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…

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…

Simple Vegetable Soup

Ms. Melina went live on Instagram (@EMSBBASE ) to give some helpful tips on how to cook with whatever you happen to have on hand. In our Cooking Clubs, we call this “Intuitive Cooking”. One of the best dishes to cook when you have things in the fridge and pantry you need to use is…

World Soil Day Puzzle Painting

We are blown away by this amazing soil puzzle painting from St. Gabriel B.A.S.E. Daycare. Grade 1 and 2 students took the December EcoKid Challenge and ran with it. They didn’t just do a painting or a puzzle, they did both…in one! Congratulations to St. Gabriel for winning the December challenge! Thank you for being…

October EcoKid Challenge Winners

Thank you to all the B.A.S.E. Daycare EcoKids who sent in their “Ugly Food” and 3D Eco Superheroes for the October challenge! All the submissions were creative, colourful and carefully crafted! Here are the top three, but really, all the submissions are winners for the environment!! First place goes to Carlyle International B.A.S.E. Daycare’s Damiano…

BASE EcoKid December Challenge

Calling all B.A.S.E. EcoKids! It’s time to save our soil because it’s in trouble! This December, in honour of World Soil Day (December 5), create a painting or puzzle to save our soil! You can make your paint out of soil following these steps. Did you know, according to the FAO, soil erosion is accelerated,…

B.A.S.E. EcoKid October Challenge

Calling all B.A.S.E. Daycare students! It’s time to don your capes and create your very own EcoKid Superhero! This October, challenge yourself to create your EcoKid Action figure out of recycled objects (or even food scraps like corn husks!) or a poster or comic of an environmental superhero, such as an “Ugly Food” superhero! You…

Wildlife Habitat Learning

Grade 5 and 6 students at Carlyle B.A.S.E. Daycare learned about the habitats and diets of various animals as part of a nature and wildlife conservation project led by Ms. Cristina and Ms. Miranda. Students chose any living animal that they wanted to then research about where those animals lived and what they ate. Then…