Best Things to Do This Weekend: April 23 to 25

Sparks - Animated and Live Action Kids Adventure Films Online

With Ontario in a full lockdown, there aren't many events happening for families right now. Find a few virtual events, and these suggested activities for a weekend of fun.


Get Low Pop Star Dance Party

  • Saturday, April 24th, 2021
  • Online
  • $See listing

Rain Rain Go AWAY! Are your kiddies stuck and home and looking to keep active, social and busy? BUNDLE the Pop Star Dance Party on April 24th and Pop Star Dance Program together and SAVE! 2 age group slots available. More


Sparks - Animated and Live Action Kids Adventure Films Online

  • Until April 27, 2027
  • Online
  • Free

Toronto Youth Shorts is a youth-focused film festival. The 2021 lineup is held virtually. SPARKS features lighthearted animation and kids' adventure films that are suitable for younger audiences. More


Storytime in the Garden: The Boreal Forest with Lindsey Carmichael

  • Saturday, April 24th, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Toronto Botanical Garden - ONLINE
  • Free

Join award-winning children’s author Lindsey Carmichael as she leads your family in an exploration of the boreal forest – the largest, most northern forest in the world. Attendees will also receive a free printable pdf with instructions for an at-home forest filtration experiment. More


Tea & Treats - Virtual Baking Workshops with Black Creek Pioneer Village

  • Saturday, April 24th, 2021 @ 11:00 am
  • Online
  • $25

You are cordially invited to join us (virtually) for our Tea & Treats virtual baking workshop, where we will bake traditional tea time treats from 19th century recipes in our Half Way House kitchen. More


Power Kids - Fast Forward

  • Sunday, April 25th, 2021 @ 9:00 am
  • Online
  • Free

In this art-making activity, participants will create a drawing of their vision of the future using markers and acrylic paint on parchment paper, tracing paper, or plastic transparencies. More


ONGOING EVENTS


Harbourfront's School At Home

  • Until June 25, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Get inspired and express yourself through dance, drama and music activities! You’ll get to play with textures, make your own marionettes with objects you can find around the house, bust a move, sit around the virtual campfire and sing, and much more. More


Visit Spring is Here! at Aga Khan Park

  • Daily until April 25, 2021
  • Aga Khan Park
  • Free

The Spring is Here! exhibition is a series of five installations with twenty colourful panels that show us where and how spring traditions came to be! From the Easter bunny to the Haft Seen table, to rabbits and tulips, each panel will leave you curious to learn more! More


Toronto Zoo Life Brizi Cam including LIVE Q+A Chats

  • Daily until May 29, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

ZooLife Field Trips and Zookeeper Talks featured daily! Check out the schedule online to see what will be featured! More


ACTIVITIES


Share Your Art with Pillars of Change!

This project is open to all ages and abilities – adults and children alike. Once you’ve personalized your Pillars of Change artwork, share your creations for the chance to see them displayed in large-scale formats such as digital billboards in busy Toronto locations. Go to the PARTICIPATE page to learn how you can download free customizable artwork. More


Celebrate Earth Day all week long with the Ontario Science Centre

Blooming trees, buzzing bees, warmer days … spring has sprung! Celebrate the new season and embrace environmentalism by planting your favourite flowers, herbs or vegetables. Enjoy some sensory play as you mix up a batch of seed balls. Then, toss them in some soil and watch them grow! More


Watch the ROMKids Show: The One About Crystals, Minerals, and Rocks

Learn all about the ground beneath our feet! Mineralogist Veronica Di Cecco returns to talk about what makes crystals, minerals, and rocks unique. Then we learn about how minerals impact our daily life, from their use in makeup and jewellery, to their use in cell phones and batteries! Then, make your own sugar crystals—a delicious science experiment! More


View The Cherry Blossoms At High Park Virtually

To make sure that everyone can safely enjoy the blooms from home, the City is offering #BloomAtHome, a 24-hour 4K BloomCam livestream during the peak bloom period. More


Sign the Kids up for Free Virtual Classes At Hogwarts

Ever dreamed of going to Hogwarts School? Now you can! Harry Potter fans from around the world can enroll for free online classes at Hogwarts is Here. In these realistic online Hogwarts courses, you can earn house points, meet new friends in the common room and much more. Best of all, it’s totally Free. More


Make a Card for Mom

Mother's Day is coming up! Show mom love with a unique, homemade card! Here are ideas of homemade Mother's Day cards that kids can make! Moms will love these meaningful gifts. More


Make a Gift for Mom

With a little guidance from an adult, and their natural creativity, kids can make these heartfelt gifts Mom will instantly cherish. These homemade gifts will make Mom feel very special. More


Celebrate World Penguin Day on April 25

Observed the world over on April 25th, World Penguin Day recognizes one of the most unique birds on the planet. This celebratory and educative initiative encourages people to learn more about penguins and their environment.  World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. Make these fun penguins foods with your kids and start a discussion about these adorable creatures. More


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McMichael Summer Camps 2021

Sign up for ArtVenture Summer Art Camps for ages 5 to 15. Paint, Sculpt, Explore the Outdoors at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Discover the perfect blend of art and nature with week-long summer programs that incorporate fun and games, indoors and out. Through gallery visits, hikes and studio activities, campers will have a blast being artist-adventurers. Choose from a variety of options featuring: digital photography, painting, sculpture and more! Sign up by April 30 for an Early Bird discount! More info

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