Introduction to Events for Kids in Markham – Ongoing Events
Here are some events for kids in Markham and surrounding areas – for other events see our weekly events blog!
ROM Kids Show – Tuesdays 2pm
Kicking off the Events for Kids in Markham list – it’s the ROMKids Show! Join Kiron Mukherjee, ROMKids Camp Director, every week for stories of science, art, and history. We talk with special ROM experts about everything from dinosaurs to mummies, citizen science to water equity, and often get crafty (and sometimes messy!) with art projects and science experiments. It’s half an hour that’s fun for toddlers, perfect for kids, and beloved by the adults isolated with them!
Arctic Reading Circle Read Aloud Programme – Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm
The Arctic Reading Circle is hosting afterschool virtual read-alouds for kids ages 6 to 9 who wish to read books in a group setting. They will be reading a range of books (picture books and short chapter books). Kids can choose to sit back and listen or volunteer to read aloud. Sessions will be moderated by our mentors and teachers.
Due to school starting virtually in the fall, we wanted to create a virtual space to allow children to enjoy listening to stories together and to develop a passion for reading. We hope to help lift off some of the pressures from parents who are working at home and to introduce kids to some fun and beloved stories.
We offer both French Read Alouds and English Read alouds
For details click here.
Family Music & Movement with EarlyON – thru to June 29th – Tuesdays – 10am
Explore the joy of music through interactive, musical based activities. Instruments and props are used as we learn new songs and rhymes together. In partnership with EarlyON Oshawa. For parents/caregivers with children aged 0-6 years.
Price: FREE For details click here.
Only a 30-minute drive away from Markham, Brooks Farms is a great day out for the family with lots of attractions to keep everyone happy. With seasonal events running throughout the year it’s always worth checking their website to see what is going on.
Price: $10 for ages 2-92. (Tuesdays are 1/2 price) Admission after 3.30pm is 1/2 price. Click for here for details and information on attractions that are open/closed. (Covid-19 restrictions in place).
Art Classes by Winged Canvas
This amazing Markham art school runs all kinds of virtual classes to encourage creativity in your child! Each type of class has levels 1 – 4 to cater for everyone and they cover types of art such as drawing, cartooning, watercolour, anime, digital art & animation, realistic drawing, character design, figure drawing, painting, portraits. There is art mentorship and art camps – they have it all covered!
Price: Free events available. Classes from $24. For details click here.
Toronto Zoo Life Brizi Cam – Live Stream Events
Toronto Zoo has lots of live-streamed events daily from Monday to Friday. They also have other special events planned monthly.
Price: FREE For details click here.
Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area – Treetop Trekking
For outdoor activities only a 15-minute drive away, try the Treetop Trekking at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area. This great park has zip lines, aerial game trek, tree-walk village, discovery kids courses, and night trekking. Activities for all ages.
For detail on opening times and prices – click here.
Ontario Science Centre at Home
The Science Centre is coming to you! From DIY experiments to science activities to educational resources, they’ve got you covered.
Explore the science around you. Whether you’re in the kitchen or the backyard, there are lots of opportunities to ask questions, make observations and test theories.
Click here to check out the fun, educational and Science Centre-certified resources and their calendar of virtual events and activities.
The Steam Project
The STEAM Project’s science activities for kids helps youth from JK to Post Secondary develop the skills necessary to thrive in the modern age by preparing them with the tools, literacy, and social skills critical for success.
Virtual courses in invention, design, electronics, woodworking and 3d printing. They cover a plethora of subjects like growing plants on Mars, battling robots, tiny homes, smart houses, trains and much more!
For prices and details, click here.
Rooks to Cooks Virtual Cooking Classes & Camps
This virtual culinary academy was built to teach students foundational culinary knowledge and skills in a fun, engaging and interactive way.
All programs are conducted LIVE on Zoom by their experienced and passionate chef instructors. Through step-by-step instruction, your chef-to-be will learn valuable life and cooking skills as they cook their way through 5-star menus inspired by the season. While learning and practising new culinary skills, their chefs will also share industry knowledge and theory promoting a holistic learning environment.
For details and prices click here.
School of Rock Virtual Music Classes
Rounding off the Events for Kids in Markham list – this great Markham school teaches all kinds of music classes to all ages from toddlers to adults. They cover piano, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, drums and singing. They offer private music lessons, online music lessons, and group rehearsals.
Their performance based teaching techniques guide students towards the ultimate goal of performing in front of a live audience.
For prices and details click here.