Make a Bird Feeders

Bird Feeder

Bird Feeders Providing supplemental food will help ensure birds have enough energy to stay warm. Calorie-rich black sunflower seeds and preservative-free suet are great choices. Place feeders at different heights to attract different species. Platform feeding areas attract jays and grosbeaks, while titmice and finches enjoy hanging feeders. Ground feeders like mourning doves and juncos […]

Frozen Treasure Hunts are Fun

Plastic items frozen inside a bag

Ice Treasure Hunt Brave the frigid frost and head out on an Icy Treasure Hunt! Outdoor activities like this are a great way to get kids up and moving during the winter months. The hunt is made up of individual clues which are a letter scramble of the words that will be their next destination. In […]

Easy Early Holiday Crafts and Decorations

It seems to me that the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier every year.  No sooner have we packed away our Halloween costumes than the streets are decorated for the holidays, the store decorations are up and the radio is playing Silent Night.  The wait is long for children and it is not easy to […]

Host a Holiday Party for Kids

Gingerbread House Making Raise the roof … with a gingerbread house-making party. Great news for gingerbread enthusiasts!  Loblaws / Great Canadian Superstores sell premade houses complete with icing bags and candies. Partygoers can let their imaginations go wild.  When complete, you simply package up their creations in the boxes they came in.  Be sure to […]

Holiday Mom Savers

 Christmas Morning Make Ahead Recipes     BUTTERMILK COUNTRY CARROT CAKE   Packed with wholesome Ontario Carrots, carrot cake always makes a great after-school snack.  This easy stir-together is chock full of carrots, iron-rich raisins and low-fat buttermilk.   Preparation Time:            30 minutes Baking Time:                   1 hour Serves 12 to 16   2/3 cup (150 […]

Crafts with Christmas Cookie Cutters

Make your own wrapping paper.  Dip cookie cutters into paint and press them onto craft paper.  I like to use the big roll from Ikea, $4.99 for meters of fun. Trace the cutters onto sponges. Cut out the sponges and sponge paint a Christmas scene. Take photos from previous years, glue them to magnetic paper […]

Kids Friendly Pumpkin Decorating

These kid – friendly pumpkin decorating ideas are super fun, safe and easy to do.  The best part is that they leave little mess and can be made and enjoyed well before the big day. 1. STICKERS Stickers are the easiest, cleanest option for pumpkin decorating.  Most households with kids have lots of stickers.  On […]

Stay Up Late and Celebrate!

Five – Four – Three – Two – One! The countdown is on to make plans to ring in the New Year!  Dancing? Dining Out?  House Party? Family Gathering?  There is no shortage of fun events and outings going on around town this year.  For me, a cozy New Year’s Eve at home with my […]

Make a New Year’s Time Capsule

 This is a fun and easy project that the whole family can do together. Start by asking a few questions to get the kids thinking about what they would like to add to the box: Where do you think we will live in the future? What will you remember about this year? What do you […]

MITKs Ultimate List of Christmas Things to Do

2016 Edition It’s that time of year again.  This city is alight with twinkling lights.  Festivals and craft sales are under way and Santa’s helpers are stationed in their ornate mall displays waiting for the enthusiastic children to visit, lists in hand.  It’s Christmas Time in the City. There is so much to do and […]

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