Activities & Fun

Virtual Reality at table - Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels

Virtual Reality at table - Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels

Previous Weekly Listings

Below are resources used in the previous weekly listings in the Virtual Recreation Center's Activities and Fun category

April 2021 Updates

Moon and Back thumbnailMoon and Back is a free, informational resource for hobbies, crafts and family-focused activities. Their articles are written by astronomy experts like Richard J. Bartlett and crafting experts like Amy Boyington.

Take a look at Moon and Back

Printable WorksheetsIf you are looking for some easy printable activities, HP has some fun, engaging, and educational printable activities.

Take a look at HP Printable Worksheets

March 2021 Update

  • Photo of Girl Holding Leaf  by Gabby Orcutton UnsplashWonder School's Learn-at-Home Guides pull together research-backed ideas and activities to support learning at home. They are geared towards children 1-5 years-old, and can be scaled up if you have older children at home.

Feb 2021 Update

Jan 2021 Update

Solitaired - More than 500 versions of solitaire to play online for free

Week May 18-24

Monday: Science Spot
Tuesday: Brain Boogie Move and Freeze
Wednesday: 15 Amazing Projects
Thursday: Rubber band powered car
Friday: 20 Ideas for Toilet Paper Rolls
Saturday: Purple Cow at Home
Sunday: Oragami the Fun Way

Week of June-1-7

Monday: SPCA of Monterey June Animal Camp
Tuesday: Spoon Race
Wednesday: How to Start a Garden
Thursday: 20 Creative Activities For Kids To Do At Home
Friday: Graduation Virtual Dance Party (5th Grade Promotion) June 5, 7 to 8 p.m. / LAMS Class of 2020 Virtual Dance Party 8 p.m. (See Flyers below for info)
Saturday: Bubble Art
Sunday: 5 Get Off the Couch Family Games

Week of June-15-21

Monday: Virtual Workshop for Students - Make yourown story in PowerPoint and Word (10am-11am, registration required)
Tuesday: DogFriendly Events and Activities
Wednesday: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
Thursday: Oh the Places You’ll Go Class of 2020
Friday: Story Timewith Kendra from Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Saturday: 14 Crazy Experiments
Sunday: 5 Amazing DIY Father’s Day Gift IdeasDuring Quarantine

Week of June 29-July 5

Monday: Funny Camp Skits
Tuesday: Old School Games
Wednesday: Inspire Your Creativity
Thursday:  Virtual Trivia Night at CSUMB, register for link
Friday: 11 Unique Ideas for Kids’ Projects
Saturday: Kids Discussion w/ author Brad Meltzer & Illustrator Chris Eliopoulos, July 4, 12pm Registration Required
Sunday: 4th of July for Kids

Week of July 13-19

Monday (7-13): Lasers, milkshakes, and learning  with Rick Crouse, 10am
Tuesday (7-14): Write your name in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs 
Wednesday (7-15): Steve Spanglers Science Homemade Rock Candy 
Thursday (7-16): 2020 Summer Bucket List 
Friday (7-17): Camp PBS Kids 
Saturday (7-18): Color Our Collections 
Sunday (7-19): 20 Fun actiities you’ll want to try

Week of July 27-Aug. 2

Monday (7-27): 101 Exciting Things To Do With Kids Ages 9-12
Tuesday (7-28): Link up with Friends onJackbox Games
Wednesday (7-29): The benefits of boredom
Thursday (7-30): Name the Movies in 1976: Popquiz
Friday (7-31): Summer is not completely canceled
Saturday (8-1): 50 Unplugged Activities for Tween Boys
Sunday (8-2): 30 Things you Should Know How to Do

Week of Aug. 10-16

Monday (8-10): KIDZ BOP Workshop Strength Warmup
Tuesday (8-11): Explore Social Media Responsibly
Wednesday (8-12): Back To School Pranks with The KIDZ BOP Kids
Thursday (8-13): 10 DIY Indoor Activities for Kids during Quarantine!
Friday (8-14): 5 activities with toy cars
Saturday (8-15): How To Play With Your 21 Month Old Baby
Sunday (8-16): 23 Cool Things To Do With Your Older Siblings

Week of Aug. 24-30

Monday (8/24): Monster Fun! Teaching Manners and Expectations
Tuesday (8/25): Back to School Activities for Kindergarten
Wednesday (8/26): First Day of School Activities - Getting to Know You Games
Thursday (8/27): Virtual Baby Rhyme Time: New Videos Every Thursday (all day)
Friday (8/28): Ballet Folklorico Class (Virtual Program)Watsonville Public Library, 6-7 pm Every Friday
Saturday (8/29): Classroom Numbers {Free Printables}
Sunday (8/30): Puzzle Piece Templates

Week of May 25-31

Monday: How to Make a Glitter Jar
Tuesday: Learn to Doodle
Wednesday: Heads Up (Smart phone required)
Thursday: Epic Cardboard Forts
Friday: Rockness Party Live at 8 am on Facebook
Saturday: A hilarious Vitual Tarot Reading (5-6 pm) (Free but tickets a required)
Sunday: Crystal Names

Week of July 7-12

Monday (7-6): Girls Inc Summer Camp Begins - Register here
Tuesday (7-7): SF Live Stream Comedy Half Hour "Up, Up & A Ray" - Tuesdays 11:00am PDT
Wednesday (7-8): Free Online Kids Music Concert, Wednesday Only, 12:30pm-1pm on Facebook Live
Thursday (7-9): Don’t Dare Move Game
Friday (7-10): The California Mermaid Convention
Fri, Jul 10, 2020 – Sun, Jul 12, 2020
Saturday (7-11): Trivia Starts Here
Sunday (7-12):Smithsonian Summer Road Trip At Home

Week of July 20-26

Monday (7-20): 40+ Best Indoor Activities from Busy Toddler
Tuesday (7-21): 13 Educational Netflix Shows That Will Keep Kids Entertained
Wednesday (7-22): Children’s Museum of Sonoma County Playology Playbook
Thursday (7-23): WOW! Children’s Museum Activities at Home
Friday (7-24): Kindergarten Sight Words Bingo
Saturday (7-25): 100 Boredom Busters
Sunday (7-26): Counting at the Beach Song

Week of Aug. 3-9

Monday (8-3): 50 back to school activities for the remote learning classroom
Tuesday (8-4): 10 Digital Bell Ringers Activity Book
Wednesday (8-5): 10 Free Classroom Activities for Your Distant Learning Classroom
Thursday (8-6): Zoom Ground Rules
Friday (8-7): Fun Activities for Remote Learning: Middle and High School
Saturday (8-8): Decorate your Google Classroom with Custom Banners
Sunday (8-9): Train your Brain with Scattergories

Week of Aug. 17-23

Monday (8-17): Read Together Be Together Celebrity Storytime
Tuesday (8-18): The Little Engine that Could
Wednesday (8-19): The Bear ate Your Sandwich
Thursday (8-20): Sesame Street Coupons
Friday (8-21): How to look good on Video Calls for Zoom FaceTime Skype
Saturday (8-22): Make a Family Gratitude Jar
Sunday (8-23): Animal Racing