Break-Time Programs


When schools are closed, we stay open to run fun literacy games, projects and crafts. We run summer programs at many sites across East Vancouver.

Past break-time activities:

  • Literacy capture the flag is a big hit with the kids. Each team hides eleven flags and scrambles to find the other team’s, but the real winner is the team who spells the most words using the letters on the flags!
  • The kids love using typewriters—or, as they call them, “old-school computers.” So, during break-time programs, we put out the old machines and the kids type stories, letters, silly poems, plays and more. Even the most reluctant writers get excited when they sit down at a typewriter.
  • Each summer, we run a field-trip program, where the kids visit sites across the Lower Mainland, and photograph and write about their experiences there. Past publications include And the Animals Say, "Howdy!": Exotic Expeditions in Vancouver and Kids Can Write Travel Guides Too: A Book of Things to See and Do in Vancouver.

To register your child for after-school or break-time programs, please email Jennifer MacLeod, Programs Director, at