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*New this week* TedEd: Why do our bodies age? Human bodies aren't built for extreme aging: our capacity is set at about 90 years. But what does aging really mean, and how does it counteract the body's efforts to stay alive? Monica Menesini details the nine physiological traits that play a central role in aging. https://youtu.be/GASaqPv0t0g

Activities & Games for All Ages

  • *New this week* Create your own Canada Day dance! Our fun "movement tool kit" for bodies of all abilities will provide gestures for each letter in C-A-N-A-D-A to string together into your own unique solo, duet or group dance. Download the music loop, record your dance and share on your social channels using #CanadaMoves.
  • *New this week*  Going for a ride on July 1st? Why not decorate your bike to celebrate.
  • *New this week* Try putting the Canada Day Fireworks jigsaw puzzle back together again. 

Brain Teasers

  • *New this week* Guess Where? — A Picture Matching Game - how well do you know Canada? Test your knowledge and match each image with the correct province or territory on the maps! Take it to the next level and guess the exact name of the location and the year when the picture was taken.

  •  *New this week* So you think you know your National Flag? Want to learn more about the flag's history, the rules surrounding its use, and its design? Come test your knowledge by taking this quiz!

  • *New this week* Turtle Island is what some Indigenous people call the continent of North America. Take a tour of Turtle Island to discover some interesting facts about First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures.  

  • *New this week* Word Search - there are 3 groups of Indigenous people in Canada: First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Indigenous languages are made up of several language families. To learn about Indigenous words and their meanings, check out this simple and fun game. Creator: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada 

Cool Apps & Podcasts

  • *New this week* NFB StopMo Studio - make stop motion animated films with ease. With the NFB's StopMo Studio application you can create stop motion animated films with your eyes closed... or just about. Comprehensive and easy to use, the app allows you to shoot your own film and share it with friends in just minutes. Creator: National Film Board of Canada

  • *New this week*  Watch virtual Canada Day Fireworks

Just for Kids
  •  *New this week* Share a joke with family and friends this Canada Day! 

·        *New this week*  Sesame Street: Lupita Nyong'o Loves Her Skin: Skin comes in all different textures and shades of color. Elmo's skin is very ticklish. Lupita's skin is a beautiful brown color. There are so many possibilities - ticklish or smooth, black, brown, white, or tan - love the skin you have!  https://youtu.be/xIC2hHECZ6Y

·        *New this week*  Sesame Street: Lupita Nyong'o Loves Her Skin: Skin comes in all different textures and shades of color. Elmo's skin is very ticklish. Lupita's skin is a beautiful brown color. There are so many possibilities - ticklish or smooth, black, brown, white, or tan - love the skin you have!  https://youtu.be/xIC2hHECZ6Y

Fun Science Experiments for Kids

  • *New this week* Have fun in the kitchen while you make your own Canada Day fireworks in a jar. You don't have to wait until dark for this one! Check out this cool video from PBS Kids for instructions.


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