Day to you
Happy Father's Day to you
Happy Father's Day to my Daddy
Happy Father's Day to you.

Pom-Pom Tie Guy

Pretend Stained Glass - A great way to use up all those broken crayons

Father's Day Colouring Pages

Daddy's Duct Dollars - A wallet made out of duct tape

Dandelions

Make a Dandelion

What you need:
- Construction Paper- yellow and brown
- Glue
- Scissors

How to Make it:
Cut two yellow circles, make one about an inch smaller than the other.
Cut a brown circle, make it approx. half the size of the largest yellow circle you cut above.
Glue the circles from largest to smallest.
Use your scissors to fringe the yellow circles, making them to look like dandelions.
Use green contruction paper if you would like to make a stem.

The Legend of the Dandelion

Dandelion Syrup Recipe
Recipe is great to put on pancakes.

Ingredients:
- 4 cups dandelion tops (make sure they are chemical/pesticide free)
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 4 cups water
- 2 pounds sugar

Directions:
Place the dandelion tops in water and bring to a boil.
Let boil for one minute, cover, and let stand overnight.
The next day, strain and extract excess water.
Discard flower tops.
Mix with lemon juice and sugar and simmer until most of the water evaporates. Do not bring to a hard boil.
Let mixture cool, then simmer once more until the thickness of maple syrup.
Enjoy!

Rainy Day Fun

- Play hide and seek or hide some treasure around the house to find. I dug out the plasic Easter eggs I recently put away to hide.
- Dig out the board games and play.
- Do some baking, for some recipes check out our recipe section on the forum.
- Put on some music and have a dance party.
- Build a fort using pillows and blankets.

Rain Cloud Mobile craft: http://www.kiboomu.com/2011/05/10/rain-cloud-mobile-craft/

Raindrops On My Umbrella craft: http://www.crayola.com/crafts/detail/raindrops-on-my-umbrella-craft/

Garden Activities

Grow Your Own Corn

What you will need:
- Kernels of popcorn
- Ziploc bag
- Dirt
- Water

What to do:
1 Place some dirt in a Ziploc bag
2. Add water
3. Add a few kernels of popcorn.
4. Seal the bag and place it in a sunny window.

Cucumber in a Bottle: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/garden-activities-for-kids10.htm

Garden Plant Markers: http://www.kiddiegardens.com/garden_plant_markers.html

Did you Remember to Vote?

Frogs and Tadpoles

My kids have been having a great time watching the frog eggs, tadpoles and all the new little frogs this year.

Five Little Speckled Frogs

Five little speckled frogs,
Sitting on a speckled log,
Eating the most delicious bugs,
Yum, yum.
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were four little speckled frogs.

(Repeat , working your way down to one.)

One little speckled frog sitting,
Sitting on a speckled log,
Eating the most delicious bugs,
Yum, yum.
He jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were no little speckled frogs.

Frog Life Cycle Craft: http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mfroglifecycle.htm

Frog Colouring Page: http://www.first-school.ws/t/cpfrogbull.htm

Raising Tadpoles: http://www.education.com/activity/article/tadpoles_first/

Spring Poem

Some days seem like winter,
Some are nice and warm.
Rainy days and windy days,
Maybe it will storm.
Warm or cold or wet or dry,
What will the weather be?
I think Spring is trying to play
Peek-a-boo with me

Pussy Willows

My children and I enjoy walking down the road to check out the pussy willows. They are starting to really open up and soon it will be time to pick a few for the house.

Make your own Pussy Willows:
Draw brown branches with marker or coloured pencils on construction paper.
Cut off the ends of Q-tips and glue onto branches.
Puffed wheat cereal also works well. Just glue it on to your drawn branches.

Pussy Willows

By Aileen Fisher
Close your eyes
and do not peek
and I'll rub Spring,
across your cheek-
smooth as satin
soft and sleek-
close your eyes
and do not peek.

A craft for older children or adults - Pussy Willow Basket: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/pussy-willow-basket-arrangement

Happy Spring

The Days of Spring
Sung to the Tune of: The Farmer In The Dell

The days of spring are here.
Warm, sunny days are near.
Birds in trees, flowers and bees,
The days of spring are here.

Rainbow Streamers

What You'll Need:

  • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple crepe paper streamers
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Step 1: Cut the center out of a paper plate.

Step 2: Cut long pieces of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple crepe paper streamers. Each streamer should be about two to three feet long.

Step 3: Staple a rainbow of streamers onto the paper plate.

Hockey Activities

Both my children are obsessed with hockey right now, wanting to go watch games, playing ball hockey in the house, going skating, etc. So, here are some hockey activities.

Howie Hockey Paper Craft: http://www.dltk-kids.com/sports/mhockeybuddy.htm

Hockey Stick Dot-to-Dot: http://www.printactivities.com/ConnectTheDots/Hockey-Stick-Dot2Dot.html

Hockey Puck Pin or Magnet: http://familycrafts.about.com/od/wintersports/ss/hkpuckpin.htm

NHL Fun Stuff: http://www.nhl.com/kids/funstuff/

Homemade Lacing Cards

We enjoy making lacing cards here at home. A lot of times we make them out of foam sheets cut into shapes, Valentine, Christmas or other greeting cards or you can buy foam shapes at the dollar store or other crafts stores and can punch holes in them to lace.
Below are some templates to help you get started.
Enjoy!

Mitten Lacing: http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com/Mitten-Lacing.html

Lacing Animals: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/lacing_cards.htm

Groundhog Day Was Feb. 2nd

Here's a Little Groundhog
Sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot"

Here's a little groundhog, furry and brown,
He's popping up to look around.
If he sees his shadow, down he'll go.
Then six more weeks of winter - Oh No!!

Make a Pocket Groundhog: http://familycrafts.about.com/od/groundhogsdaycrafts/ss/pockgroundhog.htm

Groundhog Colouring Pages: http://www.coloring.ws/groundhogs.htm

Groundhog Toilet Paper Roll Craft: http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mgroundhog.html

Family Literacy Day was January 27th

Here are some activities you can do with your family. These activities were borrowed from: http://abclifeliteracy.ca/en/fld/tips-activities-and-resources

Sous Chef
Following recipes is a great way to improve both reading and math skills. Ask your children to read the instructions out loud and to help measure the ingredients when making a treat for the family.

A Poet And You Didn't Know It
Wearable art is in. Write a story or poem on an old pair of jeans.

Expand Your Vocabulary
Look up the meaning of funny words, like "onomatopoeia" and "Chinook" and test your family's word power.

Travel The World
Well, sort of, Use your library card as your passport. Check out books on different countries to learn about their traditions and celebrations.

Game On
Set up a family board game night where a different game is played each week. Have each member of the family involved in reading instructions and game cards and keeping score.

Hi Ho The Merry-O
Engage in sing-along sessions with your children.

Write Your Own Adventure
Write a short story as a family with alternative endings written
by each family member.

Snow Activities

Snow Painting
Fill a spray bottle with water and add food colouring. Go outside and spray the snow. Use multiple bottles and fill with different colours for more fun.

Inside Snowman
If you have snow on the ground, but it's just too cold to play outside, go out and get 3 snowballs and 2 small twigs if you can find them. Bring them inside and construct a snowman in a bowl or small bin. Use buttons, cut out paper shapes, etc. to decorate. You can keep the snowman in the freezer and bring him out to play when you would like.

Shaving Cream Snow
You'll need a can or two of shaving cream and a table. Spray shaving cream all over the table top and let the kids create snow scenes with the cream. They can make hills and mounds etc. You can use little figures, bath or sand toys with it.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Connect with Santa Claus

Portable North Pole: http://www.portablenorthpole.ca/home

Magic Santa: http://magicsanta.ca

Write to Santa (Postal or Email): http://www.canadapost.ca/dec/santa/writesanta/default-e.asp

Holiday Activites

Chanukah - Paper Plate Menorah: http://crafts.kaboose.com/paper-plate-menorah.html

Christmas - Pom-Pom Christmas Tree: http://crafts.kaboose.com/pom-pom-christmas-tree.html

Kwanzaa - Egg Carton Kinara: http://crafts.kaboose.com/egg-carton-kinara.html

Remembrance Day Activities

Remembrance Day Cross Craft and Poem

Poem:
Here is the cross
To remind us of our loss
Of the soldiers who died
to save me and you!

Template can be found at: http://www.kinderplans.com/userfiles/poppycross.pdf

Remembrance Day Scissor Skills Projects:
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/remembrance/mscissor-skills.htm

Heart Poppies:
http://www.kinderart.com/seasons/heartpoppies.shtml

Happy Halloween

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, "oh my it's getting late."
The second one said, "there are witches in the air."
The third one said, "but we don't care!"
The fourth one said, "let's run and run and run."
The fifth one said, "I'm ready for some fun!"
OOOhh OOOhh went the wind
and out went the lights
and the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Fall Activities

Leaf People: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/leaf_people.htm
You will need:

Dried leaves
Paper
Pens
Glue

Lay out your leaves until they look like a person. When you are happy glue them to your paper and draw on a face if you like!

Twig Fairy: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/twig_fairy.htm
You will need:

Twigs
Dry leaves
Seeds
Playdough

Make your twig fairy with one long stick as the body, and smaller sticks as the arms and legs. Use the playdough to stick them together. 

Add a large seed as the head and leaves as the wings and dress.

Autumn Collage: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/autumn_collage.htm
You will need:

Autumn leaves
Paper
Glue
Pens

Instructions:

Press your leaves for a couple of days by slipping them between sheets of newspaper under a heavy book.

Arrange your leaves on paper and glue in place, and add any further decoration you like with pens, crayons or pencils. You could also use glitter or even stickers to make your autumn collage special and original.

Apple Activities

Ten Red Apples
Ten red apples grow on a tree
Five for you and five for me
Help me shake the tree just so
And ten red apples down below
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10

Apple prints placemat:
Cut an apple in half and dip in red or green paint to make apple prints on construction paper. 
When paint is dry, add leaves, smile, eyes and letter A noses. 

Apple Bag

You will need:
small paper bag
red/brown paint
green construction paper
newspaper
rubber band

How to make it:
-
Take a small lunch bag and stuff it with newspaper.
- Tie a rubber band around the top of the bag leaving some bag at the top for a stem.
- Next, paint below the rubber band red for the apple and the top stem should be painted brown.
- After this dries, you can cut out and attach a green construction paper leaf.

Apple Lacing

Borrowed from: http://www.dltk-holidays.com/fall/mlacing.htm

Apple:  lace with a running stitch or a blanket stitch around the edge of the apple, skipping the stem.  This is a perfect template for lacing two together to make a 'pouch' that you can slip autumn poems, drawings, sayings, etc into.  For a more advanced project, trace the template onto red fun foam twice.  Use green felt or paint to add a stem.  Lace the fun foam together to make a purse.  Make a purse strap from a long piece of wool or ribbon that you can braid and/or add beads to. 

Template can be found at: http://www.dltk-holidays.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-holidays.com/fall/images/b-lacing3.gif

3 Things to do with Apples

Taken from: http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/3-things-to-do-with-apples-710710/

Shrink 'em

Who wouldn't love to have these creepy characters hanging around? To bring them to life, peel the apples, then use a small knife to carve faces (for well-defined features, cut out deep eye sockets and leave prominent noses). Bake the carved apples at your oven's lowest temperature for three hours, then let them sit in a warm, dry place for at least a few days. Once they're dry and shrunken, press black-bean eyes and rice-grain teeth into place. We also pressed on bundled-yarn wigs and tied on fabric strips cut from bandannas.

Bake 'em

This classic dessert is gooey and delicious, and our version can be cooked by kids with just a little help from a parent. To make it, heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a saucepan, stir together 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of butter, and a pinch each of nutmeg and cinnamon. Bring this mixture to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes to make a syrup. Core and peel the top third of 4 baking apples, such as Cortlands. Place them in a baking pan, fill them with raisins and walnuts, then pour the syrup over them. Bake the apples for 40 minutes. Serve them warm -- topped with ice cream, if you like.

Print 'em

Brushing paint on a cut apple gives our fruit-tastic stationery its crisp lines. Cut a round apple in half, then poke out its seeds with a toothpick and set them aside. Blot the cut surface with a paper towel until it's dry. Brush white acrylic paint all over the cut surface, then add a line of red or green paint around the edge. If the stem is attached, brush brown paint on it. Stamp the apple on a folded piece of card stock. To print the seeds, spear one with a pin, then dip it in brown paint and stamp it where desired.

Styling Book Covers

Taken from: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/back-to-school-crafts3.htm

These Styling Book Covers make schoolbooks look great and are a good back-to-school craft for older kids.

What You'll Need:

  • Thin cardboard
  • Felt
  • Fabric
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Elastic strips
  • Needle and thread

Step 1: For each book you want to cover, open the book and lay it flat with the back and front covers facing you. Cut a piece of thin cardboard to fit over the book's surface. Cut your piece about 1/2 inch larger at the sides.

Step 2: Make 2 creases in the middle of the cardboard (the width of the spine) so that it will bend easily when the book is opened and closed.

Step 3: Glue a piece of fabric or felt onto the cardboard. Make sure the cloth is at least 1 inch larger than the cardboard all around.

Step 4: Fold the extra fabric on the other side of the cardboard, and glue it in place.

Step 5: Cover the remaining cardboard by gluing another piece of felt or fabric onto it.

Step 6: A couple inches from either end, sew an elastic strip top to the bottom on the inside of the book cover you just made -- be sure the elastic is stretched a bit so the book cover stays in place.

Step 7: Slide the front and back covers of your schoolbook into these strips to hold the book in place.

Step 8: Decorate the outside of your new book cover with felt cutouts.

Now you're ready to go back to school in style!

Ice Cream Cone

Taken from: http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/summer/ice-cream-cone.asp

What you'll need:

  • Pom-poms
  • Glue
  • Brown paint
  • Paint brush
  • Small terra cotta rose pot
How to make your ice cream cone craft:
  • Use the brown the paint to paint a criss cross pattern on the terra cotta pot to make it look more like an ice cream cone.
  • Fill the inside of the pot with different colored pom-poms as desired. Glue layers together as you get outside of the rim.
  • Finish the craft with a red pom-pom (cherry) on top.

Frog Crafts

My children are loving all the frogs we currently have in our yard. I thought I would share some frog crafts.

Paper Bag Frog Puppet: http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mfrogbag.htm

Frog Bean Bag: http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mfrogbeanbag.htm

Clay Pot Frog: http://familycrafts.about.com/od/frogcrafts/a/ClayPotFrogCraft.htm

Frog Raft: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/frog-crafts2.htm

Coffee Filter Butterfly

Borrowed from: http://crafts.kaboose.com/butterfly1.html

You will need:                                                                             

  • ½ black chenille stem
  • Paper coffee filter
  • Water color paints
  • Paint brush
  • Water             

How to make it:

  1. Flatten the coffee filter and place it on a plate or newspaper, the paint and water will soak through. Set aside on paper towels to dry.
  2. Fold the chenille stem in half. Remember, you are only using half of a chenille stem to begin with.
  3. Fold the coffee filter accordion style, in about ½" pleats.
  4. Position the pleated coffee filter into the bent end of the chenille stem. Center the filter at the bend.
  5. Twist the chenille stem around the filter to secure it in place.
  6. Bend the tips of the chenille stems over about ¼" to create the antennae.
  7. Fan out the butterfly wings.
  8. If desired, hang with yarn or fishing line.

Tips:

  • For a more vibrant butterfly, be sure to paint all white areas with paint.
  • Tie a piece of fishing line around the "neck" and suspend from the ceiling. They will look like they are flying!
  • Instead of using all the colors on one filter, make some with warm colors (red, yellow, orange) and some with cool colors (blue, green, purple).

How to Make Your Own Lava

Borrowed from the Steam Museum's website: http://www.steammuseum.ca/index.php?page=kids

You will need:                                                                                  
Red food colouring
Water
Cooking oil
Salt
Spoon
Clear container                  

1. Fill the glass 2/3 with water.
2. Mix a few drops of food colouring with the water.
3. Add oil to the glass. Wait for the water and oil to separate.
4. Drop salt into the glass and watch your lava!

Sand Mosaics

Next time you are at the beach gather some sand and shells and try this craft. Craft borrowed from: http://familyfun.go.com/summer/summer-crafts/summer-beach-crafts/sand-crafts/sand-mosaics-663989/

What you'll need:

  • Scissors
  • Black construction paper
  • Shoe box lid
  • White glue
  • Sand
  • Assorted seashells

How to make it:   

  1. Cut a sheet of construction paper so that it fits inside the box lid -- this will be the portable canvas.

  2. To make a picture, draw with the tip of the glue bottle, then sprinkle on loose sand.

  3. Once the sand is dry, shake off the excess by gently tapping the side of the lid.

  4. For added detail, glue on shells, pebbles, sea glass or any other not-too-aromatic finds.

Ice Block Summer Fun Activity

What you'll need:

  • Clean milk carton, plastic containers, ice cube trays, etc.
  • Water
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Small plastic toys (optional)

How to make it:   

  1. Make an ice block by freezing water in a clean milk carton, plastic container, ice cube tray, etc.
  2. If you like, add a few drops of food coloring to the water before freezing, or drop in a few small plastic toys.
  3. Your child will enjoy playing with the blocks of ice outside when it is hot.
  4. If you've frozen small plastic toys inside the block of ice, watch your child be so surprised when the ice all melts and they find the toy.

Dancing Raisins

Borrowed from the Steam Museum's website: http://www.steammuseum.ca

You will need:                                                                                  
-
A can of clear soda
- Raisins                               

1. Shake a can of clear soda as hard as you can. Knock two or three times on the top. Open it carefully over a sink.
2. Pour your opened can of soda into a glass.
3. Add six or seven raisins.
4. In a minute or so they will start to dance! But if you tap on the side of the glass they will sink!

Needle Through A Balloon

Borrowed from the Steam Museum's website: http://www.steammuseum.ca

You will need:                                                                                  
1 balloon
Cooking Oil
Bamboo
Skewer                                       

1.  Blow up the balloon ½ - ¾ full of air.

2.  Dip the end of the skewer into the cooking oil.

3.  Slowly poke through the darkest spot on the top of the balloon. Once through, exit near the tie at the end of the balloon.  

If your balloon pops the first time, don’t worry! Try, try again! If there is a pile of popped balloons on the floor, try blowing your balloon up less and making sure the skewer has no splinters.

Playdough Recipe

I have posted this recipe before but it is one of my favourites and thought I would share it again.

1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
food colouring

Mix all ingredients, adding food colouring last. Stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from pan, let cool slightly, and knead until blended and smooth. Store in a plastic bag or airtight container when cooled.

Bird Biscuit

taken from: http://crafts.kaboose.com/birdbisc.html

What you'll need:

    • Flat wooden heart (or any wooden shape)
    • Peanut butter
    • Birdseed
    • Drill
    • Approximately 4 feet of 1/4 inch wide ribbon
    • Bowl

How to make it:   

  1. Drill one small hole in each side of the heart - same distance from the top so that the heart is not lopsided.
  2. Cover the wooden heart completely in peanut butter and then place the heart in a bowl of bird seed.
  3. Cover the entire area of the heart with the birdseed making sure no bald spots are left anywhere on the heart.
  4. Cut two lengths of ribbon each 2 feet long and run one length of ribbon through each hole.
  5. Tie all ends of the ribbons together in a bow or knot.
  6. Hang bird biscuit in a tree or somewhere birds have easy access to it.

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