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Rubbing Plate Ideas for Early Learners

Rubbing Plate Ideas for Early Learners

Rubbing Plate Activities  Have you ever used rubbing plates before? Rubbing plates are double sided plastic plates, with each side producing somewhat different effects. They can be used as texture for a variety of techniques, including rubbings with paint sticks, transfer crayons or watercolour. Foiling, gelatin prints, impressions in clay and more.  They can be […]

Conifer Preschool Examination Activities

Conifer Preschool Examination Activities Conifer Cabinet Evergreen Leaf Shapes

Conifer Trees in the Winter Winter is the perfect time of the year to examine evergreen branches of conifer trees. The deciduous trees are still dormant, most flowers are still sleeping too, but conifers are painting the town green! Exploring nature is not only fun for young children, but as Maria Montessori maintained, nature should […]

Teach Girls About the Incredible Superpowers of Women in STEM

Teach Girls About the Incredible Superpowers of Women in STEM

What’s Your Superpower? Have you seen the slogans and memes asking “What’s your superpower?”. You can fill in that blank with pretty much anything. Yet we still don’t see enough support for the incredible superpowers of women in STEM. The Power of Association We all know how easily seeing or experiencing something can spark the […]

4 Ways Puzzles Exercise Your Brain

4 Ways Puzzles Exercise Your Brain National Puzzle Day is Jan 29 every year.

Puzzles Are Versatile Puzzles are some of the most versatile learning tools available for the home and classroom. It’s no wonder there’s a special day set aside on January 29 each year to showcase the plethora of options on National Puzzle Day. There truly is something for everyone. If you are more drawn to words, […]

What are Environmentally Friendly Peat Alternatives?

What are Environmentally Friendly Peat Alternatives? Ecofriendly peat moss alternatives.

If you haven’t read the post about peat bogs and why they are a fragile, non-renewable resource, make sure you read it here. In this post you will learn about interesting and innovative peat alternatives.  Why Do We Need a Peat Alternative? Some gardeners and the nursery trade will still argue for the benefits of […]

DIY Seed Tape in 5 Easy Steps

DIY Seed Tape in 5 Easy Steps DIY seed tape example.

Here’s a fantastic little activity that is perfect for the budding little gardeners in your classroom or at home. You’ll have all the materials readily available from home, except perhaps seeds. Excellent spring classroom activity You may have noticed that some plant and vegetable seeds are now available for purchase already embedded in a long […]