Virtual Recreation

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Parks & Recreation staff have put together some craft videos for you to try at home. 

We’ve curated some virtual recreation ideas to help make this time of social distancing productive and interesting for the whole family. 

Children

DryTown

At DryTown Water Park, we miss our community and are wishing you all the best during this time. To keep your home activities going, we’ve created a small collection of mazes, coloring pages and word searches.

Children’s Museums

Virtual Museum and Online Exhibits

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The aquarium has ten live cams to choose from so you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are!

  • Aviary Cam – Peek into the aviary for an adventure in birdwatching.
  • Coral Reef Cam – Follow busy tropical fishes in ¡Viva Baja!
  • Jelly Cam – See breathtaking sea nettles drift and pulse.
  • Kelp Forest Cam – see sardines swirl and leopard sharks glide through gently swaying kelp canopies.
  • Monterey Bay Cam – Look for otters, birds and sailboats on Monterey Bay.
  • Moon Jelly Cam – Be hypnotized by gorgeous flowing moon jellies.
  • Open Sea Cam – view open-ocean animals, from tuna to turtles, sharks and sardines.
  • Penguin Cam – see African penguins waddle and nest.
  • Sea Otter Cam – Enjoy sea otters as they frolic and swim.
  • Shark Cam – See sharks and fishes glide in the Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit.
  • There are also lots of fun educational activities for kids, from coloring pages to critter cards and games, habitat posters, and much more!

Activities for Children

 Art Lessons for Kids

Education

Online story time for kids and adults

  • Palmdale City Library Story Time Videos - Check out our story times, available on our YouTube page.
  • MouseCircus.com – the official Neil Gaiman website where young readers can listen to his best-selling The Graveyard Book and Coraline on video, play free online games, and download fun activities.
  • Storyline Online is SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website featuring children’s favorite books narrated by the likes of Kevin Costner and Sarah Silverman.
  • Free Childrens Stories is always free to read, offers a variety of stories by age, as well as stories in Spanish for kids.
  • NeilGaiman.com – head over for intellectual stimulation for adults where you’ll find tons of cool stuff to download, read and listen to, including short stories such as the Hugo Award-nominated How to Talk to Girls at Parties.

Free space projects for kids and adults stuck at home

Zoo Cams

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Adults

Art Lessons for Adults

  • The Art Sherpa offers over 1,000 different videos to follow along and create gorgeous acrylic artwork.
  • Katie Jobling offers amazing art tutorials for grown-ups.
  • Angela Anderson features amazing art lessons for everything from kid paintings to farmhouse inspired artwork.
  • Alfonso Dunn teaches how to create gorgeous works of art using pen and pencil.
  • Circle Line Art School is best for seasoned artists or older kids who have the basics down.
  • Drawing3DArt is for budding artists looking for a challenge.
  • Rapid Fire Art – learn how to improve facial expressions, shadings and more.
  • Art a la Carte – learn how to create calligraphy with crayons, make your own stickers, and so much more.
  • MyHowToDraw’s quick and easy tutorials of how to draw everything from Justin Bieber to Peppa Pig.

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Catch a virtual concert

Billboard and NPR are keeping updated lists of online concerts, who’s playing, and where you can catch it.

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