I try to incorporate learning into our daily activities as much as possible. Here are some of our favourite activities. (Please note this page is still a work in progress. More to be added soon.)
Life cycle of a chicken. (Hatching chicks experience)
Beginning Friday, May 27th 2022 we started one of the coolest learning experiences we have done to date - Our Chick Hatching EGG-sperience! We partnered with a local farm (Swanson Farm) to try their "Hatch at Home - Hatching Experience." We are finished enjoying this experience and the chicks have gone to their new home. Check out the slide show above for some photos of our experience.
We will be doing this Egg-Sperience again this year, with an arrival date for the eggs of June 1, 2023. More details to come soon!
Life Cycle of a painted lady butterfly.
We have learned about the butterfly life cycle many times over the years and 2022 was no different. We got our caterpillars on May 17th and watched them grow from itty bitty caterpillars to large ones who went into their Chrysalis. All 9 butterflies finally emerged on June 9th and we enjoyed watching them fly around, watching them eat and just watching them in general. We did release them after a short time and got to spend some time with them sitting on our hands, clothes, etc.
We will be doing this experience again this year, with an arrival of late May, 2023!
Vinegar + Baking Soda = HOURS of fun for my current group. Most recently was Valentines Day themed.