Category Archives: Parenting Resources

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All Spaced Out: Crafting With Kids

In case you haven’t heard, there will be the first-ever KamloopsParents.Com event tonight!

We’ll be checking out the observatory at TRU.  Space is limited so Continue reading All Spaced Out: Crafting With Kids

Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

A Bloomin’ Garden Party!

A Wild About Party Packs spring-time idea

By Candace of Wild About Party Packs

The sun is shining and the bulbs are blooming. Do you have a child ready for a birthday this Spring? Are you tired of planning the usual party with whatever is “in” at the moment?

Why not plan a green thumb birthday party to help welcome the warmer weather and help celebrate them being one year older.  This party idea can be a wonderful experience for the children: different from the current trend and letting them get a little (or a lot) dirty and have some hands-on fun exploring Mother Nature.

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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!

Tuesday Tutorial: St. Patty’s Day Bucket Game

Dawnica Flatt (Early Childhood Educator and Stampin’ Up Demonstrator) brings you this great activity.

This paper bucket is easy to make and has so many uses!  Makes a great game for the kids to play too!

Bucket Portion

1) Take a square peice of paper.  Here I used a 12×12 sheet of patterend paper. (Fig 1)

2) Lay paper face down in front of you so that it is a diamond (corner at top and bottom). (Fig 2)

3) Fold bottom corner up to meet top corner creating a triangle.  Use Continue reading Tuesday Tutorial: St. Patty’s Day Bucket Game

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!

The Gruffalo: Curled Up With A Good Book

Title: The Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson, Alex Scheffler

Age group: I’ve read this one to lots of age-groups.  My intermediate (grades 4 – 7) students enjoyed The Gruffalo just as much (yes, yes they did) as the primary students that heard The Gruffalo.  My kids love the story and the illustrations.  In fact, my daughter sometimes will keep it in her place of honour… under her pillow.

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Something New To Colour: Crafting with Kids

Some days, the usual appeal of colouring in their colouring books just doesn’t cut it with my kids and I want to make it special and different for them.  The colouring books (of which we have too many, of course) are the same as they always are and the felts are the same, too.  So, we look for something new to colour.  This helps me out and helps the kids out, too.  We wander down to the computer and set out , together, to find some images that the kids might like to colour.  The kids decide what they want to search for and we search in Google Images for cartoon image of their object of choice.  Once they see all the choices that are there, they pick which they would like to colour.  I just print it out in grayscale, so that there is no colour, and set them up to go!

Today, we have a bee, a bear and a puppy!

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.