Thursday, March 19, 2020

Free Online Entertainment for Families while #SocialDistancing



Normally we would be telling you about all the exciting spring activities, but now in March 2020 we are using terms like SOCIAL DISTANCING and SELF ISOLATION to describe the times.  With the outbreak of the CORNAVIRUS aka COVID-19 we are all inside.  We want to keep your spirits up so are some FREE ONLINE activities to keep you busy.  Some you can watch and others you can participate in.  If we missed any family friendly free online activities, please post them in the comments.
Here is our list so far

March 19, 2020
Jeff Sheppard’s Line Dancing Class at 7pm

March 20
Artshine drawing class on YouTube at 10am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw

Sonshine and Broccoli at 11:30am on Instagram Live https://www.instagram.com/sonshineandbroccoli/

Arkells music lesson at 1pm https://www.instagram.com/arkellsmusic/

Magic Juggling Comedy Show at 5pm https://www.facebook.com/jpmagic.ca

March 21
Debbie Allen (from FAME) dance class for kids at 2pm  https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/

#DistanclyDancing with Thunderstorm Productions (you may just want to do the audio as some videos may not be age-appropriate) https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

March 22
If someone is looking for a family church service, this is the link that was sent in by Lindsay Kivell
https://www.facebook.com/mycalvarylife/posts/3082391241805088

Sign up for the SING-ALONG happening on the 23rd
Send an email to communications@kwhab.ca 
info from
 https://www.facebook.com/KWHabilitation/photos/a.377958582245681/3675688955805944/?type=3&theater


Trivia 7pm
(not sure if it is family friendly as we have not done it before)
https://www.facebook.com/293311194395877/photos/a.293825617677768/1008612959532360/?type=3&theater

March 23

Artshine online string art
 Monday at 10am EST

March 25

Dance Class with Debbie Allen (from FAME). Salsa at 4pm
https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/

Artshine Ice Cream Dream 6pm
(not sure if it is family friendly as we have not done it before)
https://www.facebook.com/293311194395877/photos/a.293825617677768/1008612959532360/?type=3&theater

March 26
#DistantlyDancing Kids Dance Party with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

March 27
Author Sandra Wilson will be reading her children's story at 11am on her facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/authorsandrawilson

Artshine Comic Book Super Hero 2pm
Debbie Allen (from FAME) tap dance class 2pm  https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/

#DistanclyDancing with Thunderstorm Productions 8pm-midnight (you may just want to do the audio as some videos may not be age-appropriate) https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

March 28
Debbie Allen (from FAME) dance class for kids Time to be determined  https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/

Storytime with Summer Santa 2pm https://www.facebook.com/jollysanta4hire

#DistanclyDancing with Thunderstorm Productions 8pm-midnight (you may just want to do the audio as some videos may not be age-appropriate) https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

March 29
Williamsburg Window Walk -theme is flowers
https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pb.117547391605170.-2207520000../3450621308297745/?type=3&theater

Fred Penner Sunday March 29th 2020 at 2pm CST on Instagram and Facebook pages.
Elton John's #LivingRoomConcert at 9pm on FOX (and maybe MuchMusic) https://www.instagram.com/p/B-UcGLpAp2V/



March 30
Full Body Exercise w/Williamsburg Community Association on Facebook Live
at 9am https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca using small hand weights or soup cans
Info from
 https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pcb.3446333228726553/3446331632060046/?type=3&theater

Kids Art Explorers w/Williamsburg Community Association on Facebook Live 6:30pm https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca
Supplies Needed = paper and crayons (or pencil crayons/markers)
Info from
 https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pcb.3446333228726553/3446331632060046/?type=3&theater

March 31
Artshine in French 2pm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw

April 1
Erick Traplin on facebook live at 10am on the Kitchener Public Library page https://www.facebook.com/kitchenerlibrary/
info from
https://www.facebook.com/erick.traplin.9/posts/10157924149976023

Facebook Live at 10am on the Thordale Fall Fair Page it's Agri-Music with Markus starting at 10am.
Sing-a-long with some of your favourite family friendly songs with Juno nominated children’s recording artist Markus!
Markus is a staple in Canadian Entertainment - featured guest appearances on the Mr. Dress-up Show & Treehouse TV host. Dance, clap and sing along!

Williamsburg Window Walk -theme is JOKES
https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pb.117547391605170.-2207520000../3450621308297745/?type=3&theater

Dance Class with Debbie Allen (from FAME) at 4pm
https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/


Zumba w/Williamsburg Community Association Facebook Live 6:30pm https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca
Info from https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pcb.3446333228726553/3446331632060046/?type=3&theater

April 2
Soper Creek Wild Rescue Facebook Live at 10am on the Thorndale Fall Fair Page https://www.facebook.com/thorndalefair/

Artshine in French at 11am
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw

Kids Dance Party 6-8pm with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

Zumba Gold (slower pace) w/ Williamsburg Community Association. Their FB page will have the zoom login 6pm https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca
Info from
 https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pcb.3446333228726553/3446331632060046/?type=3&theater

Goodnight with Dolly Parton Bedtime Stories at 7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2518816801707089/

April 3

Birds of Prey Facebook Live at 10am on the Thorndale Fall Fair Page https://www.facebook.com/thorndalefair/

Stronger Forever FB Live Family Friendly Fitness Class 6pm
https://www.facebook.com/StrongerForeverYou

All Ages Dance Party 8pm-Midnight with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

April 4
Debbie Allen (from FAME) dance class for kids 11am on Instagram Live
  https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/

Williamsburg Window Walk -theme is JOKES
https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pb.117547391605170.-2207520000../3450621308297745/?type=3&theater

Choir! Choir! Choir! Campfire Songs on Facebook Live at 3pm https://www.facebook.com/choirx3/

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jgUNi3Wp_AW8Hhgp0Iz-WNfaulWTLMWX?usp=sharing

Disney themed Show Us Your Ears Kids Dance Party 5-7pm with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

All Ages Dance Party 8pm-Midnight with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

April 5
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be addressing kids about the Covid-19 situation and answering some questions about the Coronavirus at 9am
https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/post/do-you-have-a-question-about-the-coronavirus-for-trudeau

April 6
Full Body Exercise w/Williamsburg Community Association on Facebook Live
at 9am https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca using small hand weights or soup cans
Info from
 https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pcb.3446333228726553/3446331632060046/?type=3&theater

ARTSHINE on their YouTube Channel at 3pm
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw
Supplies list at
https://www.facebook.com/artshine.ca/photos/a.515016215334883/1472510616252100/?type=3&theater

Kids Art Explorers w/Williamsburg Community Association on Facebook Live 6:30pm https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca
Supplies Needed = paper and crayons (or pencil crayons/markers)
Info from
 https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pcb.3446333228726553/3446331632060046/?type=3&theater

Blake's Balloon Variety Show Facebook Live at 7pm on the Thorndale Fall Fair Page
 https://www.facebook.com/thorndalefair/

April 8
ARTSHINE IN FRENCH - 3D masks on their YouTube Channel at 3pm
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw
Supplies list at https://www.facebook.com/artshine.ca/photos/a.515016215334883/1472510616252100/?type=3&theater

Dance Class with Debbie Allen (from FAME) at 4pm
https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/

Zumba w/Williamsburg Community Association Facebook Live 6:30pm https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca
Info from https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pcb.3446333228726553/3446331632060046/?type=3&theater

April 9
Remember to wear BLUE for #ThankfulThursday to show your appreciation for frontline health workers. An initiative started by Brant County
https://www.brant.ca/Modules/News/index.aspx?feedId=4ff3724c-4860-4cf2-a9d4-c83cf2ebf11d&newsId=604c55b0-d070-4ba5-9a65-f7cd0a9ecb07

Choir!ntine! Kids! online sing-along at 4 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/238129777564404/

Zumba Gold (slower pace) w/ Williamsburg Community Association. Their FB page will have the zoom login 6pm https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca
Info from
 https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pcb.3446333228726553/3446331632060046/?type=3&theater

Kids Dance Party 6-8pm with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

Goodnight with Dolly Parton Bedtime Stories at 7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2518816801707089/

April 10
All Ages Dance Party 7pm-11pm with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

April 11

Williamsburg Window Walk -theme is Bunnies
https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pb.117547391605170.-2207520000../3479707542055788/?type=3&theater

Facebook LIVE Songs & Storytime with Arendelle's New Queen!
at 11am info from https://www.facebook.com/events/526417188253312/

Debbie Allen (from FAME) dance class for kids  https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/
I think it will be at 1pm with special guests and then the dance lesson after.

Live music in the community: Juneyt at 1 p.m https://www.facebook.com/kitchenerlibrary/posts/3225911220753359

Choir! Choir! Choir! for the Canadian Cancer Society at 3pm https://www.facebook.com/choirx3

All Ages Dance Party 7pm-11pm with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

April 12
Easter Sunday

Easter Jam on Facebook live at 11:30am https://www.facebook.com/mycalvarylife

April 14
Williamsburg Window Walk -theme is Sunshine
https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pb.117547391605170.-2207520000../3479707542055788/?type=3&theater

April 18
Williamsburg Window Walk -theme is THANKING ESSENTIAL SERVICES
https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pb.117547391605170.-2207520000../3479707542055788/?type=3&theater

Global Citizen #TogetherAtHome Concert at 8pm
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10163326107335481&set=a.10152072964090481&type=3&theater&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&notif_id=1587247644983209
(on earlier online)

April 20
Artshine @ 3pm Spring Butterfly on their YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7
Supply list at https://www.facebook.com/artshine.ca/photos/pb.515012622001909.-2207520000../1484900571679771/?type=3&theater


April 21
Williamsburg Window Walk -theme is a Day at the Beach
https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pb.117547391605170.-2207520000../3479707542055788/?type=3&theater

Kitchener Says Thank-you for Kids - Erick Traplin @ 11am
 https://www.facebook.com/events/844797782689852

Calligraphy with Ati Zar. Parents, children, all ages welcome. Have pencils, erasers and blank papers ready. Ati will teach traditional Arabic calligraphy. Tuesday, April 21st, 5:30 to 6:15 pm. Just click on this link to join Join us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/6692012944
Info from https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158251910515750/

April 22
Artshine IN FRENCH @ 3pm Sacha the Cat on their YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7
Supply list at https://www.facebook.com/artshine.ca/photos/pb.515012622001909.-2207520000../1484900571679771/?type=3&theater

April 23
Kitchener Says Thanks Concert 7pm https://www.facebook.com/events/2622833984708630/

April 25
Williamsburg Window Walk -theme is Birds
https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pb.117547391605170.-2207520000../3479707542055788/?type=3&theater

April 26
Stronger Together Canada Concert at 6:30pm https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/where-to-watch-the-historic-stronger-together-special-sunday-night-1.4910096

April 28
Kitchener Says Thank-you for Kids - Artshine @ 11am
 https://www.facebook.com/events/844797782689852


April 29
Online Songwriting for Kids at 2pm, Pre-registration info at http://kplca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=44097&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/04/15

April 30
Kitchener Says Thanks Concert https://www.facebook.com/events/2622833984708

May 7
Kitchener Says Thanks Concert https://www.facebook.com/events/2622833984708

May 9
Kids in the Kitchen Facebook Live Cooking Class on with Chef Nicole of the #KitchenerMarket on the Meals Without Madness Facebook Page at 10am https://www.facebook.com/Meals-Without-Madness-608940885890714/

Lightning Banjo Productions is running a free virtual drama class on Saturday May 9 from 1-1:45pm. Geared towards ages 3-6, but all are welcome. Info at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158324863030750/

Snowbirds fly over KW info at https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/snowbirds-to-fly-over-waterloo-region-and-other-southern-ontario-communities-saturday-1.4932077  UPDATE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. HOPEFULLY, IT WILL HAPPEN TOMORROW. SEE THE UPDATE AT https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3092426494129363&substory_index=0&id=196833853688656

May 10
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY


May 11 and 12
Cambridge Food Drive at Calvary Church 9am-4pm info at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158311366600750/

May 12

Waterloo Warbirds flight over KW and Guelph beginning at 11:30am https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/waterloo-warbirds-to-fly-over-region-guelph-in-frontline-worker-salute-1.4934435

Lightning Banjo Productions is pleased to bring a free virtual dance party and story time program for ages 3-6! Tuesday May 12 starting at 4:30pm. Info for zoom link at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158336418965750/
Ann Douglas for a Virtual Conversation on May 12 from 8:00-9:30pm. Ann will share strategies for helping parents navigate the difficult challenges of parenting through a pandemic.

May 16
Kids in the Kitchen Facebook Live Cooking Class on with Chef Nicole of the #KitchenerMarket on the Meals Without Madness Facebook Page at 10am https://www.facebook.com/Meals-Without-Madness-608940885890714/

Lightening Banjo Drama Class and Mystery Puppet Show on Zoom at 1pm
Info at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158348986965750/

May 17
Story Time with The Little Mermaid at 6:45pm on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/LittleJingleBeans

CATS THE MUSICAL - The Show Must Go On YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag

May 18
VICTORIA DAY
Facebook Live Reading of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie at 3pm https://www.facebook.com/rechargeandplay/

Canada's Wonderland Fireworks on YouTube https://youtu.be/HJJPCdn1tSM

May 23
Kids in the Kitchen Facebook Live Cooking Class on with Chef Nicole of the #KitchenerMarket on the Meals Without Madness Facebook Page at 10am https://www.facebook.com/Meals-Without-Madness-608940885890714/

May 24
Choir Choir Choir 80s
Download + print the song lyrics here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1f58b8wwkuRXc0FGauYmrVnjv15xBxf4E

Now,
Have a couple screens ready in order to tune into us, read lyrics, sing & connect with friends & fam in real time.
Also,
Be ready to record some little videos of yourself singing along with us to share with the world along with the hashtag #NeverStopSinging

To join the live stream,
“Like” our Facebook page at... Facebook.com/choirx3
+ at 8pm EDT you'll get a notification about our live feed.

Or,
Log on to YouTube at Youtube.com/choirx3
And you can sing and party along there.

Info from https://www.facebook.com/events/714869375926637/

May 25
Artshine live on YouTube at 1pm
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw
Supply list at https://www.facebook.com/artshine.ca/photos/a.515016215334883/1513358098834018/?type=3&theater

May 26
Artshine live on FACEBOOK at 11am
Info and Supply list at https://www.facebook.com/artshine.ca/photos/a.515016215334883/1513358098834018/?type=3&theater

TikTok Dance Class at 2pm on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/goddardsstudio/live/
Previous lessons at https://www.facebook.com/goddardsstudio/live/

Free Kids Virtual Paint Party at 2pm at https://www.facebook.com/groups/KeepsakesKidsPaintParties
Info from https://www.facebook.com/events/569453250351613/

May 27
POUND workout at Noon - Free but you must register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pound-with-rachel-wednesday-0527-tickets-106515773546
Unleash your inner rockstar and join me for an extremely fun and high energy workout - POUND! 45 minutes of drumming inspired cardio & dance moves. Wednesday May 27th from 12:00-1:00 PM EST. Grab your Ripstix (or kitchen utensils/kids drumsticks/whatever you can find around your house!) and join me for this awesome workout!
You will need access to Zoom for this live stream workout.

Artshine live on YouTube at 1pm
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw
Supply list at https://www.facebook.com/artshine.ca/photos/a.515016215334883/1513358098834018/?type=3&theater

Kitchener Marketing Virtual Cooking Class at 6:30pm.  The theme is Grillfest.  Info to be announced soon

May 28
Artshine in French live on YouTube at 1pm
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw
Supply list at https://www.facebook.com/artshine.ca/photos/a.515016215334883/1513358098834018/?type=3&theater

Kitchener Says Thanks online concert w/Juneyt at 7pm on the City of Kitchener Facebook Page info at https://www.facebook.com/events/2559587457587091

May 29
Artshine live on YouTube at 1pm
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw
Supply list at https://www.facebook.com/artshine.ca/photos/a.515016215334883/1513358098834018/?type=3&theater

Kids Cooking Class 11am-2:30pm Free but you must register at https://www.cooksmart.ca/upcoming-classes?fbclid=IwAR36WG0ytl1P9cW_O2OZkJDSPhLsuFI4VIft09XX-icuooUmKULFqDD1fa4 scroll down to May 29 info from https://www.facebook.com/events/244985156862778/


May 30
Kids in the Kitchen Facebook Live Cooking Class on with Chef Nicole of the #KitchenerMarket on the Meals Without Madness Facebook Page at 10am https://www.facebook.com/Meals-Without-Madness-608940885890714/

Pay what you can Kids #Yoga in support of #RelayForLife. Register today for tomorrow (Sat) morning's event. Registration info in the ABOUT section of the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/s/young-hearts-yoga-at-home/242392557023316/
Thanks Hannah Marie for the info!

June 3
KITCHENER MARKET AND CHEF NICOLE COOKING DEMO AT 7PM ON FACEBOOK LIVE https://www.facebook.com/cityofkitchener

June 4
KW Junk Music 6:30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/941042776333760/

Kitchener Says Thanks Concerts every Thursday at 7pm in June info at
https://www.facebook.com/events/2568940343318469

June 5
Free kids cooking lesson at 11am - you must pre-register at https://www.cooksmart.ca/online (limited spots)

June 6
KITCHENER MARKET KIDS IN THE KITCHEN FREE FAMILY COOKING CLASS ON FACEBOOK LIVE AT 10AM
Click 'remind me' and watch the virtual class here: https://bit.ly/3gJ1ECH

Join Chef Nicole from the comfort of your own home as we present a Virtual Kids in the Kitchen series every Saturday until June 27
Ingredients for each session will be posted on the Facebook event page on the Wednesday before each session.


June 11
Kitchener Says Thanks Concerts every Thursday at 7pm in June info at
https://www.facebook.com/events/2568940343318469

June 12
Free kids cooking lesson at 11am - you must pre-register at https://www.cooksmart.ca/online (limited spots)

June 13
KITCHENER MARKET KIDS IN THE KITCHEN FREE FAMILY COOKING CLASS ON FACEBOOK LIVE AT 10AM
Click 'remind me' and watch the virtual class here: https://bit.ly/3gJ1ECH

Join Chef Nicole from the comfort of your own home as we present a Virtual Kids in the Kitchen series every Saturday until June 27
Ingredients for each session will be posted on the Facebook event page on the Wednesday before each session.

June 18
Kitchener Says Thanks Concerts every Thursday at 7pm in June info at
https://www.facebook.com/events/2568940343318469

June 19
Free kids cooking lesson at 11am - you must pre-register at https://www.cooksmart.ca/online (limited spots)

June 20
KITCHENER MARKET KIDS IN THE KITCHEN FREE FAMILY COOKING CLASS ON FACEBOOK LIVE AT 10AM
Click 'remind me' and watch the virtual class here: https://bit.ly/3gJ1ECH

Join Chef Nicole from the comfort of your own home as we present a Virtual Kids in the Kitchen series every Saturday until June 27
Ingredients for each session will be posted on the Facebook event page on the Wednesday before each session.

June 25
Kitchener Says Thanks Concerts every Thursday at 7pm in June info at
https://www.facebook.com/events/2568940343318469

June 26
Free kids cooking lesson at 11am - you must pre-register at https://www.cooksmart.ca/online (limited spots)

June 27
KITCHENER MARKET KIDS IN THE KITCHEN FREE FAMILY COOKING CLASS ON FACEBOOK LIVE AT 10AM
Click 'remind me' and watch the virtual class here: https://bit.ly/3gJ1ECH

Join Chef Nicole from the comfort of your own home as we present a Virtual Kids in the Kitchen series every Saturday until June 27
Ingredients for each session will be posted on the Facebook event page on the Wednesday before each session.

Other resources we have found

Active Kitchener - ideas and activities as you scroll through the pages
https://www.kitchener.ca/en/resourcesGeneral/Documents/CSD_NPS_Active_Kitchener.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0PQlOqFnHJknodtp_G-l4NnTwrNTbU9iU3H8xhleGrHnyK0jJfYRhe6oA

Wednesdays are now known as #Takeout Day. Get the local info at https://www.shopkw.ca/shopkw/?listing.action=posts&post=670643

The 75 Best Virtual Museum Tours Around the World [Art, History, Science, and Technology]

https://upgradedpoints.com/best-virtual-museum-tours via David Cusik


Faerie House Building Challenge (ends May 31) https://www.mcdougallcottage.ca/en/exhibits/faerie-house-building-challengeaspx.aspx#

TikTok and Kids Pop Dance Lesson Videos https://www.facebook.com/goddardsstudio/live/

Guitar Riff of the Day https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKTuhTDtX6Gv2eBvzxMRoKUfG9w9e77CC

Daniel Radcliffe reads the Harry Potter books! https://hellogiggles.com/news/daniel-radcliffe-harry-potter-audiobook

City of Kitchener Active at Home online fitness classes https://www.kitchener.ca/en/things-to-do/active-at-home-fitness-and-wellness.aspx

Looking for a Parents Night In movie?
Then be sure to mark May 13th on your calendar for THE WRONG MISSY! Learn more at https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-wrong-missy-is-right-movie-you-need.html

Cirque Du Soliel - Crystal
Ice Skating and Acrobatic Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf-N_OroVbs

Monday to Saturday Facebook Live programs with Early On https://www.facebook.com/EarlyONWR/ and new pre-taped programming on their website at www.earlyyearsinfo.ca 

Mondays at 3pm are Facebook Live Story Time Readings with Recharge and Play at https://www.facebook.com/rechargeandplay/

Thursdays at 10am Activities on Facebook Live with Recharge and Play  https://www.facebook.com/rechargeandplay/

Idea Exchange Thursday Fun with Friends series, find more Virtual Events and Programs at bit.ly/IEVirtualEvents


Artshine Art Tutorials on YouTube (English and French videos) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw

Discover a new activity today https://themuseum.ca/themuseumathome/

For those with High School and older kids - Stratford Festival
12 of our most successful Shakespeare productions! We’ve scheduled our film showings around four themes that seem pertinent at this time of pandemic.
Each film will be available for free for three weeks on the Stratford Festival website This is a great opportunity to share your favourite productions with your favourite people, so please let your friends and family know.
Canada's Wonderland Fireworks on YouTube https://youtu.be/HJJPCdn1tSM

Various Musicals online for 48 hours The Show Must Go On https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag

#Fundraiser and #VolunteerOpportunity
Ruff Stitched​ has been #Donating masks to #healthworkers. In order to buy more materials, they are selling masks on their website and the money from the purchases will be used to buy more materials for their mask #donations to our #healthheroes. They are also looking for #volunteers to do cutting and sewing. Please check out the links for this #kwawesome company.
TO PURCHASE A FUNDRAISER #MASK visit https://www.ruffstitched.com
TO #VOLUNTEER visit https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10163846375855311&id=688385310

Toronto Zoo Online https://www.durhamradionews.com/archives/125661


Doon South painted rock scavenger hunt
INFO at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158252269380750/

A week at a glance https://www.kitchener.ca/en/things-to-do/week-at-a-glance.aspx

Ruff Stitched/Littles by Jules has put the businesses on hold to help make masks for health workers.
See the info at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158208899795750/

This is a post I wrote a couple of years back for Sign Depot about DIY Backyard Games
https://sign-depot.on.ca/diy-backyard-games-great-ideas-for-your-cottage-or-cabin/

Attractions Ontario Virtual Tours and Online Collections
 https://attractionsontario.ca/virtual-tours-online-collections/

Some Good News from John Krasinski
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5pgG1M_h_U&t=24s
If he does more this is the channel page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug

Mask Makers for Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158199897595750/

also info for how-to video for a no-sew mask for personal use https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158199897595750/

Nutrition for Learning Free Pop Up Snacks, dates and locations vary.
Info at https://www.nutritionforlearning.ca/popupsnacks/

Free Watercolour Paint class daily at 6:30pm on Instagram Live
 https://www.instagram.com/stories/candiceleylandart/


Family Friendly workout
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158167027735750/

Lots of fun and free ideas on the Kitchener Public Library Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/kitchenerlibrary/

Daily Activities shared via video. Sign up for the Daily Activity newsletter
 https://www.recessguardians.org/daily-activity-newsletter

Crafting ideas with household items https://www.instagram.com/luso.canadiana

For those with older kids, Joe Kimpson (From Flag Raiders) goes on Facebook Live at 10am with some History News (he also asks ALEXA the weather and makes oatmeal)
 https://www.facebook.com/joe.kimp

mindfulness for kids courses for free ! Www.themindfulmama.ca

kids yoga through Modo Yoga Brantford's Facebook page (public) on Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 11:15 am. Claire is doing a story time at 6pm, also through MYB. If your friends follow the MYB page they'll see an updated schedule every day. Download the MYB app or go to https://modoyoga.com/brantford/

Sonshine and Broccoli on Instagram Live Mon-Fri at 11:30am https://www.instagram.com/sonshineandbroccoli/

I believe the ARKELLS Music lesson happens Daily at 1pm
Arkells music lesson at 1pm https://www.instagram.com/arkellsmusic/



Alan Doyle (from Great Big Sea) live daily at 5pm on his facebook page this week
https://www.facebook.com/alandoylemusic (now over, 2nd last week in March)

Our local YMCA has workouts by age group at https://www.thisisy.ca/body/

Stronger Forever You fitness classes on Facebook Live
https://www.facebook.com/StrongerForeverYou

List of Apps that may be helpful from
Melissa Dube
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158177226860750/

Colouring Contest (ends March 26) http://eatonrealty.ca/2020/03/22/eaton-realtys-picture-perfect-contest

Science Magic videos - links at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158156066530750/

Erick Traplin's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Mzj7s1nei02guFvC17w7Q

Google Arts and Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/

Disney Imagineering in a Box
Link to start

I will do my best to update this list as I find more info
Here are some others from our STUFF TO DO WITH KIDS IN KITCHENER WATERLOO Facebook Group contributors
Julie Bundscho  They are in the states and have been running a daily art class for free. Their plan was just the 2 weeks, but have now extended it to 4 weeks! My Kids have been enjoying it!

https://www.facebook.com/McHarperManor/ daily at 1pm



Jess N. Dela Cruz Since many kids are/will be home from school, sharing an awesome list of ideas from a parent who homeschools.

Online resources:
- BrainPop
- Curiosity Stream
- Tynker
- Outschool
- Udemy
- iReady
- Beast Academy (Math)
- Khan Academy
- Creative Bug
- Discovery Education

YouTube Channels:
- Crash Course Kids
- Science Channel
- SciShow Kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- TheBrainScoop
- SciShow
- Kids Learning Tube
- Geeek Gurl Diaries
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max
- SoulPancake

Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.
Some resources to help with kids at home:

*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/.../learnathome...

*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/.../museums-with-virtual...

*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!

https://allinonehomeschool.com/

*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/

**More awesome free learning websites that we like to use**

https://www.starfall.com/h/

https://www.abcya.com/

https://www.funbrain.com/

https://www.splashlearn.com/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://pbskids.org/

https://www.highlightskids.com/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.mathgametime.com/

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.switchzoo.com/

https://www.seussville.com/

https://www.turtlediary.com/

https://www.e-learningforkids.org/


Kaitlin Marie Carruthers K5LEARNING.COM has free printable worksheet for preschool to grade 6!

Olivera Banda I saw this list of online resources for kids..


Brandi Thompson https://www.thenewstribune.com/.../article241307611.html and Virtual Paint Night listed under March 20

These are from

Lisa Buckle Lynch

16 Card Games for Math https://www.weareteachers.com/math-card-games
Virtual Harry Potter Escape room https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/136211/digital-escape-room-harry-potter
Scolastic online kids courses https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/us/scholastic-coronavirus-students-trnd/index.html
150+ Educational Shows on Netflix https://homeschoolhideout.com/educational-shows-on-netflix
Virtual Museum Tours https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/virtual-museum-tours
10 ball games for kids https://frugalfun4boys.com/indoor-ball-games-kids
60+ Best Math Websites https://www.weareteachers.com/best-math-websites
Netflix Party https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/03/17/coronavirus-netflix-party-lets-friends-do-movie-nights-quarantine/5072347002
60+ Classes from YMCA https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article241307611.html
Journal the experience https://news.virginia.edu/content/write-it-down-historian-suggests-keeping-record-life-during-pandemic
KW Short Story Contest https://www.jenniferfarquhar.com/short-story-contest

Michele McBride Roach

Boredom Buster list

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home

Lea Vasiljevic

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.htm

https://www.khanacademy.org/ (also see Disney Imagineering in a box above)
Math Game https://www.prodigygame.com/
Math http://www.cockeyed.com/personal/homework/homework_problems.htm
Crafts https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts

This post was also featured on CTV Kitchener on the News at Noon and a different clip at 6pm

Noon News info at the 4 minute, 26 second mark


 and another a clip at the 6pm news at the 7 minute mark (this one doesn't show properly but can be found at https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?&binId=1.1147281 )



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