CREATE: Online Videos & Resources

Our Recreation team has been working hard to provide online videos and resources to help you and your family get creative while you spend time at home. Whether it’s singing songs together, doing crafts, growing seedlings for your garden or trying something new in the kitchen—we hope our ideas inspire you to CREATE.

Videos and Resources:

Children - ages 3-5

DIY Sensory Play

Create your very own Zip Bloc Sensory bag with Miss. Julie from our Playschool Team. Your little ones will enjoy this craft and help develop their fine motor skills. Recommended ages: 3+

Video Length: 2 min 24 sec

How to Make Playdough

Playdough is a great activity to help children calm down, get creative and have fun! Create some homemade playdough with your children from one of our trusted recipes!

Recommended for ages 3+yrs. Download our Playdough Recipe HERE

Video Length: 1 min 22 sec

Children - ages 5-10

Create Your Own Hoop Glider

Is it a bird ? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Hoop Glider! Assemble your hoop Glider and see how far it will fly in the sky.

Video Length: 1 min 22 sec 

Coping Strategies Fortune Teller Craft

Crafts can be a fun and calming activity for both children and adults. Try making this fortune teller that also lists a number of coping strategies for managing anxiety.

Recommended ages: 5+

Video Length: 3 min 26 sec 

Sensory Bottle Craft

Sensory bottles are a fun and easy craft to make at home and you have something you can play with after! If you or your child is feeling overwhelmed or anxious, playing with a sensory bottle can help you feel calm by focusing on something else. Shake to watch the bubbles and glitter separate! Supplies Needed: empty water bottle, food colouring, glitter, baby oil, any other items you want to see float like pom poms, sequence or lego.

Recommended ages: 5+ but may also be helpful for teens or adults who are feeling overwhelmed or anxious

Video Length: 3 min 16 sec 

Slime Time

Gadgets away its time for Slime play! Join Kylie and Daniel from the Rec Team to make Slime. Recipe included!

Video Length: 1 min 22 sec

Creating Paper Hearts 

Join Robi from the Arts and Culture team to learn how to make a simple colourful paper heart that you can stick in your window or share with a friend.

Supplies required: paper, crayons or coloured pencils, scissors

Recommended for ages: ALL ages! (younger children with help from an adult)

Video Length: 1 min 23 sec

Colourful and Inspiring Hearts to CONNECT! with Community

Use the Heart Template to decorate a heart, and then drop it off at The Outlet (mail slot at 2248 McAllister). Staff will display the hearts in City facility windows for everyone to enjoy!

Make a Pop-Up Card

Learn how to make a pop-up card with a few supplies you already have around the house: paper, scissors, glue, pencil and coloured pencils or crayons.

Youth - ages 11-18

Zentangle Meditative Drawing

Learn the meditative art of Zentangle. Feel your stress release as you draw patterns within patterns on the page. No drawing skill required, just a piece of paper and a pen. Great for youth, adults and kids 5+

Video Length: 2 min 51 sec

CREATE! Making a Classic 3-Egg Omelet

Learn how to make this healthy snack! Caution: You will need to use the stove top to create this omelet – parent supervision recommended for younger youth. Supplies: 3 eggs, non-stick frying pan, spatula/flipper, bowl and a fork or whisk

Recommended ages: 11+

Video Length: 3 min 9 sec

Adults & Seniors

Indoor Gardening Tips

Looking for indoor activities to keep you busy? Learn how you can use tomatoes, potatoes and onions to make seeds for your garden by starting indoors!


Recreation Department
Tel: 604.927.PLAY