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.
From April 12-24, Mississauga will join cities across the world to recognize and celebrate Earth Days. This is the largest global environmental event and an opportunity to help make our city more sustainable and climate change resilient.
The City of Mississauga invites you and your family to participate in a variety of environmental events and activities happening this month.
Join us as Mississauga celebrates Earth Days 2021
Learn more about Canada’s Earth Day
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.
Active game: Let’s Play BINGO 6
Family game night has never been so loud and active.
Let’s race: Egg On A Spoon
Get ready for some egg-cellent fun!
Active game: Let’s Play BINGO 5
Here we go again! How fast can you get a bingo?
Sports activity: Keep Up Challenge
See how many times you can hit the ball without dropping or letting it touch the floor
Active game: Balloon POP
Who can pop the balloon first with only their feet?
Sports activity: Paper Football
Play a mini-game with this handmade version of paper football.
Active game: Let’s Play BINGO 4
Are you ready for BINGO number 4? Bigger and better challenges for summer fun
Active game: Balloon & Plastic Cup Race
An energetic, competitive race enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Active game: Tic-Tac-Flip
A unique twist to this traditional game
Active 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.
Active game: Hanging Donut Game
A”no hands allowed” game. Who will finish their donut first?
Active game: Hungry Hungry Humans Game
A fast and fun game to play at home.
Active game: 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!
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.
Active game: 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!
Active game: “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.
Sports activity: Tabletop hockey
Score some fun with this activity you can play at the kitchen or dining room table.
Sports activity: 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
Sports activity: Indoor basketball
Adapt your child’s favourite outdoor sports games to be indoor friendly. Get ready for plenty of sweaty fun.
Sports Activity: Indoor Figure Skating
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.
Craft project: Sock Monsters
Make new friends with old socks.
Colouring activity: Summer Fun
Colouring improves our mood, enhances mindfulness and is a relaxing activity.
Creative activity: Shadow Puppet Show
Make this puppet show a real show-stopper!
Craft project: Flower creations with household items
Using items found around the house, create a beautiful flower project.
Colouring activity: Osprey Marsh
Colour and find out more about this natural area
Craft project: Coffee Filter Butterfly
Create beautiful butterflies
Musical activity: Sound Experiment
An easy experiment and instrument to make at home
Colouring activity: Dog with a kite outdoors
Art project: Marble Phone Case
Create and sport your custom one of a kind case.
Craft project: Peter the Parrot
DIY pet parrot.
Colouring activity: South Common Community Centre and Library
Do you know where this community centre and the library is located in Mississauga?
Art project: Homemade Lava Lamps
You’ll never believe what’s going to happen!
Art project: Household Object Drawing
Find an object in your house that inspires you to use your imagination.
Colouring activity: 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.
Art project: Tie-Dye
Make a fashion statement with this colourful activity.
Colouring activity: Rattray Marsh
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
Art project: Skittles Rainbow
Make your own rainbow with Skittles candy, a plate and some water.
Musical activity: Family Karaoke Night
Enjoy this fun activity as a family and give everyone a chance to show off their talents and love for music.
Art project: Timmy the Turtle
This cute activity is easy to do and when finished, fun to play with too.
Art project: Grass Caterpillar
Create your own grass caterpillar that you can leave on your windowsill, or put in your garden.
Colouring activity: BraeBen Golf Course
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
Colouring activity: Lake Aquitaine
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.
Art project: Nature Name Art
Find bits and pieces of nature and spell out your name. Post your natural art piece using #StayhomeStayActive
Colouring activity: Kariya Park
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. Although we won’t be able to visit in person, we can admire the blossoming trees via the City’s new blossom webcam.
Watch the virtual experience here
Art project: 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.
Finding a way: 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?
Start fizzing: Bubbly Bath Fizzies
Make bath time more fun with colourful homemade bath fizzies.
Word search: Summer
Give your brain a boost with this word search puzzle.
Learning lab: Strawberry DNA
Make this lab experiment and discover facts about DNA.
Sensory activity: Cloud Dough
This is a delightful activity for young children. Older children can help make the dough for a younger sibling.
Thinking game: Who Am I?
Practice your questioning, answering and thinking skills with this game
Test your sensory skills: Guess The Food
Taste is one of our five senses. Make this game a taste test.
Challenge yourself: Giant Tic Tac Toe
“Go big or go home” as the saying goes…
From seed to plant: Garden Starter
Grow plants from seeds found in your vegetables.
Fun with words: Classification
How many words can you think of before time runs out?
Connect the numbers and colour the picture. It’s a thinking challenge and a relaxing colouring activity for lots of fun while you stay at home.
Learn more: LitterBug Activity Pages
Learn how you can be a planet protector with these fun activities.
Outdoor activity: I Spy Nature
Discover nature in your own backyard or around your neighbourhood.
Try this: Making Words
See how many words you can make out with only a few letters.
Word search: Spring
Search for words that reminds us that spring, nice weather and playing outside has arrived!
Make your own: Stop Motion Video
You can make your own movie – it’s easier than you think!
Create: 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.
Make: Your own Ocean
Find out how you can create an ‘ocean’ with very simple ingredients.
Build your own: Time capsule
Remember this moment with a keepsake to look back on. Build your own time capsule on your own or as a family.
Challenge activity: 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.
Recipe: Peanut Butter S’Mores
A campfire favourite
Recipe: Shortbread Cookies
Try this favourite, traditional cookie.
Recipe: Chocolate Brownies
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for a special treat.
Recipe: Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies
Easy to make, good to eat!
Recipe: Oreo Truffles
A tasty chocolate treat
Recipe: Cinnamon Crisps
These are simple to make and great with ice cream or applesauce.
Recipe: Making Ice Cream
Recipe: Pancake Cereal
Try this new trend where mini pancakes become a breakfast cereal.
Recipe: Rainbow Grilled Cheese
Put some colourful fun into your next grilled cheese sandwich.
Recipe: Frozen Banana Cereal Pops
A delicious “anytime” snack!
Recipe: Pizza Monkey Bread
A quick and easy recipe for a tasty snack.
Recipe: Tex Mex dip
An easy snack to make and share with your family.
Recipe: Chocolate Cupcake Surprise
Everyone’s favourite chocolate cupcakes!
Recipe: Pita Pizza
Who doesn’t love pizza? Here’s an easy recipe that kids will enjoy making and eating.
Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Gather around as a family to bake and enjoy these yummy muffins.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Pinwheels
Enjoy this delicious recipe for breakfast or anytime throughout the day as a snack!
Recipe: 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.
Recipe: Favourite Pink Smoothie
You are going to love this delicious smoothie!
This is a yummy sandwich that can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Make this as a special treat anytime.