Saturday, February 19, 2011

Get Out or Stay In!

Family Day is exciting for children but i think even more so for parents as they do not get to spend an entire weekday with their families very often.

I decided to blog about activities we can all take part in for Ontario's newest holiday.

Want To Stay Home?

If you feel like staying home or you procrastinated your planning so long that everything is booked, here are a few things to keep the family busy without turning on the TV.
Outdoor forts are super cool but so are indoor forts. I'm telling you, Captain is a Fort Junkie. He will stay under it all day and even ask to get his potty if he could (lol) Try logging onto this site for instructions on Building An Indoor Fort

If your little one slove music, why not put together a "play band" with pots and pans. But brace yourself for the noise these Musical Instruments can make (lol)

Let's face it, our little ones LOVE LOVE baking. Especially if they can help out. If your children are anything like Captain, you will probably not be allowed to take part lol...This is a great time to get messy, laugh and really enjoy one another. Don't worry about cleaning up, you can take care of that after, as a family. Log onto this site for Baking Goodies

Children Under 10

SpongeBob Square Pants at CN Tower Bring the kids to a Toronto Landmark to meet two popular childrens characters.

Family Toy building workshop at The Science Centre Get your kids to build toys from everyday objects. Free admission.

Casa Loma Explore the former home of Sir Henry Pellatt  and its beautifully furnished rooms, secret passages, towers, and 800-foot tunnel.

Family Day Festivities at The Beaches Classic street fair activities such as face painting, a petting zoo and ice skating.

Indoor Playground Try an indoor playground where they can switch between rock climbing, mini-golf and arcade games. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Toronto Zoo Zookeepers will demystify the creatures in talks scheduled throughout the day. Admission is half price. From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Things To Do With The Teens

Paint balling-Release your aggression by shooting paint-filled capsules at each other. Apparently, it feels like getting slapped with a wet towel.

Hockey Hall of Fame  Explore the history of our national sport and get a free wristband for your teens, too. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

There are so many options for you and your children this Family Day. Just get out there are have a blast. I'm totally stuck at the office :-(( However, i will make the best of it as soon as i get home. I don't know exactly how much Captain understands, but I'm sure he gets it!

Have a blessed weekend and holiday Monday and we will chat soon!

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