Activities for Parents Newsletter
2020 Activities for Parents Newsletter
- 5 Minute Activities: Paper Planter: Follow along as Alan from Hands on Growing helps us sharpen our origami skills to create a biodegradable paper planter.
- 5 Minute Activities: Birding 101 with CPAWS: Vanessa from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Southern Alberta Chapter (CPAWS) teaches us the basics of birding.
- 5 Minute Activities: Tailpipe Pollution Challenge: Tanya from the Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) guides us through the Tailpipe Pollution Challenge.
- 5 Minute Activities: How to Make an Upcycled Flower Pot: Elizabeth from Ciclomanias shows us how to make a beautiful flower pot out of a plastic bottle.
- 5 Minute Activities: How to Make a Mud Kitchen: Christina from Get Outside and Play shows us how to make a mud kitchen for hours of unstructured play fun!
- 5 Minute Activities: How to Germinate Beans in Your Kitchen: Watch along as Dylann, from the Weaselhead Glenmore Park Preservation Society shows us how to germinate bean seeds at home.
- Activities to Learn About Pollinators: Some simple ideas to learn about pollinators in Alberta.
- Activities to Connect to Your Local Wetland: Three activities to help you connect to your local wetland. Bonus Resource: Inside Education has some amazing Wetlands and Aquatic Invertebrates resources! Check them out here.
- Get Crafty with Nature!: Four nature-inspired arts and crafts activities for your children.
- Fun Activities in the Sun: Four activities that allow children to learn more about the sun's power, be creative, and have fun in the sun!
- Numeracy and Literacy in Nature: Outdoor Activities for Grades 4-6!: Four hands-on, nature-inspired math and language arts activities.
- Earth Day Activities: Some of our favourite Earth Day Activities to do with your kids!
- Numeracy and Literacy in Nature: Outdoor Activities for Grades K-3!: Four easy and fun activities to help your kids boost their interest and skills in math and language arts by having fun outside!
- Connect Your Kids to the 4 Elements Through Nature Play!: This guidebook written by Shelagh Pyper of Fuse Consulting is designed to connect your children to the four elements through nature play.
- Outdoor Activities To Do With Your Kids In The Snow: Become A Backyard Nature Detective : One of the best ways to learn about nature is to get outside, be curious, and ask questions! This activity provides some guiding questions and resources to help your kids unlock their curiosity and explore the natural world around them. Bonus Resource: Our friends at Alberta Parks have shared their Winter Ecology Tracking Booklet full of the most common critters found in the Kananaskis region!