Soap Day: Making Toy and Candy-Mold Soaps: We make glycerin soaps with embedded toys and animal soaps in candy molds. DIY

Our First Paella, With a Recipe for the Next: Our first paella on the grill! We test out our pan and provide a revised recipe for our next try!  RECIPE

Camp Snacks: Soft Lemon-Glazed Gingerbread Cookies and Cookie-Pops: Snacks to send to camp. RECIPE

Yesterday Books with Pop-Art Animal Olympians: The kids use a pop art technique to decorate the front covers of this summer’s Yesterday Books. DIY

Kids’ Movie Reviews: A printable movie review sheet for drafting movie reviews geared towards the little ones. PRINTABLE

Macarons!: We make our first French Macarons! Chocolate Macarons with Nutella filling and Colourful Macarons with Jam filling. PRINTABLE RECIPE

Olympian Self-Sufficiency: The Kids Make Supper by Themselves
: The kids make Artisan Bread and Super-Easy Kid-Friendly Salmon (almost) all by themselves. PRINTABLE RECIPE

Skylanders Portal of Power Birthday Cake: We make a Skylanders themed birthday cake for Tobes and provide printable templates for banners and the “eight elements.” DIY, RECIPES, PRINTABLES

Outdoor Mural Phase One: Sketching from our Favourite Artists: The kids look at books of favourite artists and make sketches in preparation for a summer mural project for our backyard.

Relish, Pickle, Replenish: It’s Cucumber Day: We set our sights on canning our favourite cucumber condiments from last summer with revised, more flexible recipes. RECIPES

Summer Activism 101: The Kids Investigate the Mega-Quarry: We investigate the issues surrounding the Mega-Quarry and discuss what can be done about it.

Glam Cans 2012: Kid-Designed Canning Labels DIY:  The kids create abstract art to use as the background for canning labels. How to create canning labels using scanned art, free photo editing software, and labels or sticker sheets. DIY, PRINTABLE

The Kids Make Street Eats (with Beer!): Pilsner Pretzels & Hops and Robbers Mustard: We make our own pretzles and mustard for dipping using Ontario beers. RECIPES.

Mad Scientist Day 2012: Ten Sweet Experiments:  The kids perform 10 fun tricks and experiments with candy and other things around the house. DIY. PARTY IDEAS.

The Imaginary Beasts of Riverdale Farm: The kids draw imaginary animals based on the real farm friends downtown. The next step will be to write stories about them!

A Movable Mural:  Over the course of a single weekend, we complete our movable outdoor mural project.  With a DIY for how you can complete one too! DIY.

Peach Day: Amaretto Peach Jam, Brown Sugar Vanilla Peach Jam and Giant Peach Butter: Recipes for our Amaretto Peach Jam, Brown Sugar Vanilla Peach Jam, and Peach Butter! RECIPES.

Summer of Funner 2012 Film Festival: A list of our “colourful” movies of 2012. With Six Tips and Tricks for Hosting a Great Family Film Festival of your own.  Movie Review Worksheet included once again. DIY. PRINTABLES.