These activities will spark your curiosity and have you strapping on your thinking caps! Use your imagination and be amazed with new experiments each week.



These online children’s recreation programming activities are hosted by MSVU Athletics and Recreation Day Camp staff!  The goal is to have some fun, learn something new, and challenge your mind. These activities are “use at your own risk,” so don’t work beyond your capability and seek help if you need it. Remember, safety first! Children should not participate in these activities without the permission of a parent or guardian. We hope you enjoy this free programming!

woman tasting ice cream

Week #8: Homemade Ice Cream


  • Whole milk, heavy cream, OR half and half
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Ice
  • Salt
  • Plastic freezer bag
  • Plastic container
  • Spoons and bowls
  • Sprinkles (optional but fun!)


man smiling

Week #7: Dancing Rice


  • A clear jar OR bottle
  • Water
  • Baking Soda
  • Rice
  • Vinegar

woman with bowl of green liquid

Week #6: Magic Water


  • A large bowl of water (a clear bowl will work best)
  • Food colouring
  • Small clear drinking glass

man holding fake snow

Week #5: Fake Snow


  • Cookie sheet
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Bowl


person holding a bottle of water and a bottle of dish soap for a science experiment

Week #4: Tornado in a Bottle


  • Water bottle
  • Dish Soap
  • Glitter

woman with bottles of colored water on a table

Week #3: Water Xylophone


  • Food Colouring
  • Sticks (e.g. Pencil)
  • Mason Jars OR Glasses
  • Water

man on a beach

Week #2:  Volcano

Link will be available Tuesday, July 21!


  • A large bottle of Diet Coke
  • Mentos

Women prepping a science experiment with two glasses of liquid sitting on a table

Week #1: Dancing Raisins


  • Raisins
  • Two tall glasses
  • Carbonated beverage (Sprite or Soda Water)
  • Tap Water