Stay creative this summer

THIS SUMMER, LET’S HAVE FUN
WITH FAMILY CHALLENGES!

Boreal Tales summer support program offers fun activities to do with your family all summer long.

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6 to 8 years old

At that age, kids are overflowing with imagination. Use your toys, have fun with craft supplies or discover a new talent by creating your own comics to bring the following stories to life!

Family activities

The zoo

The zoo, a place of discovery and wonder!

Activity

Recreate a zoo with all sorts of objects and characters that you have at home, or draw it on a large piece of paper.Once you are done, tell the story you have created to a family member. You can also describe the scene using a few sentences if you prefer.

The farm

At the farm, there is always something to do!

Activity

Recreate a farm with animals, buildings and characters. Use household items to create the scene. You can also create objects with modelling clay or go outside to imagine the scene!Once you are done, tell the story you have created to a family member. You can also write it and ask them to read it if you like!

The medieval village

Castles, knights and princesses meet at the medieval village!

Activity

Recreate a beautiful medieval village with objects and characters in your home, or draw it on a large sheet of paper. Once you are done, tell the story you have created to someone in your family.

The Wild West

The great outdoors, adventure: the Wild West!

Activity

Recreate a scene from the Wild West with objects and characters that you have at home, you can also use craft or recycled materials to build parts of your set. Once you are done, tell the story you have created to a family member. You can also write it if you prefer!

Zombies are coming!

Zombies are invading the country!!!

Activity

Recreate a movie scene using items and characters from home, or draw it on a large sheet of paper. Once you are done, describe the scene or story you have created to a family member.

An afternoon in the city

What is happening in the city today?

Activity

Is there a fire somewhere? A dog got lost? A family moving? You get to decide. Create a city using objects and characters that you have at home. It can be a small scene or an elaborate one! Once you are finished, tell the scene or the story you have invented to someone in your family. You can also write it if you like!

A walk in the country

What does the countryside remind you of?

Activity

Does the country remind you of vacation, fun or something boring? Recreate the country with objects and characters found in your home, or draw it on a large piece of paper. When you are done, describe the scene to a family member.

The African savannah

The great grassy plains of the African savannah await you!

Activity

The savannah, a place where all kinds of animals abound. Recreate this ecosystem using objects and characters that you have at home, or use paint to create the scenery on a sheet of paper. Once you are done, tell the scene or story you have imagined to someone in your family. You can also write it if you like!

The fair

Let’s all go to the fair!

Activity

It’s always fun to go to the fair! Recreate this marvellous place with household items. When you are finished, tell the scene or story you have created to a family member. If you like, you can also write it!

At home

Home, where we can have all sorts of experiences!

Activity

A day at home can be relaxing, but it can also be very lively. Recreate a moment or an experience you have had at home by using objects and characters that you have. Use your imagination to bring everyday items to life: a cork can become a stool! When you are done, tell the scene you have created to someone in your family. You can also write it if you want!

Pixel art coloring book

For the enjoyment of young and old we have designed an amazing coloring book to brighten up your day!

8 to 10 years old

Spark your creativity! Complete the following stories by adding descriptions and dialogue. You will then be able to show your creation to your family. Text, drawings, a play starring your toys, choose how you want to share your story!

Family activities

A nice moment with the family

My best family memory is when…

Activity

Recreate a nice moment or an experience you have had with your family using objects and characters that you have, or describe the moment in a few sentences. You can add drawings to make it come to life.

Once you are finished, tell a family member or someone around you what you wanted to show.

The scare of my life!

That time, I had the scare of my life!

Activity

There must have been times when you were afraid. Using objects and characters that you have, recreate an event, an encounter or a moment when you were scared. You can also draw the scene if you prefer. Take out your pencils, your pastels or some paint and try it out!

Once you are done, tell a family member or someone close what you wanted to show and what this moment reminds you of.

My best birthday

My best birthday was when…

Activity

On the day of our birthday, we are often treated to all sorts of surprises and receive special attention. Using craft materials, illustrate this moment of your life. You can also write a short text if you like.

Once you are done, tell this unique moment to a family member or someone close.

If I were an adventurer

If I were an adventurer, I would go and explore…

Activity

If you went on an adventure, where would you go and what would you do? Using items and characters that you own, create an adventure scene in which you star in. If you prefer, you can draw it.When you are finished, tell someone close or a family member about this special moment.

I can’t wait to…

I really can’t wait to…

Activity

What are you looking forward to? It can be an event, a reunion, a trip. It can be lots of things, as long as you want to. Use objects and characters from home to create a scene that illustrates what you are looking forward to. You can also draw it or describe it in a few sentences if you like.When you are done, show your creation to someone close or a family member and tell them why it means so much to you.

When I get older…

When I get older, I want to…

Activity

What would you like to do or experience when you get older? It can be a trade, an adventure, a place that you would like to visit, the only limit is your imagination! Using items and characters that you have at home, create a set or a scene that represents your wish. You can also draw the scene or explain it in a few sentences if you want.Once you are done, tell a family member or someone close what you have made and why it is important to you.

Foray into the jungle

By going into the jungle, I discovered…

Activity

The jungle, such an exciting and mysterious place. We can find all sorts of creatures and live lots of adventures.With the help of objects and characters from home, recreate a scene set in the jungle. It can be wacky or serious. You can also draw it or describe it in a few sentences.Once finished, tell a family member or someone close what you have recreated and what happens there.

Attack of the giant robots

Where do all these robots come from…

Activité

Giant robots are invading the city and people are panicking. What can we do to get rid of them? Use objects that you have at home to recreate a city. You can use recycled materials, toys or even create parts of the set by crafting them yourself. You can even create it outside, in the sandbox, for example!Once you are done, tell a family member or someone close what happens in this city filled with giant robots. It’s an adventure they’ll want to hear!

Light as a fairy

Light as a feather, graceful as a butterfly, Mira the fairy was flying carefree near the edge of the forest when suddenly…

Activity

What will our young fairy experience? A magical adventure? A bewildering encounter? You get to decide! Using toys, characters or items that you have, imagine what happens next to Mira the fairy. You can even go in the garden outside to create your tale and add a touch of magic! 😉When you are finished, tell a family member or someone close what you have imagined and what goes on in this enchanting place.

Once, I saw…

I can’t believe my eyes!

Activity

Use toys, characters and other objects from home to depict something specific that you have seen or experienced. It can be a rare animal, a funny or wacky scene!When you are done, tell someone in your family or someone close what you have created. You can practise telling your story in advance in order to be ready and capture the attention of your public!

10 to 12 years old

Here are some story starters to create all kinds of tales. Imagine what happens next with text, drawings, by making a photo story, a comic or however you want!

For these challenges, start by reading the context. You will then be able to create a world and tell the rest of the story. Have fun!

Family activities

The soccer match

Story starter

Finally, the big day had come. The decisive match between our team and the other neighbourhood’s. There was a great rivalry between us and we fully expected to win this game. Our coach really prepared us, the weather was perfect and parents even brought a feast to celebrate afterwards.The referee was about to start the game when all of a sudden…

One peculiar neighbour

Story starter

My sister Jane and I really enjoy exploring around the castle. We spend our days in the fields and the forests searching for new places to play hide and seek and have fun.It looked like the day was going to be a hot one. We decided to go look at a strange pile of rocks near our home.As we got closer, we were astonished to discover smoke was coming out…

The strange Mr. Tutu

Story starter

Every Tuesday morning Mr. Tutu comes out of his house wearing his most beautiful suit. He takes a few steps, enjoys a sip of tea and starts to sing at the top of his lungs. His thunderous voice surprises passersby and wakes everybody else in the neighbourhood.The strange Mr. Tutu then staggers towards a table where he puts his artichoke tarts. He is certain he will be able to sell all his tarts. His trusty tarantula, Theresa, is even by his side to cheer him up!People walk by the table, but no one stops to buy a tart, not even a slice. It’s as if Mr. Tutu did not exist!Sad, Mr. Tutu looks at Theresa for a moment to raise his spirits. And at this very moment something really strange happens…

Edgar the scaredy cat

Story starter

Edgar is a pretty cat who loves to be pampered. He spends most of his days on the cozy couch in the living room and strolls as he pleases in the big house of his owners. When he asks for the door, Edgar never stays outside for a long time. As soon as he hears the neighbourhood dogs or sees kids speeding on their bicycles, he hurries back home. Such a scaredy cat!On a sunny Saturday morning, Edgar’s owners start packing the trunk of the car with a cooler, blankets, sunscreen, a big ball and other sporting goods. Edgar notices the front door is wide open and decides to go out for a bit.Soon after, the car starts and his owners are off to the beach for the day. Edgar circles the house hoping to find a way back inside. It is at that moment that he finds himself right in front of Maurice, the neighbour’s dog…

The mysterious garden

Story starter

Melody doesn’t like the country. She especially dislikes the beginning of summer vacation when she and her parents drive countless kilometres to discover new quiet areas of the country, away from the ruckus of the city.After a long drive, Melody’s parents wake her up and invite her to see the farm they found.She gets out of the car and begins walking with her arms crossed. Melody moves away from her parents and sees a garden. By looking at the tomato plants closer, she notices something shining…

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