Resources & Activities

COVID Scmovid

Dealing with COVID-19

Activities for Kids

Who can touch their face the least?

Make a game: who can touch their face the least (parents included). They must put a coin or candy in a jar. Whoever touches their face the least wins the contents of the jar at the end of the day/week.

Make a selfie mask

Construct a collage board of all the things you do to share with your loved ones later.

Stop watching the news

Stay Active

Focus on an activity

Focus on an activity you wanted to do but never got around to doing.

Discuss fact vs fiction

Have an open discussion about fact vs fiction.

Be a feelings role model

Be a feelings role model: identify feelings, validate feelings, etc.

Create your own superhero puppet

Create your own superhero puppet. Name it, identify what it's role is in the midst of COVID-19 (ie. Wyatt the Hand Washer, or Melinda the Powerful Mask Warrior, etc).

Write a story about COVID-19

Write a story about Covid and put your own ending on it.

COVID-19 Questions & Answers

These questions are designed for educators and parents to utilize if needed. They can be used to help spark conversations with the kids after they have watched the show. These questions, along with the activities above and links below should help facilitate a continued dialogue about COVID-19.

Kids Covid-19 Questions

  1. Why are playgrounds and schools closed?
  2. How long do germs last?
  3. How long does it take before you start showing symptoms?
  4. How long do we have to stay home? Not see friends?
  5. When can we see our grandparents again?
  6. How long does it stay in your body?
  7. How does it leave your body?
  8. What does it feel like to have the virus?
  9. Will they find a cure?
  10. Does any medicine work?
  11. My family is not sick so why do we stay home?
  12. Can you catch COVID multiple times?
  13. How can I help others to not get COVID?
  14. Why do we wear a mask? How long do we have to wear a mask?
  15. What does self-care mean?
  16. Who can I talk to when I feel anxious about COVID?
  17. How did it start?

Parents COVID-19

  1. Will talking about COVID increase my child's anxiety?
  2. What is an appropriate age to talk to my kids about COVID?
  3. Should I tell them what the symptoms are?
  4. Are there any tips or tricks to promote handwashing?
  5. What should I tell them if their daycare/school is closed?
  6. What should I tell them about why we must isolate?
  7. Any recommendations for activities to do if we have to self-isolate?


"The F.A.N. Club puppets teach you stuff that is important, like not to bully."
– David, 7

"I like the F.A.N. Club puppets because they are so big and they act just like us. I like the F.A.N. Club puppets because they are so big and they act just like us. I like the F.A.N. Club puppets because they are so big and they act just like us. I like the F.A.N. Club puppets because they are so big and they act just like us."
– Alexis, 9

"Every time we heard the F.A.N. Club was coming, we knew it was going to be a good day!"
– Callum H.

"After all these years, I still sing the Friends and Neighbours Club them song, and now my kids sing along with me."
– Erin W., a former student.

"As an educator, I looked forward to F.A.N. Club presentation. Why? Because not only did it meet the educational requirements with the Ontario mandated curriculum, but it also gave my students the opportunity to talk freely about the issues discussed."
– Liz M.

"I loved seeing my child’s face light up when the F.A.N. Club came to visit."
– A grateful parent

My children are all grown now, but I wish that when they were in school, they had had access to something like the F.A.N. Club. It deals with many of the hard issues that young people experience while growing up in a very age-appropriate and relatable way. The F.A.N. Club helps them to learn coping strategies and the correct words to help them express themselves and navigate their way through some pretty tough situations. I have a daughter with severe anxiety and I know she would have benefited from a program like this when she was younger.
– Jan Watkins

I remember the F.A.N club bringing to life topics that were sometimes difficult for kids to talk about. The skits related to real-life situations children and their families would be dealing with and sometimes not talked about. The puppets/puppeteers broke down those barriers for kids where they could feel safe to ask questions and be entertained at the same time.
– Sharon Neff