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.
For fun, time-specific activities for all ages, check out our calendar which is constantly being updated with new activities!
Audible FREE, ML
For as long as schools are closed, 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 Kitchener’s Active At Home FREE
While physical distancing practices remain in place, the City of Kitchener is committed to keeping residents connected and active with free activities, events, and resources.
EarlyON | Waterloo Region is posting LIVE interactive videos and family friendly ideas on a daily basis on our Facebook (@EarlyONWR) page. A variety of pre-registered programs are offered through Zoom. Programs include Infant Massage, Make the Connection, Parenting My Baby, Sleep and Your New Baby sessions, Starting School programming and prenatal Preparing for Parenthood series and more! Click here to view the current schedule for all programs. Visit our website for new programming videos posted weekly. As well, do you have questions about your child’s development, community resources or even the words to a favourite song? Connect with EarlyON | Waterloo Region! Click here for updated contact information.
Virtual Groups through Recreational Respite FREE
Recreational Respite is running virtual group programs for free for children, youth, teens and young adults with disabilities and/or mental health. Each program includes goals and experiential outcomes. Select the link above for more information on the programs and how to register.
Recess Guardians FREE
Recess Guardians presents active8 Your Home, a daily video service that will bring recess right to you! All you have to do is subscribe, and they will send you a video every weekday with a new game idea, as well as a challenge.
Salvation Army FREE
The Salvation Army Parent-Child Resource Centre is holding a daily Circle time at 11 am on their Facebook Page. It includes a Learning Board, songs, and a story.
Waterloo at Home 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.
Waterloo Public Library
This page outlines a list of children’s writers and illustrators who are sharing readings of their books online (virtual storytimes.)
YMCA of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo
This page is to keep you connected with your Y community. They are hoping to share stories, recipes, health and wellness tips, on-demand videos, activities for children, and more.
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.