The Oak Learner’s summer didn’t stop at the Eco Adventures Camp! We also had our Arts and Adventures Camp running for 8 weeks in Summer 2022. The Arts and Adventures Camp focuses on an indoor and outdoor summer. Following themed weeks, the campers are able to spend...
Oak Learners is hosting an Art Class for ages 6 and up every Saturday from 12:45pm-1:30pm! If you’re looking for an art class for your child, look no further! Our art teachers are passionate, enthusiastic, and knowledgable. Oak Learners provides a safe environment for the kids and allow them to experience the satisfaction that comes from guided self-expression. The focus of our art classes is exploring artistic skills, exploring creativity, and so much more!
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?!
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 paper pinwheels. If it is a windy day, you can bring it outside to see it in action!
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 their own by simply using recyclable items such as a paper plate and cardboard toilet paper rolls?! The great thing about this activity is you can make any dinosaur your child prefers, but today, we will be making the Brontosaurus!
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 the catapult.
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 the tape. The best part is seeing what it looks like once they remove the tape!
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 solutions to fold the paper accordingly and into its form. Origami may sharpen the children’s imagination and memory by creating the desired shape and channeling their creativity. Today, we will make origami jumping frogs!
HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY! 🍀
St Patrick’s Day is here! What better way to celebrate than to make your very own Leprechaun TRAP?!
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 and describing their play experience. It is a great way for children to discover, be curious and explore sensory!
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.
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 be able to squeeze a hand full of slime?!
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...
The holiday season is here and what better way to enjoy it than creating beautiful crafts for you and your family. Whether you are decorating your trees or simply decorating your homes, Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments are a great holiday staple for all ages....
Art is a very important part of learning and creative expression. This raised salt painting activity is a great DIY activity to try at home! Materials needed: Card stock Wet glue (Elmers is a good option) Table salt Water colours Paint brushes Steps: Squeeze your...
Why do we give high fives? Simply, the “high five” is a gesture that encourages a positive outcome! It is like a mini celebration. We give high fives when we are proud of someone, when we complete a task, or just generally, passing along a “good feeling.” It is...
Stress balls are fun to squeeze and play with, and also offer an opportunity for students to engage with their senses, regulate their emotions, and increase their focus and concentration while doing school work or other activities. Watch the video or follow the steps below to make a stress ball!
Summer has finally arrived! Bees are buzzing, the sun is shining, and beautiful butterflies are soaring through the sky. Many children are fascinated by butterflies, which is why this craft is the perfect summertime activity! Continue reading to find out how to create...