Category Archives: Activities

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...

Preschool & Daycare: Canada’s Last Frontier

#TheLastFrontier “Into the bowl of the midnight sky…violet, amber, and rose…” Famed gold rush poet, Robert Service, was enthralled by the northern lights. The northern lights – otherwise known as Aurora Borealis – is a vivid demonstration of the earth’s magnetic field interacting with charged particles from the sun. The...

Out of School: December Festivities

December is by far the biggest holiday season on the Canadian calendar. In the month long lead up to the big day of our party, the children in the Out of School program prepared a skit based on having a traditional Santa or having a more modern character called Mr....

Daycare & Preschool: Golden Prairies Festivities

Christmas has evolved into a largely secular celebration centered on gift giving. Canadian children are taught that Santa lives in Canada (in the North Pole which we claim to own). Our children at Futurekids Daycare and Preschool were delighted with a visit by this mythical character who gives gifts to good...

Out Of School: The Energy Province

Every month the teachers of Futurekids Out of School Program dedicate cooking days. Cooking is an ideal way to boost self worth, teach responsibility and learn essential life skills. Alberta is known as the Wild Rose Country or Canada’s Wild West and in line with our theme, the children captivated the...

Daycare & Preschool: Parading The Wild Rose Country

Alberta is a Wild West kind of place – well known for cows, oil, mountains and lots of open space. Our children at Futurekids Centre paraded the spirit of the Calgary stampede during dramatic play and strengthened their muscle control and eye hand coordination through various activities. When our first...

Rain Rain Go Away: Out Of School

Rain Rain Go Away… Oh Wait but We’re in Raincouver! However, our children in the Out of School care program still found lots to be thankful for. British Columbia is famous for its Spirit Beat. This bear is not a polar bear or an albino (as it has a brown nose...

Fall For BC: Daycare & Preschool

There is nothing more spectacular than the dramatic changes of leaves in Fall. The Maple trees are at their best and the largest ones are found right along the BC coast. The Maple Leaf is our National Symbol and found on our flag, penny and coat of arms. Through various...

Out Of School: Back To School

To mature socially, children need to have a healthy self esteem. Noted experts in child development have express that building blocks of self esteem are belonging, learning and contributing. The Futurekids Out of School program offers unique opportunities to succeed in these three vital areas even beyond home and school....