Parents and caregivers from coast to coast are trying to figure out how March crept up so quickly. We just survived the holidays and here we are again trying to figure how to keep the kids occupied for an entire week without school. Never fear…Reading With Us is here!
Have some fun exploring the Art Gallery of Ontario March 14-18, 2011. Check out one of their newest exhibits: Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts. There will be plenty of drop-in activities and performances. You’ll even get a chance to learn some cool moves and join in on the dance floor! Children will also have a chance to create their own royal costumes and bring it home.
The Great Skate Date!
Just like March Break Spring will be right around the corner and skating will be replaced with swimming. Make the best of the cool temps and lace up the skates and go gliding with the entire family. Plan ahead and bring a thermos with hot chocolate with a side of marshmallows!
Many of the skating rinks will start reducing their public skating times in March, so be sure to check with your local Community Centre for a current schedule.
History + Parliament = March Break Fun (seriously!)
Explore the historic Ontario Legislative Building through a scavenger hunt! Kids will get to dress up in the traditional black robes worn in Parliament, and participate in a craft activity. This 2.5 hour program is FREE for children ages 6-10 (accompanied by adult), but pre-registration is required.
Host a Family Movie Marathon. Choose your favourite family friendly movies and watch them all in one night. Pop some popcorn, put on your comfy PJs, get out your sleeping bags and have fun! During one of the movies, turn the volume off and make up your own dialogue just for laughs.
Build a family fort in the living room using ONLY household materials like cardboard boxes and blankets. Camp out in your creation to see how strong it truly is!
Play a traditional board game like Scramble to keep their minds sharp while having fun. If you must play video games, try to make them family friendly interactive games. Any game that causes you to stay on your feet and involves the entire family is definitely a March Break MUST!
Whatever you do, wherever you go remember: spending time with family is vital to a healthy and happy childhood. Have fun and keep Reading With Us!