5 Fun Activities for Preschoolers in Calgary

5 Fun Activities for Preschoolers in Calgary

If you’re a babysitter for a kid in preschool or nursery or have children of your own and are looking for ways to entertain them, we got you. In this article, we researched and listed down some fun and educational activities you can try with your preschooler around Calgary. 

1. Teach them about wildlife.

Teach them about wildlife

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This is the time when kids have increased curiosity about the world and their environment. This is also usually around the time when they’re familiar with different animals from books and television shows. 

So you can take this opportunity to help them observe and learn about wildlife outside of books. You can bring them to the Calgary Zoo to see over a thousand animals, not including insects and marine life.  

Calgary Zoo has so many fun activities for young children like family quests, day camps, and even themed meals. You can even take this opportunity to hire a family photographer or even a  professional photographer as you make memories in the zoo. 

Imagine the quality of the pictures when you get them printed. They’ll be good ways to preserve the priceless memories you made at the zoo. 

2. Take them for a fun day at the park. 

What’s wonderful about Calgary is how kid-friendly it is. There’s an abundance of great parks and open spaces. 

Instead of letting them just watch television at home, parks are great to get the kids outside. They can run around, play games, and even dabble in sports.

It gives your family a good workout. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to connect and bond with each other. 

During this time, your preschoolers are very imaginative and going to the park can help spark discovery. 

One of the best parts? It’s completely free! 

You can even prepare a picnic for your kids and the whole family to enjoy. During preparation, you can have groceries and fruit delivered. 

If you don’t feel like cooking, you can also order from restaurants to bring to the park. You can try food that’s easy to eat outside like  burgers, BBQ, pizza, and Mexican food like burritos and nachos. 

3. Work on some arts and crafts.

Work on some arts and crafts

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It’s also a good idea to let your preschoolers explore their artistic side. Good thing there are a lot of great art places for kids in Calgary. 

Mousse Children’s Art Studio, for example, is a great place to go to if you have toddlers and preschoolers because they have programs that’s designed for their particular age group.

More often art is focused on the product than the process of making it, and Mousse addresses this. They’re a process-based and community oriented art studio.  

There, your kids can combine both art and play through fun, enriching art activities. 

Another place you can try is My Kinder House that has a variety of arts and music programs for toddlers and preschoolers. It will be a great way for them to socialize with other kids and have fun. 

4. Bring them to playgrounds. 

Kids at this age are very active so you can bring them to playgrounds to play and socialize with other kids. They can run around, jump, and explore. 

Not only is it fun but it can also help with their development. They can practice gross and fine motor skills and even coordination. 

It’s also good for their social development as they learn to play and interact with other children. 

Calgary has lots of playgrounds that you can check out. 

5. Go to a museum like Telus Spark Science Centre.

Go to a museum like Telus Spark Science Centre

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For an educational experience that’s stimulating and encourages discovery, why not make a day out of it and go to a museum like Telus Spark Science Centre? 

At Telus for example, there are various hands-on exhibits where kids can learn about art and science concepts in cool ways. It’s not only exciting and fun, kids will also learn a lot. 


That concludes our list of fun things to do for your preschooler. We hope we were able to give you some ideas for your next adventure with your family. 

Are there any other places or activities you can suggest? Let us know in the comments. 

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