May 31, 2020

FIND HEALTH & FITNESS
Better Health recommends getting in at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day! Here are some resources to help you reach that goal while remaning indoors.

Free Yoga Classes for All Skill Levels
Free Fitness and Workout Tutorials 
Free Tai Chi Instructional Videos
Free Ongoing Instructional Videos for Seniors

Experts are advising that it is good to go outside. Get your 30 minutes of activity at one of our parks or trails, but please remember to maintain Social Distancing and to wash your hands before and after any activities. Follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.  

FIND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS 
25 Minute Workouts for Kids
Cosmic Kids Yoga
15 Ways to Keep Kids Active Indoors
25 Excersise Games and Indoor Activities for Kids
Play-Well Technologies

FIND WAYS TO EXERCISE YOUR MIND
It’s easy to veg on video games and television while at home, but it’s just as important to stay physically active as it is to stay mentally active! Try these resources to keep your mind sharp.

Use this online library to read some new books
Play a daily crossword puzzle
Download the Scrabble App
Solve Riddles With Your Friends and Your Children
Solve a Puzzle
Play Sudoku
Teach Yourself a New Language With Duolingo
Give Meditating a Try
Play a Word Search
The Smithsonian Distance Learning

FIND LEARNING FOR KIDS
Coding Games
Math Games
Reading and Writing Games
Typing Games
Science Experiments to Try at Home
Word Search for Kids
Watch Bill Nye The Science Guy
Shell Memory Game
Learn About Our Solar System
Scholastic Learn at Home
Online Storytime
Audible
We Are Teachers – 175+ Free Online Learning Resources
Creative Brain Learning Online

FIND CREATIVITY
Use this time to pick up a hobby! Having a hobby helps to relieve stress and keep boredom at bay. Try something new with the links below.               
Learn to How Crochet
Learn to How Knit
Learn to  How Sew On a Sewing Machine
Learn to How Hand Sew
Learn to How Play the Piano
Give Cooking a Try
Take Up Baking
Paint With Bob Ross
Make a Rug With Loop Yarn
Hand Sew With Your Kids
Start Keeping an Indoor Garden
Learn How to Play Solitaire
Learn How to Play Spades
Teach Yourself Origami
Learn the Basics of Calligraphy
Go Stargazing
Consider Whittling
Learn How to Belly Dance
Make Some Candles
Try Your Hand at Macrame
Start Keeping a Journal

FIND GAMES AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS
DIY Friendship Bracelets for Beginners
Learn to Tie Dye
Make a Pinecone Birdfeeder
Make and Send a Pop Up Card
How to Make Oobleck
Make a Lava Lamp Experiment 
Daily Doodle With Mo Willems
Learn How to Play Cat’s Cradle
Learn How to Play Go Fish
Learn How to Play Checkers
Learn How to Play Mancala
Printable Coloring Pages From Crayola
Disney Coloring Pages
Make a Paper Bracelet
Make Polka Dot Slime
Laundry Basket Skee Ball
Make Sock Puppets
Disney Imagineering in a Box

FIND CONNECTIONS
When limiting your physical contact with people, it’s important to remember to make and maintain emotional connections. Try a few of these ideas to stay connected with friends and family.
-Write and send a letter to a loved one
-Watch a movie together with Skype or Facetime 
-Host a virtual playdate with Skype or Facetime
-Call a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to in a while
-Take care of yourself; make sure to eat a well balanced diet, get plenty of sleep, and stretch at least twice a day
-Play board games with your family or use facebook to play games with your friends
-Play hide and go seek, charades, and other low contact games
-Set a day to do some spring cleaning with your faimly
-Have an impromptu dance party with your family

FIND VIRTUAL DESTINATIONS
Virtual Museum Tours​
Google Virtual Tours
Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams
San Diego Zoo Live Cams
Travel the World With Google Earth
Watch the International Space Station Live Stream
Explore Our Solar System With NASA’s Eyes