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Belonging and Contributing

Kindergarten Program Overview

In Ontario, the Kindergarten program is made up of four “frames”, or broad areas of learning: This frame captures children’s learning and development with respect to:

  • their sense of connectedness to others;
  • their relationships with others, and their contributions as part of a group, a community, and the natural world;
  • their understanding of relationships and community, and of the ways in which people contribute to the world around them.

How to Use these Resources:

TVO Learn is designed to meet each child where they are on their learning journey. Learning Activities are comprehensive and require guided instruction from an adult.  

Interested in learning more? Explore the Ontario Kindergarten Program.

Learning Activities

Learning Activities provide opportunities for deeper exploration of each frame of the Kindergarten program. A trusted adult should serve as a guide for each.

Please note: To access the learning activities, visit this page with a computer or tablet.

Resources for Learning

Chosen by TVO educators, these resources support the curriculum outlined above. Review the below list of options along with the activities. Then, read, watch, listen or play to build understanding and knowledge.

Please be aware by accessing the resources below you will be leaving TVO Learn and entering other TVO domains that are subject to different privacy policies and terms of use.

Complete the suggested activities using these resources and other TVO resources.


Apply the Learning

Choose from the following to consolidate learning across all curriculum frames.

  • Choose an object around your home and compare its length to other objects. For example is the length of a pencil longer than a cereal box?

  • Create sentences with 10 of the words in the vocabulary list. 

  • Count the number of steps from your bed to the front door.
  • Arrange objects in order of least to greatest mass.
  • Imagine reading a story, where a boy said to his friend, “You broke my airplane!” What helps you understand how he might be feeling? What do you think the boy might do next?
  • Think of a story you recently read or someone read to you. “Who was your favourite character and why?” “How did the ending of the story make you feel?”
  • Make a poster to explain how showing care and respect for all living things helps to maintain a healthy environment.
  • Design and construct a device that uses energy to perform a task (for example, a kite that uses wind, an instrument that uses human energy to make sounds).
  • How would you describe the park nearby? What in your opinion makes a park a good one? Are there things that all parks have? Why are parks considered to be important for communities to have? What role might they play?
  • Draw a flower with a repeating pattern.
  • Walk around your neighbourhood with a family member or guardian, spot up to 50 items that you see in nature. For example, can you find 10 leaves? Can you make these leaves into groups of 2s, 5s and 10s?
  • Think about your favourite fairy tale. Role-play or dramatize the story using puppets or props by retelling the fairy tale including the main idea and important events. Make sure you do this in the right order.


Review this list of vocabulary associated with the curriculum. Practice spelling, research definitions, and find these vocabulary words when engaging with the TVO resources or completing learning activities.