March Kids Play at Kingsway Mall

One of my absolute favourite activities we did last year at Kids Play was Boxes, Blocks, and Buildings with PAW and they are coming back on March 25th! Students from the University of Alberta will be building, creating, and of course playing from 9-11am upstairs by GAP. Last year we made a huge cardboard box fort in the mall. This is one that you won’t want to miss out on!

What is PAW? The Play Around The World (PAW) program selects and prepares U of A students for a 3 month placement in either Asia (Cambodia or Thailand) or Canada (Fort Providence, Northwest Territories). Students from diverse educational backgrounds from learning communities which are structured to provide a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to learning, leadership, and programming. PAW offers students an opportunity to develop a sense of global awareness and citizenry, through collaboration with various schools, orphanages, community based organizations and government agencies to deliver, play, recreation, physical activity and sport to children and youth of all abilities. Play is viewed as a vehicle to enliven the human spirit and to promote optimal development. Students broaden their world view as they live, learn, and work in a culture different from their own.

 

Fairy Garden Workshop at Studio Bloom

We spent the afternoon getting creative and making these wonderful and whimsical gardens at Studio Bloom today. A HUGE thank you to Rosella and her staff for helping the kids and their parents make swings, fences, and rock pathways to complete their gardens. Studio Bloom is a fantastic shop located on 124th street. If you need flowers or a gift for a special occasion please go check them out!

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March Kids Club at Bonnie Doon Centre

I am happy to announce that Box Social Event Planning will be helping Bonnie Doon Centre run monthly programs for kids in the Mall starting on March 19th! Kids Club is a FREE event and will run every third Thursday of the month from 10am-Noon. Each month will feature a different activity suitable for kids 0-6 years old.

Our first guest will be Val from Born 2 Create! As a Special Education teacher for the last 16 years she has vast experience teaching children and encouraging them to explore their creative expression. She will be bringing a variety of Sensory Bins to Bonnie Doon’s promotion court (right by Tony Roma’s) for the kids to play with and explore. To find out more about Born 2 Create please visit www.born2create.ca

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Hot Chocolate Bar

Having a Hot Chocolate Bar is a fun spin on a traditional candy table. The kids spend the afternoon tobogganing so coming in from the cold and being able to have hot chocolate with marshmallows, peanut butter chips, M&M’s and more was SO fun! The birthday girl is a true princess so of course we had to go SUPER girly. She has a fun, funky side as well so we threw in a pop of black to show her “punk/rockstar” side too. We love being able to completely customize the decorations to the individual we are decorating for!

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March Tot Time at Mill Woods Town Centre

March’s Tot Time is Family Yoga! It will be a yoga class, engaging children to stretch and move in fun ways through poses named after animals and nature. This session is perfect for kids 0-5 years old and parents are welcome to join in the fun!

Tot Time takes place on the first Tuesday of every month and goes from 10-12pm.

****Have a family friendly business that would like to provide an activity for Kingsway Mall’s Kids Play, Mill Woods Town Centre’s Tot Time, or Bonnie Doon’s Kids Club? Please email: info {a} boxsocialep . com****

February Kids Play at Kingsway Mall

Our guest for February’s Kids Play at Kingsway Mall is Edmonton Public Library! I have taken both of my kids to EPL programs since they were babies. It is such a wonderful way to spend the day. The kids learn so much by singing, playing, and of course reading, with kids their age. We are excited to welcome facilitators of these children’s programs to the mall for a morning of fun! There will be crafts, puppet shows and story time.  This event is perfect for babies to age 5 and will be on February 25th from 9-11 am.

 

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Garden Workshop at Studio Bloom on 124th Street

On February 21st from 2-4 pm you and your kids will be able to come to Studio Bloom and build your very own Garden! It can be a Fairy, Dinosaur, Lego, or Littlest Pet Shop Garden. We want you to be CREATIVE! Use toys your little one has lying around the house to create a magical garden to take home with them.

What we will have for you:

Rocks – perfect for pathways and houses

Wire – We will show you how to make fences, swings and more from wire and twigs

Plants – Because every garden needs some greenery!

What you will need:

Toys – Bring 3-6 little toys that you would like to base your garden on. We suggest nothing bigger than a few inches high

Container – Shallow wide containers are best. Think small casserole dish, shallow planter, or we even used a chip and dip bowl from the Dollar Store!

Your imagination – This workshop is meant to create. There will be someone there helping you if you need but we want you to do what you and your child want. Bring any small toy figures and we will help make                                      swings, fences, houses, tables, chairs, and more out of natural elements.

The event will be $25 per garden made and this event does require preregistration. To register for this event please email Deanne at info@boxsocialep.com or call 780-909-1986. Spaces are limited!