All events hosted by the Torquay PAC are cancelled until further notice.
If you're looking for things to occupy your kids while playdates are not happening, here are some suggestions and resources:
- Mo William's Daily Doodles at 10:00 am PST https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems
- Art for Kids Hub - easy to follow drawing instruction for kids. https://www.artforkidshub.com/
- Stop Motion Studio - create your own mini-movies https://apps.apple.com/us/app/stop-motion-studio/id441651297
- Greater Victoria Public Library Digital Resources https://www.gvpl.ca/howdoi/digital/
- Epic Books - GetEpic.com
- Amazing Educational Resources List - massive list of free online education resources http://www.
- Elementary Library Resources from SD61 https://elibrary.sd61.bc.ca/staff-resources/teaching-tools-resources/
- Cook with a parent or sibling.
- Play a board game.
- Do a puzzle.
- Create a Scavenger Hunt or Obstacle Course for yourself, a parent or a sibling to complete.
- Write a play and then act it out-record it and send it to family in other places.
- Start a garden.
- Build something from old boxes.
- The 25 best podcasts for kids. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/the-best-podcasts-for-kids
- Recommended Podcasts from SD61 https://elibrary.sd61.bc.ca/read/listen/
- Make a milk carton birdhouse.
- Science Mom and Math Dad with daily activities live on Facebook @ 8:00-10:00 am PST. https://www.facebook.com/TheScienceMom
- Learn to code - here are some free resources:
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
- Visit a museum virtually. https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours OR https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online
- Hike a US National Park virtually. https://www.nps.gov/search/?affiliate=nps&query=virtual+tours
- Take a virtual field trip. https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135714/virtual-field-trips/
- Check out the Cincinnati Zoo's Home Safari. https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/
If you are looking for ways to engage your child in some educational work as well, here's the Ultimate List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings. https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/