Captain Seasalt Puppet
Captain Seasalt Puppet

Here’s how to make a puppet of Captain Seasalt that can steer the ship! You need: This template Bristol board or cardstock Scissors Glue stick Hole punch or Pencil Seven brass fasteners Two popsicle sticks Clear tape A feather Print out the template. Roughly cut out shapes and glue with a glue stick onto bristle... Read more »

The history of the ship in a bottle

‘Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’, by Yinka Shonibare: On 24 May 2010, a huge glass bottle with a ship inside it was raised to the top of the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, England. Made by Anglo-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare it is a replica of Lord Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory that he used... Read more »

Musical Instruments
Musical Instruments

Banjo Supplies small rubber bands jar lid large popsicle stick hot glue things to decorate: ribbon stickers small beads Steps Glue 8 small beads, 4 on each side to the back edge of your jar lid. This will hold the rubber bands in place. Stretch 4 small rubber bands between the beads lengthwise, two in... Read more »

Pirate Flag
Let’s Learn About Pirate Ships – and Make Our Own!

Ahoy! I be called Kraken Loot, and I be the Cap’n of my ship. I hear on the grapevine you Scallywag Landlubbers are wanting to become Buccaneers? Well shiver me timbers! Ye made a grand choice. I hear ye say you have a ship ready? Well Yo ho ho! Ye came to the right place... Read more »

Pirate Ships and Wind Power
Pirate Ships and Wind Power

Hoist the mainsail! Captain Seasalt and the ABC Pirates sail their ship using the power of the wind. Here’s how you can make your own pirate ship that works the same way. What you need: Twelve corks of the same size Popsicle stick Hot glue gun Print this template for paper version (or use fun... Read more »

Treasure Tubes
Treasure Tubes

Ahoy mateys! Let’s search for buried treasure! These tubes are filled with colourful treasure, and look beautiful too. You can use them to practice colours, vocabulary, and shapes. Try putting foam or plastic letters into the tube to practice letters – a perfect activity after watching an episode of ABC Pirates! Argh! What do you... Read more »

Popsicle Pirates - finished
Popsicle Stick Pirates!

Ahoy there mateys! Let’s sail the high seas on a pirate ship with popsicle stick pirates! These pirates can go this way, that way, up and down, all over the deep blue sea. Once your pirates are ready to set sail, follow along with the Super Simple Song, Over The Deep Blue Sea, for a... Read more »

Clay Donut Magnets

This craft may look like your favourite whimsical sugary treat, but don’t try a bite! These clay donuts are fun and easy to make, and when you’re done you can decorate your fridge with them. Donuts come in so many different varieties; we’ve made some traditional flavours as well as some very unusual ones. Can... Read more »

Cubist Collage
The Cubists and Collage: Creating Your Own Recyclable Collages

Creating collages is not uncommon in any elementary school or house with children residing in it. In fact, having children and collages sort of come hand in hand. It is a tactile way of learning and creating something that isn’t just done with a pen or pencil. But do you know when the ‘collage’ caught... Read more »

Bumble Nums Food
DIY Bumble Nums Groceries

Have you been watching the new episodes of The Bumble Nums and wishing you had some Sparkling Strawberries or Ballooning Blueberries? We’ve made a fun printable so you can make your own Bumble Nums inspired delicacies at home, all you need are some recyclables and some imagination! YUM! What you will need printouts scissors craft... Read more »

Valentine Treat Boxes
Valentine Treat Boxes

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Download and print our Super Simple treat boxes to add a little more fun to the day of love!

Vegetable Valentine Cards
Cut Vegetable Valentines

Printmaking is a great way to explore different objects and materials, and it gives us a new way to examine the world around us as we search for interesting shapes and patterns. Some of the most beautiful shapes and patterns can be found right under our noses, in objects that are already very familiar to... Read more »

Crystal Snowflakes
Crystal Snowflakes

If you catch a falling snowflake on your mitten, you’ll see that it has a beautiful pattern, with six points and a lot of complex detail. Snowflakes are actually tiny crystals made of ice. Here’s a way you can use the process of crystal formation to make your own “snowflake” at home. You need: Pipe... Read more »

winter animal collage
Winter Animal Collage

Many animals use camouflage to blend into the environments where they live; matching the colors or patterns around them can help prey to stay safe from predators, and predators to be stealthy hunters. With this collage project we’re going to look at three animals that have adapted to blend into a wintery landscape: the polar... Read more »

Sparkly Twig Snowflakes
Sparkly Twig Snowflakes

You’ve probably heard it said that no two snowflakes are alike; as they fall through the Earth’s atmosphere and are exposed to different temperatures and humidities, they develop complex, unpredictable, and wildly varying patterns. The snowflakes in this craft are especially unique! We’re going to start by gathering twigs to build them out of; then... Read more »

Handprint Cows
Handprint Cows

Looking for some indoor activities to keep the kids entertained over the holiday break? We’ve got you covered! Today we’re making handprint cows. Hopefully, you have all these materials around home and are ready to get creative! Remember, no two cows look the same! Materials craft paint-pink , white and black google eyes coloured construction paper paint brush... Read more »

DIY Winter Snow Globes

Winter has arrived in the Northern hemisphere, so we are learning about all things winter! Everyone loves a winter scene – snow-covered landscape, animals, snowmen, snowflakes. Today we will be making a little penguin Winter Snow Globe of the Antarctic or South Pole. Who had a snow globe growing up? Those little glass snowy scenes that... Read more »

Santa Craft
Jolly Santa Craft

Ho ho ho! It’s Christmas time, and this year Santa can come early in the form of this Jolly Santa craft! This craft is easy enough for young children with a little assistance and is made with simple supplies you probably already have at home. It’s the perfect way to spend time inside when it’s... Read more »

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

Each year, we bring out the Christmas boxes from the basement, garage or storage locker. We set up the tree, and unveil our Christmas decorations for another year. As we open the box and see the ornaments year after year, we are reminded that these boxes are filled not only with things but with memories.... Read more »

Bean Bag Pizza Toss

Let’s make a bean bag toss game with a pizza box! First, remove all the pizza crumbs to make sure that your box is clean, then carefully cut out three holes; square, circle and triangle. What the video for more instruction!

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