Be sure to have your children join Michelle each Friday morning on our Facebook page beginning at 9:00 for Rhyme and Storytime Summer Edition. We will share videos each week with a new summer-time theme with crafts, songs and adventures.
Rainy Day Toolkit
We have lots of fun ideas to keep your kids/grandkids busy on a rainy day using items from around the house.
Make your own bubble mixture and try using household items to blow bubbles with it. The recipe is here.
Make Cloud Dough for hours of playful fun. Only two ingredients! Watch here.
We have ideas for card-making, too, using cookie cutters and tissue paper! You can also download our shapes template here to trace on coloured paper or colour them in with your crayons. Watch the video here.
You can also snuggle up and read your favourite book. Click here to listen to All By Myself.
On the Move
A hot air balloon is another way to get around but probably not something that many of us have had the opportunity to do! Have you ever taken a hot air balloon ride? We have a fun craft to make your very own hot air balloon art!
Make a paint brush using a pom pom and a clothes pin. Watch the video here.
Do you know your bicycle safety? We will learn about it with this book, Franklin’s Bicycle Helmet. Click here to watch the video.
We visited the Historical military aircraft on display at 17 Wing, Air Force Way in Winnipeg. Check it out in this video.
We have 2 fun songs for you to watch and sing-a-long to: Row Row Row Your Boat and Zoom Zoom Zoom. Click here.
And if you haven’t already watched the video we made for Car, Car that we made a couple of months ago, be sure to check it out, too.
We have 4 different bingo cards that you can download and print off. Take the bingo cards on your next drive with your family, or even a walk around your neighbourhood, and see who can find the most items on your card. Click the cards below to print.
This week on Rhyme & Storytime Summer Edition we’re talking about community. What does community mean? Is it places, people or the things we do?
From bears in windows and encouraging messages to sidewalk chalk, we’re showing our community that we’re there for each other. We’re talking about what makes a community!
Writing and drawing messages on the sidewalk is one way to brighten up somebody’s day! Click here to watch the video.
In the same theme, you can also watch this well-known Muppets/Sesame Street video. Click here.
Rainbow Suncatcher craft
Download the rainbow template: Click here to download template
And watch the video to learn what to do to make your own rainbow suncatcher for your window!
It’s Bird Week on Rhyme and Storytime Summer Edition. We visited the Assiniboine Park Zoo and learned about different species of birds. Which one is your favourite?
It’s Animal Week on Rhyme and Storytime Summer Edition.
We’re visiting the animals at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Which one is your favourite?
Did you know that there are 9 polar bears at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg? We’re checking out the Journey to Churchill exhibit and learning all about polar bears.
Sing along to this fun video about zoo animals!
Did you know that the dragonfly is the fastest flying insect in the entire world? And that there are about 20,000 different species of bees in the world? We’re talking about insects because it’s Bug Week on Rhyme and Storytime Summer Edition. Check out the video to learn about a few of our favourite bugs. We Love Bugs!
We’re painting and hiding rocks. Join the fun. Click here to watch the video.
Download the 3 insect templates for this fun nature photo project! Click here to watch the video.
Cut out the middle of the insect template and then hold it up against nature to take a cool photo!
Sing-along time! Let’s sing along to the Itsy Bitsy Spider. Click here to watch the video.
We’re learning about ladybugs and making one out of clay. Click here to watch.
We’re going on a nature scavenger hunt. You can download our list before you go, Have fun!
Leaf Rubbings Art Project
Have you ever tried leaf rubbings? It’s a fun and easy art project. You can pick a few different leaves when you are on your nature scavenger hunt.
Supplies: leaves, crayons and paper.
How many reindeers can you find?
We’re going on a fun adventure searching for unique wooden carvings. These adorable reindeer displays are found on the Sturgeon Creek pathway. A local artist creates them and has been placing them under trees, in the creek and other areas. See how many you can find!