Category Archives: Activities

Out of School: Canada 150th & Me

O, Canada! There’s a lot to love about our country. Here is a glimpse of our children’s Canadian inspired photo booth. Canada’s name comes from a misunderstanding between Jacques Cartier and some Iroquois who were pointing to a village (for which they used the word “Kanata”). They were actually trying...

Daycare & Preschool: Eh! Canada

Traveling across Canada this school year has been an amazing opportunity to learn about our country. Our graduation recital divulged some of the important aspects of each province and territory that our children at Futurekids, a daycare, and preschool in Coquitlam, learned. Of course, the recital would not be complete without...

Out of School Discovers The Home Of Confederation

Scottish descendants makeup the largest population in the Prince Edward Island community. The province has its own tartan and officially recognizes a dress tartan for evening wear. Our children in the Futurekids Out of School program got into the Scottish spirit with various activities including the Highland Games. These games...

The Daycare & Preschool Explores Canada’s Green Province

We come to the last province on our theme on Canada, Prince Edward Island. It is the smallest, the greenest and famous for its red soil. Agriculture is its largest industry and half of the land is dedicated to farming. To get personal to farm and animals, our children at...

Futurekids Out of School Conquers The Atlantic

One Defends And The Other Conquers In the month of April, we discovered the rich heritage of these Atlantic Provinces including New Foundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It is long believed that Vikings were the first explorers to visit Newfoundland. Their open boats, propelled by oars or a simple...

Futurekids Daycare & Preschool Discover The Ocean Provinces

Canada’s Ocean Playground Our April theme comprised of the three musketeers of the sea… Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia! Newfoundland has no crickets, porcupines, skunks or snakes. They do, however, have a whole lot of moose…over 100,000. The teachers at Futurekids daycare and preschool, located in Coquitlam, appraised and...

Out of School: The Sweet Province

Quebec boasts one of the largest windmill energy parks in the world. Since Spring is knocking on the door the teachers in the Futurekids Out of School program encouraged the children to create their very own windmill. The variety was amazing…check out the edible ones and the human windmills. The...

Daycare & Preschool: JeMeSouviens

Quebec has given the world the internationally renowned Cirque Du Soleil and a fair share of notable celebrities including hockey players like Mario Lemieux, singers like Celine Dion and actors like William Shatner. The cultural component in Quebec is impressive. There are 150 theatre companies, over 100 musical organizations and...

Preschool and Daycare: Loyal She Remains

Ontario is the seat of our government. It is here that our values of freedom, respect for cultural differences, mission of peace and a commitment to social justice has been ingrained (Charter of Rights and Freedoms). We all hold these values in common and they make our country great! Our...

Out of School: Yours To Discover

This month, the Out of School Program discovered Ontario; the most populous province in Canada and with the most culturally diverse population. Ontario is made up of people from over 200 countries who speak as many as 130 languages. Since building relationships is important in both understanding and respecting one another...