Brighten Your Block in Butterflies!

Welcome to Day 1, today we are partnering with the City of St. Albert Neighbourhood Connectors to encourage residents to decorate their homes in the spirit of the Children’s Festival. We are asking everyone, young and old, to decorate their streets, balconies, front doors, driveways and more with butterflies, as well as Children’s Festival colours, rainbows, ladybugs, sunshine, or any other craft that makes you think of the buzzing atmosphere of the Festival. Our goal is to uplift the entire City with those fun Festival feelings! 

Decorating Contest

To inspire participation, we are also hosting a decorating contest where residents of St. Albert can enter to win an individual performance, either by a local children’s performer or musician. The performance prize can only be booked when provincial public health measures allow and all provincial public health measures must be followed. Households can participate individually or as a street/apartment complex. 

Butterfly Mobile 


  • Felt or fabric
  • Scissors 
  • Hole punch 
  • String 
  • Branch or dowel.

Toilet Paper Butterfly 


  • Toilet paper roll 
  • Newspaper or any kind of paper 
  • Paint 
  • Paint brushes 
  • Scissors 

Don’t forget to take a picture of your participation in today’s activity and share it with us online! Use the hashtag #40DaysofPLAY to be entered to win a prize from one of our Festival partners. 

The City of St. Albert has worked with content developers to provide creative prompts that align with provincial public health measures, and guidance to protect the health system and the community by slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Neighbourhood Connectors 

Neighbourhood Connectors are a group of like-minded St. Albert residents who care about their neighbourhoods and make efforts to bring neighbours together. Meeting monthly, this group shares stories, ideas, and resources in order to foster a sense of belonging, improve personal safety, provide mental and emotional support and help children and youth thrive, both on their street and in the larger community as a whole. To learn more, please visit the Neighbourhood Connectors website

Follow all provincial public health measures when participating in 40 Days of Play activities.

Last edited: June 22, 2021