Open Me! Recreation Advent Day December 3

Build a fort outside! For this all you need to do is go find brush, branches. Tarps and even old blankets! Ropes & clothespin.

Allow kids to build on their own — without tearing apart the house, of course. It’s exciting for parents to watch their kids playing and creating their own narratives. In today’s world, things are very structured and curated for kids. But building and talking about forts brings adults back to some of the best times of their childhood.

Each day from December 1 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website,Facebook pageInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share an image of you and your family doing an activity, you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!

Open Me! Advent Day December 2nd

 Nature playdough art! For this activity go outside and find anything you want then to make a wreath or an outside scene on a flat round of playdough!

How to make playdough:

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 3 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)  
  • green food coloring (optional)

HOW TO

  1. Put all ingredients into a bowl. Add boiling water.
  2. Knead until smooth.

Create a wreath with the playdough and insert nature elements as desired. Alternatively you may choose to create a nature scene on a piece of flat playdough. Check out our Pinterest board for ideas or share your own through our social  media channels!

 

Recreation Advent Calendar December 1st – Open Me!

December 1st – Take a walk in nature!

A nature walk can help clear minds, help you and your family relax and reconnect with each other after a long week. Being outside on a walk also gets your kids outside and connecting with nature more then they usually would.

Where do you and your family like to walk? SouthShoreConnect.ca is a great place to search for trails, walking routes and outdoor spaces!

Each day from December 1 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website, Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share an image of you and your family doing an activity, you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!

 

Recreation Advent Calendar – Count down to Christmas!

Looking for a nudge to get outside or spend time together with the family during this busy season? Count down to the big day with our version of the traditional advent calendar!

Each day from December 1 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website, Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share an image of you and your family doing an activity, you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!

Recreation means many different things to different people so we will encourage a variety of leisure activities. We would love to hear if you put your own twist on any activity! The main goal is to have fun. 🙂

 

 

Winter is Coming! Try our Cross Country Skis or Snowshoes!

We (Heart) Snow!Yarmouth Recreation has a variety of cross country ski equipment as well as snowshoes to fit almost any member of your family! With the snow starting to fall, think about dropping by our office and getting outfitted to try out a fun new winter activity! FREE!

Office hours are 8:30-4:30, M-F and you can drop in and select your equipment and take it to try anywhere! Our trails, parks and backyards make wonderful new adventures in the snow!

The Friends of Ellenwood also have skis and snowshoes available for use in the park along with kilometers of groomed trails! They maintain cabin hours every weekend there is snow on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm. Check out their website for more information and follow them on Facebook.

 

Are you interested in some ski instruction? Sign up with Yarmouth Recreation and once we get a good snow forecast and can schedule a course , we will give you a call. Our cross country ski courses are great no matter your age and ability, come with all equipment, and are completely free of charge!

Yarmouth Area Tree Lighting

Kids can bring a decoration to place on the tree anytime.

Everyone is invited to the annual Tree Lighting at Yarmouth Town Hall, 400 Main St. This annual event has been the kick-off to the holiday season in Yarmouth for many years! This joint event of the Town and Municipality of Yarmouth takes place every year on the Friday evening before the Yarmouth Christmas Parade and is a celebration for all!

The Yarmouth Tree Lighting will be held on November 23rd at Yarmouth Town Hall. The ceremony will start at 6pm with a few words of welcome and hope for a peaceful and happy season. People will take part in caroling, enjoy hot chocolate and stroll through our beautiful Frost Park. We hope you can join us! We may even have a visit from Santa!

 

 

 

 

Start or keep this holiday tradition in 2018! Make memories all season long!

  • Stroll through the park with a hot chocolate and take in all the lights. Come back often all season long!
    Stroll through the park with a hot chocolate and take in all the lights. Come back often all season long!
  • Little ones (and big ones!) can't wait to say hi to Santa.
    Little ones (and big ones!) can't wait to say hi to Santa.
  • Hapy elves pour hot chocolate!
    Hapy elves pour hot chocolate!
  • The beauty of Frost Park in the winter!
    The beauty of Frost Park in the winter!
  • Local dignitaries bring greetings of the season.
    Local dignitaries bring greetings of the season.
  • Join the carolling of all your Christmas favourites!
    Join the carolling of all your Christmas favourites!