Explore It! Programming

We’re thrilled to be joining the Northlea community for 2024. Let’s explore together!

We will be offering engaging, in-person programming, at lunch. We have an exceptional team of talented, experienced instructors ready to explore with all participants.

Contact us any time with comments, questions or suggestions. We’re here for you!


Toy Maker Pro: A STEAM Based Crafting Program

Grade 1 – 3

It’s time to revamp your toy box with Toy Maker Pro! In this creative program, we will create our own toys, games and dress-up accessories to add to our collections. In Toy Maker – the possibilities for fun are endless… We could sew our own puppets or stuffed animals. We might make ooey gooey silly putty. create our own board games or fashion our own capes, dinosaur tails and monster masks! Join us as we learn how to make the best toys – in Toy Maker Pro!

Anime & Manga: Mixed Media Art Lab

Grade 3 – 6

Let’s get creative! Participants will walk in the footsteps of Naruto, craft stories in the spirit of “My Hero Academia,” and design characters as enchanting as those from “Spirited Away.” Over the term, we will explore the intricate art of anime and manga, learning to create their own characters and narratives in a style that has captivated millions worldwide. Believe it, this program is going to be “plus ultra”!

Canada Safety Council: Babysitting Certificate

Grade 6 – 8 (Please do not register if you have already taken the Babysitting Course)

Are you ready to take on the responsibility of becoming a babysitter? Students of this course must be at least 12 years old or turning 12 within the calendar year. The program enables the students to demonstrate their capabilities and maturity by completing the course under the responsible direction of the instructor. Students must attend all sessions and establish a passing grade of 75 percent on the final examination in order to receive their certificate.

Course content includes:

  • Becoming a successful babysitter
  • Caring for children from three months to school-aged
  • The behaviour and misbehaviour of children
  • Handling Emergencies
  • Caring for a sick or injured child
  • Prevention and basic First Aid
  • NOTE: In order to complete the certification, participants will be required to attend all sessions and receive a passing grade on a test covering the materials. The test will be held during the last session of the term and make-up opportunities (if requested) will be at the discretion of an Explore It! company director. 


The Noisy Paintbox: Modern Art Explorers

Grade 1 – 3

In this program, we celebrate creativity, exploring the fascinating stories of artists such as Vasily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Keith Haring and more – the world’s most legendary creators of abstract and modern art. Through hands-on activities each week, students will engage in the creation of a variety of art projects, exploring different mediums and techniques along the way. Join us to explore the creative process through modern and abstract art in The Noisy Paint Box! 

Unsolved Mysteries: Science Explorers

Grade 3 – 5

Are you a fan of suspense? Are you ready to be the next great detective? Put your keen eye to the test in Unsolved Mysteries! Using mock scenarios, games, and science experiments, students will hone their observational and interpersonal skills. They will also learn the secrets of forensic science, perhaps breaking codes, collecting evidence, or even fingerprinting! No crime will be too tough to crack when you’re done with Unsolved Mysteries!

Advanced Digital Photography & PhotoCraft

Grade 5 – 8

Join us for a program that pairs learning the skills of digital photography with the fun of crafting and creating! Mixed media and digital photography is a creative match made perfect. In this hands-on program, we will help you elevate your photos to the extraordinary through crafting techniques and mixed media approaches. We’ll explore both photography and art to create beautiful, unique and personal pieces. Let’s get to it – join us to craft your photos into incredible pieces of art!

  • No Camera? No problem! While we encourage students to bring their own to learn on, we will have cameras available for students to use and borrow.

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