April 16 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.
Smaug's Jewels

Small ball, handkerchief, or other "easy to grab" object

This activity is named for Smaug, the dragon with a horde of gold and silver from The Hobbit by Tolkien. One player is chosen as Smaug, who stands guard over the jewels (ball, handkerchief, etc. placed on the ground to represent the "jewels"). Other players form a circle around Smaug and try to steal the treasure without getting tagged. Smaug can range as far from the jewels as s/he dares. If a player gets tagged by Smaug, they freeze in place until the end of the game.

Possible variations:
Sit players in a circle around the "jewels" and assign each player a number. Choose one person to stand in the center and act as the first Smaug. Call out a number from the group and that player will attempt to get the jewel from Smaug in a one-on-one round. If they are tagged they sit back in the circle, and if they retrieve the jewels they become the new Smaug.
Tracie's Music Together: Old MacDonald
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
Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course: Beat the Boredom: Be A Better Golfer

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

* You can still register for this event

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

A little seafood, a little pasta...need I say more?

Strawberry Shortcake

Fresh fruit and angel food cake make this a light and airy, spring time dessert.

Kids Corner
Book Nook

Rhyming Dust Bunnies for grades K-1

Join celebrities as they read children’s stories and present discussions and crafts at
Coloring Sheets and Art Projects
Spring Collage
What you'll need:
Paper, Scissors & Glue

Gather your old greeting cards, magazines, etc. and carefully cut out pictures or shapes of items relating to spring (flowers, baby animals,etc.).

Arrange your pictures or shapes on a piece of paper to form a pattern or design and when you have them where you want them, glue them in place.
Coloring Sheet
Artful Adults
Coloring Pages

Sun Catchers

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.