Are you finding yourself bored at home with the COVID-19 social distancing protocols? Try some of our Finnish activities to keep yourself and your little ones occupied while staying close to home!

Check out the Calgary European Film Festival!

Check out the Calgary European Film Festival!

Highlighting the best contemporary European cinema, the program for the 2020 Calgary European Film Festival is now live! Head to calgaryeuropeanfilmfestival.ca to explore Bold European Cinema from 19 countries that have been selected to play the 2020 festival.
The Closing Weekend of CEFF will showcase the Finnish foodie film MASTER CHENG, about a chef who travels to a remote village in Finland and uses cooking to connect different cultures. Presented by the Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association with Community Support from the Calgary Cinematheque Society.

MASTER CHENG will be available to stream from Friday, Nov 13 until Sunday, Nov 15.

Try some Moomin-themed crafts for children!

Instruction sheets for eachMoomin-FoodJoke craft are available for download here: https://www.moominworld.fi/activities/activity-instructions

Check out www.elonet.fi from the Kansallin en Audiovisuaalinen Instituutti to Watch Free Finnish Movies!

 

Learn Finnish!

Courses for children are available through the School of Long Distance Education (SDE) available here: www.kulkurikoulu.fi

Free Finnish educational material for children is also available here: www.varinautit.fi

Try the Lukulumo App with over 100 Finnish children’s audiobooks available free of charge at:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.wang.polyglutt_fi&hl=en_CA 

https://apps.apple.com/fi/app/lukulumo/id1374922977

User ID: lukulomokoti    Password: 987654321

Or try the Satusaapas App- A brand new fully voiced online children’s story book for reading, teaching and learning finnish: www.satusaapas.fi

Satusaapas App- Uudenlainen mobiilisovellus lapsille satuhetkiin, lukemisen opetteluun sekä Suomen kielen opiskeluun: www.satusaapas.fi

Finnish language also now available to learn on the DuoLingo app available free for download on all iOS and Android devices!

Make your own Finnish Pancakes!

Recipe:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tps. salt
  • 3 to 5 tps. sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • butter for frying

In a bowl, whisk eggs and milk together. Add salt and sugar. Add the flour a little at a time, whisking continuously. Finally, add melted butter if desired.

Cover batter and let stand in fridge for at least 10 minutes.

Heat pancake skillet or large pan. Generously butter skillet and pour a small puddle of batter on skillet to form a thin pancake and swish skillet around to cover to edges. Fry until golden brown, flip and fly again.

Serve pancakes with your favourite toppings! Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries as well as whip cream and maple syrup are recommended! Leave us a comment for suggestions on your top Finnish Pancake toppings!