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Rainbows and Water

We have been learning about mixing colours at Bonnington Blossoms.  Our wonderful practicum student Angela came up with some fabulous activities to engage the children while they explored blending the primary colours.

The first project involved paint and hands, but it wasn’t messy at all!  Angela put two primary colours in ziplock bags and reinforced the […]

Making Butter

It all started when I sang this less known verse of “Baa Baa Black Sheep” to the children – song lyric credit goes to Raffi:

“Moo moo brown cow have you milk for me?

Yes sir, yes sir as tasty as can be

Churn it into butter or make it into cheese

Freeze it into ice cream or drink it […]

Autumn Activities, Kindness Jar and Welcoming Back Marnie

Over these past two weeks we have experienced the seasons change from summer to autumn. At the child care centre we have begun to welcome autumn in many ways.

One song I have been singing and dancing to with the children goes like this – to the tune of “One elephant went out to play, upon a […]

Valentine’s Day 2018

Another valentine’s day and another excuse to make chocolate with the children!

We used the same amazing raw chocolate recipe as last year. If you want the recipe, check out last year’s Valentine’s Day blog post.

Recently we discovered how much excitement popping popcorn brings to our group of young scientists. When we popped popcorn with the children we […]

Owl Craft Idea, Halloween 2017, First Snow and the Bonnington Blossoms Band!

The children delighted in making owls from paper towel rolls.

We painted them, and drew on them with markers and crayons.

I cut out little circle eyes and wings. The children drew on them and glued them on.

How adorable are these!?

 

For Halloween we had our favourite face painter, Annie Delorme, come and visit the centre again.

The children […]

Sun Catchers, Circle Dances, and Harvesting Food

Summer went by so fast and I want to share more of our good times and craft projects before we move on to autumn.

Our newest staff member, Tanya, had a great idea for making sun catchers.

The materials we used were non-toxic white glue, food colouring, toothpicks and yogurt container lids.  Simply poor some glue into […]

Garlic Harvest, Flower Art, and a Rocket Ship

Last Halloween Bonnington Blossoms had our first party. We dressed up in costumes, painted our faces and were given a gift from the fairies. The fairies gave all the children garlic to plant in the garden.

Below is a photo of us planting garlic on Halloween. To see more photos and read about our Halloween fun, check out our Halloween Blog […]

Planting Seeds, Outdoor Fun and Mother’s Day Gifts

The weather has been so warm and sunny the past few weeks. We have been taking full advantage of our large, beautiful outdoor play space at Bonnington Blossoms.

A friend and local artist, Hannah De Boer-Smith, built a teepee for the children with garden netting around it. The children planted pea, bean, nasturtium and squash seeds below the netting.

Even […]

Spring has Sprung…

… and we celebrated by wet felting rainbow eggs with the children.

Our wonderful practicum student Tanya, from the Selkirk College Early Childhood Care and Education program, brought her magical drum carder to Bonnington Blossoms yesterday. It is a family heirloom from her great grandmother, and I feel so honoured that she shared it with us.

 

Tanya started the day off […]

Valentine’s Gifts for our Families and Friends *with amazing Raw Chocolates recipe*

Last night I made little, red gift bags out of construction paper and weighed out all the ingredients we would need for making the most delicious raw, organic chocolates I have ever tasted.

After exchanging the Valentine’s cards and bookmarks that the children made for one another over the weekend, (I am so grateful to be […]