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March Break Toronto: 10 Things To Do

With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, it means that winter is almost over and March break is here!

There are a ton of fun and educational activities in Toronto to keep you and your little ones busy without leaving the city.

Here are some of our favourites with an educational twist:

1) The ROM is hosting their annual March break activity, with a viking theme this called Viking Adventure.  Travel back in time to learn about viking history, voices, clothing and pretend to be a Norse warrior!

2) For students with a passion for singing, dancing and acting Mirvish Productions are offering March Break Musical Theatre Intensive.  This program offers young performers an opportunity to immerse themselves in quality training in an inclusive and supportive environment.

3) Have a family game night.  This is a fun filled way to spend quality time and practices building vocabulary, numeracy, history or geography skills.

4) Learn about Science:  Mad Science Toronto has full and half day programs that are hands on and interactive.

5) Make Spring arts and crafts: Visit your local craft stores for children to work on arts and crafts related to spring.

6) Visit Legoland Discovery Centre: Located at Vaughan Mills shopping centre, this centre is designed for children ages 3 to 10 and has tons of LEGO build and play zones, along with a cinema and different adventures.

7) Learn how to start your own gardens at Canada Blooms.  Kids can take home their own vegetables, flowers and learn about agriculture and starting their own gardens.

8) For art lovers out there, the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) is hosting a week of March Break Fun.  This includes an exciting assortment of hands-on art making, creative play and interactive programming.  These activities are free with general admission to the AGO.

9) Home Depot is hosting March break workshops for kids to teach them about building.  This also provides kids with important skills in measurement and spacial perception.

10) For movie lovers out there, TIFF is hosting its annual TIFF Kids International Film Festival.   The event will feature ten days of programming that will teach children about filmmaking and animation.

What are your plans for March break?

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Simple Ways To Make March Break Fun And Educational

After a few months in school, March Break is a welcome time for students to take a break before the final stretch of the school year.

If you’re headed out of town, pack up a few books or download some educational apps to your device to offer some opportunities for learning during travel time or down time. A few apps that have made our list include these 5 amazing STEM apps for kids that can encourage encourage students to be interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.

If you’re staying close to home for the March Break, perhaps you’ll want to use the time to explore the city, sneak in some extra physical activity or plan a simple education field trip. Here are a few great choices for Toronto families:

  1. The ROM and Science Centre have wonderful activities all year long but except more programming during school breaks.

  2. Kidville offers March Break Camp where your child can get to participate arts & crafts, gym activities, exploration and discovery

  3. With Canada’s Big Birthday coming up, you might want to learn more about Canadian history by visiting a cultural and historical experiences with trips to places like Fort Henry or Black Creek Pioneer Village. Or if you’re really keen to get in the spirit, we have four more Canada 150 suggestions.

  4. Evergreen Brickworks is always a good choice to connect with our urban outdoor space and get active. They have a full list of March Break activities for families and kids including campfires, nature walks and obstacle courses.

Finally, if you’re looking to use the extra time to help your child practice their skills, we have a list of four writing activities to inspire little writers and ten family literacy activities.

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