Spirit Squad

Introducing Spirit Squad! 

Each day, Parks Recreation & Heritage will be bringing you recreation that you can do at home with your family! Crafts, games, recipes and more! We’ve got something the whole family will enjoy.

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Choose from the following categories.. or do them all!

  1. Kids in the Kitchen

  2. Feeding the Family

  3. Family Fun

  4. Backyard Games

  5. Science Kids

  6. Cabin Fever Crafts

  7. Holistic Health

  8. Museum Moments - activities from the Museum!


Kids in the Kitchen
Safety First!

Kids in the Kitchen #1 - Rainbow Grilled Cheese!

Discover how to make a beautiful, ooey and gooey rainbow grilled cheese sandwich by simply adding food colouring to your shredded cheese! Delicious for kids and unicorns alike!

Kids in the Kitchen #2 - Chocolate Chip Cookies!

See how to bake chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges and soft, chewy middles! Mmm, it's the perfect cookie!

Click here for recipe!


Feeding the Family
Feeding the Family #1 - One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta



Family Fun
Family Fun #1 - Awesomely Fun Sidewalk Chalk Activities!

Awesomely Fun Sidewalk Chalk Activities!


Backyard Games
Backyard Games #1 - Binoculars and Scavenger Hunt!

Backyard Games #2 - Make Your Own Bubble Wands!

So, when we lose our bubble wands, our super bubble solution becomes useless? We think NOT! Try out these great tricks to make sure every last bubble is blown!

Click here!


Science Kids
Science Kids #1 - Playdough Recipe

Make your own playdough with this great recipe!

Recipe and Instructions!
Science Kids #2 - Make Your Own Slime!

This is a super popular PR&H kids' program, and now you can make your Classic, Glitter or Fluffy Slime at home! (What? Fluffy slime?? You need to check this out!)

Recipes & Instructions!


Cabin Fever Crafts
Cabin Fever Craft #1 - Cow on a Stick!


Cow template

Finished project
Cabin Fever Craft #2 - Roaring Rockets!

Build your very own rocket ship and watch it soar! Take a big breath and see how far you can make your ship fly!


Rocket Ship Template
Cabin Fever Craft #3 - Super Hero Capes & Cuffs!

Kids love dressing up as superheroes, and a cape is key to the disguise. This DIY cape and cuffs/wristbands are easy to make, require few materials, and can easily be personalized for your little one’s superpowers!

Cabin Fever Craft #4 - Cowboy Hat Craft!


Cowboy Hat Template


Holistic Health
Holistic Health #1 - Stretch with Nomi!

Nomi Samson comes to you from her living room, to bring you a new morning stretch class!

Holistic Health #2 - Squat Challenge!

Squatting is a natural human movement, and the bodyweight squat is perhaps the most fundamental calisthenics exercise there is. Everyone should be able to squat through a full range of motion effortlessly and without pain. And if you can’t, then this is a goal worth working towards that will pay off in both the short and long term!

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Holistic Health #3 - Plank Challenge!

The plank is one of the simplest exercises that you can do – it’s simple in its appearance and the amount of steps involved in doing one. Being simple, though, does not mean that doing a plank is easy!

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Holistic Health #4 - Chair Fit with Nomi!

A low impact workout that can be done sitting in your chair! Exercise bands and/or light weights are used to improve muscle strength, flexibility and range of motion!




Museum Moments – activities from the Museum!
Virtual Museum of Canada

The largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations.
Note: "Great Tsunami of 64" produced by the Alberni Valley Museum can be found under Community Stories section.

Museum Moment #1 - I Spy!

Have some fun spying museum artefacts!

For a bigger picture, please click here.