We understand as parents, it can be quite challenging to continue finding things for your kids to do while at home. So we've decided to provide some FUN, ACTIVE and EDUCATIONAL materials the whole family can enjoy!
We're currently dreaming of warm summer days and getting to enjoy quality time together around the pool. Until then, we've compiled some family-friendly activities to keep you busy and help prepare you for a summer full of swimming... All from the comfort of your own home!
STORY TIME WITH ALISA THE LIFEGUARD
Listen along as Alisa the Lifeguard reads the popular children's story, The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister.
RAINBOW FISH FOIL PAINTING ACTIVITY
Create your very own rainbow fish craft while listening to story time with Alisa the Lifeguard!
Make learning about water safety fun for the whole family! Download these fun activities to help teaching children how to be safe around water.
PREPARE FOR SWIM LESSONS AT HOME
Whether your child is new to swim lessons or has taken many, there are several fun activities that can be done at home to get more comfortable with water, prepare for swim lessons, and practice important swim skills.
The Y is here to support you in making swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living… No pool required!
To help you stay active and fit and prepare for upcoming sports seasons, our staff has developed videos and instructions for sports drills you can do at home.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: SOCCER TRAINING FOR KIDS
Nicer weather calls for getting outside, and here are some fun ways to work on your soccer skills, thanks to Sports Director Anne Schneider of the Four Rivers YMCA.
Love volleyball? So do we! And here are some ways to build and keep up your skills at home.
PLAYING FLAG FOOTBALL? HERE ARE OUR FAVORITE PRACTICE DRILLS
Here are five of the YMCA’s favorite flag football drills. Do them in your backyard and improve your skills!
PRACTICE LIKE CHAMPION: 7 OF OUR FAVORITE BASKETBALL DRILLS
The key to practicing basketball at home is to focus on drills that enhance or develop endurance, ball handling and shooting ability. Mental drills could be just as useful as the act of doing them. Proper technique is important. Simply go outside, grab a basketball and get started!
HOW TO STEP UP YOUR GAME OF CATCH: BASEBALL DRILLS
We're all looking forward to baseball season. For now we can do some fun drills to "step up our game" right in our own backyard. Drills for beginners and intermediates provided by Sports Director Jon Grush of the Mid-County and Kirkwood YMCAs.
For those of you on Twitter, NBA star @TheTraeYoung kicked it off with a 3-point contest using socks and his trash can. Try to top him.
Would your kids like to test their knowledge of sports? Our sports directors compiled some trivia questions - and answers! Plus there's a coloring sheet.
Hi kids! Are you an animal lover? Then hangout with Rafiki and meet some of the Nature Center animals at Camp Lakewood.
If you’ve ever gone on a Camp Lakewood overnight or cookout, you’re probably familiar with campfire-cooked Pita Pizzas! Our very own Sprout will show you how it’s done! She’ll be making Buffalo Chicken Pita Pizzas. All you need are four ingredients: pita bread, buffalo wing sauce, grilled chicken – precooked, and mozzarella cheese.
Are your teens looking for a way to get connected while at home? Many of our teen programs have gone virtual! for more information on how to get involved with any of these programs contact Caitlyn Dorion.
Leaders Club is a program for teens ages 13-18 that provides opportunities for personal and professional development. Leaders are forces for good in our communities and are intentional about serving others
Ted-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of every student and educator in the world. TedEd student talks is a program that supports students in discovering, developing and sharing their ideas in the form of TED-style talks.
Youth & Government
Youth & Government is hands-on learning program that teaches students 13-18 about government and how to take action. This is an ideal program for students looking to learn more about politics and policy.
Born to Move - Kids Virtual Workouts
Stream kid-friendly workout videos you can access from the comfort of your home!