The Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department has created 4 weeks of fun activities throughout the month of June. Below are the weekly activities & crafts. For additional crafts and science activities you can find them in our Facebook Library.
Make sure you come back every Tuesday for the month of June for something new. We also have Backyard Cook Outs on Fridays and Gardening Tips on Sundays.
Don’t forget to take a picture of your creations and tag Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, #QSWC, on Facebook or Twitter and use #JRPM !
Activities & Crafts
Tuesday June 23, 2020
Water Marble Mug
- Ceramic Mug
- Nail polish (variety of colours)
- Container (size that will fit mug)
- Tooth pick
- Warm water
- Nail polish remover
- Add warm water to the container or bowl
- Pour nail polish into warm water until is has dispersed over the surface of the water. You can use a toothpick to help disperse it or create cool designs .
- Take your mug and quickly dip it down directly into the colour. You will see it start to adhere, hold it for 3-4 seconds. You can use the toothpick to gently remove any excess nail polish floating around the mug that is not adhering.
- Set to dry for an hour.
- Dip object in the water immediately after adding nail polish.
- Use nail polish remover to erase any mistakes.
- If you don’t like the way your design turns out, quickly rinse it under warm water.
- Do not put mugs in the dishwasher; hand washing will preserve the design much longer.
- Some nail polishes work better than others; Essie and OPI are best.
Tuesday June 16, 2020
- Frisbee (1 per player)
- Items to mark “holes” (ribbon, balloons, flags etc)
- Or buckets/pails to be your “holes”
- Papers & pen
- This game can be played by a number of people – or solo if you want to get out and get some sunshine!
- If you are using your backyard, set up your buckets/pails around your yard as a “golf course”.
- If you are going to a local park, use your items (ribbon, balloons, flags etc) to mark off trees. Make sure to set this up as a “golf course”.
- Throw the frisbee to the first “hole”, counting how many times it takes to get there. Then move onto the next hole.
- Like traditional golf, the total number of tries it takes you to clear all the “holes” is your score – and also like traditional golf, lower scores are better.
- Have fun!
Tuesday June 2, 2020
Nature Photo Scavenger Hunt
Look around your yard or along your walk in the park, can you find all the items?
Take a photo of your items displayed on the ground in a cool design and tag Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre on Facebook or Twitter and use #JRPM !
- 3 Different Green Leaves
- 1 Uniquely Shaped Stick
- 3 Cool Rocks
- 1 Pinecone
- 4 Dandelions
- Milk or juice carton
- Paint or collage materials
- Bird seed
- Hole punch
- Paint the outside of the carton or glue magazine clippings to create a collage
- Once you’ve decorated the outside, cut out a square from each of the sides. Make sure to leave at least an inch of the container at the bottom so the bird seed won’t fall out and the birds have a ledge to grip to.
- Hole punch the top of the carton and loop a string through
- Fill with bird seed
- Hang from a branch and see how many different birds you attract
Bird Seed Ornament
- 4 cups bird seed
- 3/4 cups of flour
- 2 x 0.25 oz (or 5tsp) packs of unflavoured gelatin
- 3 tbsp corn syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- Cooking spray
- Parchment paper
- Skewer or straw
- Cookie cutter
- String or ribbon
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
- Stir in wet ingredients (water & corn syrup)
- Spray cookie cutter with cooking spray
- Press bird seed mixture into cookie cutter. Use a skewer or straw to make a hole at the top
- Gently remove the cookie cutter
- Allow it to dry overnight
- String a ribbon through and hang it in your tree