March Break 2017
Next week, no school. So how will you keep your kids busy? Whether they'll be playing at home, or you've traveling hours to fill, here are our suggestions to make fun instead of boredom during their week of free time.
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CTV Morning Live (March 7th, 2017)
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Rogers Daytime (March 9th, 2017)
Fits easily in a standard door frame to create an indoor swing, or climbing rope, ladder, rings or trapeze so kids to burn off that excess energy and tone a few muscles while they're at it.
Building this gigantic Rube Goldberg-like ball machine is just the beginning of fun - watching the balls cycle around it is as intriguing as it is mesmerizing. And with over 3,000 pieces, it does take a while to build - which makes it a perfect March Break project. It also has great re-build appeal, so don't be surprised when your children want to make it all over again next March Break.
A mix of art and science, this kit includes clay that lets you add lights to your sculpture, without running wires through it. The clay itself conducts the electrical charge - pretty cool since its still safe to touch.
Try different combinations of glue and borax to see how the relative proportions affect the consistency of the resulting polymers and how each behave. Then enjoy a fun assortment of craft projects - all using glue.
Always magical to see makers turn into spray art. This unit is perhaps the sleekest and easiest to use that we've seen so far. Lots of fun creating colourful sprayed images either freestyle, or using stencils.
Great little sewing ideas that are quick enough for kids to make without feeling overwhelmed by a huge project.
A great introduction to a Polish folk tradition of making paper chandeliers. Lots of fun to keep kids busy stringing colourful patterned papers and straws to bring good wishes and luck to your home.
Inspires two kinds of creativity – art as well as engineering inspiration to design and make gadgets to create new art – like a swinging pendulum to drip patterns of paint on your paper.
Pawns more horizontally or vertically , but they need to bump up against another pawn to stop. Your task is to create a path of explorer pawns to block and redirect the red shuttle pawn until it 'lands' on the center peg.
Fit an assortment of mini books (up to 12 of them) between the shelves. Each book is a unique size, so you'll need to arrange them carefully so they all fit. And sometimes you'll need to leave room for the cat.