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Activities

Rainy day? Snow day? Maybe just a stay in side and have fun day? Check out these activities for some creative family fun!

Arts & Crafts: Superhero Clothespin!

Arts & Crafts: Superhero Clothespin!

Superheroes are often seen as someone who has superpowers and saves our world from bad! However, our mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers, friends and even our neighbours are superheroes too! Who is your favourite superhero?!   Materials Wooden Clothespin...

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Arts & Crafts: Paper Pinwheels

Arts & Crafts: Paper Pinwheels

Have you ever seen tall towers that look like fans? Those are called, windmills (or wind turbines)! Windmills are large structures that use wind to produce electricity. Similar to windmills, today, we will make pinwheels. If it is a windy day, you can bring it outside...

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The Benefits of Yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is an exercise that includes movement of the body into specific poses combined with slow deep breathing. It is a healthy and active way to relax your body and mind, but the list of benefits goes far beyond relaxation. Yoga can… Build self-awareness Improve...

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Effects of Covid-19 on Children’s Social Connections

Effects of Covid-19 on Children’s Social Connections

  Covid-19 is wreaking havoc all over the world, this virus is deadly in more ways than one. Being a mother of four, the death I am referring to is the death of my children’s social connections with family and friends. These back-and-forth lockdowns are leaving...

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Arts & Crafts: Paper Plate Dinosaurs

Arts & Crafts: Paper Plate Dinosaurs

ROARR! Dinosaurs are so popular amongst children, and who can blame them! They may like them so much that they become so knowledgeable about dinosaurs that many adults may not be aware of. With their fascination with dinosaurs, what is better than being able to make...

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Arts & Crafts: Catapult!

Arts & Crafts: Catapult!

CATAAPUULTT! Did you know you can make a simple catapult out of popsicle sticks? This is an awesome STEM craft project for children of all ages. This fun crafty project focuses on math, physics and engineering. The force, distance, accuracy can all be challenged with...

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Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities

Outside of the classroom Oak Learners also offers extracurricular activities for children to participate in. Extracurricular activities provide children with the opportunity of incorporating fun into learning while still following the school curriculum. Sounds...

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Language Learning: Expanding Vocabulary With Games

Language Learning: Expanding Vocabulary With Games

Continuing on the Language Learning series, here are four games that can help your older children expand their vocabulary in their target language! Bingo Preparation: You will need to create a vocabulary list, which consists of 25 words. Arrange each word to be...

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Arts & Crafts: Tape Resist Art

Arts & Crafts: Tape Resist Art

The beauty of art is that there are no limits. It unleashes our imagination and creativity! Art is used in many ways, such as for therapy, to express ourselves or our thoughts. Tape Resist art challenges children to use different colours and create their designs with...

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Language Learning: Engaging Older Children With Games

Language Learning: Engaging Older Children With Games

Learning a language can sometimes seem very boring and tiring for children, but why not add fun to learning? Here are some common games that require minimal materials and can be played while learning any language. These games are typically for older children but can...

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Arts & Crafts: Origami Jumping Frogs

Arts & Crafts: Origami Jumping Frogs

Origami, the art of folding a piece of paper and giving it life by turning it into anything; a bear, a plane, or a jumping frog! Folding origami requires diligence and accuracy while following the instructions. This activity will challenge children to think and find...

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🍀 St. Patricks Day Leprechaun Trap STEM Activity! 🍀

🍀 St. Patricks Day Leprechaun Trap STEM Activity! 🍀

HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY! 🍀 St Patrick's Day is here! What better way to celebrate than to make your very own Leprechaun TRAP?! You will need the following: Construction paper Pipe Cleaners Lucky Charms/Gold Chocolate Stickers Glue Shamrocks: You can use shamrock...

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Arts & Crafts: Sensory Bottles

Arts & Crafts: Sensory Bottles

Sensory bottles are fantastic tools that can help calm a child because of the sensory input it provides by looking at the items inside flow or feeling the bottle's weight. Children may expand and work on their language and social skills by communicating with others...

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Tornado in a jar experiment

Tornado in a jar experiment

Materials you will need:  Glass jar (Mason Jar or a Pickle Jar, just needs to have a lid!) Water Blue food colouring (3-5 drops) 1 teaspoon of vinegar 1 teaspoon of dish soap (clear or blue) Measuring Spoons Note: When you have all your ingredients in your jar, you...

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Walking Water Experiment

Walking Water Experiment

 Materials you will need: Water 7 cups 2 spoons Red, yellow and blue food colouring 6 pieces of paper towel I hope you enjoy this experiment!! 🙂

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Space STEAM DIY: Moon Rocks

Space STEAM DIY: Moon Rocks

With NASA’s landing on Mars on February 18th we have been enjoying a couple of space themed weeks of lessons and activities. This week we decided to make some really cool moon rocks! This is a really easy and enjoyable hands on activity for kids of all ages. To make...

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Arts & Crafts: Slime, Slime, Slime!

Arts & Crafts: Slime, Slime, Slime!

Slime is a fun sensory activity that promotes motor and cognitive development. Children are engaged in science and mathematics by adding and mixing ingredients and seeing how it all turns into slime. Also, what makes a better way to relieve anxiety or stress than to...

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Arts & Crafts: Blow Painting with Straws

Arts & Crafts: Blow Painting with Straws

Blow painting with straws is a fun activity for children because it provides excellent opportunities to experiment with colour and different ways to paint other than using a paintbrush. The best part is that this abstract art can be interpreted and turned into...

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Outdoor Activities: Paint the Snow!

Outdoor Activities: Paint the Snow!

We have been getting a lot of snow the past couple of weeks and this particular activity looked like so much fun to me! All you need is a bin filled with snow and some paint or markers! With the use of paint brushes, sponges, and any other crafty tools to use, the...

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