Canada’s Ocean Playground
Our April theme comprised of the three musketeers of the sea…
Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia!
Newfoundland has no crickets, porcupines, skunks or snakes. They do, however, have a whole lot of moose…over 100,000. The teachers at Futurekids daycare and preschool, located in Coquitlam, appraised and expanded the children’s language through books like, “If You give A Moose A Muffin and “Moose On the Loose.”
Children at Futurekids, a daycare in Coquitlam, learned the history of the earliest known European settlement in North America; A Viking colony in Newfoundland dating back to 1000 A.D. Creating marbling waves and stormy Atlantic waters increased their understanding of cause and effect. Achieving the marbling effect with different mediums (whilst making Easter eggs) was also a phenomenal experience.
Children also had fun making healthy Easter bunny snacks with cheese, celery and carrots.
Lobster is the lifeblood of many fishing communities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Through art, our children at Futurekids, located in Coquitlam, heightened their kinesthetic awareness as they used their hands and feet to create a lobster. They further enhanced their visual perception skills when those same hands and feet made a moose. The creative art activities became a developmental education process.