April 2 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.
The Dinosaur Story With Story Time Soccer

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
The Racket Drop Drill

Around half the club players I see do not have racket drops on their serve. The racket drop is the part of the serve where the racket is completely inverted in what some people think of as the “scratch your back position”.

It’s very important to achieve this position to generate momentum on your swing and pace on the serve. Many people struggle with this part of the serve. This is one of the many great tennis drills to do alone and is fantastic at correcting that issue. Here’s how to do it.

Stand in your normal serve stance with your racket in hand and hold the continental grip. Raise your hitting arm to your side with elbow bent. Your racket should flair out to your right (if right-handed) and vice versa for lefties. Move your hand and racket upwards by bending your elbow joint. The racket will then move behind your head. Move your elbow higher up and use radial deviation to allow a full racket drop. For the sake of this exercise, allow the edge of the racket to touch your back. Your racket should be completely inverted at this point. Begin to raise the racket upward by straightening your elbow joint. It’s key here to bring the racket up on edge. Just before the racket is fully extended pronate so that the strings face the ball. Your torso should be slightly to the side. Once contact with the ball is achieved (there is no contact in this drill, you’re just visualizing it) continue pronating until your palm or the hitting side of the racket is facing away from you. You can stop there or continue the serve motion, following through at your side.

Do as many reps as you want, morning and evening. You can also do this as a warm-up on the court when you do get to play. Even now, I’ll do 25-50 reps at a time while watching tennis on TV just to keep my motion sharp.

This drill will help players with a waiter’s serve develop an advanced serve, those with a shallow racket drop to develop a deep one and add mph to your serve speed and with less effort.
Parmesan Crusted Pork Chop

With a few simple ingredients, you too can make this easy to prep dish.

Banana Bars
These healthy banana bars are moist, chewy, easy to make and perfect for desserts and snacks!

Kids Corner
Book Nook

Join celebrities as they read children’s stories and present discussions and crafts at
Coloring Sheets and Art Projects
Shadow Art Drawings

Find a well lit room indoors or a nice sunny place outside and lay your paper down on a hard surface. Place your favorite toys or items of choice until their shadow appears on the paper. Use a pencil or crayon to trace the objects. Color in the shapes to make a scene or cut out and glue to a stick to create your own puppet show.
Artful Adults
Coloring Pages

Decoupage Vases

Turn your old, boring clear or solid color vases into works of art with a little paper and glue.

Youth Games
Spot The Difference

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: aquarium's live cam.

Houston Zoo: live cam,

The Shedd Aquarium: Facebook.

San Diego Zoo: Live cam

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Monterey Bay's Habitat exhibit.

National Aquarium: floor-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.