Tag: kid friendly activies

Wild Things and Bunny Ears

We have recently watched the movie Where the Wild Things Arewith the kids.  Bryce mostly ignored it and played with his cars and Jada cried a lot.  We decided not to traumatize her much longer so we stopped the movie short and put Bryce and Jada to bed.  Annika, Martin, and I finished watching it, and I’m glad we did as I wanted to… Read more →

Nature Outings to Welcome Spring

With the weather starting to warm up in some areas, and little flowers popping up everywhere, I thought I’d write about some outings to do in nature with your kids in spring.  The list of course could go on and on but I will tell you about my favorite few. A Spring Scavenger Hunt Get the kids to look for:… Read more →

Feeding the Hummingbirds

Right now the Hummingbirds are starting to migrate and move to the BC coast.  We saw three hummingbirds in different locations around Victoria and I believe that they where Anna’s Hummingbird’s. A friend told me that they actually live in Victoria year round because of the mild tempertures which was verified here.  I only managed to get a photo of one,… Read more →

Our First “Gardening” Attempt

We went to the garden supply store a week ago and bought all kinds of seeds for the garden.  The kids had fun picking them out and we tried to keep it under control, really.  Since then the weather has been quite rainy and cool and all we’ve managed to do is some more yard clean-up.  Thankfully what we did… Read more →

“Found” Art Materials

I don’t want to sound like an old lady but, whatever happened to being creative when choosing art and craft supplies?  The craft stores are full of ready packaged crafts, just empty the bag and assemble.  Some days that is great, with no thought involved I can give the kids something semi-creative to do.  Usually, however, I prefer to make crafts that are special… Read more →

Humane Education – A Great Idea

This link I came across today really caught my eye.  Humane Education is teaching a child to be kind to animals so that they will learn to be compassionate in all aspects of their lives.  This article claims that humane education reduces violence in teens and adults and teaches respect and empathy.  If you don’t have a pet of your… Read more →

Chinese Paper Lanterns with Hearts

This year on February 14 we get two special days in one!  What do we do with our kids for Valentines Day and Chinese New Year?  We make crafts of course and since they land on the same day why not make a Chinese/heart themed craft.  Cut out hearts with chinese characters was too obvious and cinnamon heart filled won tons didn’t turn… Read more →

Cultural Experiences in Your Home Town

What can be more exciting for kids than to attend a celebration involving tigers, dragons, & dumplings?  OK maybe that one that includes reindeer, elves, and presents but a Chinese New Year celebration can be very entertaining and educational.  Going to a cultural event can be like travelling to another country for a day, without the jet lag.  I feel… Read more →