activities

Celebrate Canada Day 2020

This year, Canadians are encouraged to celebrate Canada Day online. Here are some of the things you can do, starting today and on Canada Day  : Try the activities in the Canada Day Celebration Kit. Watch Canada, Let’s get together! Starting today, cook together, get active together, innovate together, discover together and celebrate together. These… Read more

Earth Day at Home

Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This year’s theme is climate action. What has changed in the past 50 years? Need ideas for celebrating Earth Day at home? Find suggestions in: #EARTHDAYATHOME: Environmental actions to do at home #EarthDayAtHome with NASA 50 Earth Day Activities for Kids Climate Kids Earth Day Activities for… Read more

Family Fun and Games

After a few weeks of social distancing, could you use some new family games that are easy, fun, and economical? Find ideas in: 4 Dice Games That Are Fun For The Whole Family – And Will Kill Some Time – CBC Parents 10 kid-friendly card games – Today’s Parent 19 games for family bonding during… Read more

Families Learning and Interacting Together (FLIT)

Looking for fun activities to do with young children? The Centre for Family Literacy in Alberta has developed a free family literacy app, FLIT, filled with a variety of fun activities that support literacy. It’s a great source of ideas for reading, recipes, rhymes and games. You can download the app on Google Play or… Read more

Helping Children Learn

Have you seen the Learning Together Every Day booklets? If you’re working with adults who are working on their literacy skills and are parents of young children, here’s a great, made-in-BC resource to use.The three booklets are in easy-to-read English, and contain fun activities to do with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. You can find these… Read more

STEAM Fun

During Spring Break, there might be time to have fun with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activity or two. Here are six places to browse for some ideas: 37 Classic Science Experiments for Kids from Red Tricycle Elementary Activities from Tinkerlab Hour of Code Activities learnXdesign Online Science Resources from Science World… Read more

Let’s Make It! – Big Science for Little Hands

Today we are welcoming Wendy Lorch, an Early Learning Specialist from Science World, as our guest blogger. She’s sharing sample activities for preschoolers from the Science World website. Are you looking for some fun science activities that connect to making things? Science World’s website offers a library of fun, hands-on, cool science activities for all… Read more

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.  It’s now a world-wide event that takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week (this week!). You’re invited to organize… Read more

Family Activities

Looking for some quick and easy family activities to do with your baby, toddler or preschooler? Don’t forget that Decoda has a lot of ideas and they’re available to download for free. Here are a few of them: 15 Minutes of Fun Let’s Play Together! STEAM Family Fun Tuning into Music What’s on My Plate?… Read more

Winter Family Fun

What are you doing on BC Family Day this coming Monday? If you’re looking for ideas for winter family fun, here are some links to visit: 19 Ideas for Outdoor Winter Play – from CBC Parents 40 Winter Activities for Toddlers and 28 MORE Winter Crafts For Kids– from Hands On as we grow Make… Read more