May 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
PHASE 1 – REOPENING PLANS
The Mandel Recreation Center remains closed in compliance with Town of Palm Beach and Palm Beach County orders. Phase 1 reopening has started at the Palm Beach Par 3, Phipps Ocean Park and Seaview Park Tennis Centers, and Seaview Park. For details on the phased reopening, click here: 


You may also visit our website at www.palmbeachrecreation.com for updates.
HEALTHY HABITS
Are the kids getting a little restless? Take a few minutes throughout the day to get them moving.
Hopscotch Challenge

Materials: Sidewalk chalk, one die and a little imagination

Create an outdoor hopscotch course challenge by drawing out your hopscotch course but instead of placing numbers in the squares, place fun and physical challenges. A player rolls the die, hops that many spaces and does the challenge on the square. Players take turns until the first person to get to the last square and completes the challenge wins.

Activities to fill your squares:
Jumping Jacks, push ups, hop on one foot, crab walk, quack like a duck, whistle a t.v. tune, spin around, tell a joke, your favorite dance move, etc. Don't forget to throw in a couple of "back 2 spaces" or "move forward 1 space" squares to make it even more fun and challenging.



Tracie's Music Together: 'Bout My Friends-Part 2
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
Facebook Fitness Events

Check out the calendar and tune into Facebook for live Facebook events, meditations, stretches, gratitude challenges and BINGO!

Every Friday we will be going live on Facebook at 11:00am for a special #FitnessFriday series of workouts that you can do online.

Follow our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Palm-Beach-Recreation-Department-156629764426310/ to view new stretching videos lead by the fitness staff and then recharge through a guided meditation. These will be posted each Tuesday morning.

On Thursdays be sure to check back in and practice your gratitude through our #ThankfulinPalmBeach social media posts.

COOKING CORNER
Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Slow and steady makes this filling meal worth the wait.


Flourless Chocolate Cake

Rich and decadent...need I say more!

GET CREATIVE
Kids Corner
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Book Nook





Join celebrities as they read children’s stories and present discussions and crafts at

Coloring Sheets and Art Projects
Disney's Toy Story Alien
3D Paper Craft
Coloring Sheet
Artful Adults
Coloring Pages

Paper Flowers
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.

The Mandel Recreation Center and Town Marina are closed until further notice however, we are operating the Palm Beach Par 3 and the Seaview Park and Phipps Ocean Park Tennis Centers under Phase 1 Reopening guidelines. Please check our website at www.palmbeachrecreation.com for updates.