Create & Move: Your Very Own Dice Game!

Paint. Chalk. Movement.

Sounds like a writing prompt exercise, but it’s actually a craft and game for your child all rolled into one! I first saw it on Growing a Jeweled Rose and thought that it would be fun to try with my kids.

First, you need to create the dice. They would need to be big enough to write action words and numbers on them. The ones pictured below are simply gift boxes that I bought at a craft store.

Next, you need to decide whether you would want to be able to change the words or keep them permanently. We have used markers on plain white boxes but the best idea is to use chalk board paint, such as Growing a Jeweled Rose did! That way, the kids can change up the game whenever they want.

Finally, I wrote on the different faces of dice #1: crab walk, crawl, hop, slither, run and skip. On dice #2, I wrote numbers on each of the faces corresponding to how many seconds the kids were to perform each of the activities that resulted from them throwing the dice.  For example, this throw resulted in my 4 year old having to do a crab walk for 5 seconds:


Walk like a crab for 5 seconds. Yes, the grass is brown – it’s only

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Kidz in the Kitchen: Easy & Moist Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

My kids LOVE banana bread, and I needed a recipe that we could enjoy with friends who are gluten free. This recipe for Easy & Moist Gluten Free Banana Bread is not only tasty, but simple to make with no fancy ingredients needed!


2 fairly large, ripe bananas (or 3 smaller ones – the riper the better!)
2 eggs, beaten

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Calico Critters at Tumbleweed Toys!

Come and meet Mrs. Fisher Cat and have some fun!

Join our event page where we will post more about what will be happening as we get closer to the event and confirm our plans.
* Mrs. Fisher Cat will preform her signature sing-a-long & dance each hour and pose for photos
* Fun prizes
* Crafts & Colouring


Be sure to RSVP to the event on Facebook: Calico Critter Mascot Day

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New French Immersion Preschool at the Boys & Girls Club


Give your young children a head start with French. Unique

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Valentine’s Day Ideas in Kamloops

Our family is slowly emerging from a fantastic BC Family Day weekend and next up is Valentine’s Day. Here is a sample of what’s going on in Kamloops on Valentine’s Day:

Valentine’s Day Family Dance

The Annual Valentines Day Family Dance at the Barnhartvale Community Hall (7390 Barnhartvale Road) is back for another year! This family-friendly dance is happening Saturday Feb 14th from 6-10 pm.


Tickets are $5 each and available at Happy Valley Foods (6221

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