All posts tagged: #summer

Summer Crafts for Toddlers!

At Seasons, we love to engage our toddlers in summer crafts! Summer is a great time to do messy crafts as you can do them outside and use a bucket of soapy water to wash hands. Avoid having handprints all over your house annnnd keep everyone happy. Below are two simple crafts we did with our Tiny Tots. All you need is some paint and some googly eyes. For the dots, we used our tiny fingertips. This balloon elephant was another great craft and even better than the first one because it didn’t involve any mess. For this one, we just used a glue-stick to affix everything to the page. We also used this opportunity to discuss colours and focus on shapes.

Summer Salads

Do you find that your appetite is less during the summer? I certainly do! Summer salads are the way to go! Here are two quick and easy salads that you can make. Not only are they filling but they are also delicious! Fig, Prosciutto and Avocado Salad (serves 1 as a full meal or 4 side salads) 1 avocado 5 slices of Prosciutto 1/4 cup of goat cheese 2 handfuls of pine nuts 1 container of arugula 4 figs Dressing: Oil and Vinegar Chicken and Peach Salad (serves 1 as a full meal or 4 side salads) 4 thin chicken breasts, cooked and chopped into pieces (I did mine in soya sauce, maple syrup and a bit of sesame oil) 2 handfuls of pine nuts 2 Peaches 1/4 cup of fig goat cheese 1 container of arugula 2 plum tomatoes Dressing: Agave Syrup, Sesame Oil and splash of Olive Oil  

Sunshine, Cottaging and Canning!

For those of you that are wondering where I have disappeared to, wonder no more I took the month of August off and enjoyed every single second of it however, I am excited to be back at Seasons and running our Fall term. However, since I’m not very good at sitting still, I kept myself very busy at the cottage. I made a whole bunch of friendship bracelets (yes that’s right I’m bringing the 90s back). I also got into canning and figured since Fall is around the corner this is the perfect time. We had this fabulous antique oven/stove up at the at cottage which wasn’t all that great for baking but just perfect for pickling. Here’s a great recipe for Bread and Butter Pickles, easy and delicious!    Bread and Butter Pickles Ingredients 5 1/2 cups (1 1/2 pounds) thinly sliced pickling cucumbers 1 1/2 Tablespoons kosher salt 1 cup thinly sliced sweet onion 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup light brown sugar …

Summer Camp at Seasons!

We have been so busy running camps for the past month that I haven’t had a moment to blog. I’ve been saving up so many photos though, so this post will promise to entertain and give you plenty of crafting/baking ideas to do with your little ones. We have done a variety of themes over the past couple weeks and these are just some highlights. If you would like instructions/recipes for any of the ideas please feel to email me: Candy Land We played a life size version of Candy Land and then the kids got to make their own board games. For the baking activity we made graham cracker houses. Wizards The children made wizard hats out of rice krispie treats and then we made little wizards out of a paper cup and a styrofoam ball. We used non-toxic paints, googly eyes, sparkly stars and cotton balls to add the details for our cute wizards! Outer Space The kids made aliens out of a hard boiled egg and a toilet paper roll. We …