If you are a parent of a child under five looking for free activities to take part in this month, the Moose Jaw Early Years Family Resource Centre (MJ Early Years FRC) has plenty of new and recurring activities on offer for June. 

The month gets underway with the full host of regular activities, such and the daily Drop-In Play sessions, Moms for Moms, and the ever-popular Dadurday program. This will be complimented by a special guest, says the MJ Early Years FRC coordinator, Wanda Peakman. 

“He is from Physical Health Education Saskatchewan, he’s going to come for the day to just play along with families,” explains Peakman.  

“He is going to share with us some physical activities that you can do at home without and equipment, just by using things around your house.”  

The special guest will be at the MJ Early Years FRC from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. 

Children at the centre have the opportunity to check out ‘Angie’s Reading Corner’ which is bringing in baby chicks for the kids to interact with and learn about, including handling and feeding them. The event is on Friday, June 14, and starts at 10:00 a.m. in the MJ Early Years FRC building. 

Some of the new activities have been inspired by the children at the centre says Peakman, notably the upcoming ‘Big Bike Event’ which is taking place at the MJ Early Years FRC on Saturday, June 22.  

“We asked families to bring their tiny bikes and helmets for a morning of bike decorating, snacks and a parade,” said Peakman. “This program was inspired and created by a four-year-old who shared with us an interest in a parade.” 

Peakman says that the four-year-old has been instrumental in all the steps of preparing for the ‘Big Bike Event’. Taking place in the planning and decision-making down to the voting and making of posters for the event. 

Another new event is a partnership between the centre and several other organizations which invites families and their children to put on their play clothes to take part in what they are calling ‘a morning of messy play’.  

“We have a mud kitchen, we have a swamp, we have some cornstarch and water (oobleck), we have some gluing, we have a water wall, and there will be other activities as well,” explained Peakman. 

The centre is also inviting the public to join them on National Indigenous Peoples Day on Friday, June 21 at the Moose Jaw Events Centre. Attendees can visit members of the centre alongside the numerous organizations that are taking part in the celebrations that day. 

Events at the Moose Jaw Early Years Family Resource Centre are available free-of-charge and on a drop-in basis unless otherwise specified. You can view a full list of the Moose Jaw Early Years Family Resource Centre activities on their online calendar