Healthy Kids At Home

Are you a family looking for fun activities while you are staying safe at home? The City of Brantford and County of Brant have connected with our community partners to provide a diverse list of online classes and activities.

Whether you’re looking for fitness classes, art classes, access to books or online learning, there’s something for everyone. Get your friends or family involved to stay connected while staying inside.

June Activities Calendar: Looking for more ways to keep you, your family and your friends active, smiling and having fun?  Check out our June Activities Calendar!

Brant Historical Society

  • Explore Brant Historical Society’s online interactive exhibit of Brantford Fire Service’s earliest days, including the Waterloo Rink Fire of 1911. The Brant Historical Society has a collection from the Brantford Fire Service’s earliest days.

Brantford Parks and Recreation

  • Harmony the Squirrel says staying at home doesn’t have to be boring, come play with me! Join Harmony the Squirrel in his at home adventures. Harmony the Squirrel will be adding fitness videos, activities, crafts and more that you can do from home! Keep checking the Harmony Square Facebook page for videos. Fun for everyone!

Brantford Public Library

  • Get your free temporary digital membership and unlock all the resources BPL has to offer right at your fingertips. Sign up for the Libraries Digital Membership card that was created for those who do not already have an account. It provides temporary access to audiobooks, ebooks, Lynda.com, Universal class tutorials, language tutorials, crafts, downloadable movies, television shows, music, newspapers and magazines.

Brantford Twin Valley Zoo

  • The Brantford Twin Valley zoo is bringing their most friendly and fascinating animals to your home with their virtual tour. Submerse yourself in nature, surround yourself with animals, and relax with enchanting music. Our Virtual Reality video will transport you to the lives of 11 different species of animals.

Code.org

  • Calling all tech enthusiast!
    Looking for a new skill to learn while you’re at home? Check out these resources for students, parents, and teachers - including videos, fun tutorials, and projects! It’s easier - and way more fun - than you ever thought. Learn how to code a dance party featuring Katy Perry and Shawn Mendes, learn how AI can help our oceans, write your own flappy game code, and more at studio.code.org/courses.

C.O.R.E Dance Project

  • To participate in the fun, check out their Instagram @coredanceinc to watch, and join their Instagram Live on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

County of Brant

  • The County of Brant wants to know how you and your family are keeping your spirits up during this challenging time. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m., they will be posting an activity for families to participate in the following day. Take a picture and tag @BrantCommunity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win a County of Brant Prize Pack.

Crock-A-Doodle Brantford

  • Visit Crock-A-Doodle’s technique videos on YouTube and start creating memories and one of a kind treasures that will last for years to come. They are also offering contact free delivery of Take Home kits, so that you can enjoy painting pottery within the comfort and safety of your own home.

D&D United Martial Arts

  • Participate in D&D Martial Arts free online classes via their Facebook page to learn the sport of martial arts and valuable self-defense skills.

Glenhyrst Art Gallery

  • Discover Glenhyrst Art Gallery’s online exhibition where artists examine the meaning of pixels.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

  • WGSC will be sharing workouts from their certified personal trainers, including ways to keep your little ones moving. Watch live fitness videos that focus on strategies for strengthening and check out resources that foster mental health and wellbeing. Their Facebook page is an interactive space where connections are made and conversations happen in a safe environment.

Kids Can Fly

  • Kids Can Fly is helping new moms with their virtual program HUGS4NEWMOMS. Topics will include how to develop supports during social distancing, lactation and feeding your baby, self-care for mom, sleep, how to deal with anxiety, and many more. To join, please contact Jane Flinders at jflinders@me.com or 519-755-9482.
  • For more information about talking to your child about COVID-19 and some fun activities to do at home, including virtual musical circles with Miss Jane, visit their Facebook page.

May is Museum Month!

  • Check out the Brant Historical Society website for curriculum based learning for elementary and secondary students, crafts, and other educational videos and activities 
  • http://brantmuseum.ca/museum-month-2020/

ParticipACTION

  • Check out the Fit Break every weekday at 12pm EST hosted by ParticipACTION on their Facebook page.

The County of Brant Public Library

Even though our branches are closed, the library is still open online.

  • If you need any assistance with our online services, please email us, chat with us, or phone 519-442-2433.
  • Visit our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for easy craft activities, story read alouds and book recommendations.
  • If you don’t have a library card, don’t worry, you can sign up online! Online membership lets you immediately access all of our online resources.
  • Visit us at The County of Brant Public Library 

PBS Crafts for Kids

  • Focusing on simple, fun and family-friendly projects, this weekly series encourages parents to spend meaningful time with their kids making crafts. Many of the projects include recyclable materials, things you already have in your home, and feature PBS KIDS characters. https://www.pbs.org/show/crafts-kids/

YMCA at Home

  • Introducing YMCA at Home, a new virtual platform that provides you with the ability to connect with your favourite YMCA programs, activities, and instructors without leaving the comfort of your own home. You can expect a safe, fun, and impactful experience. Available for all ages.

Learn more about grocery and food program information for kids and their families.

Access mental health resources for kids and their families.