We understand that the challenges schools and parents are facing right now! The safety and health of your families is our highest priority. Keeping kids active and nourished at home is especially important right now, so here are some resources to help you enrich their physical, nutritional, and emotional well-being!

Marian Schiltz, Enrichment Program Manager


Movement + Play

  1. PE for Home Learners
  2. Practice yoga techniques and poses to build strength and flexibility and help relax.
  3. Get “family fit” using activity points to encourage movement.
  4. Create a backyard (or basement) fitness circuit course.
  5. Have recess at home by playing old school throwback gamesjumping rope, or doing any of these 50 ideas.
  6. Play! Try sensory play or play on the go to encourage kids’ imaginations whenever, wherever.
  7. Do a nature scavenger hunt to get kids exploring the outdoors.
  8. Have active screen time using these fun, kid-friendly physical activity videos compiled by Active Schools.
  9. Playworks Online Game Library
  10. Playworks Game Guide (Downloadable PDF)
  11. GoNoodle Library
  12. Yoga Ed Youtube Channel – Yoga for Children
  13. Alo Yoga Youtube Channel – Yoga for Children
  14. OMTastic Yoga Free Yoga Resources for Children and Families
  15. Imagination Tree Blog – Resources and Activities for Fun at Home
  16. Scholastic Learn at Home: Day to Day Projects to Keep Kids Growing
  17. PBS Kids Learn and Grow: Age by Age Tips & Activities for Social Emotional Learing, Literacy, Arts and More!
  18. Second Step Summer Reading List
  19. Science with a Side of Awesome – Crash Course Kids YouTube
  20. NatGeo Kids National Geographic
  21. Time Activities for Kids at Home During School Closures

Marian's Favorite Warm Up Song

For Middle Schoolers:

Healthy Eating + Nutrition

  1. Incorporate nutrition education into your home routine.
  2. Start the day with a healthy breakfast, and keep them going with healthy snacks.
  3. Introduce new foods with a taste test (and get creative with how items are prepared). Here are ideas for whole grainsdairy, and fruits and veggies.
  4. Try mindful eating.
  5. Cook a dish or meal with your kids trying one of these recipes.
  6. Freeze fresh produce to make it last.

Emotional Wellbeing

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Do you have plans this weekend? Help us ring in the holiday season (and get a jump start on your 2020 exercise goals) at the Hot Chocolate Fun Run this Sunday, Dec 15! 1K/5K/10K routes are available, and the whole family is welcome to attend.

More info and registration below--see you there!
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Shabbat Shalom! Wishing all of our friends, near and far, a warm and restful weekend.
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Tucson JCC
Cycle for Good is back! Join Laura Swenson and music with DJ Thoolan for a special 2 hour Spin ride to benefit The J Taglit Program.

Spinning wheels will complement spinning dreidels as the fourth annual Movement-wide stationary bike event called Cycle for Good takes off on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Thanks to staggered start times, many participants in Cycle for Good will ride indoor bikes at the same time in Jewish Community Centers across North America. Each JCC will ride and raise money for a charity of their choice.

Reserve your bike now for 8am, 9am or both for a suggested donation of $18!
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Tucson JCC
Free event alert! Join us to kick off the holiday season at GLOW, an interactive glow-in-the-dark party for the whole family. More info and registration here: https://operations.daxko.com/Online/5078/ProgramsV2/Search.mvc?program_id=TMP27400&locations=B330
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Tucson JCC
Winter break is just around the corner, and Camp J is the place for your kids to play, explore, and have a blast this holiday season:

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Tucson JCC
There's still time to sign up for our 1/5/10K Hot Chocolate Fun Run on the 15th! Kick off the holiday season with us--the whole family is welcome!
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