We have been growing our lovely veggie garden and tending to our local school garden (since it is still growing the wonderful potatoes we planted in the fall). There is something magical about growing and tending to a garden during this season of Spring.
I had an amazing opportunity in the Fall to go to Lopez Island in the San Juan islands. During my stay there, there was a weekend long Environmental community activities going on. One event was a display of interactive presentations that advocated for care for our Earth. I thought I would share some of the event with you. To hopefully inspire you into stepping into joyful growing!
There are some joyful counting and creating these days…
Birds and More Birds
How about counting all the birds in your neighbourhood? Our local Science World is doing a Bird Blitz and you can start counting the beautiful birds in your neighbourhood! Check out the link and enjoy all the counting!
We recently spotted a bald eagle at one of our local parks!
Books and More Books
How about creating and counting all the mini-books you could create? Yes, mini-books! The British Library is encouraging everyone to make mini-books… How many can you create?
Good News and More Good News
How about creating some good news in the world? Check out SGN which is a fun and uplifting news report… It will definitely will get you smiling!
Let’s get making something!
Make a delicious fruit plate…
Make a kite fly…
Make a tinfoil boat float?
Make a tree house…
Make the effort to get out and explore the outdoors… You might even see a rainbow.
It’s been lovely to walk around the community and seeing beautiful ways of people sharing joyful creativity. Maybe you might want to create some of these wonderful works of art in your neighbourhood?
Create Together is a wonderful Youtube series that will be starting in May on creativity!
Let’s get reading!
Here are some great websites for on-line reading.
Let your reading being joyful and..
Want to get creative?
Here’s some fun websites to check out:
Our school music teacher has created a joyful fun learning website:
Another fun activity in the Walnut Grove, Langley area is finding bunnies! Someone created a bunny hunt around our neighbourhood and it was sooooo much fun! So if you live in Langley come join the fun and look for bunnies:
Another creative idea is look for letters in nature. Can you find the letter in this trunk? What letters do you see in your neighbourhood?
There has been some creative ways of communication through the last couple of weeks. I thought I would share some videos which might spark a smile or a giggle. Maybe you might want to make your own movie at home… spread creativity and joy!
Lego Story about Trudeau talking to Children:
Family Lockdown Boogie:
Covid19Ed Jokes and Podcasts:
As we are embarking on a new season of learning. I thought it would be fun to share all the wonderful ways to learn in fun and creative ways. My hope is that this little blog will provide my family as well as yours joyful opportunities for learning together. If you have any ideas, then please feel free to connect with me.
So every Monday, I’ll share 3 Joyful Learning ideas!
1st Joyful Learning Idea
The Getty Museum has created a challenge to get “you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home.”
- Choose your favourite artwork.
- Find three things lying around your house.
- Recreate the artwork with those items.
So the Pimentel household enjoyed created many forms of art. One by Cattelan (yes that taped banana sold in real life for $120,000) and one by Klimt. Why not join the fun? Create a fun work of art at home? Learn about an artist and a work of art in the process?
2nd Joyful Learning Idea
Connect with others through on-line learning games. Here is a list of all the on-line and app learning games that others have shared with me (I haven’t be able to go through them all but they are definitely fun!)
Here are some games to play with others:
Words with Friend-Scrabble
Article from the Boston Times
3rd Joyful Learning Idea
Maker’s Ed is going LIVE!
Join them every Wednesday at 1pm
for a fun, kid-friendly design thinking challenge.
Maker Ed is a creative and innovative organization
that is inspiring many to get creating and making!
We have had a wonderful times growing pumpkins, peas and potatoes in our lovely school garden. So we made potato salad with the peas and potatoes!
We are saving the pumpkins for Halloween (so watch this space for the boo-exciting things we are going to do).