This year March Break will be from March 13 to 17, 2017 for Guelph Public and Catholic school students.
This is my first March Break as a parent with a school-aged student. As much as I am thrilled to spend some quality time with my almost five-year-old, I am also anticipating a lot of extra work with her home all day.
At school she has learned to be stimulated all day, every day, with fun and educational activities and plenty of peers to play with. At home I am able to enjoy the special bond my two daughters have, and am thankful they are close enough in age to enjoy each other’s company. But I am also heavily pregnant (emphasis on the heavy) with my third little girl, and not as mobile and active as they’d like.
This year the Guelph Public Library will be offering many fun and unique one-time events for students over March Break. See below for a few fun events happening at the GPL for a little mid-day diversion for school-aged kids, and bonus — it’s free!
If you see a largely pregnant women with two cute little blonde girls while out and about, chances are it’s me.
Here are some of the activities:
Create: Spring Birds
Date: Monday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Guelph Public Library (all locations)
Drop in to any location to create a spring bird at the library. For children over 2 years.
Storytime Science: Plants and Pollinators
Date: Monday, March 13 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. @ Guelph Public Library Bullfrog Branch
For children ages 3 to 7, learn about plants and what plants need to survive. This special event is presented by Let’s Talk Science from the University of Guelph.
Zippee the Clown
Date: Monday, March 13 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Guelph Public Library Main Branch
Zippee the Clown from the Big Smiles Company will be at the Main Branch Downtown Guelph bringing lots of laughter to children five years and older. Zippee will be stilt walking, juggling, and presenting a magical show for both parents and children.
Guelph Lake Nature Centre: Live Animal Show
Date: Tuesday, March 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Guelph Public Library East Side Branch
Come to the East Side branch and meet wild animals that live in Ontario, presented by the Guelph Lake Nature Centre. This event is for children ages 3 to 11 years.
Teen Movie (Miss Peregrine Home for Peculiar Children)
Date: Tuesday, March 14 from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. at Guelph Public Library Main Branch
For teens looking for something to do, they can look no further than Guelph’s Main Library, which will be offering a showing of Miss Peregrine Home for Peculiar Children for teens ages 12 to 19. This film is rated PG.
Applefun Puppetry presents The Little Red Rocket Ship
Date: Wednesday, March 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Guelph Public Library Main Branch
A 45 minute puppet show, geared towards children ages 3 to 9, presented by Applefun Puppetry. The show features a cosmic adventure to the Planet of Grandmothers!
Grow Your Own Garden for Kids
Thursday, March 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Guelph Public Library Main Branch
Registration is open for a fun exploration of the world of seeds. Children get to learn the basic condition of seeds needed to germinate and grow, and will plant their own flower and home vegetable seeds. All materials and instruction provided by Guelph/Wellington Master Gardeners. Registration is limited.
Colour Your World
Thursday, March 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Guelph Public Library Westminster Woods and Westminster Branches
A time for kids of all ages to explore their creativity and enjoy some time colouring.
Friday, March 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 at Guelph Public Library Main Branch
Registration is open for kids ages 7 to 11 to create art that is out of this world. A variety of materials and techniques will be offered. Please register, and note that registration is limited.
To visit a full calendar of events in March view the Guelph Public Library Kids website here.
What will you be doing for March Break 2017?