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Family Fun Outside Of The Home

Measures are lifting! Here's what families can now do outside of the home. The latest on city, provincial and national parks, gardens, campgrounds, and more.

A Magical Concert For Kids Stuck at Home Presented by Friendly Fables

Ontario's Friendly Fables, known for its book series and school performances, has created and released a children's concert movie, to entertain children at home.

Handmade Gifts for Dad

Dad will especially love the thought that goes into each one of these crafty and fun Father's Day gifts.

Disney Teaches You How to Draw Your Favourite Characters

Disney has found so many creative ways to connect with fans at home, and one of them is teaching kids how to draw their favourite Disney Characters.

A Twist on Taco Night

Tacos are a surefire kid-pleaser. Make it a taco night with these fun tacos, made with kid-favourite foods, from spaghetti to pizza, cheeseburgers and more!

Stay Cool with Fun Water Games

If you're fortunate to have your own backyard, beat the heat this week with one of these water games! Paint yourself, make your own water slide, and more to stay cool!

How to Help Kids Deal with Disappointment

2020 has not been a great year for pretty much everyone on the planet, but for kids, it can be especially hard. Coping with disappointment can be a big challenge so we’ve listed these tips to help.

The Sweetest Dessert Burger Recipes For Kids

Your kids will definitely want to eat dessert first when they see these adorable treats that have taken on the shape of a burger. Try these recipe ideas that will make you want to try a sweet burger!

The Cutest Burger Recipes Just for Kids

Celebrated on May 28, National Burger Day is a day of appreciation for hamburgers. Celebrate by sinking your teeth into these fun burgers just for kids!

Student Projects Now Live at the YSC Online STEM Fair

Hundreds of students invest time and talent into science, technology, engineering and mathematics, to proudly display their STEM projects — 635 in total.

Here's What Toronto Zoo's Scenic Drive-Thru Experience Looks Like

Enjoy a special outing with the family, thanks to the Toronto Zoo's new Scenic Drive-Thru Experience. Get up close and personal with animals, all from the comfort of your car!

Kids & Covid-19: How Are They Faring During This Crisis?

A recent study conducted by the Angus Reid Institute polled children ages 10 to 17 across the country about their thoughts, expectations, and concerns about these unprecedented times.

New Toronto Zoo Scenic Drive-Thru Experience Opens This Weekend

This visit will be unlike any you’ve had in the past as you see the Zoo from an entirely new perspective. Take a drive on the wild side!

Movie Night Goodies

With families confined to their homes, there are likely plenty of movie nights. Missing those movie theatre treats and candy? Get rave reviews with these showstopping movie night snacks!

The Best Sources of Vitamin D For Your Family

We need vitamin D to boost our immune system, maintain healthy bones and teeth, and to stay happy! Here are the best sources of vitamin D for you and your family.

Playing Outdoors: What Your Family Needs To Know As Measures Are Starting To Lift

With warm spring days ahead and after weeks of isolation, cooped up families are looking to get out. Here are the latest guidelines when it comes to playing outdoors.

The City of Toronto Cancels City-Led Summer Camps With Possible Alternative

The City of Toronto announces the cancellation of all its city-led 2020 summer camps for kids and is looking at running an alternative program to get children safely back to camp.

Celebrate Your Grad With These Amazing Graduation Treats

If you're planning a party within your home, bake or make one of these sweet treats. Whether your child is graduating from kindergarten, middle school, high school or even college, it's cause for celebration!

The Best Things To Do On Victoria Day Weekend For Guaranteed Family Fun!

While this year's long weekend is overshadowed by this health crisis, we've got a few ideas for family fun, even while at home, and even if it rains.

More Really Great Boredom Busters for Kids

10 awesome activities kids will actually love! Make your own tattoos or stickers, and art with paintsicles. Ever eaten the trendy rainbow grilled-cheese? Kids — these activities and more, are just for you!

8 Really Cool & Free Museum Activities for Kids

May 18 is Museum Day! To celebrate, we've rounded up 8 really cool, fun and free activities kids can do right at home, plus how to create your own museum!

Make Your Own Craft Supplies for an Afternoon of Fun

These craft activities are perfect for a rainy afternoon — and you don't need to worry about shopping for supplies, because you can make your own!

Harbourfront Centre Launches Virtually JUNIOR for Victoria Day Long Weekend

The virtual event will bring films, dance, demos, fun craft activities, Indigenous food workshops, live Q&As with artists and more, for your family to enjoy.

Second City Online Camp for Kids & Teens Contest

Enter for a chance to win a one day online camp with Second City, for kids and teens. Campers exercise their sense of play through improv games that are the foundation of The Second City’s unique brand of comedy.

Toronto Zoo Welcomes Birth of Endangered Masai Giraffe Calf

In the early part of May 12, 2020, Mstari, a six-year-old female Masai giraffe, gave birth to a healthy calf, who has been dubbed by Zoo staff as 'Baby Long Legs.'

The CNE is Cancelled for Summer of 2020

Canada’s largest fair will not light up this summer, as the CNE announces that the 18-day event at Exhibition Place, will not move forward due to Covid-19.

Trolls World Tour Colouring & Activity Pages You Can Print

Need an hour or two of quiet time? These 'Trolls World Tour Movie' colouring and activity pages will keep your kids busy and entertained. Download or print for a little 'me' time!

Online Learning for Kids with Pearson Airport Explorers Club

The program tackles topics such as how to tell 24-hour time, the special airport codes used by pilots and air traffic controllers, de-icing, how bags get to the plane, and more.

How to Create the Ultimate Dance Club at Home with the Kids

After weeks in isolation, it's time to let loose! Create a Dance Club at home and have a party. The music will keep kids active, while the games will keep them busy.

MEGA Bloks Sustainable Plant-Based Block Sets

The blocks, made from a minimum of 90% bio-based materials, are designed to be just as durable as previous lines and are compatible with all MEGA Bloks collections.

Funnel Cake Express Launches Funnel Cake Kits for Families

Funnel Cake Express has now launched Funnel Cake Kits so families can enjoy funnel cakes in the safety of their own homes. Pickup and delivery options available.

Youth Science Canada Launches Its STEM Fair Online

The passion for discovery and innovation amongst Canadian youth won't stop as Youth Science Canada announces the launch of the YSC Online STEM Fair.

10 Fun and Cute Gardening Projects for Kids

Garden Centres are open! Enlist the help of your kids with these 10 fun and easy garden projects. There are also cute crafts they can make to pretty up the garden.

Scoob Will Bypass Theatres and Head to Streaming Platforms

Warner Bros.’ latest animation film ‘Scoob,’ based on ‘Scooby-Doo’ characters, scheduled to be released in theatres on May 15, will now be released ‘on demand.’

Kids and Face Masks: What you Need to Know

Ontario Health officials and the CDC are now recommending the use of face masks when out in public. What you need to know when it comes to your kids and how to make your own.
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