Family Activities During COVID-19

Published Friday, July 24, 2020

Home with your family and looking for fun, educational, and relaxing activities? Look no further. Our amazing WJCS volunteers have shared their favorite videos and free online resources for wellness, storytelling, art and science projects, and more. 

 

Stay Zen with Yoga

Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 

Do Yoga with Me: https://www.doyogawithme.com 

Yoga for Everyone: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/beginner-yoga 

Family Friendly Yoga with Michele Frank:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCohGTh7yfKYtNd9XdCwQi2Q?view_as=subscriber&fbclid=IwAR2z feVXcT0DGCraxYNQl2KF5fIaU9MBYIoJbSyGLOXqjjFtUUGMw-XuueU 

 

Food, Fitness, Health & Wellness 

Let’s get Cooking! ChopChop Kids Club: https://www.chopchopfamily.org/recipes/ 

Meditation with WJCS OnTrackNY Program Director & Team Leader, Valerie Rosen: FOCUS ON BREATH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBQ8L2PVZSg&feature=youtu.be  

Midday Move with WJCS OnTrackNY Program Director & Team Leader, Valerie Rosen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RNIVPbWhb4&feature=youtu.be  

Orange Theory at Home: https://www.orangetheory.com/en-us/athome/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=sem&utm_campaign=%20Orangetheory-2020-PPC-Non-Brand-AtHomeWorkout&utm_term=tombras&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuZL4k6WB6QIVEIvICh1arwCvEAAYASAAEgJoLfD_BwE 

The 5-Minute Daily Stretching Routine: https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness-exercise/daily-stretching-routine 

 

Storytime Under the Stars

The Good Egg by Jory John and Pete Oswald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXwQQqHwajs 

“The Covid-19 Book for Kids” from our friends at UJA Northern Westchester: https://naswnys.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-19-book-for-kids.pdf 

First Aid for Feelings: http://teacher.scholastic.com/education/coronavirusworkbook/index.html 

Story time with WJCS Board member Sarah Kayle: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-G8yVGA29XCx3sZEpmXfv5DtV3O9caWj/view?invite=CPSp_aQG&ts=5f21ca8f

 

Arts and Crafts

A Mel Bochner Art Project with WJCS Board member Nina Ross: https://vimeo.com/415189110 

Inspired by artist Mel Bochner’s “Thesaurus Series, this project explores the intersection of words and color. All you need is a piece of white paper or even notebook paper along with any writing utensil and a ruler. You can use crayons, markers, pens, pencils or any writing utensil! Watch the video for further step-by-step instructions about how to create this easy and fun project! 

A Joel Shapiro Art Project with WJCS volunteer Lucyna Shefter: https://vimeo.com/409336148

Inspired by artist Joel Shapiro, this art project involves the creation of a sculpture. You will need a piece of cardboard, a scissor, a pencil, a ruler and some tape. By the end of the video, you will have a completed sculpture or figure that you can display anywhere you like! 

A Yayoi Kusama Art Project with volunteer Lucyna Shefter: https://vimeo.com/408184250 

Inspired by the work of Yayoi Kusama, this project will help you create a beautiful design filled with patterns and colors you like! All you need is a piece of blank white paper and colored pens or pencils. 

How to make a Paper Unicorn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNN8yIlf-zQ 

How to Make Slime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuabG4_vAoY 

Mice Corner Bookmarks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajPnqLqvqqM 

16 Creative Drawing Hacks for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfZ-438DrIs 

  

Summer Outdoor Adventure

10 Easy Outdoor Activities to Keep Your Kids Entertained During Quarantine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvmF3kC-tVM 

Summer Dance Song for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfZ-438DrIs 

Summer Bucket List: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibPljOvf_pw 

DIY Summer Activities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibPljOvf_pw 

Pinterest Inspired Summer Activities for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4OZfAyjcp4 

  

Science Fun

Vinegar Explosion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO6bDtl0VSI 

How to make Elephant Toothpaste for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edEfc_fIGXs 

3 Awesome Ice Activities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9x2NAAE7kk 

5 Fun Summer Science Experiments for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfhmSGT0xqI 

Walking Water Science Experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGwG--GZEfw 

Earth Science for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv6dC0coQeI 

5 Weather-Inspired Science Experiments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv6dC0coQeI 

Fun Summer-Inspired Science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4OZfAyjcp4

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