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Look What I Caught!

By Healthy Kid Play / July 31, 2020 /

Paper Scales Fish Materials: different coloured paper – construction, tissue, old wrapping paper etc. scissors, white glue, googly eyes (or white paper circles with black eyes drawn on), fish outlines (can get from computer to print – google images fish outline) or draw your own fish shape on firm paper preferably 1. After selecting or…

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Father’s Day Card – Tie

By Healthy Kid Play / June 16, 2020 /

Ties! Ties! Ties! Ties are what is often portrayed as gifts for Dads.  Well how about making a Father’s Day card that looks like a one.  Click on the tie image to download the instructions for this craft. Materials: construction paper, scissors, pencil, glue,decorating media: (crayons, markers, paint, stickers, glitter, etc.) 1. Let child choose…

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September Leaf Activities

By Healthy Kid Play / June 16, 2020 /

In September, at least in the northern part of the world, the season of fall begins. Leaves on the trees and bushes and even the weeds, may begin to change colour. This is a perfect time to take your child for a walk around your neighbourhood, and/or to go to a park to collect leaves…

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Halloween is just around the corner! Costume Ideas

By Healthy Kid Play / June 16, 2020 /

If you want to make a simple costume for yourself or your kids, I’ve got some ideas for you. Some of these are ideas that I have used myself. Some of these are taken from the magazine “Parents” Oct. 2019. An important part of the costume, which can be used as a base for other…

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It’s Spring! What’s happening with the birds?

By Healthy Kid Play / June 16, 2020 /

It’s spring in the northern hemisphere! Snow is melting, grass is starting to turn green and the summer birds are returning. Here are some springtime/bird activities for you to do with your kids. Have fun. You can find more Spring/bird activities as well as lots of other activities to do with your child in the…

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Art Activity- Sand Casts

By Healthy Kid Play / May 27, 2019 /

I have a great summer activity for you to do with your kids. The two main things you need is a little plaster of Paris and some sand and water. This idea is something I have done myself with kids, but it was an article by Donna Erickson who has a syndicated column with family…

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Science Activity – Give Dad a Beard

By Healthy Kid Play / May 27, 2019 /

Science activity – Give Dad a Beard – (balloon activity) Material: balloon (lighter colour will work best), black (or dark) permanent marker, cracked black pepper (ground black pepper might work as well), plate, sweater, or blanket, or towel Blow up balloon and tie closed. Draw a man’s face on the balloon – keep the drawing…

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