Open Me! Recreation Advent Dec. 8

Take a walk this evening around your neighborhood or pick one you want to explore. Enjoy the light displays and pick out your favorites! 

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 Now! Recreation Advent Dec. 7

There is nothing better than the peaceful feeling of being surrounded by the holiday lights and favorite decorations, both new and passed down for generations. Decorating the home is a wonderful family activity that gives children a chance to make decisions alongside adults.

What is your family’s favorite decoration?

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! Recreation Advent Dec. 6

A FREE community skate will be hosted by Yarmouth Recreation & Yarmouth Mariners Centre on Thursday, December 6th from 1-2pm. Don’t forget to comment and post pictures for chances to win a Family Fun Prize Pack valued at $100!

 

Need skates? Both Yarmouth Recreation and Mariners Centre host Gear Up sport equipment swaps so pick up anything you need or when you grow out of it, drop it off for someone else. 🙂

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!