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Kids in the Biosphere Activities

GBB is here to support your family’s learning! Whether at home, at school, or some combination, the activities ideas and online resources here are fun, engaging, and educational for everyone.

On this page you will find lots of activities about nature in the Georgian Bay Biosphere. There is no other place like this on Earth!

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Kids in the Biosphere Activity Booklet

The Kids in the Biosphere Activity Booklet is an awesome way for anyone to connect with nature through experiments, activities and regional environmental information! Often described as “appropriate for all ages” the booklet is a must have for anyone living, playing, or exploring eastern Georgian Bay.

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Activity Sheets

Kids Can Grow

Spring – Summer

Rocking & Rolling

Spring – Fall

Mad About Maps

Any Season

Citizen Science

Any Season

Ice is Nice

Any Season

Wonders of Water

Spring – Fall

Wonderful Weather

Spring – Fall

Solar Energy

Spring – Fall

Root for Trees

Spring – Fall

Seeds of Life

Spring – Fall

Pollination Power

Spring – Fall

Invasive Species

Spring – Fall

Kids in the Biosphere are finding some pretty amazing things! Thank you everyone for sharing your images!

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2022 Kids in the Biosphere Album

2021 Kids in the Biosphere Album

2020 Kids in the Biosphere Album

2018-2019 Kids in the Biosphere Album

Additional Resources

Are you looking for curriculum based lessons? Our Lessons in a Backpack page has over 30 lesson plans for Grades 1-9 that meet Ontario Science Curriculum standards. And be sure to follow GBB on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for more ideas and information.

Are you aware of something great for families that isn’t listed here but perhaps should be? Email Delaina Arnold with your suggestions!

Nuhop‘s meaningful, fun, and indoor activities with a healthy dose of the outdoors:

Turning Green Classroom offers thirty days of eco learning for students and families with simple, fun, impactful daily activities. Become informed, inspired and mobilized:

80+ science activities:

Everyday Earth’s GeoGarage lists many experiments you can try at home. The website is loaded with other neat learning opportunities too:

Science projects with or without Internet access:

The Experiment Library contains tons of science experiments:

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids:

National Geographic for Kids holds a ton of different learning options for kids of all ages:

Forests Ontario‘s collection for kids:

Skype a Scientist! This is a Q&A, not a lecture, so be prepared with your science questions!

Space science for youth Earthlings:

NASA initiative covers weather, climate, water, energy, plants, and animals:

Meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather:

Ask Dr. Universe! Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they have about plants, animals, technology, math, and more:

Explore dozens of Live Cams featuring species all over the word. There are links to related lesson plans as well to further the learning:

Live videos, see everything from the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab:

The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s activity bank of wildlife resources. Check them out for offline learning opportunities to provide your children:

The National Wildlife Federation’s lesson plans are designed to introduce students to ecology, wildlife biology, and observation. Find one for your children to work through:

Earth Rangers free app has kids accept missions, protect wildlife, explore and discover:

TVO FishHeads video on Ontario’s fish species:

Ontario Invading Species Awareness Program Kid’s Corner holds games, videos, information about invasive species, and more:

Guide to sketch a chickadee:

TVO mPower interactive K-6 math skills:

Pearson School Canada works with educators and learners to stimulate curiosity and foster education. They’re now providing the opportunity to continue the learning experience at home with no cost, K-12 resources:

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry K-8:

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine:

Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors:

National Geographic Young Explorers magazine is designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text:

Printable at-home activity packs provide students with self-directed exercises and practice during absences from school (math and reading, multiple grade levels):

Kid’s books read by famous people:

Astronauts reading stories:

Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities:

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their family. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science:

Kid friendly recipes, activities to promote culinary skills, and more:

Kids Cook Monday encourages families to set aside time for cooking and eating together. Find family friendly recipes and video demonstrations:

The Royal Botanical Garden is offering learning opportunities for all ages:

Guide to gardening for kids, activities, project ideas, and more:

Easy parent and child gardening activities, lesson plan on gardening, growing ideas and a resourceful blog:

The Family Gardening Guide lists everything from seed starting to harvest, how to get your kids to love veggies to in-garden activities. Everything a family needs to get started:

Kid-friendly workouts — choose from pre designed workouts or create your own custom workout:

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans

Movement and mindfulness videos by child development experts:

Energy burning games with objects already around the house:

Minecraft Yoga, and more by Cosmic Kids Yoga:

Chrome Music Lab makes learning music accessible through fun, hands-on experiments:

Virtual Musical Instruments lets kids play instruments online – guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos:

The Arkells are offering free daily music classes on their Instagram account:

Art with Mo Willems:

Stoneridge Art Studios turtle colouring pages:

National Film Board Indigenous Cinema:

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival showcases inspiring outdoor films. Check out some of audience favorites films for free:

TVO Kids games, activities and learning for multiple age groups:

CBC Parent’s Spring Scavenger Hunt – sights and smells:

March – May calendar of virtual field trips:

30 Virtual Field Trips:

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing, K-9:

The Farmer’s Almanac for kids:

Maker Stations keep your children creating at home for three weeks! Each challenge uses materials around the house, has QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet:

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own:

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