April 14 2020
Boredom Busters
Not sure what to do at home all day? We've come up with several activities to keep you and your family active and entertained! From simple at home exercises to getting creative in the kitchen, these activities will be fun for everyone. If you have recipes, activities or tips to share, email us at recreation@townofpalmbeach.com
Fit Kids
Are the kids getting a little restless? Take a few minutes throughout the day to get them moving.

How many BINGO's can you make?
Tracie's Music Together: Chants
Net Generation's & USTA Tennis Skills and Drills

Don't have access to a tennis court or net? Check out our links below to practice your skills with these fun at home drills. New drills added each time.

Active Adults: Mind, Body & Soul
Improving health and wellness from the inside out!

Getting the proper nutrition is extremely vital to long term health and wellness. A great way to get plenty of nutrients is to increase the amount of plant-based food that you consume while decreasing the amount of animal products you consume. The American Heart Association says consuming less meat will decrease the risk of many diseases and cancers such as heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity. Getting enough fruits and vegetables is important because they contain phytonutrients which are responsible for adding the bright beautiful colors to our fruit and vegetables! They protect the plants and help protect us. Phytonutrients are very powerful in preventing cancer, heart disease and helping to boost our immune system. It’s important to try to get a variety of colors in our meals every day, just think of the colors in the rainbow and try to eat a little fruit or vegetable from each group of colors. Here are some ideas!

• Red: tomatoes, red bell pepper, strawberries, raspberries, apples, pomegranate
• Orange: oranges, orange bell pepper, cantaloupe, butternut squash, carrots
• Yellow: banana, lemon, pineapple, summer squash
• Green: muskmelon, spinach, collard greens, kale, green bell pepper, lime, kiwi
• Blue: blueberries, blackberries, plums, elderberry
• Purple: eggplant, purple cabbage, purple potatoes, purple grapes
• *Bonus color* White: Onions, garlic, potatoes, cauliflower

Beans, legumes and grains also play an important role in a nutritious diet by offering a variety of vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein without the saturated fat that is found in animal products. Nuts and seeds are also a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein and have also been shown to improve blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce inflammation in the body. Here is a small list of a few of my favorites!

• Black beans, garbanzo beans, pinto beans, northern beans, lentils
• Quinoa, oats, brown rice, barley
• Cashews, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds

Looking for a few ways to add extra plant-based foods to meals, check out these tips:
• Salads are a great way to add a variety of colors together, you can combine fruits and vegetables with nuts, seeds and legumes! Combinations are endless.
• Spaghetti sauce-try different squash (summer squash, butternut squash), onions, and bell peppers. Try blending a can of beans in with your favorite sauce or plant-based noodles such as chickpea or black bean noodles.
• Sandwiches can easily be loaded with a variety of vegetables and can even be made without any meat! Try a “no-tuna chickpea sandwich” or hummus sandwich.
• Oatmeal can be topped with a variety of fruits like apples, berries and peaches as well as additional seeds and nuts
• Soups can easily be helpful to blend a mixture of vegetables together
• Smoothies are great because you can do both fruits and vegetables together

How many colors can you add to your meal plan this week?

Better Together
Virtual 5K Series

April 17 - 19
Fitness Unleashed: Complete your 5K with a four-legged friend

April 24 - 26
Team Spirit: Sport your favorite team’s logo and colors

May 1 – 3
Family Fun: Bring your family along on your 5K

Grilled Vegetables

Easy, delicious and oh so nutritious!

No Bake Cheesecake

Just 6 ingredients make up this delicious no bake dessert.

Kids Corner
Book Nook

Happy Healthy Ajay for grades 1-8

Join celebrities as they read children’s stories and present discussions and crafts at
Coloring Sheets and Art Projects
Borax Free Slime
Put 1/2 cup shampoo and 1/4 cup of cornstarch in a bowl.
Mix well.
Add 3 drops of food coloring (optional).
Add 1 tablespoon of water and stir.
Slowly add 5 more tablespoons of water, stirring well after each one.
Knead the slime for around 5 minutes.

Bambi Coloring Sheet
Artful Adults
Coloring Pages

Paper Mosaic

Paper, glue and a little imagination is all you need to create a beautiful paper mosaic.

Youth Games

Adult Games
Sit back and stretch your mind as you work your way through these fun brain games.

The Virtual World
Zoos and Aquariums 
South Florida Science Center & Aquarium Live and Virtual Programs

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society: Follow the Animals on Facebook

The Cincinnati Zoo: Facebook Live Feed Check in around 3 p.m.

Atlanta Zoo: "Panda Cam" live-stream

Georgia Aquarium: A quarium's Live Cam.

Houston Zoo: L ive Cam,

The Shedd Aquarium: Facebook.

San Diego Zoo: Live Cam

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Monterey Bay's Habitat Exhibit.

National Aquarium: F loor-By-Floor Tour
Museums and Exhibits
Travel plans interrupted? Local museums and exhibits closed? Why not sit back, relax and "visit" a museum or exhibit by going on a virtual tour in the comfort of your own home.

Community Resources
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus | Child Mind Institute

What parents and other adults can say to kids about the coronavirus COVID-19. How to answer their questions and keep kids feeling safe.

All Recreation Department Facilities are CLOSED until further notice. Please check our website at www.palmbeachrecreation.com for updates.