Fun Family Activities For Victoria Day Weekend

Victoria Day weekend is always a favourite as it marks the final countdown to summer! It's the boost we all need right now to get through the next few weeks as we remain hopeful for a return to more normal times ahead. In the meantime, let's wash away our worries this long weekend with these fun family activities

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Family Car Rally

  • As a family, make a list of all of your favourite places that you like to eat at, activities you like to do as a family or places you may have been as a family or would like to go when you are able.
  • Once you have your list, the adults will map out the route based on where the places are located.
  • Make sure your phones are charged, or cameras are put in the car, as this would be an amazing opportunity to take pictures at every stop.

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DIY Magnifying Glass

  • Fill up the glass jar with water to the very top, and screw on the lid.
  • Hold the jar a few inches away from a flower, a bug, or an interesting rock and look through the water. What do you see?
  • Put the magnifying glass in your backpack and take it on a nature walk or use it to take a closer look at items around your house! You can encourage your children to journal what they are seeing.
  • What does a walk in your neighbourhood look like, as compared to a walk along a beach, or forest setting look like.

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Salad Spinner Art

  • Step 1 - Remove the basket from your salad spinner and place it on top of a paper plate. Trace around the bottom of the basket and cut out the circle that you traced. This forms the base for the art project. Place the basket back into the salad spinner and set your paper plate circle inside.
  • Step 2 - Using the acrylic or craft paint bottles, squeeze several colours of paint onto the paper plate. The more colours used the more vibrate the final product will be.
  • Step 3 - Now the fun begins. Ensure the spinner lit is closed tightly. Have your child start spinning. The faster you can get the spin going, the more create the art will be. Once you’ve worked your salad spinner up to a good speed, release the handle and let it slow down until it stops spinning. Then, remove the lid to see your creation!

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Trash Treats

  • Step 1 - Grease a 9" x 9" pan with cooking spray.
  • Step 2 - In a large pot over low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir until smooth. Add peanut butter and stir to combine.
  • Step 3 - Remove from heat and quickly stir in crushed chips and pretzels. Add M&Ms just before pressing into pan.
  • Step 4 - Using a spatula or wax paper, press mixture into pan. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Let chocolate cool and harden before serving, about 30 minutes.

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Water Balloon Piñata

  • To start, you’re going to need to fill some balloons up with water. You can do this using a hose or sink, and can fill as many balloons as you want (probably at least 6 is a good amount). Tie the balloons once you’ve filled them.
  • Next, find a good spot in your yard or a nearby park to tie a clothesline between two trees. You can also use a strong length of rope if no clothesline is available. Feel free to do this in just one place, or many places around the yard, depending on what you prefer.
  • Once the clothesline (or rope) is secure, you’ll want to attach the balloons by tying them to the clothesline (or rope) at their ends.
  • Find a big stick and start hitting the balloons, and soon enough your backyard will become a waterpark!

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