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REConnections - Virtual Recreation


Even though most of us are stuck at home, we want you to know that we are still here for you. The world is finding new ways everyday to reconnect safely from our homes. It is essential for us to provide you and your family with ways to maintain physical activity, creativity and learning! Check back periodically as we will be adding videos from some of our amazing coaches and instructors to keep your skills on point for when sports seasons open up again.

Augusta Rec Youtube 
Check out Shannon's soccer drills on Augusta Rec Youtube Channel! Practice at home with Shannon and keep your skills sharp!

Check back for upcoming Rec Sports Skills and Drills Tutorials from familiar faces in Augusta Rec!!

Sports, Exercise and Well Being

Check out Central Maine Twirling offering free videos! The girls are still hard at work. #keeptwirling

This list of meditations for children are all 5 minutes or less!

Dance Unlimited ME has been so kind to share some of their dance lessons on their Facebook page to keep the kiddos moving!

PE with Joe offers 30 minute videos to keep kids active


Yoga for kids with Cosmic Kids Yoga

GoNoodle is one your child may recognize from school and it will get the whole family moving

BOKS has a ton of videos for keeping kids active

DJ Mel hosting living room dance parties!



Art, Hobbies and Entertainment

Josh Gad (the voice of Olaf!) is reading books on Twitter such as thing one, The Giving Tree! 

Google Arts and Culture

Story time with Ms. Kate A local teacher offering new read out louds of popular children's books! She has also created a Google Doc's presentation for activities to do at home!

FREE Online Art Lessions


America's Test Kitchen Kids is cooking up some fun with these Kid friendly recipes and instructional skill videos. We LOVE this Parmasen Chicken Tenders recipe suitable for young cooks ages 5 to 8

Mama OT has great gross motor activities for the littles using household supplies

Kids Guitar Zone is a 100% kids safe site for free guitar lessons geared specifically for children

Tinkergarten has outdoor play-based activities!

Live music classes for kids everyday at 10am

Delish is hosting free digit cooking classes for kids daily!


Virtual Instructor is offering Art Lessons for adults and children on Youtube

Crayola has MANY coloring pages to print off for free

Craft at Home by Joann Fabric has many tutorials for kids crafts

Joann Fabrics has a free tutorial on how to sew your own masks

Learn to draw story characters with Mo Williems himself, new episodes loaded everyday

Knitting 101 by Joanns

Crochet 101 by Joanns

Sewing 101 by Joannas

Crazy Little Projects offers sewing lessons for Kids starting with how to sew a straight line to sewing your first project!

Michaels Kids Boredom Busters will give you so many ideas from new slime ideas to ice painting!

Kids Gardening, a guide for gardening for kids

Kids Origami 



Learning Resources

Scholastic Learn At Home activities and lessons are designed for Grades PreK through 9th!

Story Time Anytime offers read out louds for the "How to Catch" books, holiday themed books and "There was an old lady.." books and so much more!

LEGO has games, videos and daily building challenges

Prodigy is one your kids may know from school, with a basic free account for grades 1-8 to learn math skills

The National Wildlife Federation has lesson plans and webinars!

Khan Academy offers free online courses and resources for kids you can also visit them on their Youtube channel

OLogy is another great resource for children interested in everything science! 


STEM engagement is a really important part of children's learning and NASA is offering great STEM activities on their site for Grades K-12. Their even offering STEMonstrations right from space!

Smithsonian has free science based videos such as "Whats the 'Matter' with cells and atoms"

Magic Tree House has a game to learn about different parts of the world and to travel through time

National Geographic Kids has so much to offer

Brain Pop is offering free acess to many subjects like english, social studies and health!

Virtual Maine Biology Camp


Aperture Education offers social and emotional learning growth strategies for educators and parents

Boddle is making math fun and free for parents and educators dealing with school closures, grades 1-6

HOMER is a popular reading app for children 5 and under, try free with their 30 day trial

Bill Nye, experiments to try at home!


Podcast for Kids

'But Why' a podcast for curious kids! Answering questions such as how to meteorologist predict the weather to are Llamas ticklish? 

Stuff you should know, teaching kids stuff they SHOULD know!

KidsNuz 5 minutes of age appropriate daily news, with episodes on Hair 911, SNL returns, Zonkeys and more!

'Wow in the World' guides you on a journey through the wonders of the world

Radiolab for Kids will answer questions from "What do dogs see when they look at rainbows?" to "Do animals laugh?"


Getting Outside and Virtual Travel

Go camping in your living room or backyard

Science Live offers anywhere from live streaming of San Diego's Zoo Jungle Greenhouse to making dinosaur shadow puppets!

Explore Live Cams like this one, An eagle nest and spoiler alert, there is an eaglet!

Explore Boston's Children's Muesum without leaving your couch! They also have Learning Resources under their Menu button

Great wall of China

Use Google Earth for a virtual vacation

Explore the surface of Mars with this 360 degree webcam

Maine department of inland fisheries and wildlife
has a TON of new activities for kids from scavenger hunts to coloring pages

African Wildlife Cam

360 virtual tour of real farms


Georgia Aquarium Live Streams

Experience Broadway from home with BroadwayHD


Stayin
g Connected

Write a letter or email to a friend or family far away

Video chats such as Facetime and Google Hangouts are all great options to see loved ones

Join your town's local Facebook groups

Host a virtual paint night with friends and family

Start an online book club


Adult and Seniors

Seniors! Staying active while at home is made easy with this 10 minute chair workout video!

Build strength and flexibility with this beginner 7 minute yoga practice


No equipment? try this 30 minutes Cardio and kickboxing video

Planet fitness is streaming work-in home work out videos!


Jillian Michaels posted a fee 7 minute workout video, you can also find this on her Facebook page


POPSUGAR shared this 45 minute killer workout!

Joann Fabrics has a free tutorial on how to sew your own masks

Raverly has free knitting and crochet resources no matter your skill level


Coronavirus Resources

Brainpop has ways to make the conversation with your children easier

For Covid19 related questions please visit 211 Maine or dial 211

Learn what you can do to keep yourself safe through the CDC website

Keep up to date on what's going on in our local community with the City of Augusta website

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