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CFL Summer Activities

Summer has arrived and our programs are taking a break until the fall. We love having fun with literacy and want to share some activities each week over the summer.

Literacy is more than just reading and writing and it should be FUN! Follow our social media or this page, to access a new activity each week!

Week 1: Colour by Number Butterfly

Print the colouring page (see the button below). When you read a book from a category, fill in the numbers with the colour on the list. Use our suggestions or get creative and make your own categories and colours!

Optional: Take a photo of your artwork and tag us on social media or send it to us by email at

Week 2: Ice Cream in a Bag

Do you love ice cream? Have you ever tried to make your own?

Follow our recipe to make Ice Cream in a BAG! πŸ¦πŸ¨

The best part about making your own ice cream… choosing your very own flavour! πŸ“πŸ«

You can find links to printable and digital versions of the activity below:

Week 3: A-Z, Literacy

This week’s activity you can do at home, in your community, with your family and friends, or anywhere else you might be. β˜€οΈβ›ΊοΈπŸŒŠ

After completing our scavenger hunt, can you create your own? πŸ—ΊοΈ

Week 4: Hummus Recipe

Find out how you can make your own hummus! πŸ§† We think hummus tastes great with veggies, bread or chips. πŸ₯•πŸ₯’πŸ«“πŸ₯– It is great anytime of year, but it is extra nice to make a nice cool, healthy dip for a summer snack! β˜€οΈ

Week 5: Flit Bingo

Choose a fun activity from the BINGO card and find it on the Centre for Family Literacy’s FLIT app!

Complete as many as you would like, try to make a line, an β€œX” or complete the whole card! βœ…

πŸ“² If you have not already downloaded the CFL’s resource app called FLIT, you can download it for free!

Week 6: Egg Salad Recipe

Eggs are eggcellent!πŸ₯š There are so many tasty recipes we can make with eggs. 🍳 A favourite recipe of ours is egg salad. Make it as a sandwich and try it on bread or bagels.πŸ₯—πŸ₯ͺπŸ₯― Or enjoy it with crackers and veggies! πŸ₯¦πŸ₯’πŸ₯•

Week 7: I Spy

We have so much to share this week! πŸ™Œ I Spy games, a cookie recipe, and a list of picture books that include recipes! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸͺπŸ“š

πŸ” I Spy games are great for the whole family, learning patience, taking turns, building vocabulary and all ages can play along. We have added a few links below for two different versions:

πŸ‘€ Tips for playing I Spy: Use many different words (bigger, smaller, colours, shapes, etc.). Use numbers (how many are you looking for? 1, 2…). Try words that rhyme (I am looking for something that rhymes with a ball…). Take turns! πŸ” Ready for a challenge? Try to see who can find items first, or use a timer! ⏳

In our programs, we often get asked for book recommendations. πŸ“– We have put together a list of books for you to check out the next time you are looking for picture books with recipes:

What a fun way to learn about new foods, and try them out too! Food is often a great way to learn about other cultures and languages. 🌯πŸ₯¨πŸ•πŸ₯—πŸπŸ²πŸ₯ŸπŸ¨

πŸͺ We also have 2 different versions of the same Trail Mix Cookie Recipe linked on the link below:

Week 8: Strawberry Jam Recipe

Making jam at home can be a way to make the summer last a bit longer. β˜€οΈ You can try making jam at home, whether you pick your own berries or buy them from the store. Why not give it a try if you’ve never done it before! Try mixing your favourite berries, YUM! πŸ«πŸ“πŸ˜‹

πŸ“šπŸ§‘β€πŸ³ Last week we shared a book list for picture books with recipes and we got asked to share Adult books too! Check out our book recommendations for Adult books with recipes!

Participate in any of the Literacy Activities we share weekly this summer and join us on August 22 for Literacy in the Park where we will give out FREE books!

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