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The Best Bunny Masks

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The Best Bunny Masks

It's finally spring! For those of you who celebrate Easter, we've researched some of the cutest Bunny Masks to sit at your table. Having a craft on hand when you're entertaining a large group can calm kids and help them focus. It can also be a great "ice breaker" for cousins or relatives who are shy. For your reference, here are our faves: 1. Playful Learning's Printable Bunny Mask We loved this because it came with a printable and was super easy to make. We added a few more details (a paper nose, white whiskers with white crayon or chalk) to make the craft...

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Outdoor Summer Activities in York Region

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Outdoor Summer Activities in York Region
In amongst the camps and the commitments of keeping your kids busy (and your work schedule on track) consider a few day trips close to home.

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Show me a cute Tipi...

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Show me a cute Tipi...

If you are on the internet at all (never mind an avid crafter) you will have undoubtedly noticed the rise of the Tipi (also spelt Tee Pee) trend. This iconic structure is loved for its simplicity, clean lines that also makes for an trendy fort that easily collapses to maximize small spaces. It was their portability that made Tipis ideal for  the Indigenous peoples of the Plains. These people travelled often — to hunt, join social gatherings (such as Sun Dances) or find winter shelter — and therefore needed homes that could be taken down easily and just as easily resurrected. In my opinion, tipis were...

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Easy Weaving Wall Hanging

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Easy Weaving Wall Hanging

Early educators know that weaving is a wonderful activity for young children that helps to: develop fine motor skills develop eye hand coordination increase focus and attention span promotes left right coordination reinforces following directions offers a relaxing, tactile experience is fun! Making looms can be very time consuming if you have a large class. Here is a simple, economical solution that generates great results! Materials: Hardware store pest/deer mesh (we bought this at Home Depot). Scissors Weaving Materials: Ideal materials to weave are ones that present a variety of thickness and texture. We used:  Yarn (we bought ours from yarn.ca),...

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