Kids

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The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) endeavours to provide opportunities for members of the community and beyond to develop their minds, bodies, and community spirit. Below you can see programs for Children that are open for registration right now!

MPCC programs, events and activities do change with the seasons. Continue scrolling to get a feel for seasonal programs that we offer throughout the year.


My Little Learning / @Home Activity Kits
LEGO®
Dungeons & Dragons
Special Interest
Kids Workshops
Kids Sports
Spring Sports
Baseball
Soccer
MultiSport


My Little Learning Kits - Ages 2.5 - 5 years

Monthly pre-packaged activities for children. Arts & craft, literacy, math, fine motor skills, loose part exploration... and more! Fun in a bag - educational too. Keep busy this fall with our activities kids prepared by a Registered Early Childhood Educator. Self-guided at home kits, neatly prepared and delivered straight to your door. Pre-order your monthly themed kit online in advance!
 

@Home Activity Kits - Ages 6 - 10 years

Pre-packaged activities for children. Arts & paper craft, recipes, STEM, literacy and more! Fun in a bag - educational too. Keep the kids busy with our activities prepared by an Ontario Certified Teacher and RECE. Practice following instructions, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving...and more! Self-guided at home kits, neatly prepared and dropped off at your door.


LEGO®

LEGO® SPIKE Prime Robotics & Scratch Coding

This in-person workshop, with “the LEGO guy” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, offers hands-on robotics projects and challenges with the new LEGO Education SPIKE Prime robotics set (completely compatible with the new LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor set). Strengthen your building skills and your understanding of engineering principles as you build a LEGO SPIKE Prime robot and control it with rotation, colour and ultrasonic sensors. Use the LEGO SPIKE Prime programming app for tablet-based Scratch coding and perform mini challenges with your robot.

Ages 6 - 7
Sat Feb 19, 2022

Ages 8 - 12
Sat Feb 26, 2022

LEGO® EV3 Robotics & Engineering: in-Person

This in-person workshop, with “the LEGO guy” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, offers hands-on robotics projects and challenges. Strengthen your building skills and your understanding of engineering principles as you build a Mindstorms EV3 robot and control it with rotation, colour and ultrasonic sensors. Use the LEGO EV3 programming app for tablet-based coding and perform mini challenges with your robot.

Ages 6-7
Sunday, Nov 21, 2021
Ages 8 - 10
Sunday, Nov 28, 2021

Friday Night Virtual LEGO® Club

Bring the popcorn and your cozies - and join in for Friday Night Virtual LEGO Club! These online classes, with “the LEGO guy” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, teach you to virtually build a variety of LEGO engineering and LEGO art projects at home. Building activities will introduce you to LEGO’s Studio 2.0 application. Learn how to create and save builds, and how to select, connect, rotate and copy pieces. Then, with LEGO instructions, build a variety of 2D and 3D projects using pre-set parts libraries in Studio 2.0. Render your projects as high-quality realistic images and save them for display and future use. With your knowledge of online LEGO building, you will be able to create other virtual projects to share at home. Ages 8 - 13.
April 23 - May 14, 2021

Hands-On LEGO® Technic Building - Online

Includes a new real LEGO® Technic set that you keep! With “the LEGO guy” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM, build real and virtual LEGO® projects at home using the new LEGO set provided and your PC or Mac, laptop or desktop. Learn LEGO building techniques as you construct several mechanical TechnicTM projects including a hand drill, a steering mechanism and a paper crinkler. Learn to use LEGO Studio 2.0 online to build Technic projects, to create LEGO instructions, and to render virtual LEGO projects to look incredibly real.

2 two hour sessions. Register before, Monday, March 15, 2021.
March 21 & 28, 2021

LEGO® EV3 Robotics & Engineering - IN-PERSON

This one-time in-person workshop, with “the LEGO guy” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, offers hands-on robotics projects and challenges. Strengthen your building skills and your understanding of engineering principles as you build a Mindstorms EV3 robot and control it with rotation, colour and ultrasonic sensors. Use the LEGO EV3 programming app for tablet-based coding and perform mini challenges with your robot. Maximum of 6 students. Ages 8 - 13.
March 20, 2021

Note: To participate in Virtual LEGO® programs, children must have access to laptop or desktop (Chrome Books, IPADS and mobile devices will not work for the LEGO software). Links to the appropriate LEGO software will be sent out prior to the start date. Children may use a mobile device for the ZOOM portion, while they work on their laptop or computer.

Virtual LEGO® Building: Home and Nature

Online LEGO! Through Zoom! These online classes, with “the LEGO guy” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, teach you to virtually build exciting LEGO home and nature projects. Learn specialized LEGO building techniques without owning the pieces! Building activities will introduce you to LEGO’s Studio 2.0 application. Learn how to create and save builds, and how to select, connect, rotate and copy pieces. Then, with LEGO instructions and pre-set parts libraries, build an assortment of 3D and 2D home and nature designs in classic and micro-build scales. Projects will include architecture, furnishings and interior design, as well as plants and garden features. Render your projects as high-quality realistic images and save them for display and future use. With your knowledge of online LEGO building, you will be able to create other virtual projects to share at home.
Feb 17 - Mar 10, 2021

Virtual LEGO®: Mosaics & Art

Join the LEGO® guy, Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, for online classes that will teach you to virtually build LEGO mosaics and art. Learn to create and save builds in LEGO Digital Designer (LDD), and how to select, connect, rotate and copy pieces. With LEGO instructions and pre-set parts libraries, learn how to virtually build existing LEGO sets, and how to use patterns as a basis for LEGO mosaics and pictures. Create three-dimensional works including flowers and trees while learning a variety of LEGO® building techniques. All your projects can be saved on your computer for future use, and you will also learn how to render them as high-quality realistic images. With your knowledge of online LEGO building and rendering, you will be able to create your own designs and transform them into LEGO mosaics and art without owning the LEGO pieces. Ages 7-12.
Oct 7 - 28, 2020

Virtual LEGO®: Minecraft Building

Join the LEGO® guy, Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, for online classes that teach you to virtually build cool MinecraftTM LEGO projects at home. Building activities will introduce you to the LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) application. Learn how to create and save builds, and how to select, connect, rotate and copy pieces. Then, with LEGO instructions, build 2D and 3D virtual Minecraft LEGO projects using pre-set parts libraries in LDD. All your projects can be saved on your computer for future use and you will learn how to render them as high-quality realistic images. With your knowledge of online LEGO building, you will be able to create other virtual projects to share at home. Ages 7 - 12.
Nov 4 - 25, 2020


Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons Online

Join the MPCC and DM, Doug, for a 7- week Dungeons and Dragons session! Become a player in the world's most popular table top role-playing game. In D&D, players take on the role of a fantasy themed character within an adventuring party of up to 5 characters. The party will work together to overcome various physical and mental obstacles introduced to them by the storyteller. Players will be required to go on a weekly adventure cultivating their creativity, teamwork, decision-making, commitment, and character development skills. D&D is typically played together at a table like most board games, but due to the current health concerns facing our communities the upcoming session will be set up through Roll20, a virtual table top site, that will allow players to have a similarly immersive experience. In fact, many players prefer this method to in-person role playing. So, join our resident Dungeon Master this Fall and see if you have what it takes to be the hero in your own story!

All participants will be required to have an email address, a free account for the Roll20 virtual table top website, a computer with a camera and mic and be between the ages of 10-16. Participants must be able to read. The free Roll20 account can be set up here.

Mar 30 - May 11, 2022
Wednesdays
6:30 - 8:30 PM
$85
Register Online


Special Interest

Yoga Moves! Outdoor Kid's Yoga

Come and enjoy the outdoors with Yoga Moves! Outdoors. Fun and energizing warm-up activities followed by some cool, calming yoga poses that can help to keep us strong, healthy and happy! Let's chill out, bust some yoga moves and have fun! Class will take place outdoors, so dress for the weather! Ambient lights will light up the night and everyone will be physically distanced. Indoor washrooms are available for participants.
Class is lead by certified yoga instructor, Christina Pizana-Fraser.
February 2021

Dance Club with Taynikua on Zoom!

Join Taynikua to learn a choreographed dance on zoom! Participants will enjoy moving and shaking from the comfort and safety of their own home. Interactive instruction will move at a pace suitable to all skill levels. Time for free dance and creativity will be incorporated and encouraged. Participants will finish the 6 week session having learned a choreographed dance, confidence in their dance and performance skills. A computer or tablet with zoom capabilities is required. Ages approx. 7 - 12. All skill levels welcome.
March 2021


Kids Workshops

Red Cross Babysitting Course

The Red Cross Babysitting Course will provide the training kids need. This Babysitter training course is designed for youth aged 10.5 – 14. Participants learn how create and manage a babysitting business and how to supervise younger siblings or other children in a safe and responsible manner. Aspiring babysitters also learn basic first aid skills.

Topics include:

  • How to find clients and make money babysitting
  • Caring for children of all ages
  • Creating safe environments and preventing accidents
  • Fire safety and prevention
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Good decision-making and leadership skills
  • Basic First Aid skills

Students successfully completing the Workshop receive a certificate and a full colour take home manual.
This workshop is presented in partnership with Safety Tree Canada.
Students should bring a pen, healthy snacks and lunch, refillable watterbottle and indoor shoes.

NEW DATE
Monday, March 14, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1805 Gaspe Ave
$105
REGISTER ONLINE

Stay Home Alone Workshop

Is your child prepared to take the first steps towards staying home alone? The Home Alone Safety for Kids program helps children gain confidence to and skills to stay at home alone successfully. This safety program is designed for children aged 8.5 through 12 years old. Safety and awareness are the common themes in this program. All information is current so it reflects what today’s children are facing when home alone.

Topics include:

  •   Street smarts and bike safety
  •   Online and internet safety
  •   Snacking and kitchen safety
  •   Home fire safety
  •   Sibling rivalry
  •   Preventing accidents
  •   How to handle emergencies and other situations
  •   Basic first aid skills
  •   People safety (Stranger danger vs. Safe strangers & “not-so stranger” danger). Identifying "Tricky people".

Students successfully completing the Workshop receive a certificate and a full colour take home manual.
This workshop is presented in partnership with Safety Tree Canada.
Students should bring a pen, healthy snacks, refillable waterbottle, and indoor shoes.

NEW DATE
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1805 Gaspe Ave
$105
REGISTER ONLINE


Spring Sports for Kids!

MPCC Spring Sports programs run through May - June and feature MultiSport, Baseball and Soccer. All MPCC sports programs for children are proudly CO-ED and welcome players from all neighbourhoods, abilities and skill levels.

Registration will open March 1 2022

MultiSport

Why play just one sport when you can play ALL the sports!

Each week, our experienced instructors will take your child through various sports, games and activities. We will feature a mix of warm ups, skills, drills and exercises aimed to get your child back into those fundamental movement patterns - running, jumping and twisting.

So what can your child expect? Soccer, baseball, floorball, basketball amd more! Program plans that are developed with THEIR input!

Every player receives a t-shirt! 

Ages 4-5 years
Wednesdays
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$100

Ages 6-7 years
Wednesdays,
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$100

Ages 9-12 years
Wednesdays 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$100

Soccer

Join us on the Manor Park Sports Fields this Spring for Manor Park Soccer! Look for a high energy program that will nurture a fun-filled, inclusive atmosphere where children can thrive and fuel their love for sport! Sessions will start with skills & drills designed to meet your child's age and promote physical literacy. Skills and drills will transition quickly into games, games, games!

Manor Park Soccer lives the mantra that big things are accomplished in small steps. Groups, field size and equipment will be kept small, so your child gets the most from this program. Why? Smaller teams and small field size means your child is actively participating and has more opportunity to play the ball. Nets and soccer balls that are sized for their age means that your child has the proper size equipment for their age.

Every player receives a t-shirt!

Click HERE for 2022 dates, details and registration.

First Kicks: Ages 4-5 years
Saturdays, May - June
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$100

Fun with the Ball: Ages 6- 8 years
Saturdays, May - June
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$100

Dribble, Deke and Kick: Ages 9-12 years
Saturdays, May - June 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$100

Manor Park Baseball

The youngest players learn the game using a larger and softer ball – and just one (squeaky!) base.  This game is called ‘Blastball’.  It was designed by Baseball Canada to introduce the basics:  hitting, throwing, catching and running.  As the players learn the basics of hitting and the concept of ‘safe’ – a second base is added. 

‘Intro to Tee-Ball’ teaches hitting, throwing and catching techniques through drills – and game play.  Smaller groups and multiple baseball diamonds help increase coach to player interaction time.  All 6-7 year olds welcome as no prior baseball experience is necessary.
 
For players familiar with the basic techniques and rules of baseball, we have ‘Intro to Coach Pitch’. Lots of game play helps develop baseball knowledge and strategies!
 
Baseball programs are open to boys and girls and parent are welcome to volunteer along side of our coaching staff.  Each player receives a t-shirt!  Players are required to bring their glove.

Manor Park baseball takes place once weekly (for each age group) on the baseball diamonds adjacent to the Manor Park Community Centre, during May and June.

Every player receives a t-shirt!
 
Click HERE for dates, details and registration.

Blastball: Ages 4-5 years
Mondays
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$100

Intro to Tee-Ball: Ages 6-7 years
Mondays,
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$100

Intro to Coach Pitch: Ages 8-10 years
Mondays
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$100

New! Parents Play Ball!: Ages 11+
Wednesdays
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
$100

The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) strives to give people with disabilities the same opportunities to access and benefit from our services as others, and to provide services while respecting their dignity and independence. For our policies or to tell us how we are doing:

mpcc@manorpark.ca
Community Centre Office: 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa, ON  K1K 4Y1  613-741-4776
Child Care and Early Learning Office: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9 613-741-4776