The Government of Ontario announced further restrictions to the stay-at-home order, in effect as of Saturday, April 17. As a result, all outdoor recreational amenities, such as golf courses, basketball courts, soccer fields, and outdoor fitness equipment are closed.
As we look forward to participating in programs in person again, the City of Mississauga Recreation team has provided a variety of creative and easy virtual activities for you and your family to try at home. We hope these virtual activities inspire and encourage you to have fun, keep active, and stay safe.
Get ready with your coloured pencils, markers and crayons to colour your very own Kariya Park or draw a picture of a cherry blossom tree. We want to see your design so why not post it! Don’t forget to include #StayHomeStayActive
The City of Mississauga’s beautiful cherry blossoms in Kariya Park is expected to be in full bloom in the coming weeks. Admire this year’s blossoming trees via the City’s blossom webcam.
Watch the virtual experience here
Learn how you can be a planet protector with these fun activities.
Word search Spring
Search for words that remind us that spring, nicer weather and playing outside has arrived!
Find bits and pieces of nature and spell out your name. Post your natural art piece using #StayhomeStayActive
Independent activity: Laundry basket fishing
Art project: Bubble painting
Craft: Happy Bunny Stamp
Challenge: The Big Egg Rescue
Craft: Fork stamped flowers
Activity page: Connect the bird to its nest
Craft: Egg carton flowers
Colouring activity: Bunny painting eggs
Art project: Easter egg salt art
Connect the dots activity: Bee with a honey pot
Art project: Decorating eggs
Colouring activity: Springtime
Craft: Personalised door hanger
Connect the dots activity page: A decorative tree
Art project: Watercolour cards
Activity page: Help the bees find a flower
Craft project: Ballet hair scrunchie
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.
Print the dot template and begin
Fun for the whole family.
A game with endless possibilities to sharpen your accuracy skills.
Kids never tire of playing this game.
Make it a family day challenge!
A fun race activity with some family-friendly competition.
Mississauga Library offers online resources, programs, and collections while locations remain open only for contactless pickup (by appointment). 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.
The early literacy calendar introduces daily literacy-building activities to share with your child every day.
View the entire 2021 Early Literacy Calendar
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.
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.
Family game night has never been so loud and active.
Get ready for some egg-cellent fun!
Here we go again! How fast can you get a bingo?
See how many times you can hit the ball without dropping or letting it touch the floor
Who can pop the balloon first with only their feet?
Play a mini-game with this handmade version of paper football.
Are you ready for BINGO number 4? Bigger and better challenges for summer fun
An energetic, competitive race enjoyed by children and adults alike.
A unique twist to this traditional game
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.
A”no hands allowed” game. Who will finish their donut first?
A fast and fun game to play at home.
Did you enjoy the first BINGO activity? This one’s even more fun. Don’t forget to shout BINGO really loud!
Before recycling your plastic bottles, use them for a family bowling night.
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.
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!
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.
Score some fun with this activity you can play at the kitchen or dining room table.
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
Adapt your child’s favourite outdoor sports games to be indoor friendly. Get ready for plenty of sweaty fun.
Clear an area on your floor, grab your hat and mittens, and pretend you’re gliding across the ice.
Relax with this quiet, colouring activity.
Make new friends with old socks.
Colouring improves our mood, enhances mindfulness and is a relaxing activity.
Make this puppet show a real show-stopper!
Using items found around the house, create a beautiful flower project.
Colour and find out more about this natural area
An easy experiment and instrument to make at home
Create and sport your custom one of a kind case.
DIY pet parrot.
Do you know where this community centre and the library is located in Mississauga?
You’ll never believe what’s going to happen!
Find an object in your house that inspires you to use your imagination.
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.
Make a fashion statement with this colourful activity.
This 94-acre natural conservation area in Mississauga is home to a variety of wildlife and plants. Go for a walk and colour your own memory of this beautiful marsh. Learn more here
Make your own rainbow with Skittles candy, a plate and some water.
This cute activity is easy to do and when finished, fun to play with too.
Create your own grass caterpillar that you can leave on your windowsill, or put in your garden.
Did you know Braeben Golf Course is located on the highest point of land in Mississauga? Colour the location and draw yourself making an amazing putt. Find out more about this unique golf course in our city
Do you know where Lake Aquitaine is in Mississauga? Colour this scene and draw yourself enjoying the view. Check out where you can find this beautiful man-made lake and trails here.
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.
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?
Make bath time more fun with colourful homemade bath fizzies.
Give your brain a boost with this word search puzzle.
Make this lab experiment and discover facts about DNA.
This is a delightful activity for young children. Older children can help make the dough for a younger sibling.
Practice your questioning, answering and thinking skills with this game
Taste is one of our five senses. Make this game a taste test.
“Go big or go home” as the saying goes…
How many words can you think of before time runs out?
Discover nature in your own backyard or around your neighbourhood.
See how many words you can make out with only a few letters.
You can make your own movie – it’s easier than you think!
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.
Find out how you can create an ‘ocean’ with very simple ingredients.
Remember this moment with a keepsake to look back on. Build your own time capsule on your own or as a family.
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.
A campfire favourite
Try this favourite, traditional cookie.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for a special treat.
Easy to make, good to eat!
A tasty chocolate treat
These are simple to make and great with ice cream or applesauce.
Try this new trend where mini pancakes become a breakfast cereal.
A delicious “anytime” snack!
A quick and easy recipe for a tasty snack.
An easy snack to make and share with your family.
Everyone’s favourite chocolate cupcakes!
Who doesn’t love pizza? Here’s an easy recipe that kids will enjoy making and eating.
Gather around as a family to bake and enjoy these yummy muffins.
Enjoy this delicious recipe for breakfast or anytime throughout the day as a snack!
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.
You are going to love this delicious smoothie!