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5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Advent Calendars!

Christmas Family fun

5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Advent Calendars!

Christmas is coming and it's the time to take out or revamp your advent calendar. I love the excitement that builds as Christmas approaches, all the decorations in the streets... Even more so since I moved to Vancouver where they take Christmas very seriously. My son doesn't have a strong sense of time yet, but I think advent calendars are a great tool for him to learn about the passage of time and what it means. I also want to create that sense of Christmas magic for him, and build traditions with my own family. I remember how much I loved the 24 days before...

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Christmas Activities for the Whole Family

Christmas Family fun

Christmas Activities for the Whole Family

This year, I wanted to make a very special advent calendar for my little man who is almost 4 years old! A calendar that is about sharing family time and creating special memories rather than receiving gifts. So, I gathered some of my favourite ideas for family activities, and I am sharing them here with you. My plan is to pick 24 of these ideas, write a little note to accompany each one, and craft all these little notes together into a Christmas calendar. If you need ideas for your own family oriented advent calendar, look no further. I would love to hear...

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Story time: The Color Monster

Story time

Story time: The Color Monster

I totally fell in love with the book The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings by Anna Llenas. It has been translated into many languages, so it should be easy to find in your language. We have the french version at home.  The Color Monster wakes up to find his emotions all mixed up! His friend, a little girl, guides him through the book. She helps him understand and identify his different emotions so that he can feel better. This book is an amazing resource to help your little one understand their own emotions and talk about how they...

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Meet your monster!

DIY sewing kit Monsters Workshop

Meet your monster!

This Halloween, why not make your own one-of-a-kind Monster? He can be yellow or he can be blue. It’s up to you! These DIY sewing kits by Petit loulou have everything you need to bring a monster to life!   Need a little extra direction or just looking for a fun kid-friendly activity? Join Mathilde at Bird on a Wire on October 28th from 10am to 1pm for a hands on Monster Making Workshop.    

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Halloween 101

Fine motor skills activity Recipes

Halloween 101

A witch, a vampire, a princess, and a scarecrow walk into a room… Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke? Actually, it’s the beginning of an awesome Halloween party!  All Hallows’ Eve is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect occasion to plan a frightfully fun party for the whole family. The craft possibilities are endless (and endlessly spooky), and double as fine motor skill activities for the kids. And of course it wouldn’t be Halloween without the treats.  Not sure where to start? Here is a list of our favourite Halloween crafts, activities, and treats to make...

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