FREE = This service has been confirmed to be free.
ML = This service is offered in multiple languages.
Please note that the legend is only a guide. If you have any questions about a service, we encourage you to reach out to the organization directly.
If your organization is doing something similar and would like those efforts included in this list, please send an email to Monika Bodemer.
Active Kitchener FREE
Active Kitchener is a local guide to events, activities, sports, recreation and programs for all ages.
Audible FREE, ML
For right now, when family routines may be disrupted and days unpredictable, children and youth everywhere can stream for free an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
City of Waterloo Museum FREE
Click to link above to view fun activities hosted by the City of Waterloo Museum!
EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free, safe, and engaging high-quality drop-in spaces throughout Waterloo Region for children up to six years old and their parents, and caring adults. Our in-person locations are currently closed. We encourage you to connect with us online through our web-chat, call 519-741-8585 ext. 3001, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on social media @EarlyONWR. We look forward to your family joining us at one of our online programs soon! Check out our online program calendar today!
Engage Waterloo FREE
City staff and community partners have come together to create Waterloo At Home – a one-stop-shop for ideas, resources and stories aimed at keeping residents active, connected and creative at home.
Show Me the City – Stories of Waterloo Park FREE
Often called “the jewel of the city”, Waterloo Park features 111 acres of prime parkland, with a number of amenities that our community enjoys year-round. The Stories of Waterloo Park tour provides fun and interesting historical stories of different areas and features of the park. Drop by the Visitor and Heritage Information Centre to grab a printed map of all the tour stops. There are 24 stops along the way; each location is marked by a sign with a QR code that you can scan with your mobile device to get additional information about that location.
Waterloo Public Library Virtual Programs FREE
Build your virtual community with WPL and check out our programs for all ages.
YMCA of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo FREE
Continue connecting virtually in mind, body, and spirit.
Arts and Crafts
Adult Coloring Pages
Discover 1,500+ Free Adult Coloring pages to download in PDF or to print : various themes, artists, difficulty levels and styles.
Free art classes from Artshine Inc.
Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.
Millions of crafts and colouring pages at your fingertips.
Easy Drawing Tutorials
100 easy step-by-step drawing tutorials for beginners and beyond. Draw with little to no previous experience, and good results are almost guaranteed, if you follow the instructions carefully.
Idea Exchange Free Crafty Creations Kit
Come and pick up your own free Crafty Creations Kit! All five of locations will offer a different craft kit every two weeks. These kits will each contain supplies for two different crafts that you can make at home.
Kids Think Design
Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design.
Lunch Doodles with Artists
Artist Mo guides you through drawing activities in his series of YouTube videos.
A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.
NGAkids Art Zone
NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. Featuring a variety of art-making tools that encourage exploration and creativity.
Making Easy Paper Airplanes
Learn how to make five different paper airplanes that can fly.
Outdoor Craft Activities
Fun and easy ways to craft with nature including simple flower name activities and dandelion shape boards.
Easy and fun rock painting ideas for beginners including ideas for animals, flowers, and monsters.
Fill every day with a new online art activity using Sesame Street’s Art Maker. These simple art activities for your young child are a great way for children to demonstrate their creativity.
STEAM Activities and Crafts
Fun, hands-on activities and crafts by Left Brain Craft Brain with learning built-in to inspire young engineers, one craft at a time.
Waterloo Region Police Services Kids Corner
The kids’ corner has police themed activities like colouring pages and word searches. WRPS would love to see your finished work, so they’ve also included instructions on how to share your work with them!
Card Games Online
A free, simple-to-use site to play various online games, including many card games.
Online games for each grade and for each subject.
Games and puzzles for children to take a break throughout the day.
PBS Kids provides daily activities and tips to help kids play and learn at home.
Have fun with plant-based activities including learning how to press flowers, do soil art, and plan a garden scavenger hunt!
Read Comic Books Online
Read 100s of free comic books online.