For fun, time-specific activities for all ages, check out our calendar which is constantly being updated with new activities!
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
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 is posting LIVE interactive videos and family friendly ideas on a daily basis on their Facebook (@EarlyONWR) page. Click here to view the schedule. Visit their 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! Click here for updated contact information.
Free Virtual Groups through Recreational Respite
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.