There were a lot of great activities going on around town for Canada Day. They were tying in the Canada Day festivities with the ongoing Car-free Days occurring throughout the summer in downtown London, Ontario.
My first stop was to the art museum. The newest exhibit there is on urban farming and they set up some free activities on the front lawn for kids and adults.
We were given wire, fishing line, glitter glues, and odds and ends of natural materials (and pretty butterflies!) so that we could make mobiles.
We also made seed bombs. We combined soil, clay, and seeds and then formed it into balls about an inch in diameter. It’s important to use seeds that will take hold easily and that grow well in your area so this mixture included calendula, morning glories, and black eyed susans. Let these air dry and then the idea is to take them and toss them into abandoned lots etc. to brighten up the area.
Then I headed down the street to Eldon House for their Canada Day garden party.
June Cole and Mike Wittich performing out in the gardens.
Croquet, ring toss/horseshoes, hoop relays
Board games like backgammon, chess, and Chinese checkers
There were Canada Day related crafts for the kids to make.
There were Canadian flags, red and white balloons, and people dressed in red and white all over the place!
This is on the corner not far from where I love. It just makes me smile to go past it.