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Kaitlyn's byline photoAbout Kaitlyn:

I am Kaitlyn, a 19 year old girl currentlyliving in Birmingham, England.  I am the K in DLTK and I've been working for the family website since I could hold a crayon.  Aside from helping my parents on the site, I run after school clubs with primary students in England and find fun ways to teach them maths!  I also enjoy my volunteer work with the elderly people in my community—going to care homes and sheltered accomodations to sing, serve tea, or just talk.  In my spare time I love to read, journal, play volleyball, and explore the UK.  You can connect with me on Facebook or Instagram.

Kaitlyn has written 28 articles so far, you can find them below.

The Importance of Remembrance Day
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2014 BY KAITLYN

Juno Beach

Remembrance Day is an important tradition on a global scale. It is a time to put aside our international differences and honour the soldiers that fought in combat in order to secure a brighter future for us. In Canada we are especially privileged to live our lives with such significant freedom and equality. These soldiers […]

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Halloween Math Activities
POSTED ON OCTOBER 21, 2014 BY KAITLYN

Halloween Math Activities

Math isn’t always fun, in fact math is rarely fun, but it can be! Math activities that give kids a way to view math visually are a really inspired way to educate kids. These Halloween math activities use Scaries to promote math in a new and creative way by demonstrating simple statistics and data collection with yummy treats! […]

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Easter Egg Cracking Tradition
POSTED ON APRIL 12, 2014 BY KAITLYN

Easter Egg Cracking Tradition

Ever since I can remember, my family has taken part in a very fun Easter tradition. Every year we decorate Easter eggs and when we are done we take part in a fun little Easter egg cracking game. It’s an exciting activity that everyone enjoys, especially because you get to eat the eggs afterwards! If you’ve […]

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Snowboarding and Skiing
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 28, 2014 BY KAITLYN

Snowboarding and Skiing

Skiing and snowboarding are both very popular sports in Canada, and tons of my friends are all hyped up and excited for competition season! There are tons of different ski hills that people can visit and lots of different level runs for people who are beginners, experts, or just looking for a relaxing day on the […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 14, 2014 BY KAITLYN

Happy Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s Day, which means lots of chocolate, flowers, and cards. For little kids it means LOTS of heart shaped crafts and candy! When I was in elementary school I loved valentines day so much because we got to exchange valentines! We decorated paper bags or little boxes the days leading up to valentines day and […]

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The 2014 Winter Olympics
POSTED ON JANUARY 31, 2014 BY KAITLYN

Canada Flag

The 2014 Winter Olympics will start exactly one week from today; the events are being held in Sochi Russia and the preparation has been a long process! There is lots of hype about the games and I know I sure am excited! My dad and I plan to watch a lot of hockey and will definitely be […]

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Chinese New Years
POSTED ON JANUARY 18, 2014 BY KAITLYN

Chinese Dragon Paper Plate Craft

Chinese New Year is celebrated on a different day each year because it is based on the Lunar year. And each year is named after an animal based on a 12 year cycle. In 2014, the year of the horse, it will be celebrated on January 31. People born in the same year are considered to […]

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Chinese New Years
POSTED ON JANUARY 3, 2014 BY KAITLYN

Las Cabos, Mexico

It has been a few weeks since my mom or I have made a blog post and there is a perfect explanation for this; we were in Mexico! It was a wonderful family Christmas and a nice warm one at that, back home in Canada it is MUCH colder. We visited El Arco, which is a […]

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Movember
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 29, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Walrus Paper Plate Craft

I have always thought that Movember was a really neat idea because it isn’t like your classic fundraiser, but up until junior high I didn’t even know it existed. It is important for kids to be able to participate in events like this at a young age so they are inspired to stay involved at an […]

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Thanksgiving Paper Strip Pumpkin Craft
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 22, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Thanksgiving Paper Strip Pumpkin Craft

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year; it is a chance to visit with friends and family and show them how thankful you are! For me in Canada, thanksgiving has already passed, but in the states it is coming up in about a week! There are some really cute thanksgiving crafts on the website […]

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Driving
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 15, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Proud Dad Teaching Daughter How to Drive

In about one month I am going to be taking my on road drivers test. In Alberta we are allowed to get our learners license at the age of fourteen and our graduated drivers license when we are sixteen. With our learners license we get to drive as long as we have an adult with […]

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Paper Lantern Crafts
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 8, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Paper Lantern Crafts

Over the past week I have been going to town on a new holiday craft idea that my mom had, paper lantern crafts. Until now I never realized how many different holidays there are. From Christmas to Hanukah, summer to winter and even Earth day to St Patrick’s day there are heaps of holidays and special times of the […]

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Bath Salts
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 1, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Homemade Bath Salts for Presents

This craft would make an excellent homemade gift for a relative! Some of the ingredients are a bit unusual, like the glycerin or the Epsom salts. They are available at most drugstores but can be a bit tricky to find; I found them in the aisle with the rubbing alcohol. The nice thing about this […]

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Pumpkin Carving
POSTED ON OCTOBER 25, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Carved Pumpkins and Pirate Costume

Halloween is such a great time of the year! Costumes, candy, pumpkin carving, trick or treating, handing out candy. The works! So many awesome things combined to make an amazing holiday! My favourite part about Halloween aside from the fact that we get heaps of candy, is the pumpkin carving! Every year me and my dad carve […]

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Halloween Costumes
POSTED ON OCTOBER 18, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Sister Kittens on Halloween

Halloween is an exciting time of the year for kids all over the place, but unfortunately for parents it can be a bit stressful trying to find cute Halloween for their kids. When my sister and I were at the trick or treating age my mom would work extremely hard to make cute costumes that we could […]

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Travel: Hawaii
POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Hawaiian Lei

My parents really enjoy Hawaii and we go quite often! When I was little my grandparents used to rent a condo there and we would spend a week or two having a blast in Hawaii! The luau’s were great: eating food, dancing, wearing leis, and basking in the aloha spirit! My parents even got married in Hawaii, […]

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Rhubarb Muffins
POSTED ON OCTOBER 4, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Rhubarb Muffins

These rhubarb muffins are absolutely delicious and incredibly simple to make! They do not make a huge amount, around a dozen medium sized muffins, so I suggest that you double the recipe if you aren’t a very frequent baker. This recipe and the portions are excellent if you are an individual who bakes quite often […]

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Birthday Present Ideas
POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Collection of Birthday Presents

For me the month of September is the month of parental birthdays, in fact my mom’s birthday is in less than a week! I find that the hardest part about my parents birthday is finding the perfect birthday present! Of course when I was younger it wasn’t nearly as difficult; I would simply go shopping […]

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Roll Kuchen
POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Roll Kuchen and Watermelon

Roll Kuchen is a scrumptious German pastry that I have had the pleasure of eating since I was a young girl! My grandma and aunty would often make it for my family when we visited them during the summer; it wasn’t until recently that I began to make roll kuchen on my own. Honestly, I […]

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Grass Seed Caterpillar
POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Grass Seed Caterpillar

This grass seed craft is a very fun craft that creates an adorable caterpillar! The neat idea about this craft is that you can watch the grass grow before your very own eyes! Literally, one day there was no grass in any of the egg carton cups and the next days each cup had several […]

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Back to School
POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Pencil Cases for Back to School

This has been my first week back at school after the summer and I have to say everything went really smoothly! I spent a good amount of time organizing all of my binders and notebooks during the last week of summer so that I can keep a calm head when the school year really gets started. […]

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Camp Chief Hector
POSTED ON AUGUST 30, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Campfire

I spent the first two weeks of August at Camp Chief Hector for the eighth summer in a row and am intending to return again next summer. Camp has been an important part of my life since I was eight years old and it is by far the most exciting part of my summer, if […]

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Paper Mache Animals
POSTED ON AUGUST 23, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Paper Mache Animals

I’ve spent the past week making adorable paper Mache animal crafts. At times it was a bit challenging but it was definitely worth it because they all turned out to be extremely cute! I suggest that if you are planning to make these crafts as piñata’s for a birthday party you give yourself about a week. Paper Mache takes […]

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Hawaiian Cookies in a Jar
POSTED ON AUGUST 16, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Hawaiian Cookies in a Jar

I really enjoyed putting together the jar with all of the Hawaiian themed ingredients! When I was putting it together I was a little bit nervous that my jar wasn’t going to be big enough; in order to calm my nerves I added up the measurements from the recipe and filled the jar up with […]

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Paper Plate Echidna
POSTED ON AUGUST 9, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Paper Plate Echidna

This craft is absolutely adorable and very fun to make! Rather than just an average paper plate craft there is the extra component of cutting the fringe around the paper plate to represent the spikes; it is also quite simple for a paper plate craft because the template pieces are straight forward and relatively easy […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
POSTED ON AUGUST 2, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I discovered this simple and delicious recipe in my grade 7 foods class; since our classes weren’t very long and many of us were lacking in our cooking and baking skills, our teacher would make it her job to find yummy recipes that we could easily make. This banana chocolate chip muffin recipe had to be one […]

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Animal Cracker Ark
POSTED ON JULY 26, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Animal Cracker Ark

This craft is very entertaining to make since there are so many different components; from the cotton ball clouds to the animal cracker animals this craft is a fun way to learn about Noah’s Ark. I have been planning to make this craft for along time now and about a year ago my dad and […]

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Paper Plate Bird Nest
POSTED ON JULY 19, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Paper Plate Bird Nest Craft

This paper plate bird nest is very fun to make and looks absolutely adorable when it’s finished! I found that I couldn’t help but grin when I realized how much fun I was having with everything this craft involved. From painting the paper plate (something I have enjoyed ever since I could hold a paint brush) to […]

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