Sorry we haven't blogged in a while -we've been busy having way too much fun!
So far this year "building" has been a popular theme with the creative kids at Dawn and Dusk, and they're exploring different ways to build towns, towers, homes, mazes, and Beyblades out of the various items we provide.
How tall can we make that tower? How long can that Lego Beyblade spin? What can we make with the large Linkin Logs besides a house? How big can we make a marble run?
Let's find out!
But that's okay, because the kids at D&D have found them, and are learning how to play marble games thanks to Chantal teaching a game she played from Africa, and a game Khristine knew from the Philippines. From there the kids made mini arenas for marble wars and a mini bowling lane. We're really enjoying the way they're using marbles in so many ways, we can't wait to see what they come up with next!
We've had a pretty great start to the summer with all our different adventures and experiences!
Here's some pictures of our Carnival Day, our 4th Annual Water Wars, and our afternoon at Frasers Grove Park. Splashing in the water, climbing trees, launching off the swings, chilling in the hammocks - we're doing summer right! Stay tuned for more!
For our June 24th in-service we all headed to the Forks for the day. Here's some pictures from the "G2 Crew" having fun enjoying a walk across the beautiful Provencher Bridge, exploring the old St. B cathedral, and seeing Louis Riel's memorial site. Before we headed to the cathedral I brought the Crew to a secret spot on the river path with a baffling occurrence; When you stand in this little square, it sounds like you're speaking into a microphone! Take one step outside of this spot and the effect is gone! It's a little secret that most people don't know about, and now your kids are in on it ;)
What a great way to spend a Monday!
We have been having alot of fun outdoors. For my activities I had freezer paint popsicles and for my other activity we were blowing bubbles. For the popsicle painting I froze paint in popsicle trays and when we took them outside we had to let them unthaw for a minute and then we painted some very beautiful pictures. For my other activity I did some bubble blowing. We had different sizes of bubble blowers and we got some very big bubbles. These activities the children really enjoyed. -Vera
Over the last three weeks every Tuesday morning, some of the children joined us outside and enjoyed making yarn pompoms with their fingers. They were interested to make also tassels by first wrapping yarn around cardboard. They also had an opportunity to use two popsicle sticks in making God,s eyes.
Each time we had yarn club, children could make two or three crafts and they would always ask me to bring the yarn outside.
Look and see on those photos, how they were motivated to do their artwork.
A mud puddle is more than just a mud puddle to the Dawn & Dusk kids. - it's a raging river they need to cross. It's a mysterious body of water hiding sea creatures. It's an obstacle course. And above all, it's a daring opportunity to exercise our bravery and skills. And should we fall? Well, the muck can be washed out, but these memories will last for years.
Construction season has begun and there is no better place to see projects on the go. A recent surge in building towers has swept over the building and construction area. A mix of building materials and marked safe zones allow for creativity to grow higher and higher. Once the structures are complete, they come tumbling down with as much excitement as it took to build them. We can't wait for our architects to design more additions to the skyline of Dawn and Dusk city.