Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cardboard Builders

Another way to upcycle your cardboard.

  1. Cut cardboard into shapes
  2. Paint/dry
  3. Snip slots into 3 or 4 sides of shapes

Scultures a-plenty! 
(unfortunately, I do not remember what site I found apologies)

Until You Read Again....

Warm Smells for Chilly Days

When the air begins to cool, it can be of great comfort to come in to warm and soothing aroma's.  In our Centre we are not able to light candles, so a homemade potpourri is often set to simmer on the electric hot plate.

In a medium, heavy pot, place 3 cups of water and a combo of the following:
  • Apple peel and cinnamon stick
  • Orange peel and cloves
  • Lemon peel and a nub of fresh ginger
  • Lime peel and coconut extract
You can also experiment and create your own scents! 

(*Notes: keep an eye on the water level and refill as it evaporates, be respectful of children/staff that are scent-sensitive or have allergies, never leave the hot plate on when you leave the room and keep the hot plate at a safe distance from curious hands & fingers)

Until You Read Again.....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


There went August.....and September is rolling in.  Time to welcome returning and new children and families. 
How do you prepare for a new school year?  Do you have a traditional activity, song, or  room set-up? 

Until You Read Again.....