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Home Decorator – The Kid Edition:
Crafting With Kids

Chrystal, creative mom to two precious jewels reports…

“This last week we just took the BIG plunge: we put our one and a half year old in the same room as our three year old!

We might regret it, but so far (4 days later) the idea of them being best friends is still outweighing our new 6am wake up call. After getting their beds and bedding and setting their room up, the blank walls were staring us right in the face. There’s just something about pictures and art on walls that makes a room feel cozy and homey. The thing is, decorating is just so stinkin’ expensive!

I would absolutely LOVE my house to look like the pages of a magazine, but, uh, that’s never going to happen. So, my mennonite blood starting working and I came up with this little decorating idea for my kids new room. Now, if you aren’t familiar with mennonites, we are famous for two main things (in my opinion)

1. some dang good food that would give any health nut a heart attack, and

2. being cheap, frugal, thrifty… you get the idea.

So I went on down to the dollar store, bought 5 canvases for $10 (of course you can get much nicer ones at other stores, but again, I’m Continue reading Home Decorator – The Kid Edition:
Crafting With Kids

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Big Little Science Birthdays

Super Science Birthday Parties at the BIG Little Science Centre

Everyone is invited to come to the BIG Little Science Centre for a

Super Scientific Birthday Party!


Science Birthdays are all about activity and excitement (with some learning going on at the same time). They are perfect for busy young people who want something special and different. Kids do real science activities and have a lot of fun. Even adults might consider having their birthday at the BIG Little Science Centre!


You and 9 of your friends will spend two hours enjoying the fantastic BIG Little Science Centre, assisted by our own scientist host. Explore over 130 different scientific, crazy and fun exhibits in the two hands-on rooms. Enjoy and participate in a special show or laboratory chosen from a wide selection of special favourites. We even have a party room for you to serve food and unwrap gifts. Watch out for the carbon dioxide powered rocket! Learn how to put out the birthday candles without messing up your cake!


We warn you now; be prepared for children to have such a great time it will be hard for them to leave.

Science Shows might include one of the following:
Light and Colour
Magnetism
Air Pressure
Static Electricity

Science Labs might include one of the following:

Dinosaur Detectives

Simple Batteries

Simple Circuits

Microscopes; sand or crystal labs

Times available for Booking Birthday Parties:
Weekday evenings: 3PM- 5PM, 4PM-6PM, or 5PM-7PM.
Saturdays: 10AM-Noon and 2PM-4PM.

Standard Booking Charge:

$125 per booking for up to 10 children. There is a $5.00 per person charge for each party guest beyond the 10-person limit, special permission is required for more than 15 persons. A down payment of $25 is required 1 week in advance, with full payment before the start of the party. Payment options are cash or a cheque made out to the BIG Little Science Centre.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a minimum number of adults. The first 5 adults accompanying children are not charged admission. Adults beyond the first 5 are charged $5 per person.

For more information check out the BIG Little Science Centre website:

www.blscs.org

To book, just contact us at:

250-554-2572

gord@blscs.org

Located in the Bert Edwards Science and Technology School

711 Windsor Avenue, Kamloops, BC

Enter through the doors facing York Avenue, behind the Kindergarten portable.

The BIG Little Science Centre Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing a passion for science among the youth in our community.

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Misadventures of a Kamloops Momma

This misadventure is brought to you by the Kamloops Momma, herself, Courtney Charlton.

I bought a new pair of jeans last week. Amazing, huh? Okay, so I know that this shouldn’t be a newsworthy event – or even a ‘blogworthy’ event; but purchasing these jeans was a momentous occasion in my life.

No, they weren’t the smallest size jeans I’d bought since high school. And, no, they weren’t the largest size either.

So what was so significant about these jeans? Well, they made me a real mom.

Yes, I bought my very first pair of ‘mom-bum’ jeans. You know the ones I mean, right? – The jeans that fit just a little higher than they should, giving you more of a pear-bottom than an apple-bottom.

Now, I definitely do not want my bum to look like a pear, so why did I Continue reading Misadventures of a Kamloops Momma

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Easy Curry Chicken ‘n Rice: Kidz in the Kitchen

Tiffany brings this terrific recipe to share…

“This recipe is very mild and most kids love it. Don’t be put off by the curry it’s amazing!

Ingredients:
Boneless skinless chicken breast or other
Instant rice
Cream or mushroom soup milk
Water
Seasoning  salt
Mild curry powder
Grated cheddar cheese.
Olive oil

Place a tbsp of oil in a frying pan heat. Add enough chicken for your Continue reading Easy Curry Chicken ‘n Rice: Kidz in the Kitchen

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Meal Planning: Moms In The Kitchen

Amanda brings this meal plan.  An idea of a strategy to follow for a little inspiration!!

This is part two in a multi-part series.  (part one is here) Do you want to weigh in?  E-mail elizabeth@kamloopsparents.com.

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Here is my mealplan for the next 2 weeks, I don’t give each meal a Continue reading Meal Planning: Moms In The Kitchen

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