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Activities for the Smaller Ones




Bugs on a Log - Vegetable Sticks (edible)

Recipe Ingredients:

•1 Celery stick

• 1 Carrot

• 1 Apple

• 2 tbsp Cheez Whiz

• 2 tbsp Peanut butter

• 2 tsp Raisins

• 2 tsp Sunflower seeds



1. Wash and cut the apples into quarters using a paring knife. Take out the core.

2. Wash the vegetables.

3. Use a vegetable peeler to peel the carrot.

4. Cut celery and carrots lengthwise into 'logs'.

5. Spread Cheez Whiz or peanut butter on celery, carrots and apples.

6. Sprinkle with 'bugs' (raisins or sunflower seeds).

7. Enjoy.

Makes 1 serving.

*Try using natural peanut butter with no added salt, sugar, or fat

*Try using light Cheez Whiz which has half the fat

*Be mindful of any food allergies in your family





Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (edible)


1 ¾ cups rolled oats 425 ml
½ cup whole wheat flour 125 ml
1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 ml
½ tsp baking soda 2 ml
1/3 cup margarine 75 ml
¾ cup lightly packed brown sugar 175 ml
1 egg 1
1 tsp vanilla extract 5 ml
½ cup raisins 125 ml
¼ cup water 60 ml


  1. Turn on oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Mix oats, flour, cinnamon and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. Put margarine in a large bowl. Mash it with the back of a spoon to soften it. Add sugar and beat well.

  4. Add egg and mix well. Stir in vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Stir in raisins and water.

  5. Drop 12 teaspoonful of cookie dough onto the baking sheet, and press each one down slightly. Use about half the batter. Bake until golden brown around the edges. This will take 12 to 15 minutes. If you like your cookies crisper, bake them a few minutes longer.

  6. Lift baked cookies off the baking sheet and cool. Repeat Step 5 until all the cookies are baked. Keep any extra cookies in the freezer for 4 months.

The Basic Shelf Cookbook, 2011 Edition, Canadian Public Health Association, Page 106





Basic Art Dough (non-edible)


4 cups flour

1 cup iodized salt

1 ¾ cups warm water



1. Mix all ingredients in bowl

2. Knead 10 minutes

3. Model as with any clay

4. Bake 300 degrees until hard

5. or air dry for a few days

“Mudworks, Creative Clay, Dough, and Modeling Experiences” by MaryAnn F. Kohl. Page 28

Kool-Aid Playdoh (non-edible)

3 ½ cups flour

½ cup salt

4 packages of unsweetened KoolAid

3 Tablespoons of oil

2 cups of boiling water

Mix the dry ingredients then slowly add the oil and water as you stir. Keep stirring until it is cool enough to knead. Knead well. Store in air tight containers.

*You can vary the flavor/color to suit your themes.



Bubble Prints


liquid dishwashing soap


square pan (approximately 8" x 8")

tempera paints in a variety of colors

drinking straw


white paper


1. Mix equal amounts of water and dishwashing liquid in the square pan.

2. Add tempera paint to the mixture.

3. Cut a tiny hole into each straw to prevent the children from drinking the mixture. Give each child a straw.

4. Encourage the children to take turns blowing into the paint mixture to fill the pan with bubbles.

5. Show the children how to gently touch the paper to the bubbles, creating a bubble print.

“Art across the Alphabet,” Kelly Justus Campbell, ISBN: 9780876592892,
Publisher: Gryphon House, Page 160.

Want more crafts? Many of our staff visit DLTK Kids: as a source for craft ideas.




Kids Songs:

Looking for some songs to sing with your children? Can’t exactly remember all the words? Not sure of the tune? Check out this website: “The Teachers Guide”.It has the lyrics for many popular children’s songs. As well, there are YouTube links to tiny videos of cartoon characters singing several of the various songs. When using this feature, go full screen so as to avoid the advertisements. (Be aware that this link is not a Burin Peninsula Brighter Futures site, and we can not be responsible for its content.)

Another website to use as a source of songs, lullabies, and nursery rhymes is “Kid Songs.”This website has a helpful index, a search engine, and its contents are divided up into helpful sections such as Action, Motion, Dance, Folk, Lullabies, Nursery Rhymes, Silly Songs, Traditional Songs, and more.




Activities For the Smaller Ones……

Crawling Fun

Set up objects for your baby to crawl over, under, and around to help her learn more about the world.

Pile a group of pillows on the floor for her to crawl over.

Put her beside a table that she can crawl under.

Let her chase you around a chair.

Crawl backwards and see whether she can imitate you.

Place a toy on a low chair to encourage her to crawl to the chair and reach for the toy.

“Games to Play with Babies- Third Edition,” Jackie Silberg
ISBN: 9780876592557, Publisher: Gryphon House, Pages: 256.


Floor Games

Get down on the floor with your baby and crawl around. See if you can persuade her to crawl with you.

Pretend to be a dog or a cat and say, "Woof, woof" or "Meow, meow," etc.

Fill a laundry basket with toys and put it on the floor. Encourage the baby to take a toy out of the basket and then put it back.

When the baby takes a toy out of the basket, name the toy.

“Games to Play with Babies- Third Edition,” Jackie Silberg
ISBN: 9780876592557, Publisher: Gryphon House, Pages: 256

Let’s Roll!

Your toddler is in a constant state of motion, crawling, climbing, walking, and running.

Show your child how to roll. Lie down on the floor and roll from one end to the other. He will be delighted and will want to copy you.

Play this game. Lie down on the floor side by side. Count to three. On the count of three, say in a big voice, "Let's roll!" Start rolling to the other side of the room.

It's lots of fun to play, "I'm gonna catch you," by rolling after him across the room.

Be prepared to play this game often.

Whenever you do an activity with your toddler, practice it on both right and left sides. Even though toddlers are too young to under-stand left and right, they can recognize that their bodies have two sides.

“Games to Play with Toddlers REVISED EDITION,” Author: Jackie Silberg
ISBN: 9780876592342 Publisher: Gryphon House, Page: 256


Shaker Bottles

Put some of the following in clean, recycled water bottles and hot-glue the lid back on before letting baby roll, shake and explore them!

• Beans

• Colored water

• Colored water and cooking oil

• Curling ribbon

• Glitter

• Rice

• Sequins

• Soapy water


Looking for more activities to enjoy with your child? Check out Gryphon House, an award winning publisher for early childhood resources. While this is a catalogue site, there are quite a lot of free resources for you to enjoy, from many of the books that our staff use here at Burin Peninsula Brighter Futures.