March Break Boredom Busters


March Break is upon us and we’ve compiled a list of some ideas to help you keep the little ones busy this coming week. Make sure you check out the list of local events for your community.

Get Crafty

Set aside an afternoon to let your creative sides run wild with some arts and crafts. Some great ideas include making cupcake crayons, DIY secret formula slime (sounds messy, but the kids will love it!) or try your hands at these printable animal finger puppets. Be sure to show us your creations by posting some pictures on our Facebook page. We would love to see what you come up with!

Have a Campout Indoors

Turn your living room into a campsite by rolling out some sleeping bags and pillows and snuggling around the fireplace. Make sure there are plenty of flashlights to go around. No fireplace? No problem. You can light some candles for ambience. Spend the night telling stories, playing campfire games and making indoor S’mores.

Learn the Art of Baking

Get your kids in the kitchen and create something delicious together. Try these kid-approved four ingredient goldfish drops, or these kid and adult-approved nutella cookie cups.  Looking for something a little healthier? Mix together these healthy ingredients to make peanut butter oatmeal balls.

Need a break from inside the house? Check out some events near your local community:

 

Alliston – Treetops

Check out the Kids Corner at New Tecumseth Public Library. Choose from a generous list of unique kids programs, including Marvelous Monday Imagination, Reptilia or Zootek. Prices are very reasonable, and some are free! Check them out here. You can also take advantage of March Break Monday at The Tiffin Centre for Conservation. Take a tour of their maple sugar bush and sugar shack and try out their kick-sleds and snowshoes.

Bowmanville - BrookHill

Make a day trip to the Bowmanville Zoo. Take a tour of the 42 scenic acres of natural parkland and visit over 300 creatures. Click here to find out about a free kids pass! If you’re looking for something to keep the little ones busy for just a few hours, check out the list of events happening at the The Clarington Public Library

Bradford - Grand Central

Check out the extensive March Break schedule at the Bradford West Gwillimbury Library. Workshops include arts and crafts, learning to prepare for emergencies, family movies and more. Fun and learning for all ages. Prices are reasonable and lots are free!

Brantford – Grand Valley Trails

The city of Brantford offers many programs including swimming, skating, learning about other countries, sports, crafts, games and more. Click here for a full list of activities to choose from.  Looking for something different? Try pottery painting as a family at Crock A Doodle. They also have March Break classes for the kids! Check them out here.

Caledon East – Pathways

Get active and take the kids skating or swimming this week! Check out the March Break public skate schedule here to choose the time that best fits your schedule. Be sure to take note of the free skating times! For the March Break public swim schedule, click here.  You can also check out Techtacular March Break at the Caledon Public Library. They’re hosting a variety of hands-on technology focused workshops. 

Mono – Fieldstone

Explore the countryside at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.  This 750-hectare natural environment park on the Niagara Escarpment is right in your backyard. With the warmer season approaching, have the kids point out the differences in trees, shrubs and wild plants around the park. Make sure to pack water and some healthy snacks to share along the way! For parking and trail access, click here.

Niagara-on-the-Lake – The Village

Spread your wings and fly on over to the Jack Cluster Bird Sanctuary at 1064 Concession 7, RR4. The sanctuary is free of charge and open year round to the public. Challenge the kids to take photographs of the birds in their natural habitat, so you can learn more about them later at home. You can also check out the children’s programs at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library. They offer chess tournaments, story time and you can even say goodbye to them for the night while they enjoy a “stuffie” sleepover.

Oshawa – Hills of Harrowsmith

Make March Break a memorable one by registering your little ones in a City of Oshawa Camp. Or if you want some quality family time, drop in together! Stay active together and check out the skating and  swimming schedules.  For the list of March Break Camps, click here.

Have a happy and safe March Break from Brookfield Residential!