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While we are practicing social and physical distancing, the staff at Parks, Recreation and Culture has been working on ideas and challenges to help you and your family stay well, active and have fun while at home.

Check back here on a regular basis as we add to this list or follow our Instagram page (@nanaimoparksandrec) to see our posts and share your own ideas. Remember to hashtag your posts with #ilovemyparksandrec and #isolationrecreation.

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JUNE ISOLATION RECREATION

  • TUESDAY, June 9 "Trivia Tuesday"

Where does our food come from?

Where does dirt come from?

Ocean story colouring book

  • MONDAY, June 8 "Creative Monday"

It's Ocean's Day

Homemade Clay

Compost Directly into Your Raised Beds

  • SUNDAY, June 7 "Recipe Sunday" 

It's National Garden Week

Garden Seed Balls

Cook Down Your Fridge

  • SATURDAY, June 6 "Wellness Saturday"

How to Write a Letter for Kids

Active for Life

  • FRIDAY, June 5 "Educational Friday" 

Hike in the Forest

History of Canada's National Parks

  • THURSDAY, June 4 "Physical Thursday"

30 Games to Play in the Park

YMCA 360

 WEDNESDAY, June 3 "Wandering Wednesday"

There is a new Golden Bucket Challenge clue today! Play for a chance to win some great prizes!

It's Clean Air Day 2020

Parks Canada Virtual Tours

US Parks Virtual Tours

Salmon in Schools for Oceans Day

  • TUESDAY, June 2 "Trivia Tuesday"

Celebrating Oceans Day in BC and the Yukon

Check Instagram for our "Heartbeats on the Street"

Scavenger Hunts for Kids

  •  MONDAY, June 1 "Creative Monday"

It's National Seniors Week

June 2020 At-Home Wellness Newsletter for Adults 60+

Kids Crafts

DIY Projects

MAY ISOLATION RECREATION

  • SUNDAY, MAY 31 "Recipe Sunday" 

It's Park Week

Backyard Picnic Ideas

Pressed Italian Sandwiches

Check Instagram for our #NanaimoWellnessWave

  • SATURDAY, MAY 30 "Wellness Saturday"

Balloon Tennis

Check Instagram for "Heartbeats on the Streets"

  • FRIDAY, MAY 29 "Educational Friday" 

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Science on a Sphere

Check Instagram for "Where in the World"?

  • THURSDAY, MAY 28 "Physical Thursday"

Check Instagram for our #NanaimoWellnessWave

Balloon Batting for Kids

 WEDNESDAY, May 27 "Wandering Wednesday"

There is a new Golden Bucket Challenge clue today! Play for a chance to win some great prizes!

Watch this Virtual Campfire

The Great Backyard Campout

  • TUESDAY, May 26 "Trivia Tuesday"

Check Instagram for our "Heartbeats on the Street"

It's National Paper Airplane Day!

Campfire Trivia

  • MONDAY, May 25 "Creative Monday"

West Coast Colouring Pages

Campfire Activities/Games

Check "Spot the Difference" on Instagram

  • SUNDAY, MAY 24 "Recipe Sunday" 

It's Campfire Week!

Campfire Nachos

Check Instagram for our #NanaimoWellnessWave

  • SATURDAY, MAY 23 "Wellness Saturday"

 Check Instagram for "Heartbeats on the Streets"

  • FRIDAY, MAY 22 "Educational Friday" 

Junior Sea Doctors

Singing Sands

Check Instagram for "Spot the Difference"

  • THURSDAY, MAY 21 "Physical Thursday"

Check Instagram for our #NanaimoWellnessWave

Ball Hockey for Kids

Nerf Gun Workout

  • WEDNESDAY, May 20 "Wandering Wednesday"

The Golden Bucket Challenge starts today! Play for a chance to win some great prizes!

Virtual Astro Cafe

Exoplanet Travel

  • TUESDAY, May 19 "Trivia Tuesday"

Check Instagram for our "Heartbeats on the Street"

Number Scavenger Hunt

Useful Trivia

  • MONDAY, May 18 "Creative Monday" and "Victoria Day"

Ocean Crafts

Science Crafts

Check "Who Did it Best" on Instagram

  • SUNDAY, MAY 17 "Recipe Sunday" 

It's Science Week!

Cheese Broccoli Tots

How to Cook Quinoa

Check Instagram for our #NanaimoWellnessWave

  • SATURDAY, MAY 16 "Wellness Saturday"

Healthy Families BC

Check out our Wellness Wave & Photo Scavenger Hunt on Instagram

  • FRIDAY, MAY 15 "Educational Friday" and "International Day of Families"

Gain some knowledge through the Knowledge Network

Learn about Lightning Lake

Check Instagram for "Who did it Best?"

  • THURSDAY, MAY 14 "Physical Thursday"

Check Instagram for our #NanaimoWellnessWave

Kids: Improve Your Balance

Get a 15-Minute Cardio Workout

  • WEDNESDAY, May 13 "Wandering Wednesday"

Check Instagram for our #NanaimoWellnessWave

The Golden Bucket Challenge starts today! Play for a chance to win some great prizes!

Learn about Underwater Cables

  • TUESDAY, May 12 "Trivia Tuesday"

Check Instagram for our "Who Did it Best?"

Learn about 40 discoveries you probably didn't know about

Industry Trivia

It's National Limerick Day!

  • MONDAY, May 11 "Creative Monday"

Shoulder Bag Tutorial

Construction Ideas for Kids

Check out our & Photo Scavenger Hunt on Instagram

  • SUNDAY, MAY 10 "Recipe Sunday" 

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

It's Industry Week, check this out

Make Healthy Fruit Popsicles

25 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Check Instagram for our "Heartbeats on the Streets"

  • SATURDAY, MAY 2 "Wellness Saturday"

Join the Virtual "Walk with the Doc" starting at 10 am (via Zoom)

Kids! Become a Nature Kid of BC

Parents! Get some ideas on keeping your kids active this summer.

Check out our Wellness Wave & Photo Scavenger Hunt on Instagram

  • FRIDAY, MAY 8 "Educational Friday"

Go to Ocean Networks Canada to #KnowtheOcean

Learn about the Glowing Ocean

Check Instagram for "Who did it Best?"

  • THURSDAY, MAY 7 "Physical Thursday"

Check Instagram for our "Heartbeats on the Streets"

Kids: Get Active for Life Tips

Learn Traditional Inuit Games

  • WEDNESDAY, May 6 "Wandering Wednesday"

Check Instagram for our #NanaimoWellnessWave

Be a Marine Detective

See videos on everything APPLE

The Golden Bucket Challenge starts today! Play for a chance to win some great prizes!

  • TUESDAY, May 5 "Trivia Tuesday"

Check Instagram for our #NanaimoWellnessWave

Kids:Learn about Cinco de Mayo Day

Learn about the History of Cinco De Mayo Day

Take an Arctic Trivia Quiz

  • MONDAY, May 4 "Creative Monday"

National Star Wars Day

Chewbacca Craft for Kids

Star Wars Quiz

Connect 4 Adding Game

  • SUNDAY, MAY 3 "Recipe Sunday"

It's Arctic Week, check this out

Arctic Garden Recipes for kids

Pan-Fried Arctic Char with Pea Pesto

Learn what Fitness Training Arctic Explorers Need

Sign up for Survive the Sound - an interactive online game where you are invited to follow your favourite fish character as it migrates through Puget Sound

Follow (@nanaimparksandrec) on Instagram for even more fun

  • SATURDAY, MAY 2 "Wellness Saturday"

Kids! Get 5 Wellness Tips

Adults! Join a Virtual Book Club

Check out our Wellness Wave on Instagram

  • FRIDAY, MAY 1 "Educational Friday"

Learn about Sailing Stones

Find out if Elephants Can Sense Tsunamis before they happen? 

Check Instagram for "Who did it Best?"

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 30 "Physical Thursday"

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation tip/photo of the day

Get Started with your physical fitness

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 "Wandering Wednesday"

Photo Scavenger Hunt on Instagram

Take a virtual field trip of the Clayoquot Sounds

Take a virtual field trip of the Kenai Fjords

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 28 "Trivia Tuesday"

Check Instagram for our #Wellness Wave

Kids: Learn Why do We Yawn?

100 Objects of Interest from the Royal BC Museum

  • MONDAY, APRIL 27 "Creative Monday"

Check Instagram for "Who did it Best?"

Nature Art for Children through the Bateman Foundation

Make Bean Bag Animals

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 26 "Recipe Sunday"

Hey, kids, learn how to make Hummus

Three healthy and easy meal recipes for every young adult

Photo Scavenger Hunt on Instagram

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 25 "Wellness Saturday"

Go here for some great activity ideas for children

Check out our Wellness Wave on Instagram

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 24 "Educational Friday"

Check the Hancock Wildlife Foundation and view some Wildlife Cams

Watch this video on Sponges from the Royal BC Museum

Photo Scavenger Hunt on Instagram

Check Instagram for "Who did it Best?"

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 23 "Physical Thursday"

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation tip/photo of the day

Get Walking with Walk BC

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 "Wandering Wednesday"

Earth Day Zoom Workshop "Efficient Irrigation Webinar Workshop" with Kevin Luterback from 1-2 pm

I Spy "Earth Day" edition

Take a virtual trip to the Great Bear Rain Forest

Visit Elk Falls Provincial park

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation tip/photo of the day

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 21 "Trivia Tuesday"

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation tip/photo of the day

Puzzles for Kids

Can you identify this Farming Equipment?

 

  • MONDAY, APRIL 20 "Creative Monday"

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation staff pick of the day.

Photo Scavenger Hunt on Instagram

Try making some Origami Bookmarks

Get creative by making some Woodsy Wood Chimes

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 19 "Recipe Sunday"

Hey, kids! Make your own Ham and Cheese Muffins

Can't find yeast in the grocery store? Make your own!

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation tip/photo of the day

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 18 "Wellness Saturday"

Feeling isolated? Try this 20-Minute Connection Practice

Photo Scavenger Hunt on Instagram

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 17 "Educational Friday"

Check how Maple Syrup is made

Watch this video on Alpine Plants from the Royal BC Museum

Photo Scavenger Hunt on Instagram

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation staff pick of the day

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 16 "Physical Thursday"

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation tip/photo of the day

YMCA Online Workouts

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 "Wandering Wednesday"

Wellness Bingo - April 15

At-Home Wellness Newsletter for those ages 60+

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation tip/photo of the day

Take a Virtual Field Trip on Canadian Farms and Food Production

Take an Underwater Virtual Field Trip and learn about Coral Reefs

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 14 "Trivia Tuesday"

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation tip/photo of the day

Science Trivia

Trivia Plaza

  • MONDAY, APRIL 13 "Creative Monday"

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation staff pick of the day.

Photo Scavenger Hunt on  Instagram

Easter Crafts for All Ages

Bobble Head Bunny Crafts (ages 6-10)

Holiday Wreaths (ages 60+)

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 12 "Recipe Sunday"

Easter Treats the Kids Can Make

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation tip/photo of the day

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 11 "Wellness Saturday"

Walk with the Doc at 10 am (with Zoom). Participation is available for the first 100 people by clicking this Zoom Virtual Meeting link. Join Dr. Poteryko and his colleagues for a physically distanced walk while getting information on staying healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation staff pick of the day.

Check out this message from Robert Bateman

Photo Scavenger Hunt on  Instagram

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 10 "Educational Friday"

Check out this video for kids about why we celebrate Easter

Photo Scavenger Hunt on  Instagram

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation staff pick of the day

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 9 "Physical Thursday"

Check Instagram for our #isolationrecreation tip/photo of the day

Spell Your Name Workout

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 "Wandering Wednesday"

Join us on a Virtual Field Trip to a Museum"

At-Home Scavenger Hunt

Wellness Bingo for April

I Spy With My Little Eye...

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 7 "Trivia Tuesday"

Family Fitness Game

Online Easter Contest

Check Instagram for our Isolation Recreation 

 

MARCH ISOLATION RECREATION

Wellness Bingo for March

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

 

Please feel free to alter these activities to suit you and your family. Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture is not responsible for any fun, learning or great quality time with family that may happen as a result of participating in these activities. More importantly; however, take care so that you do not harm yourself or take unnecessarily risk. Please use your judgement and participate within the scope of your skills, knowledge and comfort level. 

Last updated: June 9, 2020

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