Our club staff are going to meet you online!
While Clubs are closed at the moment and we are practicing Social Isolation, our clubs have been working hard to try and stay in touch with all of the amazing kiddos and youth in our BGCBig Club programs.
We are going to be posting videos from our clubs straight to your homes every Tuesday and Thursday. While we are practicing Physical Distancing, we’re hoping to bring all of you closer together to have fun, chat, collaborate, do online activities and so much more!
Anxious? Stressed? You are not alone. We have teamed up with our friends at Kids Help Phone to provide 24/7 support.
Text BGCHelp to 686868 to be connected with a Crisis Responder.
Friday, March 13th, 6:30 pm was the last time children went through the doors at McCauley club. The agenda of the day still sits on the whiteboard as a reminder of the activities that once filled the space. During these last two months the staff have scrubbed and...
The Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton is taking the COVID-19 (coronavirus) seriously. The health and safety of children, youth, our community and our teams are of paramount importance to us. Our Pandemic Plan prioritizes the stability of...
Fun and Education Activities for Families Online
Code Break (Computer Science)
They host a weekly Code Break, an interactive webcast to engage all students, even those without computers. Click Here
KiwiCopany has put together a great resource hub for activities. Organized by age and comes with parent toolkits and updated daily. Click Here
Audible is offering free children’s books. Click Here
Google Street View – Get an up close view of the world
With Google Street View, you can visit famous sites and monuments. For example Rome’s Colosseum, the Kohala Coast in Hawaii, or the inside of Palace of Versailles in France.
Google Maps’ Virtual Treks take you climbing to Everest Base Camp in Nepal to diving in the Galapagos Islands of Peru to searching for polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba.
Google Arts & Culture – Take a virtual museum tour
Google Arts & Culture gives you access to the world’s best galleries and museums.
Free online tours of the
The Virtual Museum of Canada has a large digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations. You can even see iconic art pieces up close.
Cook Meals From Around the World
- Take online classes with Nonna Live, where you’ll learn to make classics from an Italian grandma.
- Free lessons from Delish.com with daily cooking videos for parents and children, and Kitchen Quarantine, Instagram lessons from Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura.
Duolingo – Learn a new language
Duolingo allows you to spend just a few minutes a day learning a foreign language, in a fun game style. It’s free and there’s even an app for kids. You could also have a go at a new hobby.
Visit a Virtual Zoo or Aquarium
Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto to keep an eye on the sharks.
The San Diego Zoo is livestreaming a number of animals on its website, including koalas, pandas, giraffes and polar bears.
You can also bring exotic animals like snow leopards into your living room with a selection of live video streams from Australian Zoos.
Educational Activities for Families
Explore learning by age on YouTube: Explore learning by ages and academic subjects on YouTube: https://learnathome.withyoutube.com/videos/
- https://www.kidzone.ws worksheets for up to grade 5 level
- https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html print resources for those that don’t have online access
- https://www.education.com/worksheets/ can filter by each grade for academic worksheets
- https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/– free colouring pages
- Curated educational videos for kids (from The Kid Should See This)
- Daily home schedule example (from BIAS)
- Tech reviews and suggestions for parents and educators (from Common Sense Media)
- At-home resources for Kids (and their grown-ups) (from KiwiCo)
- A list of live animal cams (from Adventure Journal)
- 5 online art clubs (from My Modern Met)
- Top 10 online resources for kids at home (from Maggy Wheeler blog)
- Things to do at home (compiled by Durham Club)
- Unique lessons and experiences by artists and organizations (from CBC)
- Add ingredients and find recipes from popular cooking websites (from SuperCook)
- Parents guide to Google Classroom (from Google)
- Junior Wildlife Workbook (from Alberta Hunter Education)
- Sensory play recipes (from MotherCould)
- Site to use while schools are closed
- Free online classes for adults (from Brit+C0)
- Educational resources for kindergarten to high school (from ON gov)
- Collection of live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and fun educational sites (from Virtual School Activities)
- High-quality, interactive video lessons for all ages (from TED-Ed)
- 20-minute YouTube “doodle” sessions for kids with Mo Willems (from the Kennedy Center)
- Free e-book about COVID-19 for parents to read to kids ages 3 – 8 (Dr. Yen, professor at California State University)
- List of free educational/tech resources online (from EdSurge)
- Free Footie: Live training sessions and chats with local coaches
- Glow Yoga Kids
- Alberta Active After School Activity Database
- Ever Active
- Yoga Ed
- BOKS FB Live Class
- Action for Healthy Kids (Game On Activity Library)
- GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home
- Playworks: Game Library
- Playworks: Virtual Recess (Facebook Live)
- 87 Energy-Busting Indoor Games & Activities For Kids
- ICAN Run Jump Throw
- Disney Dance Alongs
- Edmonton Sport Council