Make Your Own Advent Calendar

It’s not too early to think about Advent calendars if you’re making one yourself. Here are some ideas for non-candy alternatives: Book Advent Calendars 14 Advent Calendars for Bookworms Create a Christmas Book Advent Calendar Make a Book Advent Calendar! Activity Advent Calendars DIY Activity Advent Calendar Our Advent Activity List Outdoor Advent with Printable… Read more

Walking Dictation

Walking dictation is an ESL classroom activity that helps learners develop sort-term memory skills while reinforcing spelling, word order, pronunciation, and listening and writing skills. Learners work with partners to dictate words or sentences that are posted at the front of the room or out in the hallway. One partner reads the sentences and reports… Read more

Step, Sweat, Sleep, Sit

The new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth encourage children and youth to “Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit”. The research-based, world’s first 24 hour movement guidelines were released in the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. For optimal health benefits, children and youth (aged 5–17 years) should achieve… Read more


Can you engineer a package that reduces noise? Here’s an experiment from Family Engineering: An Activity & Event Planning Guide that lets you try: Supplies: 2 small identical containers with tight-fitting lids dry beans or small coins 2 identical one quart plastic containers with lids a variety of materials for testing, enough of each to… Read more