March 28 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.
Form Shooting With Duncan Robinson

Add a little HEAT to your day!

Duncan Robinson from the Miami Heat shows us how to practice our shooting form from the couch! 🏀 #JrNBAatHome #NBATogether
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
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.

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Tennis Serve Pronation Drill

This is an excellent drill for building up the forearm muscles and practicing pronation.

All it requires is a racket and very little room, just a few feet of space.

Here’s how to do it.

Hold your racket in your hitting arm. Your arm should be straight out in front of you with your palm facing up. This is called supination. Simply turn your hand upside down. This will cause the racket to flip from right to left for right-handed players. This is called pronation. Continue alternating between supination and pronation until your forearm tires.

Start with 10 reps and build up to at least 25 without stopping. You can add a racket weight for increased resistance. This is a great exercise to do in the morning and evening – or any free time you have.

You’ll see the improved benefit in your serves and overheads. The tennis serve pronation drill is one drill you’ll want to continually do. It’s easy to do for children as well.
Tips on Dealing With Isolation by Retired Astronaut Scott Kelly
In a world of "always on the go", it can be difficult to be stuck inside for long periods of time. Join Retired Astronaut Scott Kelly as he provides tips on living in isolation.


Scott Kelly inside a Soyuz simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, in preparation for travel to the International Space Station.Credit...Bill Ingalls/NASA
COOKING CORNER
Easy Herb Lemon Chicken Skewers
simply-delicious-food.com

Easy lemon chicken skewers with garlic and herbs are delicious, healthy and fast making them perfect for summer dinners served with simple side dishes.


Mini Pancake Muffins
Prepare your favorite pancake batter and add a little something extra for these bite size snacks.



GET CREATIVE
Kids Corner
Water Bottle Painting
All you need is:

water bottle or squirt gun
art paper or canvas
paint
water

*Fill bottle or squirt gun with water

*Add a few drops of paint to bottle or squirt gun

*Spray or squirt onto paper/canvas

*let dry, then hang

An alternative: paint paper or canvas first, then squirt or spray water and see what happens.
Artful Adults
Coloring Pages

Rolled Paper Flowers

Bring spring indoors with the simple but beautiful rolled paper flowers.

BRAIN GAMES
Youth Games
Zoo Animals Word Search
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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 

•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
Links to Help You Navigate Through Social Distancing and Recent Closings:

West Palm Eats: Dine and shop local from home





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