In My Neighbourhood:
By now, you’ve probably spent enough time at home that you’re almost too familiar with your house or apartment. Why not take the chance to enjoy some spring weather and get to know your whole neighbourhood? Discover the different businesses, services and spaces around you and create a map – you can even share your map with your friends so that they can find out more about your neighbourhood without visiting it!
Build a Map of your neighbourhood and scan it into a computer. Then, using video calling software, give your friends or family a tour of your neighbourhood. Don’t forget to include your neighbourhood highlights, like the best spot for a snow fort, or your local park! If you want to take this idea even further, create a brochure highlighting all of the different attractions in your area so you can Be a Local Tour Guide and share your neighbourhood with friends or family!
Help your family get to know your neighbourhood by setting up an Orienteering Course. This is a great way to make time spent outdoors more fun and interesting, while still staying close to home. Make sure that you only set up the course with people in your household. You could even create a short video to explain the basics of orienteering for people who might not know how!
Last week, you learned about your non-human neighbours, but now is a great time connect more with your human neighbours from a distance! Try making signs or pictures to hang in your windows so that people walking past your house can see your creations. Local community groups across Canada have created different themes for “window walks” like silly faces or Easter eggs, so try researching your local community to see if they have created themes. You could also create signs with messages to cheer people up and remind people to keep smiling.