Afterschool Art Class: Drama Month

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As part of the Active Afterschool Program from South East Connections the CFY Afterschool Art Program hosted Mrs. Margaret Bell to teach active drama to students for the month of February.  Children were taught some silly games, improve acting, script reading and live performing skills.  Ages 6-13 participated.

Active Afterschool Programs: February Round Up

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Unfortunately for our blog posts there aren’t a lot of photographs from our February Active Afterschool Programs.  The reason for this is that it is nearly impossible to stop playing dodge ball to take a good photo (without being hit, anyway).  This month we played some very active games in Manor, Arcola and Carlyle – everyone had a blast.   These afterschool programs are made possible by funding from South East Connections.

Active Afterschool Program: January Round-Up

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January brought many fun afterschool activities to both Carlyle and Manor Elementary.  The weather co-operated enough for some fun outdoor activities, cooking, art and science activities.  We also did plenty of running around.

Kids from Kindergarten – Grade 6 participated from both schools participated weekly.  Please check-out the slide-show below to see what we have been up to this month.  Stay tuned for our February activities 🙂

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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!