Using your mental math skills, what’s 5 x 15? Yes, 75, very good! The reason I ask is because, minus an average of 9 hours each night sleeping time, this is the total number of hours you will need to keep your son or daughter engaged, active, and entertained over the 5 upcoming days of March Break.
Not to fret, we are here to help ensure that your little (or big) learner is constantly stimulated by exciting new knowledge and experiences. The following are 20 accessible, fun, and educational (shhhhh!) camps/activities/special events happening in Toronto over the March Break.
1. University of Toronto holds camps for young golfers, gymnasts, hockey players, and track and field athletes.
2. The Harbourfront Centre Camp is celebrating 35 years! Art, drama, exploration, fashion, urban explorers and more.
3. The Humber Arboretum has adventure camps for ages 5-13. Activities include: snowshoeing, orienteering, and forest exploration.
4. The Bata Shoe Museum hosts a “Sneaking Around” themed spy adventure with arts, crafts and activities all week long.
5. Budding biologists might be interested in the newly refurbished African Rainforest Pavilion at the Toronto Zoo.
6. The AGO hosts a March Break Art Camp, daily activities, storytelling and puppet shows.
7. “Multiple Munsch”, adapted versions of various Robert Munsch’s books, shows daily at the Solar Stage Children’s Theatre.
8. Your teen or tween fashionista can learn the techniques involved in design and sewing at Sew Be It Studio.
9. Disney on Ice plays at the Rogers Centre March 12-16th.
10. The ROM hosts a special water-related exhibit with live reptiles and more!
11. The Ontario Science Centre has a packed schedule of wonderful educational activities themed this year as “Medieval Science Quest”.
12. TIFF Lightbox filmmaking workshops for kids offer a unique way for your child to communicate through performance and technology. Also, the Tim Burton exhibit will be on throughout the week.
13. For a bit more magic and imagination, the Wizard World Fun Park runs March 9-16 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place.
14. If you’ve recently been inspired by the double gold medals in Olympic hockey, the Hockey Hall of Fame is a great spot to explore the sport and a bit of Canadian history.
15. Does your son or daughter enjoy animation? The National Film Board has weekly workshops.
16. For those seeking high energy activity, how about dance? The Conservatory of Dance & Music hosts fabulous classes all week.
17. The Jr. Chef March Break Camp at The Chef Upstairs is a great way to combine several academic skills while preparing students with a highly useful life skill.
18. Ruth Rumack’s Learning Space is running both our “Mini Masters” art camp, and our “Alpha Mania” pre-reading camp for children ages 3-5 years,
19. Introduce your son or daughter to Canadian art at McMichael Gallery.
20. Evergreen Brickworks has a packed schedule of fun, tasty, active, and educational activities.
For more information on creative educational ideas and activities to keep your son or daughter busy and learning over MarchBreak, contact Ruth Rumack’s Learning Space at 416.925.1225, or visit http://www.ruthrumack.com.