April 18 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.
Land, Sea, Air

Painter's tape (optional)
Open floor space

First, determine which part of the floor is "land" and which part of the floor is "sea". You can use different rooms, or use painter's tape to divide one room. The leader (parent, babysitter, or children can take turns being leader) calls out one of the three directions: Land, Sea, or Air. When "Land!" is called, players run to the land area. When "Sea!" is called, players run to the sea area. When "Air!" is called, players jump in the air as high as they can. Add commands like "Tornado!" and "Earthquake!" and see what movements the kids come up with.
Tracie's Music Together: Sticks
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
Tennis Tactics: Where to Aim in Singles from Top Tennis Training
Crosscourt vs down the line in tennis, when should you hit either one and why?

When you play singles, tactics and strategy should be the main priority for you if you want to have the best chance of winning that match. Deciding where to aim your shots is a big factor in building points and playing the percentages.

Hitting crosscourt in tennis gives you three main advantages, firstly you’re hitting into more court so the margins become bigger, there is less chance you’ll miss the stroke. Secondly, you’re hitting over the lowest part of the net, which helps you out when you’re tight on a big point for instance and every cm counts! Thirdly, the zone you need to recover into is closer to you because of the dynamics of the tennis court. So a higher percentage and you need to run less!

Down The Line
When you go down the line, the major advantage you gain is taking time away from your opponent, the ball has less court to travel into when you hit down the line so the balls get to your opponent much quicker, reducing the amount of time your opponent has to read, react and respond to your shot. 

Better Together
Virtual 5K Series

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

Quick & Easy French Toast

Pick your favorite bread, dip in an egg mixture, toast on both sides and add your favorite syrup and fresh fruit and enjoy!

Banana Bread

Fresh bananas and a dash of cinnamon...YUM!

Kids Corner
Book Nook

Freda Stops a Bully for grades K-2

Join celebrities as they read children’s stories and present discussions and crafts at
Coloring Sheets and Art Projects
Mail A Hug
Spread out a long sheet of butcher paper (or tape or glue copier paper together).

Trace your child’s head, arms, and upper torso onto the paper.

You can either cut it out now or decorate with markers or crayons first and then cut.

Print or write out a message to accompany your hug.

Fold it all up, put in an envelope and mail! Click the link below for more details and a message you can include with your hug.

Coloring Sheet
Artful Adults
Coloring Pages

No-Sew T-Shirt Bags

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.