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For our Winter Themed after school program the Pre-K – Gr 1 classes took part in snowball relays, snowman decorating game and snow dough.

To take part in these activities read below:

Snowball Relay:

You will need:

  • Spoons
  • Styrofoam Balls
  • A large space
  • items to mark the start and finish (such as hula-hoops)
  • items to weave in an out of (such as pylons)

How to play:

  • Have kids pick up a Styrofoam ball and place it on the spoon
  • They must then walk with the ball on the spoon through the pylons to their teammate
  •  They will then transfer the ball to their teammate who must return to the start with the ball.
  • Try with different sized “snowballs!”


Decorate a Snowman Game:

You will need:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Scarf, Hat, Buttons, Nose (we cut ours out of construction paper)

How to Play:

  • Pick a “Snowman”.
  • Have the other children wrap the child up in toilet paper.
  • Dress the snowman.


Snow Dough:

What you will need:

  • 1 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 Cup Hair Conditioner

How to make:

  • Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and play!  Keep in an air tight container
  • Add glitter or food coloring to make it more fun!




Rainbow Garden


This week at the Small Lot of HOPE the Garden Club planted our “rainbow garden”.  On a recent trip to the Country Garden Greenhouse, here in Carlyle, the children decided to plant the beds with a variety of different coloured plants in the order of a rainbow.  Unfortunately the plants had to wait at the green house for two whole weeks before it was warm enough for us to plant them!

The children choses firy petunias, bright marigolds, zinnia, Portulaca, pansies and Ivy and placed them in each of our three garden beds according to colour.  Currently the flowers look a little small, but we gave our soil a good boost with some organic bone meal and a good drink of water.  These little babies will be spreading out in no time flat!