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…

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…

Making Silly Putty: Learning about Liquids and Solids

NOTE: A saturated solution is when so much of an ingredient is added to water that the water can no longer absorb any more of it. That is why you can still see the remaining borax inside the bottom of the cup, even after mixing it very well. PLEASE NOTE: As long as you add…

Digital Storybook Creation at Our Lady of Pompei and Parkdale

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Once a week since the beginning of April, students at Our Lady of Pompei B.A.S.E. daycare as well as Parkdale B.A.S.E. daycare put their creative skills to the test and collaboratively produced two digital storybooks under the guidance of Miss Jodi. Each child dreamed up their own character and brought it…

All Aboard! Board Game Fun

Carmela Filippi, Educator, General Vanier Board games are always a favourite activity after a long day of school, and these board games are next level! Grade 4 students at General Vanier have been enjoying their weekly Wednesday activity with Dynamix. Miss Gina’s students meet in the afternoon and explore new board games they have never…