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Little girl in a multicoloured coat and red hat hugging fall leaves

Family fun

As we begin to participate in person again, the City of Mississauga Recreation team continues to offer a variety of fun and creative activities to do at home. We have also added in-person activities for you to safely participate in your community. We continue to encourage you to have fun, keep active and stay safe.

Garden Starter

Make your own terrarium using a plastic cup, soil, seed and a small, clear plastic bag

Independent activity: Laundry basket fishing

Rubber duck and friends against white background

Art project: Bubble painting

Bubbles in a cup being blown by a straw

Butterfly Activity Sheet

Craft: Happy Bunny Stamp

Craft activity using paper roll cut into a bunny shape and used as a stamp on pink paper

Challenge: The Big Egg Rescue

Easter bunny jumps up with a painted egg.

Craft: Fork stamped flowers

Painting craft with fork and paint. Spring flowers

Activity page: Connect the bird to its nest

Craft: Egg carton flowers

open cans of paint, yellow, green, blue, red, white colours

Colouring activity: Bunny painting eggs

Rabbit painting Easter eggs

Word search activities: Easter word search and Spring word search

Word search, puzzle. Close up of letters on canvas. Concept about finding, searching, looking for.

Art project: Easter egg salt art

Colourful Easter egg

Connect the dots activity: Bee with a honey pot

Bee with a honey pot

Art project: Decorating eggs

little girl dipping eggs into dye

Colouring activity: Springtime

colouring page with baby chick and Easter eggs

Craft: Personalised door hanger

Personalised ballet tutu door hanger

Connect the dots activity page: A decorative tree

Connect the dots Easter egg tree

Art project: Watercolour cards

Do it yourself watercolour cards

Activity page: Help the bees find a flower

Bees and flower maze activity page

Craft project: Ballet hair scrunchie

Do it yourself ballet hair scrunchie

Design your own card

Creation: a greeting card for the Mother's Day.Gluing bow and ribbon with inscription: I love mom

Games are a favourite activity to enjoy any time of day! Some games are tried and true while others may be brand new! The fun never ends when we play together.

Stack the cups!

Light blue plastic drink cups stacked on top of each other separated by a cardboard square

Dots And Squares Paper Game

Print the dot template and begin

Dots and Squares paper game template

Illustration of a boy and girls holding pencils

GOLF Card Game

Fun for the whole family.

Two playing cards. Face card with a joker, second card face down.

Games With Marbles

A game with endless possibilities to sharpen your accuracy skills.

Close up of a row of glass marbles. in

Hide and Seek Game

Kids never tire of playing this game.

Little child sitting on the floor hiding their eyes with their hands.

Obstacle Course

Make it a family day challenge!

A boy and girl chasing each other inside

Kick It race

A fun race activity with some family-friendly competition.

Father and son kicking a soccer ball

Mississauga Library locations are now open and offer online resources, programs, and collections. The library engages residents in a variety of ways that offer value, inspiration, and a strong connection to the community. Our program staff has gathered a variety of activities and resources for you and your family to explore while staying safe.

September Early Literacy Calendar

The early literacy calendar introduces daily literacy-building activities to share with your child every day.

View the entire 2021 Early Literacy Calendar.

Early Literacy Videos

Watch educational and informative videos that cover the early literacy skills that can help children get ready to read: playing, reading, singing, talking, and writing.

Dial-A-Story

Family stories are available over the telephone. Call 905-615-3500 and choose option 1 to be connected to Dial-A-Story. Listen to stories in English, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Polish, and Urdu.

Let’s Play BINGO 6

Family game night has never been so loud and active.

Egg On A Spoon

Get ready for some egg-cellent fun!

Let’s Play BINGO 5

Here we go again! How fast can you get a bingo?

Keep Up Challenge

See how many times you can hit the ball without dropping or letting it touch the floor

Balloon POP

Who can pop the balloon first with only their feet?

Paper Football

Play a mini-game with this handmade version of paper football.

Let’s Play BINGO 4

Are you ready for BINGO number 4? Bigger and better challenges for summer fun

Balloon & Plastic Cup Race

An energetic, competitive race enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Tic-Tac-Flip

A unique twist to this traditional game

Let’s Play BINGO 3

Here’s the third edition of Bingo you won’t want to miss. New activities to enjoy or challenge yourself to complete in record time.

Hanging Donut Game

A”no hands allowed” game. Who will finish their donut first?

Hungry Hungry Humans Game

A fast and fun game to play at home.

Let’s Play BINGO 2

Did you enjoy the first BINGO activity? This one’s even more fun. Don’t forget to shout BINGO really loud!

Indoor bowling

Before recycling your plastic bottles, use them for a family bowling night.

Indoor Basketball

Create a miniature basketball court with an egg carton, straws, empty fruit cup, and pompoms. Practice shooting from different angles to develop accuracy, fine-motor, and hand-eye coordination.

Let’s Play BINGO 1

This game will keep everyone moving and working as a team. Organize your team so everyone gets to play and contribute to the goal to complete. Lots of activities, opportunities, and alone or together. Remember to shout BINGO!

“I spy with my little eye” scavenger hunt

Challenge yourself or play as a family. Think of ways to add a twist like set a time limit, pick a hunt room, or take the game outdoors.

Tabletop hockey

Score some fun with this activity you can play at the kitchen or dining room table.

Toilet Paper Challenge

Test your balance, agility, and coordination with a household object you wouldn’t have guessed you’d have this much fun with! Get ready to challenge yourself or others in your house or online. If you post a challenge online, be sure to include #StayHomeStayActive #toiletpaperchallenge

Toilet Paper Challenge

Toilet Paper Challenge while holding a baby

Indoor basketball

Adapt your child’s favourite outdoor sports games to be indoor friendly. Get ready for plenty of sweaty fun.

Indoor Figure Skating

Clear an area on your floor, grab your hat and mittens, and pretend you’re gliding across the ice.

Family Karaoke Night

Microphone for karaoke

Child, Dog & Soccerball

Relax with this quiet, colouring activity.

Sock Monsters

Make new friends with old socks.

Summer Fun

Colouring improves our mood, enhances mindfulness and is a relaxing activity.

Shadow Puppet Show

Make this puppet show a real show-stopper!

Flower creations with household items

Using items found around the house, create a beautiful flower project.

Sound Experiment

An easy experiment and instrument to make at home

Dog with a kite outdoors

Marble Phone Case

Create and sport your custom one of a kind case.

Peter the Parrot

DIY pet parrot.

South Common Community Centre and Library

Do you know where this community centre and the library is located in Mississauga?

Homemade Lava Lamps

You’ll never believe what’s going to happen!

Household Object Drawing

Find an object in your house that inspires you to use your imagination.

Celebration Square

We all look forward to when we can visit Celebration Square again. Colour it, post it and tell us what you are looking forward to once we can safely visit the square again #StayHomeStayActive.

Tie-Dye

Make a fashion statement with this colourful activity.

Skittles Rainbow

Make your own rainbow with Skittles candy, a plate and some water.

Timmy the Turtle

This cute activity is easy to do and when finished, fun to play with too.

Grass Caterpillar

Create your own grass caterpillar that you can leave on your windowsill, or put in your garden.

Art with ordinary objects

What artful masterpiece can you create with a pair of scissors, a paperclip, a spoon or a shoelace? Let your imagination go wild and create unique art with ordinary objects.

Basketball Maze

How fast can you complete this activity? Can you see your way through the maze before you mark it with your pencil? Can you do it backwards?

Bubbly Bath Fizzies

Make bath time more fun with colourful homemade bath fizzies.

Summer

Give your brain a boost with this word search puzzle.

Strawberry DNA

Make this lab experiment and discover facts about DNA.

Cloud Dough

This is a delightful activity for young children. Older children can help make the dough for a younger sibling.

Who Am I?

Practice your questioning, answering and thinking skills with this game

Guess The Food

Taste is one of our five senses. Make this game a taste test.

Giant Tic Tac Toe

“Go big or go home” as the saying goes…

Classification

How many words can you think of before time runs out?

I Spy Nature

Discover nature in your own backyard or around your neighbourhood.

Making Words

See how many words you can make out with only a few letters.

Stop Motion Video

You can make your own movie – it’s easier than you think!

An Origami hat

Origami comes from the Japanese words: “ori” (root verb “oru”), meaning to fold, and “kami”, meaning paper. Have fun with this paper folding activity and follow the detailed instruction with pictures.

Your own Ocean

Find out how you can create an ‘ocean’ with very simple ingredients.

Time capsule

Remember this moment with a keepsake to look back on. Build your own time capsule on your own or as a family.

Puzzle piece hunt

This challenging activity will get kids moving and their brains working at the same time; Return each piece to the puzzle board, build a jigsaw puzzle, discover a secret message or solve a math problem.

Quick Sticky Bun

pecan sticky bun

Peanut Butter S’Mores

A campfire favourite

Shortbread Cookies

Try this favourite, traditional cookie.

Chocolate Brownies

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for a special treat.

Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

Easy to make, good to eat!

Oreo Truffles

A tasty chocolate treat

Cinnamon Crisps

These are simple to make and great with ice cream or applesauce.

Pancake Cereal

Try this new trend where mini pancakes become a breakfast cereal.

Frozen Banana Cereal Pops

A delicious “anytime” snack!

Pizza Monkey Bread

A quick and easy recipe for a tasty snack.

Tex Mex

An easy snack to make and share with your family.

Chocolate Cupcake Surprise

Everyone’s favourite chocolate cupcakes!

Pita Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? Here’s an easy recipe that kids will enjoy making and eating.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Gather around as a family to bake and enjoy these yummy muffins.

Peanut Butter Banana Pinwheels

Enjoy this delicious recipe for breakfast or anytime throughout the day as a snack!

Pancake muffins

Kids will enjoy making these fun and simple muffins. Get creative with the toppings, make a few extra to give away or freeze some to eat later.

Favourite Pink Smoothie

You are going to love this delicious smoothie!