The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
While you weren't able to spend time with those outside your household on Family Day 2021, we're excited that you chose to celebrate safely with your virtual Oakville family!
Check out this page for fun activities for all ages and abilities. Some of our activities have YouTube videos that go with them. Enjoy!.
Make your own springtime butterfly out of supplies like craft sticks and yarn! Follow along with our simple how-to video or use the Yarn Butterfly Craft instructions and materials list (pdf).
Download and print the Family Day colouring sheet (pdf) designed by local artist Sayaka Yamanouchi.
We featured some of your favourite cookie recipes in a virtual lesson with Chef Laura on Family Day.
Ingredient lists and instructions below.
Grab your yoga mat or a towel and join us for 30 minutes of fun and relaxation by stretching out your mind and body.
Suitable for all ages.
Brought to you by the Oakville Public Library in collaboration with Grandmother’s Voice, listen to the story behind the skunk’s stripes as told by Nokomis Migizinz Cindilee, Grandmother Little Eagle.
Join Oakville Galleries’ Education Officer, Erica for an art activity that can be done with the entire family. Follow our step-by-step video to create your own at-home masterpieces!
You will learn how to create wax resist paintings using crayons and watercolour paints. Don’t have those materials? Don’t worry! This activity can be adapted to use any colour drawing tool, a candle, water and food colouring. Your final masterpiece will be bursting with colour!
Throughout the winter months, the Town of Oakville is excited to offer a wide variety of opportunities for families, youth and adults to get outside and stay active while practising physical distancing.
Visit our Snow Place Like Home Winter Recreation page for more information about winter recreation opportunities.
Skating is not allowed on ponds and creeks for the health and safety of the public.
For safe skating options, visit our Outdoor Ice Rinks page.
Head over to the Oakville Public Library website a variety of family-fun programs and activities including:
Walk the trail and enjoy a story in a safe and socially distanced environment. Scan the QR codes for reading recommendations available at the library. Residents are encouraged to wear a face mask when engaging in outdoor activities.
Share treasures that make your home special and tell your family's story in this online, real-time scavenger hunt that you can play safely at home.
Download the GooseChase app for iPhone or Android, login and search for Oakville Museum Home History Hunt, then start completing the "Missions." Challenge yourself to finish the missions and complete the game. Share your favourite moments on the Oakville Museum Facebook page.
The hunt launches at 9 a.m. on February 15 and runs until February 19 at 5 p.m.
Head over to the Oakville Historical Society website for some fun activities linking you to Old Oakville through videos, puzzles and baking!
Check out these great resources and activities from the Oakville Parent-Child Centre!
Join Mrs.Tanya as she invites you to share in a high-energy, joyful celebration of music with your family! This program is full of enrichment through singing, dancing, rhythm, and rhyme! Pre-registration is required.
Always practice safety first when around, in, or on the water. Here are some fun water safety activities the whole family can enjoy! For more Water Smart tips, please visit the Lifesaving Society website.