April 21 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
HEALTHY HABITS
Fit Kids
Are the kids getting a little restless? Take a few minutes throughout the day to get them moving.
Minute to Win It

Minute to Win it games are fast-paced and challenging games. The tasks must be completed in one minute. Some games are team games, and some only require one player. Once the game is set up, the timer should be set to 1 minute and the host yells go! Players have one minute to complete the task. If they mess up, the timer does not stop! They have to start over and try again. Award points for completing the games, and award a bonus point for the team or player that completes it in the least amount of time (this helps with tiebreakers). In the end, tally the points and declare a winner!

Games:
Yank it Down!
Materials:
Plastic cups (at least 3- the more cups the greater the challenge)
Card stock ( one less than the amount of cups)

Directions:
The players have one minute to stack the cups just right so they center on the paper, open side facing down. Once the cups are stacked, they have to pull the card stock out from between the cups, so the cups collapse onto each other and form one stack. If the cups do not fall in a stack, the player must begin again if time is left.

Hurry Up!
Materials:
Pencils (at least 2- the more pencils the greater the challenge)

Directions:
Players hold their hand out with palm facing the ground. Place the pencils on top of the hand and set the timer for one minute. Players have to toss the pencils in the air, and use the same hand they are on to catch them mid-air before the fall to the ground!

KerPlunk!
Materials:
Two cups
Two ping pong balls
Water

Directions:
Fill cups about halfway with water and set in the middle of the table. Have a player stand on each end of the table with a ping pong ball. The players have one minute to bounce the ping pong ball on the table so it lands in the cup.

Oreo Challenge!
Materials:
Oreos (one per player)

Directions:
Each player places an Oreo on their forehead and has one minute to move the Oreo to their mouth without using their hand.

Cereal Puzzle!
Materials:
One empty box of cereal
Scissors

Directions:
Before the game, cut up a box of cereal into small pieces. Players have one minute to reassemble the box.

Straw Race!
Materials:
M&Ms (10 per player)
Plates (2 per player)

Directions:
Each team gets two plates with 10 M&Ms on one plate, while the other is empty. Players have one minute to use a straw to suck up the candy and transfer it to the other plate.

Junk in the Trunk!
Materials:
Tissue box (one per player)
Ten ping pong balls
Thin belt or long ribbon
Scissors

Directions:
Before the game, take a tissue box and cut a slit on each side to slide your belt or ribbon through to tie the box around a player's waist. Then, add 10 ping pong balls inside the tissue box. When the timer starts, players shake and jump around to try and get the highest number of ping pong balls out of their box.
Tracie's Music Together: Hello
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 Tennis Serve Toss with Dejan Minic

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




COOKING CORNER
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Simple, delicious and nutritious!

Oreo Truffles

Oreo's, cream cheese and chocolate make this no bake dessert, rich and delicious .

GET CREATIVE
Kids Corner
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Book Nook

Olivia Leaps for grades K-2

Honey Moon: Dog Daze for grades 3-5

Diary of a Wimpy Kid for grades 5-8



Join celebrities as they read children’s stories and present discussions and crafts at
Coloring Sheets and Art Projects
Earth Day Necklace
Coloring Sheet
Artful Adults
Coloring Pages

Bottle Bird Feeder

BRAIN GAMES
Youth Games
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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
childmind.org

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.