Each season, our Recreation team offers you and your family a variety of fun and healthy activities for you to enjoy at home and outdoors.
June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) is a movement that promotes the benefits of recreation and parks for physical, social, and environmental health. Communities across Ontario have embraced JRPM as a way to promote local programs and events, parks, and facilities that are available for all residents to enjoy.
Access to parks and recreation is a fundamental human need that helps foster personal health, strong communities, and social inclusion. JRPM celebrates Mississauga’s beautiful parks and recreation services and raises awareness for the role they play in individual, community, and environmental well-being.
Looking for a fun activity or event to celebrate JRPM?
Check out our JRPM activity calendar. It’s full of great ideas for you and your family to enjoy the whole month of June.
Watch this video about Portland’s Amamdea Bike Bus, inspired by Barcelona’s Bici Bus. It’s an interesting, healthy, and creative idea that supports physical activity, the environment, and the community while having fun.
Games are a favourite activity to enjoy any time of day! Some games are tried and true while others may be brand new! The fun never ends when we play together.
Print the dot template and begin
Dots and Squares paper game template
Fun for the whole family.
A game with endless possibilities to sharpen your accuracy skills.
Kids never tire of playing this game.
Make it a family day challenge!
A fun race activity with some family-friendly competition.
Family game night has never been so loud and active.
Get ready for some egg-cellent fun!
Here we go again! How fast can you get a bingo?
See how many times you can hit the ball without dropping or letting it touch the floor
Who can pop the balloon first with only their feet?
Play a mini-game with this handmade version of paper football.
Are you ready for BINGO number 4? Bigger and better challenges for summer fun
An energetic, competitive race enjoyed by children and adults alike.
A unique twist to this traditional game
Here’s the third edition of Bingo you won’t want to miss. New activities to enjoy or challenge yourself to complete in record time.
A”no hands allowed” game. Who will finish their donut first?
A fast and fun game to play at home.
Did you enjoy the first BINGO activity? This one’s even more fun. Don’t forget to shout BINGO really loud!
Before recycling your plastic bottles, use them for a family bowling night.
Create a miniature basketball court with an egg carton, straws, empty fruit cups, and pompoms. Practice shooting from different angles to develop accuracy, fine motor, and hand-eye coordination.
This game will keep everyone moving and working as a team. Organize your team so everyone gets to play and contribute to the goal complete. Lots of activities, and opportunities, and alone or together. Remember to shout BINGO!
“I spy with my little eye” scavenger hunt
Challenge yourself or play as a family. Think of ways to add a twist like set a time limit, pick a hunt room, or take the game outdoors.
Score some fun with this activity you can play at the kitchen or dining room table.
Test your balance, agility, and coordination with a household object you wouldn’t have guessed you’d have this much fun with! Get ready to challenge yourself or others in your house or online. If you post a challenge online, be sure to include #StayHomeStayActive #toiletpaperchallenge
Toilet Paper Challenge while holding a baby
Adapt your child’s favourite outdoor sports games to be indoor friendly. Get ready for plenty of sweaty fun.
Clear an area on your floor, grab your hat and mittens, and pretend you’re gliding across the ice.
Relax with this quiet, colouring activity.
Make new friends with old socks.
Colouring improves our mood, enhances mindfulness and is a relaxing activity.
Make this puppet show a real show-stopper!
Flower creations with household items
Using items found around the house, create a beautiful flower project.
An easy experiment and instrument to make at home
Create and sport your custom one-of-a-kind case.
DIY pet parrot.
South Common Community Centre and Library
Do you know where this community centre and the library are located in Mississauga?
You’ll never believe what’s going to happen!
Find an object in your house that inspires you to use your imagination.
We all look forward to when we can visit Celebration Square again. Colour it, post it and tell us what you are looking forward to once we can safely visit the square again #StayHomeStayActive.
Make a fashion statement with this colourful activity.
Make your own rainbow with Skittles candy, a plate and some water.
This cute activity is easy to do and when finished, fun to play with too.
Create your own grass caterpillar that you can leave on your windowsill, or put in your garden.
What artful masterpiece can you create with a pair of scissors, a paperclip, a spoon or a shoelace? Let your imagination go wild and create unique art with ordinary objects.
Mississauga Library locations offer online resources, programs, and collections. The library engages residents in a variety of ways that offer value, inspiration, and a strong connection to the community.
The early literacy calendar introduces daily literacy-building activities to share with your child every day.
View the entire 2023 Early Literacy Calendar.
Watch educational and informative videos that cover the early literacy skills that can help children get ready to read: playing, reading, singing, talking, and writing.
Want to know how tall you are in Lego? Or if a 10lb watermelon will sink or float? Enjoy these family fun activities and crafts while also broadening your understanding of curriculum-based topics!
How fast can you complete this activity? Can you see your way through the maze before you mark it with your pencil? Can you do it backward?
Make bath time more fun with colourful homemade bath fizzies.
Give your brain a boost with this word search puzzle.
Make this lab experiment and discover facts about DNA.
This is a delightful activity for young children. Older children can help make the dough for a younger sibling.
Practice your questioning, answering, and thinking skills with this game
Taste is one of our five senses. Make this game a taste test.
“Go big or go home” as the saying goes…
How many words can you think of before time runs out?
Discover nature in your own backyard or around your neighbourhood.
See how many words you can make out with only a few letters.
You can make your own movie – it’s easier than you think!
Origami comes from the Japanese words: “ori” (root verb “oru”), meaning to fold, and “kami”, meaning paper. Have fun with this paper folding activity and follow the detailed instruction with pictures.
Find out how you can create an ‘ocean’ with very simple ingredients.
Remember this moment with a keepsake to look back on. Build your own time capsule on your own or as a family.
This challenging activity will get kids moving and their brains working at the same time; Return each piece to the puzzle board, build a jigsaw puzzle, discover a secret message or solve a math problem.
A campfire favourite
Try this favourite, traditional cookie.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for a special treat.
Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies
Easy to make, good to eat!
A tasty chocolate treat
These are simple to make and great with ice cream or applesauce.
Try this new trend where mini pancakes become a breakfast cereal.
A delicious “anytime” snack!
A quick and easy recipe for a tasty snack.
An easy snack to make and share with your family.
Everyone’s favourite chocolate cupcakes!
Who doesn’t love pizza? Here’s an easy recipe that kids will enjoy making and eating.
Gather around as a family to bake and enjoy these yummy muffins.
Peanut Butter Banana Pinwheels
Enjoy this delicious recipe for breakfast or anytime throughout the day as a snack!
Kids will enjoy making these fun and simple muffins. Get creative with the toppings, make a few extra to give away or freeze some to eat later.
You are going to love this delicious smoothie!