Not sure how to keep the kids entertained during the upcoming April break?
Head to Markham Public Library’s (MPL) April Break Headquarters for some safe and fun virtual activities.
The excitement gets started each morning from 9-9:30AM from Monday, April 12- Friday, April 16 with Virtual Escape Room. Kids get to help Geronimo Stilton in finding the Pharaoh’s Treasure? They can apply their reading, math and problem solving skills to crack this Virtual Escape Room. No registration needed, click on this link to start your adventure.
The fun continues on April 12 and April 16 for the little ones during Virtual Storytime from 10-10:30AM.
For children 6-10, they can start coding on April 12 from 3-4PM. The Beginner Coders program is for children 6-10 with very little or no coding experience. Children, ages 7-11, with some coding experience might want to check out the Experienced Coders program on April 15 from 3-4PM.
April 13 offers up Cantonese Songs&Stories from 10-10:30AM and the Origami Crane Workshop from 4:15-5:15PM. In Japan, 1000 paper cranes represents a blessing and a wish come true. So by making and collecting pictures of 1000 cranes from the community, we are reminding ourselves of our strength and togetherness and also appreciation of frontline workers taking care of people who are in need during this time of physical separation. Join May Lily Design as she teaches you to how fold an origami paper crane using any kind of paper from your home for this community art project. This Origami Crane workshop is geared towards children and families.
Join the MPL team on April 14 from 10-10:45AM for an interactive session on digital citizenship skills. The activities will touch upon Digital Footprints, Privacy and Security, participants will learn skills that help them make good choices online and in life. Recommended for children, ages 7-9. The kids will want to stick around and enjoy the Virtual STEAM Activity that afternoon from 4:15-4:45PM.
The week wouldn’t be complete without Reading Buddies which is set for April 15 from 10-10:30AM and again from 10:30-11AM.
For more information, visit markhampubliclibrary.ca
Photo: 1000 paper cranes represents a blessing and a wish come true. So by making and collecting pictures of 1000 cranes from the community, we are reminding ourselves of our strength and togetherness.