family-day.jpgOn Family Day, many people plan and take part in activities aimed at the whole family. These include visiting art exhibitions, watching movies, skating on outdoor ice rinks, playing board games and taking part in craft activities. Some communities plan special public events, and art galleries and museums may have reduced price or free entry.

As the weather is usually very cold in February, hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies are popular snacks. Other people use the long weekend as an opportunity for a short winter break or to travel to visit family members or friends. Family Day has been a celebrated holiday since 2008 in Ontario. It was added to holidays for the year because there was no break between New Year’s and Easter.

Need some ideas for Family Day?

Build an indoor fort!

Make Playdough! Here are some recipes.

Make Musical Instruments! Be prepared for some noise around the house until the novelty wears off!

Check out this website for things to do with kids of all ages!

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