March break is coming up fast! If you are a U of T student, staff or faculty member and you are looking for something for you and your little one(s) to do while school is out, may I make a few suggestions?
Student Families Pizza Night – Friday, March 8th @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kick off your children’s March Break weekend by joining other student parents and their children for a Student Families Pizza Night! Activities for children will be provided in the same space – they can make buttons, colour, and play with other children while parents relax and network. You won’t want to miss out on the free pizza!
March Break Event: Bowl of Words – Tuesday, March 12th @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Next up is the Bowl of Words writing workshop. Parents and children ages 8 and up can join in with a guided writing activity where you can write your own stories and poems. No experience necessary, register to create your own ‘Bowl of Words’!
March Break Event: Astronomy for Kids – Tuesday, March 12th @ 7:30 pm
In the evening you are invited to participate in Astronomy for Kids. Open to U of T community and their children who in grades 3-8, this event gives kids (supervised by one parent/guardian) a chance to see the planetarium, visit the observation floor, and gaze through a telescope!
March Break Event: Birds! – Wednesday, March 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The following morning, we will be holding Birds! themed activities at Hart House. There will be multiple crafts and activities related to birds, including painting a bird house and an interactive reading circle. Our staff member, Nicole, will be leading the reading circle for youngsters aged 1-5. Reading sessions will be 10-15 minutes per book. We have a great selection of children’s books by Indigenous authors and children’s classics:
- The Thundermaker by Mi’kmaw artist Alan Syliboy
- Blackflies by writer Robert Munsch and illustrator Jay Odjick
- Sweetest Kulu by author and Inuit throat singer Celina Lalluk and illustrator Alexandria Neonakis
- Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
If any of these events seem like something your family might enjoy, please let us know ahead of time by registering with firstname.lastname@example.org, providing your name, U of T status, as well as the names and ages of the children who you will be bringing. See you there!
Honouring Our Students Pow Wow 2019 – Saturday, March 16 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Finally, you may want to wrap up your family’s March Break adventures by dropping by the family friendly 3rd Annual Honouring Our Student Pow Wow 2019, hosted by the Indigenous Students’ Union at U of T. The traditional pow wow will be hosted at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and will feature over 50+ food, craft, and information vendors, and some of the best drum groups from across Turtle Island!