Learning Goodness in YDH

Posted : May 15, 2020

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

While we’re all trying to keep our distance, there is no denying that learning at home is top of mind. Luckily, we’ve got solutions for you!

Check back often for offerings from around York Durham and Headwaters that will be sure to build new skills and knowledge.


Markham Public Library is offering e-learning- MPL From Home: STEAM Every Tuesday at 2pm (FB Live)

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is offering a Master Build video for kids – Follow along to build at home with the pieces they have! You can download it here. Tutorials on how to build a Lego Frog and a Fish.

The Chef Upstairs is offering virtual cooking classes – Adult cooking classes, Teen cooking classes, and kids cooking classes. Private classes and parties also available.

Canada’s Wonderland lets you Design and Build your own ride or amusement park at home.

Crock A Doodle in Stouffville has all kinds of fun craft kits to go. Give them a call at 905-640-1284 to find out more about their offerings.

Too Good General Store in Unionville has just added pillowcase paint kits and soapstone carving kits for some at home crafts to their website.

Black Creek Pioneer Village in Vaughan is offering Visit the Village Virtually. Take a virtual stroll around their 19th century Village using Google StreetView. Access Black Creek app available to tour the village and a collection of fun videos highlighting different aspects of life at the Village can be found on YouTube.

  • Get Hands On At Home: Family-friendly crafts and activities – and recipes too – to try at home. Something new each week!
  • Online Exhibits: A new exhibit every week.
  • Online Learning: Designed with teachers in mind, these curriculum-linked online teaching modules are ready to be shared with students and can be completed at home. New learning module added weekly.

TRCA is offering At Home with Nature: TRCA E-learning: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is introducing fun, e-Learning videos, activities, and resources that will help families deepen their understanding and appreciation of nature, ecology, and cultural heritage — all from the comfort of home!

ClearWater Farm in Georgina is offering Nature-based Learning for Kids. ClearWaterKids.org, is an online interactive farm with videos, tips, and games.

Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum in East Gwillimbury is offering “Learn From Home” programs. These programs utilize Ontario’s Ministry of Education curriculum to create educational connections related to Social Studies/History, Mathematics, Language and The Arts. Keep checking back – new programs will be added throughout the coming weeks.

Redefined Finds in Stouffville is selling DIY Craft Kits with Curbside Pick up (Pillow Stencilling, Paint Pouring Resin, Transfer Art, Pencil Caddy, Hook Board, Bracelet Making, String Art), and Dirty Pour Clock Kit

Glama Gal Kids Spa (various locations) is offering curb-side pick up for DIY Spa Kits, Surprise boxes and so much more. Click here to order!


Pickering Museum Village: “Costume Confidential” A video of ‘sontage and shawls’

Cooper Gallant (Fisherman) located in Bowmanville is offering an e-learning video: Mercury Minute with Cooper Gallant.

The LivingRoom Community Art Studio located in Oshawa is offering their online studio schedule for e-learning.

Ritchers Herbs located in Goodwood is offering a videos on Potager Gardening, Forest Gardening in an Urban Setting, and Creating a Sanctuary of At Risk Plants

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park located in Bowmanville is offering a e-Learning. Introduce your students to the program with The Science of Speed magazine and teaching guide

Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge is offering Free Delivery and Online Orders.

Bistro ’67 in Whitby is offering online cooking classes.


CJ Shelton (Artist): Drawing together – a Facebook group for sharing and learning

Peel RegionPeel Water Story: A resource for exploring Peel’s water systems.

Museum of Dufferin in Mulmur is offering an Online Learning HUB and Driving Tours.

Credit Valley Conservation is offering e-learning: Watershed Science Online, Creature Calls – Nature’s Soundtrack, and Become a Backyard Birder

Maggiolly Art located in Orangeville Presents: Kids Virtual Art Classes. Virtual step-by-step art classes designed for students aged 6-12! Join artist instructor Ricky Schaede as he guides you through three exciting art projects. You can use materials you have at home, or you can purchase materials kits for these projects online!

Also, accepting orders via email to maggiollyart@gmail.com. Porch pickup and delivery within Orangeville available.

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