Kinark Kreates is a series of engaging and educational videos created with the help of Kinark Autism Services staff. These free videos include a variety of topics that are both educational and entertaining to support child and youth development and provide for a fun and interactive experience. Check back every Tuesday and Thursday for new videos posted each week!
Tying Your Shoelaces
Tying shoelaces can be very tricky! You want to make sure they are tied so you don’t trip over them. This video shows you a step by step on how to tie your shoes.
Months and Days
This video teaches you about the months of the year and the days of the week. Watch the video to learn a couple of fun songs to help you remember them!
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Independent Activity Schedule
Description: Does your child struggle to finish school assignments or play independently without constant reminders to stay on task? An independent activity schedule is a great tool that can help your child become more independent during unstructured times. In this short video, you will learn what an independent activity schedule is and how you can create and use one with your child.
Description: Are you tired of sitting in front of your TV and eating away all those junkies? Well here’s a fun, interactive video on how to make a cute and healthy snack! Ants on a Log! Remember to always ask an adult for help when using a knife.
Transitioning to School
Description: Transitions can sometimes be challenging for children, especially when this school year may look quite different. In this video, you will learn four tips to help support your child’s transition to school this September.
First Then Board
Description: First-then boards are visual tools that help introduce your child to new tasks and activities, and increase their motivation to complete tasks they may not like or find difficult. In this video, you learn how to create and use a first-then board with your child.
Description: Prompting is essential to teaching your child new skills. Least-to-most prompting is one method of prompting suited to facilitate your child’s independence. Learn how least-to-most prompting works and how to use it to teach your child in this Kinark Kreates video.
DIY Sensory Bags
Description: Sensory bags are so fun to play with! This video will show you how to make three different DIY sensory bags. Remember to always ask an adult for help when using scissors.
DIY Visual Schedules
Description: Visual schedules are great tools for assisting children with following routines and increasing their independence. This video will show you how to create and use a visual schedule with your child.
Educational Videos for Children and Youth
Learning Body Parts
Description: Join our Oak Ridges team as we learn about different body parts with our Mr. Potato Head activity. Sing along as we find our head, shoulders, knees and toes!
Washing Your Hands
Description: During this time it is very important that we always keep our hands clean. Here is a quick video teaching us how to wash our hands, so get your soap and sanitizer ready to wash away all our germ buddies!
Wearing a Mask
Description: Right now it is very important we wear a mask every time we leave our house. Join me in wearing a mask together and helping the world!
Please and Thank You
Description: When you say please and thank you it shows that you are being kind and polite. Watch our skit to learn why it is important to say please and thank you to others!
Brushing Your Teeth
Description: Today we are going to learn to brush our teeth! Get your toothbrush and toothpaste ready so you can keep your smile bright.
Description: Everyone experiences different emotions. Let’s talk about the different emotions, and learn the ways someone may feel and how we know what they’re feeling.
How to Share and Take Turns
Description: Playing with friends is a lot more fun when we can share our favourite toys and take turns together! In this video we learn how to share and take turns with others.
Coronavirus Social Story
Description: This social story describes what the coronavirus is and how it affects going back to school this year. You will learn how to stay safe during this time and the changes you might see in the school system.
Description: Short and tall, big and small. These are all opposites! Let’s learn about the different kinds of opposites we see every day.
Road safety is very important! You must check the colour of the light and always remember to look left and right before crossing the street. Watch this video to learn about road safety!
Packing Your Backpack
We’re back in school! How fun? You probably have a lot of cool items to pack into your backpack each day. Join us and learn how to pack your backpack!
Description: Let’s talk about colours! Shout out the answers as our Oak Ridges team teaches us about different colours through fun games!
Holidays Around the World
Description: There are many different holidays celebrated around the world! This video shares four religious and cultural holidays celebrated by some of the staff at Kinark Autism Services.
Taking Care of Your Pets
Do you have a furry friend at home? Watch this video to learn tips on how to help take care of your pet! You will learn how to be gentle, brush their fur, help feed and exercise them and more.
Arts, Crafts & DIY
Description: Learn to make a new sensory activity using simple ingredients from around the home! In this video, we make Moon Dough using flour, oil, and food colouring.
Arts & Crafts
Description: Let’s get a little messy with some finger painting! Grab a piece of paper, paint, a bucket of water and paper towels. Find a comfortable space where you feel free to explore your creativity!
Description: Are you ready for an exciting craft? Today we are going to make a beautiful butterfly! Grab your markers, paper, glue, scissors, a pipe cleaner, a paper clip and a toilet paper roll. Remember to always ask an adult for help when using scissors.
Description: Let’s make some fun crafts while learning how to count! Join us while we make some beautiful flowers in our counting pedals craft and squiggly counting caterpillar craft.
Rain Cloud Craft
Description: Are you looking for a quick and fun craft idea while at home? Join us in making a cool rain cloud! All you need is shaving cream, blue food colouring, and a cup of water. Adult supervision is always required to ensure shaving cream is not ingested.
Description: Let’s talk about the six colours of the rainbow! Grab your markers, two cups of water and paper towel and join us in making a colourful rainbow craft together!
Flower Craft with Forks!
Description: Let’s make some beautiful flower crafts! Grab some paint, paper, paintbrushes, a cup of water and a fork to join along.
DIY Beaded Jewelry
Description: Let’s get creative! Join us in making some fun DIY jewelry with items you can find around your home. Grab some string and beads to join along!
Fall is here and the leaves are changing colours! Let’s make two fun fall crafts with some common supplies around your home. After we are done, you can use them to decorate!
Description: Watch this video to learn how to draw three simple animals! Follow along as you learn the steps to draw a puppy, pig and giraffe. There’s also a fun story included!
Snowman Name Craft
Description: Winter is coming and so is the snow! Let’s make a fun snowman craft using the letters of our name! Grab some coloured paper, markers, glue and scissors to make this craft. Remember that adult supervision is always required when using scissors.
Winter is here! How exciting! Today you will learn how to create a winter snowflake craft. You can use it as a decoration or even give to someone as a present. To follow along grab some paper, glue, markers and string! Remember that adult supervision is always required when using scissors.
The weather outside is cold so let’s make a fun penguin craft inside! This video shows you how to make a penguin craft using common materials around your home. Grab some coloured paper, glue, markers and a circle water bottle to make your own penguin! Remember that adult supervision is always required when using scissors.
DIY Shaker and Holiday Song
In this video, you will learn how to make a fun DIY shaker craft with common materials you can find around your house. Join us after you make your shaker to help sing a holiday song!
Holiday Light Craft
This video shows you how to make a holiday light craft using coloured paper. When your lights are done you can use the craft to decorate your house! Remember adult supervision is always required when using scissors.
Reindeer Crafts: Part 1
This video shares two fun reindeer crafts for you to make at home this holiday season: a reindeer puppet and a reindeer headband! Stay tuned for part two! Remember adult supervision is always required when using scissors.
Reindeer Crafts: Part 2
Welcome to part two of reindeer crafts! In this video, you will learn how to make a springy reindeer craft. Join us after with your completed crafts to sing a holiday song! Remember adult supervision is always required when using scissors.
Music and Dancing
Sing Along With Us: Part 1
Description: It’s song time at Oak Ridges! Learn various ways to sing your ABC’s, and practice counting with our speckled frogs and little ducks.
Sing Along With Us: Part 2
Description: It’s song time again at Oak Ridges! Sing and move along to favourites, such as BINGO, Old MacDonald, and Wheels on the Bus.
Dance Along With Us
Description: Let’s get silly! I’m going to teach you some simple dance moves to wiggle to at home. The whole family can join in!
Ants Go Marching
Description: Come sing with us while we count the number of ants that are marching together. Get ready to see them marching one by one!
Sing and Dance With Us
Description: It’s time to move our bodies! Join us while we sing and dance Hokey Pokey, Peel Bananas, and the Swimming Pool song.
Let’s Sing Camp Songs
Description: Let’s gather around in a big circle and sing some camp songs! These songs are repeat after me so the whole family can join in. Get ready to have some fun!
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!
Join us for a fun sing-a-long! Get ready to move your body while we sing head, shoulders, knees and toes.
Follow Along With Us!
Circle Time at Oak Ridges: Part 1
Description: Take a ride on the hello train through the different activities shared at our Oak Ridges ABA site! This circle time includes a fun jingle and an interactive way to learn your ABC’s. Our friend, Ellie the Elephant, joins us to share feelings, ways to stay safe during the pandemic, and how to have fun while at home!
Circle Time at Oak Ridges: Part 2
Description: Join the ABA Oak Ridges team for another fun circle time! Sing the Hello Song with us, show us your imitation skills with Simon Says, and learn your animals and their sounds with Old McDonald. The team shares an interactive video on how to make Playdough! Stay safe during this time and enjoy this video over and over at home!
Yoga for Kids
Description: Join the Oak Ridges team as we learn yoga! Clear some space, grab your mat and follow along with these nature-inspired moves.
Workout Fun For Kids
Description: Are you full of extra energy? Watch this video for a quick workout to stretch those muscles and bring up that heart rate!
Yoga and Mindfulness
Description: Let’s exercise our brains as well as our bodies! In this video, we are doing some light yoga and mindfulness exercises. Find a comfortable space to stretch into some fun animal poses!
Jokes With Friends
Description: Let’s laugh till our bellies hurt! We’re telling some fun jokes to keep you smiling on this wonderful day.
How to Make a Fruit Parfait
Description: Are you looking for the perfect summer snack? Grab a cup, your favourite yogurt and fruit because today you will learn how to make a delicious and healthy fruit parfait! Remember to always ask an adult for help when using a knife.
How to Tie Shoes
Let’s tie our shoes together! Learn the steps to tying your shoelaces so you can dance and play all day in your favourite shoes.
What Comes Next!
Description: In this video, we will practice sequencing different scenarios! Join us and follow the picture cards on the screen. Help us order each scenario by picking what comes next!
Description: Let’s play a fun game of scavenger hunt. Ask your parents to help you make a list of items to find around your house so you can play at home!
How to Draw Plants
This videos shares three ways you can draw plants. Grab some paper and coloured markers while you learn a few plant drawings.
Le temps de cercle chez Alden. (Circle Time at Alden)
Description: Join us for Franco-Fun circle time at Alden. Explore primary colours and emotions with Sara! Have fun guessing the emotions and the colours in our activities. Practice your imitation by following along with relaxing breathing exercises.
Le temps de cercle chez Alden.
Venez nous rejoindre pour le temps de cercle Franco-Fun chez Alden! Explorez les couleurs primaires et les émotions avec Sara! Amusez-vous en devinant les émotions et les couleurs dans nos exercises. Pratiquez vos talents d’imitation en apprenant à prendre des respirations relaxantes pour vous détendre.