This was originally supposed to be a three week break from school, but it looks like it will be a lot longer.  They don’t know how long, could be a few more weeks or a few months.

We are all in the same boat, looking to keep our children entertained, learning and active.  Here are a few different ideas to help with the online learning, general reference ideas, staying active and family games.

 

Activities Daily Plans Kids

Virtual Summer Camps

Summer camp is an adventure that many kids participate in yearly.  Whether it is a day camp or a sleepover camp, these are days spent learning new skills, making new friends and creating great memories. This year, camp may look a little different.  In many places across the country, “in-person”...
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Daily Plans Kids Recipes & Tips

Cooking tips for parents

Are you worried that your child may get hurt in the kitchen? Will they accidentally set the barbecue on fire? Or just how much of a mess will they make? Not fond of the idea that food could be wasted? While some parents may find the idea of cooking with...
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Daily Plans Kids Physical Activity

Backyard Fun

The warm summer weather is starting to arrive, and the sunny days are perfect for being outside.  This is a great time to encourage your child(ren) to get out and explore, build or create. Forts are always fun to design and build. Add an "outdoor kitchen" onto the fort and...
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Family Games & Activities

We are always looking for different ways to stay busy with different activities.  While there are many options with the traditional board games and card games, sometimes you want something different.  This is where puzzles and dominos are great.  They are activities that will keep you and/or your child(ren) busy...
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Classic Card Games

One of my fondest memories of summer vacation is the card games my family would play at night.  As we got older, the competitiveness of the card games would increase.  Now when we get together for family vacations, the next generation is joining us with the nightly card games, bringing...
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Staying Active Inside the House

The warm spring weather is returning, allowing us many opportunities to get outside and be active while enjoying the sun. However, there are also many rainy days where we are stuck inside. Here are a few different ideas that you can do with your child(ren) on these rainy days to...
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Tips for Working From Home

For some of us, working from home is new and still a novelty.  For others, they have been doing it for years.  And they can provide us with great tips on ways to ensure we are staying productive while working from home.   Create a workspace or home office -...
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Kids Physical Activity

Being More Physically Active

What are things we can do to bring more physical activity into our lives and move as a family?  Mother Nature still provides the best “medicine” for us.  On warm sunny days, get outside and go for a walk with your family and dog (if you have one). And try...
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Kids Physical Activity

Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines

Did you know that according to the Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines, youth (ages 5-17 years) need to sweat, step, sit and sleep the appropriate amount each day for optimal health.  There are many health benefits for our youth that come from moving more, including improved fitness, maintaining a healthy body...
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Arts and Crafts Kids

Homemade Wooden Bird House Ideas

Whether you are building a birdhouse from scratch or painting a pre-made store bought birdhouse, these make great Mother's Day or Father's Day gifts.   Building a birdhouse from scratch can be very satisfying for kids. Their creativity can expand as they design it and create the templates for cutting...
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Craft Ideas for All Ages

Looking for craft ideas for the whole family?  Parents.com is a great reference site when looking for craft ideas for any age.  With ideas for children as young as 1 yrs old, to ideas for teenagers, you and your child(ren) will definitely find new and fun ideas to try. So...
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Keeping Busy During the Day

One of the challenges parents face when home all day, is keeping their child(ren) and themselves busy.  And busy with a variety of different activities.  We all like variety, and doing the same thing each day can become  monotonous.   If you are struggling with new ideas, here are a...
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Daily Plans Kids Recipes & Tips

Your Budding Chef

Do you have a young budding chef in your family?  Are they always asking to help you with the preparation of meals?  Or is baking more their passion.  Help fuel their passion for cooking and baking with age appropriate tasks or recipes.  Kraft Canada offers a wide array of recipes...
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Online Learning

Depending on where you live, your local school board may have started the online learning process for your kids.  Be sure to check your school or school board websites as they will have links by subject to many great sites that can complement your child’s at-home learning.  And remember, that...
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In the Kitchen

Have a budding chef or baker in the house.  Maybe your child is looking to learn a new skill.  Let them take this time to explore in the kitchen and discover what is involved with the different mealtimes at home.  Have them help with the grocery list and learn about...
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Tips for Learning at Home

Help ease your child(ren) into a new learning routine as they start their "learning from home" experience.  Here are a few tips to make this transition easier:   Establish and Maintain a Routine – Work with your child(ren) to create a daily routine schedule. This would include wake-up, meals, hygiene,...
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