Harvest Season: Roasted Red Pepper and Mint Spread

You’ll Need: 8 to 10 Red Peppers (hot or mild) A handful of fresh mint ¼ of a cup of olive oil Big pinch of salt One or two jars What You’ll Do: Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees. On a roasting pan with a silicon mat or parchment paper, place the peppers and coat…

Recipe: Beet Chocolate Cake

Beet Chocolate Cake Adapted from BA’s Heartbeet Cake INGREDIENTS 4 medium beets ½ cup cocoa powder 1½ cups flour ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. ground cardamon 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar 4 large eggs ½ cups light brown sugar 1 tsp. salt RECIPE Cook peeled and quartered beets in a…

Learning to Raise Butterflies

Pierre Elliott Trudeau B.A.S.E. Daycare Pre-Kindergarten students witnessed the miracle of metamorphosis as they explored the life cycle of a butterfly. Through various methods of teaching, the children learned how to raise butterflies and release them into the wild. They gained knowledge and used their fine motor and gross motor skills through science, art, literacy…

Hot Off the Presses!

We are pleased to present the Tenth Anniversary Issue Touching BASE on Daycare Matters newspaper. We hope you enjoy it! Thank you to all the B.A.S.E. team members and students for their great stories and content! The BASE Team

B.A.S.E. at Home: Magician Mayhem (Two Card Tricks)

The 4 Aces Card Trick: Step 1: Shuffle the deck and then pull out all four aces. (Be sure to do this before the trick, and not in front of the audience.) Step 2: Place the four aces on the top of the deck. (Again, be sure to do this before the trick, and not…

Jean Bear Tutorial

We love it when we can make something old into something new and useful! With this activity, you can perform all 3 R’s: You will reduce the waste in your house by creating something new, you are reusing materials and you are recycling by making those pair of jeans into something completely new! Check out…

Creative use for Recycled Markers Activity

This art activity involves using dried out markers and turning them into watercolor paint!! We know most of your kids forget to put the caps by on their markers so rather than throwing them out collect them and create a fun art activity. Materials: Dried up markers Paintbrush Paper Jar or container to soak the…

Plants and Their Friends Memory Game

Emma TarBush, Green Club Animator, B.A.S.E. Daycare Program Game #1: 20-Card Game Step 1. Download and print cards: Plants and Their Friends Memory Cards Step 2. The first version of the game is educational. The pairs of cards that match relate to the concept of companion planting in gardening. *Gardeners plant crops closely together and…

Ça va bien aller: Rainbows in Nature

Emma TarBush, Green Club Animator, B.A.S.E. Daycare Program This art activity is a direct response to the movement in Quebec called “Ça va bien aller,” where images of rainbows are displayed on windows and doors in an attempt to lighten the mood during times of crisis. Children are encouraged to take part in the movement…