April 24, 2020

We know that kids have short attention spans and that keeping things creative can be a little tough when you’re practicing social distancing. 

Thankfully, Oakville organizations are getting innovative and doing their very best to create new outlets and activities for the whole family.

Continue reading to learn more about keeping the kids entertained…

Information changes quickly, so please contact businesses directly to confirm that their offer is still applicable.

1. Build your own Oakville landscapes

Just because you can’t visit Oakville with the family, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy our beautiful visuals. Get the kids to put down their games and try some Oakville-themed jigsaw puzzles!

2. Settle in for storytime

Anyone else missing their time at the library? Your kids don’t have to miss out on their favourite tales, as the Oakville Public Library is hosting digital storytimes on their YouTube channel

3. Turn everyday objects into a masterpiece

Start turning all those leftover items around the house into art with the help of the Oakville Galleries! They have posted many challenges and step-by-step videos to help keep the kids engaged and entertained. 

4. Bring the pottery studio home

Get your hands messy with some at-home art courtesy of Crackpot Studio! Choose a blank piece of pottery from their online collection, select your paint colours and an at-home paint kit will be delivered right to your doorstep. Pieces will be fired in the studio free of charge as soon as this location opens back up. 

5. Host your own Master Chef Junior

Easter may have passed, but you can still indulge in a sweet treat now and then! Order some Cookie Decorating Kits from The Sweetest Thing and let your kids get creative with the sprinkles and icing. 

6. Get active with the YMCA of Oakville

Get your daily dose of fitness with instructional kid-friendly videos from the YMCA of Oakville! Their YouTube channel includes arts and crafts, singing and workout videos with more on the way.  

7. Treat yourself with an at-home spa experience

Times are stressful right now and everyone deserves a chance to pamper and primp. Order a Birthday Party Kit from Glamma Gal Tween Spa, and have all the supplies delivered right to your doorstep. Set a time, send out virtual invites to all of your kid’s friends and the session will be conducted over ZOOM Video Conferencing. 

8. Channel Picasso with Oakville colouring sheets

We know you miss the local sights as much as we do, so we’ve put together some Oakville colouring sheets to help your kids celebrate local views in their own unique styles. Download the files below and create some new art for the fridge.

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