Easter Weekend Roundup

I’ve been hearing about several great events coming up for both Easter and Earth Day, so I thought I’d share them here! Easter and Earth Day go together quite well, don’t you think? Spring is here, the bunnies are multiplying, and the Earth is….well…a bit muddy.

Place D’Orleans Easter activities – photo spots with the Easter bunny are all booked up, but there will be free face painting and crafts! Thursday April 17th, 10am – 2pm

Proulx Sugar Bush and Berry Farm: Good Friday and Easter Sunday, 11am – 2pm. An egg hunt, face painting and clue hunt!

Earth Day at Terra20: Saturday April 19th, 12 – 4pm. Lots of kid-friendly activities!

The Canada Agriculture Museum is open every single day this weekend!

The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum has an Easter egg hunt with Curious Cottontail!

Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush – maple syrup…pancakes….say no more!

Stay tuned later this week for some super yummy craft/snack ideas for Easter!

 

 

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DIY Toys: Fun for Hours!

I got this idea (well kinda definitely copied the idea) from my sister in-law when babysitting her boys a few weeks ago. It’s so simple and so easy to do….and it will entertain your little one(s) for hours!

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Why wouldn’t it be fun? It clangs, you can shoot the discs across the room on the floor, put the disks in…pull them out, drop them in, shake it about. So.Much.Fun.

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Fin agrees.

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And I had fun watching him explore and do all the actions listed above, over and over again.

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My sister in-law used a Pringles can for hers, and has a TON of the metal disks. She swears her boys, now 3 and 6, have had hours of fun playing with this game. And she has had it around for a few years now…so it’s great for such a wide age range.

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Fin is 10 months old, and he had a blast with it all morning (and then later in the afternoon, in case anyone was noticing the wardrobe change). It’s a little early for Fin right now, but I’ve started labeling the disks with numbers and shapes to increase the learning factor.

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So, what do you need to put this simple game together?

- 1 container with a Plastic lid (I used a 32oz. Plastic container from Kardish…they’re nice thick and sturdy)
- Tops (and bottoms if you can detach them) from frozen juice concentrates – I have 4 to start but plan on collecting them as I go through juice…it’s a slow process in my house
- Exacto knife
- Cutting board and/or cardboard
- Permanent Marker or stickers (optional)

Putting it all together:
1)Lay the lid for the plastic container on your cutting board or mat and use the exacto knife to cut out a rectangle measuring 3” x 1/2” (just big enough for your juice lids, aka ‘disks’).
2)Separate your metal tops and bottoms from the cardboard juice containers. Use permanent maker (or stickers!) to draw on numbers, shapes, mathematical signs, words, etc.
3)Put the lid on the plastic container.
4)Let your little one play the day away!

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Eryn is a mom to a cheerful and energetic little 10 month old boy. She is a Registered Holisitic Nutritionist & accepting new clients . When she’s not chasing around a baby or talking nutrition, she enjoys quilting, crafting, cooking & everything in between and blogs about those and other adventures at Bringing Back Handmade.

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WE DAY: Sneak Peek!

It’s been a long day. I have so many thoughts floating around my head, and can’t wait to write them all down. But for tonight, a few pictures from National We Day today!

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