Spring is in the air!

With all the spring showers, the May flowers have come a little early this year. The sun is making its way through the clouds, making our playground days extra special, being able to play in the warm sun and the cool breeze. Since the sun has been out more, we have been able to take the opportunity to use our patio even more. This week, Sara led the kids in planting their own spring flowers. They decorated their ceramic pots by painting them, before putting soil and sunflower seeds in the pots. We hope that these sunflowers will be ready to be planted for the summer time and soon we will have sunflowers taller than the kids! These beautiful flower pots are living temporarily on our patio, until they start to sprout. It won’t be long before we will have to pull out the sunscreen, hats, and extra water bottles!






Have a great day!

Pearlena
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Bunny Masks

Happy Easter OSC Families!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing long weekend. There’s nothing better than spending the weekend with your family, especially when it involves eating as much chocolate as possible. Last week, to prepare for Easter, we made Easter Bunny Masks for one of our art activities.

To make the masks, we started off by cutting out the center of a paper plate. After that, we drew bunny ears on a light coloured sheet of paper and cut them out. We drew a smaller section inside the ears and coloured them pink. We then cut out six small whiskers, three for each side of the plate, and used black construction paper for them. Once we glued the ears and whiskers in their place, we hot glued a popsicle stick to the bottom of the paper plate. The kids could hold on to the popsicle stick and then hold their masks up to their faces.




We had a few ears fall off as they were quite big and heavy, so liquid glue or a hot glue gun worked best to keep them in place. All in all, it was a super fun activity and all the masks turned out so well. I’m looking forward to our next holiday themed art activity!


All the best,

Erin
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Kids’ Korner Easter Edition

With Easter happening this weekend, I’ve been hearing talk from the kids excited for the Easter Bunny to visit. Using this idea, I wanted to go a little deeper to find out what exactly they like about Easter, so I asked them this question…


What is your favourite thing about Easter?


Connor – “I like Easter egg hunts because I get chocolate.”

Jaycob – “It has candy and it's fun… No school.”

Katelyn – “Going for Easter egg hunts!”

Lily – “Easter egg hunts because CANDY!”

Kurtis – “Finding the eggs”

Valentina – “Buying eggs for the Easter bunny to hide”

Theodora - “Finding the Easter eggs and eating them!”

Max – “I just like getting those eggs”

Isaac – “The Easter Bunny!”

Ryan – “I like to hunt eggs”



In the minds of the kids here at Junior OSC, it is fair to say that the Easter bunny is the star of this holiday. I hope everyone enjoys their Easter weekend!



Thanks for reading,


Corey
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Hand Print Flowers

Hello OSC families!

Spring is finally here and we couldn't be more excited for the sun and warmth that is upon us. The planned art activities are always a hit with our Juniors here at OSC. This past Thursday we did an art activity where the kids made hand print flowers to get us all excited for this spring season.

We started off with covering our hands in paint and making a hand print on a piece of paper. The fingers were the stems of the flowers and the flowers were created at the tips of the fingers with our thumb. We then cut out a brown flower pot and placed it over the palm of the painted hand. A message was written on the pot that said “I’ve made some May flowers with my fingers and thumb so you’ll have these memories for all the years to come”.







We started brainstorming about who these pictures could be given to. Some Juniors wanted to give their flower picture to their mom, some wanted to give theirs to their dad and some wanted to make pictures for everyone in their family. It’s always fun doing an art activity that can be given to someone special and it makes it that much more exciting for the children when they are creating it.

I look forward to many more fun times at the art table with our Junior artists!


Erin
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Kids' Korner

With so many options of things to play and interact with at OSC, I took the time to find out what it is about our program that kids enjoy so much. So I took the time to ask....

What is your favourite thing to do at Jr OSC?

Sam- "gym"

Nick & Kieri- "play with the Lego table"

Reilly- "play with my friends"

James- "play with paper airplanes"

Kurtis- "play cars with Noah, he is my friend"

Jason- "play with Kurtis with cars and Noah"

Claire- "park"

Savannah- "I like doing art"


At OSC, there is a lot happening and my favourite thing to do is get fresh air at the playground or playing Crazy 8s upstairs.


Thanks,

Jason


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