Ottawa: The Savvy Guide to March


March is busy this year’€”but it’€™s all good. We have Spring Break, St. Paddy’€™s Day celebrations and Easter. Here’€™s your guide to maximizing the fun factor this month.
Remember that Easter is in March this year
Why? So you don’€™t forget to pick up the chocolates and supplies to create some amazing DIY crafts and recipes before it’s too late.

To the Maple Sugar Festival
Why? Because this festival guarantees fun-filled activities for everyone. There will be delicious pancakes and a traditional sugar shack brunch, as well as festivities like sleigh rides, a petting zoo, storytelling, entertainment and more.

Your Irish on (March 17)
Why? Because it’s St. Paddy’s Day and you don’€™t have to be Irish to have fun. They appreciate it when anyone, anywhere, celebrates Irish culture. And the kids will love this roundup of festive crafts and recipes‘€”almost as much as they would love to find a pot of gold. Almost.

A board game
Why? Because there is nothing like a good board game to quiet the kids down, take their eyes off the screen and encourage them to work together.

The Light Between Oceans: A Novel by M.L. Stedman
Why? Because this beautifully written story looks at a world where there is no right answer and where justice for one person is another’€™s tragic loss. The novel follows a lighthouse keeper and his wife who, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, find a boat washed up on shore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Turn your lights off for at least an hour on March 23
Why? Because it’€™s Earth Hour and 152 countries around the world are participating.

Why? Because Ooka Island will help your kids, from preschool through to second grade, master the five foundations of reading. We love that the pace and learning style of the program continuously adapts to the strengths and weaknesses of each child.

Story Of You
Why? Because traditional baby books take up a lot of a busy parent’€™s time and this app makes documenting and sharing all of those special moments as easy as possible. The result is more than just a baby book’€”it allows you to write the story of your child’€™s early years.

A terrarium
Why? Because they are back in fashion and it’€™s a great way to bring spring indoors and set the mood for the coming warmer weather.

Turning Wind Into Wishes, a benefit concert for Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario
Why? Because you get to listen to beautiful music and Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario gets to grant more wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.


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