Open Me! Recreation Advent Dec. 22

What is your favourite family board game? Do you try new games or stick to traditional favourites?

Besides the obvious social and cognitive benefits, did you know that playing board games reduces blood pressure (although you have not met MY family 😉 ) and reduces the risk of mental diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s?

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, (tag Yarmouth Recreation or @Yarmouth Rec) 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. 21

December 21st marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. The Solstice has been celebrated in northern Europe for centuries. Wonder where the 12 days of Christmas, Yule logs and Christmas lights come from? They all have roots in the Winter Solstice festivities.  How will you celebrate? 

If you are looking for an organized solstice adventure join the Friends of Ellenwood Park for an evening hike and bonfire! All information is available on their website

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, (tag Yarmouth Recreation or @Yarmouth Rec) 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. 20

Create a scavenger hunt for the kids or challenge them to come up with ideas. Creating the game develops decision making skills, logic, observation and creativity. Younger children can follow through images, while older children may enjoy puzzles that lead to clues. 

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, (tag Yarmouth Recreation or @Yarmouth Rec) 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. 19

Crafting is fun, creative and fulfilling. It also develops young minds. 
Researchers from the Michigan State University have found a very strong correlation between childhood engagement in the creative arts and measurable success later in life. Children who were exposed to a wide variety of arts and crafts were more likely to create unique inventions that is worthy of patents, come up with ideas good enough to start a new company, or publish provocative papers on science and technology.

Check out craft ideas on our Pinterest page!

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, (tag Yarmouth Recreation or @Yarmouth Rec) 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. 18

Spending time together in the kitchen can be recreation time! It is a chance to catch up after a busy day away from the screens, everyone learns skills and enjoyment of creating healthy food, and it can be a lot of fun when everyone gets creative. 

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, (tag Yarmouth Recreation or @Yarmouth Rec) 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. 17

It is truly the season of giving! Doing something nice for someone is the very best gift you can give.  Whether you help your teacher, so a chore for a neighbor , or help a random stranger, you made someone’s day better with your kindness and they will make someone else’s day better as a result. 

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, (tag Yarmouth Recreation or @Yarmouth Rec) you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!