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
- PE for Home Learners
- Practice yoga techniques and poses to build strength and flexibility and help relax.
- Get “family fit” using activity points to encourage movement.
- Create a backyard (or basement) fitness circuit course.
- Have recess at home by playing old school throwback games, jumping rope, or doing any of these 50 ideas.
- Play! Try sensory play or play on the go to encourage kids’ imaginations whenever, wherever.
- Do a nature scavenger hunt to get kids exploring the outdoors.
- Have active screen time using these fun, kid-friendly physical activity videos compiled by Active Schools.
- Playworks Online Game Library
- Playworks Game Guide (Downloadable PDF)
- GoNoodle Library
- Yoga Ed Youtube Channel – Yoga for Children
- Alo Yoga Youtube Channel – Yoga for Children
- OMTastic Yoga Free Yoga Resources for Children and Families
- Imagination Tree Blog – Resources and Activities for Fun at Home
- Scholastic Learn at Home: Day to Day Projects to Keep Kids Growing
- PBS Kids Learn and Grow: Age by Age Tips & Activities for Social Emotional Learing, Literacy, Arts and More!
- Second Step Summer Reading List
- Science with a Side of Awesome – Crash Course Kids YouTube
- NatGeo Kids National Geographic
- Time Activities for Kids at Home During School Closures
Marian's Favorite Warm Up Song
For Middle Schoolers:
Healthy Eating + Nutrition
- Incorporate nutrition education into your home routine.
- Start the day with a healthy breakfast, and keep them going with healthy snacks.
- Introduce new foods with a taste test (and get creative with how items are prepared). Here are ideas for whole grains, dairy, and fruits and veggies.
- Try mindful eating.
- Cook a dish or meal with your kids trying one of these recipes.
- Freeze fresh produce to make it last.