'ACTIVE START AT HOME' 

During each day of the COVID-19 shutdown, we’ll be posting simple and engaging 15-minute activities that you can do at home with your little ‘co-workers.’  We’ve been filtering through thousands of learning activity ideas and compiling the best of them together into daily posts that strike just the right balance!  We hope you enjoy working with your little ones on these activities and that you savour these precious moments together!  

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'ACTIVE START AT HOME' CONTESTS

BI-MONTHLY PRIZES - $200 Amazon Gift Cards

HOW TO ENTER:

1.  Register for the Contest below.  The contest is open to Calgary residents only.

2.  Make a ‘Public’ Post of an ‘Active Start At Home’ activity onto your Facebook wall, that links to @ActiveStartChildcare and tags our promotion with the hashtag #activestartathome.  Receive additional entrances into the draw, with each additional post that you share.

3.  The Prize draws will occur every other Saturday during the Covid shutdown.  The winners will receive their $200 Amazon Gift Cards through the mail, via the mailing address provided during the contest registration.

 

GRAND PRIZE - Annual Family 4-Pass to the Calgary Zoo

HOW TO ENTER:

Register for the Contest below. The contest is open to Calgary residents only.

Click on the Photo Link for each Activity, to be re-directed to our ‘Active Start At Home’ Facebook Photo Album.  Then, click on the Activity Photo that corresponds with the activity that your child participated in.  In the comments section, attach a photo of your child’s creation to display in the ‘Virtual Classroom’ of our ‘Active Start At Home’ Facebook Photo Album!  Receive additional entrances into the draw, with each Activity that you post photos into.

The Grand Prize draw will occur on the first Saturday following the Covid re-opening.  The winners will receive their Annual Family 4-Pass to the Calgary Zoo through the mail, via the mailing address provided during the contest registration.

CONTEST REGISTRATION

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MAY 22 - ACTIVITY 24: “CRAYONS!”

MAY 22 - ACTIVITY 24: “CRAYONS!”

What kind of fun can we create today...

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MAY 21 - ACTIVITY 23: “CLINK THE ROBOT!”

MAY 21 - ACTIVITY 23: “CLINK THE ROBOT!”

Today we will get creative and build a little friend...

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MAY 20 - ACTIVITY 22: “THE BEST NEST!”

MAY 20 - ACTIVITY 22: “THE BEST NEST!”

We know spring is slowly emerging these days, as we hear those birds chirping…

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MAY 19 - ACTIVITY 21: “JUST A BOX!”

MAY 19 - ACTIVITY 21: “JUST A BOX!”

Notice how many young children seem more interested in the wrapping that their gifts come in than the actual gift? Let’s go with that…

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MAY 18 - ACTIVITY 20: “FLOATING BOATS!”

MAY 18 - ACTIVITY 20: “FLOATING BOATS!”

Can you say “Toy Boat” 10 times fast?

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MAY 17 - ACTIVITY 19: “CREATIVE OWLS!”

MAY 17 - ACTIVITY 19: “CREATIVE OWLS!”

To finish off Earth month, we thought we’d dedicate a full week to activities made from recycled items and items from nature.

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MAY 16 - ACTIVITY 18: “COOKIE COUNTING”

MAY 16 - ACTIVITY 18: “COOKIE COUNTING”

Did somebody say cookies?!?!

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MAY 15 - ACTIVITY 17: “THE STRIPES”

MAY 15 - ACTIVITY 17: “THE STRIPES”

A bad case of the stripes? What is that? Let’s find out…

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MAY 14 - ACTIVITY 16: “ELEPHANT FUN!”

MAY 14 - ACTIVITY 16: “ELEPHANT FUN!”

If elephants brushed their teeth, what do you think their toothpaste would look like? Let’s find out…

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MAY 13 - ACTIVITY 15: “BLOOMING FLOWERS”

MAY 13 - ACTIVITY 15: “BLOOMING FLOWERS”

Is it Spring yet? Let’s make it look like Spring…

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MAY 12 - ACTIVITY 14: “IN THE FARMYARD!”

MAY 12 - ACTIVITY 14: “IN THE FARMYARD!”

Click, Clack, Moo! Here’s a funny story that the children love…

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MAY 11 - ACTIVITY 13: “DOT, DOT, DOTS!”

MAY 11 - ACTIVITY 13: “DOT, DOT, DOTS!”

Dots...dots…everywhere…

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MAY 8 - ACTIVITY 12: “THE COLOR WHEEL”

MAY 8 - ACTIVITY 12: “THE COLOR WHEEL”

Let’s make a window decoration for our neighbours to enjoy…

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MAY 7 - ACTIVITY 11: “WILD THINGS”

MAY 7 - ACTIVITY 11: “WILD THINGS”

Here is a throwback to another classic children’s book…

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MAY 6 - ACTIVITY 10: “MR. MOON”

MAY 6 - ACTIVITY 10: “MR. MOON”

Ready for another messy art project?!

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MAY 5 - ACTIVITY 9: “SHARK ATTACK”

MAY 5 - ACTIVITY 9: “SHARK ATTACK”

Today, it's all about Clark the Shark…

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MAY 4 - ACTIVITY 8: “EGG MOSAIC”

MAY 4 - ACTIVITY 8: “EGG MOSAIC”

With Spring upon us, it's a fitting time for some fun bunny and egg themed activities...

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MAY 3 - ACTIVITY 7: “THE 3 LITTLE PIGS”

MAY 3 - ACTIVITY 7: “THE 3 LITTLE PIGS”

You've heard the story of the 3 Little Pigs, but did you ever hear the Wolf’s side of the story? Well, today we are going to do just that!

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MAY 2 - ACTIVITY 6: “CATERPILLAR CRAWL”

MAY 2 - ACTIVITY 6: “CATERPILLAR CRAWL”

Well, we thought with all of that toilet paper that everyone bought, we might as well put some of those rolls to good use in today’s activity;)

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MAY 1 - ACTIVITY 5: “MY OWN MONSTER”

MAY 1 - ACTIVITY 5: “MY OWN MONSTER”

Today we thought we’d have a little MONSTER FUN!

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APRIL 30 -  ACTIVITY 4: “CHAMELEON COLORS”

APRIL 30 - ACTIVITY 4: “CHAMELEON COLORS”

Today we thought that we’d add a little colour to our day….

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APRIL 29 - ACTIVITY 3: “FUN IN THE SNOW”

APRIL 29 - ACTIVITY 3: “FUN IN THE SNOW”

Though we are not in any way wishing to have the snow back, we still couldn’t resist adding this classic book to our blog…

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April 28 - Activity 2: “Harry and Friends”

April 28 - Activity 2: “Harry and Friends”

Today we have Betty White helping us out with our story…

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April 27 - Activity 1: “Piggy and Gerald”

April 27 - Activity 1: “Piggy and Gerald”

Today we are keeping things extra simple...

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