Recreation

Virtual Recreation & Resource Center

City of Upland Virtual Recreation & Resource Center

Our physical doors may be closed, but we're still here for you to provide your family with Recreation services, including fun-filled activities for all ages, virtual adventures, and helpful information for seniors.

 

January 11th: Storytime: Clifford The Big Red Dog

San Diego’s Children’s Discovery Museum is going live today at 12:30 p.m.! From the comfort of your home, join a live storytime with Ms. Whitney as she reads “Clifford the Big Red Dog”, by Normal Bridwell.

To join in, please visit San Diego's Children's Discovery Museum Be sure to like and follow their Facebook page to receive a notification for when the event goes live or you may visit the “Live” tab on their profile.

Tuesday, January 12th: Draw & Paint Baby Yoda

Join Jesse today at 3:00 p.m. for a step-by-step drawing and painting class – no experience necessary! Open to all ages.

To acknowledge attendance for the Facebook Live presentation and to view the supply list, please visit Painting With Jesse.   Once you indicate on the event that you're planning on attending, you will receive notifications and reminders regarding the event.

January 13th: Pet Show & Tell

Kids, do you have a family pet that you love to brag about? The Boston Public Library wants to know all about them at their “Pet Show & Tell”.  Show off your pets via Zoom today at 1:00 p.m. and share what makes them so great! No pets? No problem! Show off your favorite stuffed animal instead!

To receive a link to participate, please email plawley@bpl.org at the Boston Public Library with your child’s name and age.

January 14th: Lunch With Live Animals

Join the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County today at 12:30 p.m. for their monthly lunch with live animals, along with the NHMLA Live Animal team and special guests, including live centipedes today! To view, please visit Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

For those not able to watch live today, this program will be available later by visiting National History Museum of Los Angeles.

January 14th: Artic Life

This evening, at 7:00 p.m., join Arctic explorers from the northern polar regions to talk about life found there, from microorganisms that live in the sea to belugas and wolverines, and why biodiversity research and conservation in this region have never been more critical. Presented by NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences.

To join in this evening, please visit NightLife At The California Academy Of Sciences.

January 15th: Live Storytime With The National History Museum of Los Angeles

Gather 'round with the little ones today at 11:00 a.m. and join a National History Museum of Los Angeles County Gallery Interpreter for a live reading of one of their favorite books! Stay tuned for more details and join in every Friday for a brand new story.

Tune in live today on Facebook by visiting Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

January 16th: Virtual Animal Encounter & Tour Of The Sea Center

Join the Santa Barbara Museum of National History Sea Center today at 2:00 p.m. for a virtual tour of the Sea Center where you can more about your favorite local animals and even get a chance to watch a live animal feeding!

This free event is part of Underwater Parks Day. Check out the whole program of events at Santa Barbara Museum of National History Sea Center To attend any or all of the free events, you only need one Zoom link, which will let you hop on and off from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For additional information and to register, please visit Santa Barbara Museum of National History Sea Center.

January 18th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Lorraine Motel, located in Memphis, Tennessee, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, is now the National Civil Rights Museum.

To view Dr. King's Legacy in Memphis, please visit https://youtu.be/UWDHj99rGeA.

January 19th: Tour The Van Gogh Museum

Join Virtual Tour - Live for an online, virtual tour of the Van Gogh Museum located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Van Gogh Museum holds the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh ’s paintings and drawings, plus works by many other artists including Monet, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and more. Today’s virtual live tour will include a discussion of how the museum’s paintings and drawings compare and contrast with well-known items at other museums and the context of these works in Vincent’s life and legacy.

This program is presented by Washington, DC History & Culture. Today’s virtual event is scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For additional information and/or to participate, please visit https://fb.me/e/21q28jlsR.

January 20th: A Virtual Guided Tour Of The White House

Today, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., enjoy a live virtual guide as we explore the history of the Presidential mansion, and a tour through the White House, including the West Wing, East Wing Ballroom, and reception area.

For additional information, please visit https://fb.me/e/120RakAhi.

January 21st: See The Northern Lights

Join Mike Murray, Astronomer and Delta College Planetarium Manager today, at 4:00 p.m. for a live visual presentation about the Aurora Borealis! Together, you will explore what causes the phenomenon and how to observe them.

For additional information and to view the Facebook Live event, please visit https://fb.me/e/1QPCQnsbs.

January 22nd: Virtual Guided Tour Of Petra And Amman Jordan

Join Virtual Tour - Live on Friday, January 22nd at 4:00 p.m. for a three-hour virtual tour through the dramatic landscape of open desert to Petra, and the Kingdom of Amman, Jordan’s capitol. The event guide, live form the Middle East, will lead us on a virtual experience of this amazing kingdom.

For additional information and to register, please visit https://fb.me/e/27gbeUk20.

January 23rd: Virtual Live Guided Tour - Streets And Street Art In Tel Aviv

Today, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., we’re headed to Israel to enjoy an Israeli guide, live from Israel, and she leads us on an amazing tour of Tel Aviv, with an additional unique focus on the art and graffiti lining the streets! Join us to discover Tel Aviv, where history meets the modern world! Discover the streets of Tel Aviv and Jaffa as we take a virtual tour through this colorful city. In the ancient 5,000 year old port of Jaffa we will explore the Clock Tower, the old city of Jaffa with its Zodiac Alleys, Andromeda’s rock where she was meant to be sacrificed to the Sea Gods and even St. Peter’s Church.

To access this tour, you will need to register in advance. To register, please visit https://fb.me/e/1U7zp2rzI.

January 26th: 11th Annual Monterey Whale Fest

Join Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf Tuesday, January 26th through Friday, January 29th for the 11th Annual Whale Fest Monterey via Facebook Live!

For additional information, please visit the Whale Fest Monterey events page at www.montereywharf.com.

January 27th: Virtual Classical Concert And Art Tour Of The World

On Wednesday, January 27th at 4:30 p.m., enjoy an exclusive concert from international celebrity guitarist Mak Grgic, as Virtual Tour-Live is presents it’s first concert that will feature works of a different classical composer from multiple countries from the around the globe – and combining this with art! As the music plays, you will also have the opportunity to view the artwork from a famous painter from the same country.

To register in advance, please visit https://fb.me/e/4UvmBWKyk. A Zoom link will be provided to you approximately 30 minutes prior to the concert.

January 28th: House Plants - A Virtual Event

The popularity of houseplants has grown steadily since shelter-in-place began. Learn more about the science of tending your own, the wide diversity, and origin of indoor greenery, and meet some fellow fans of photosynthesizers.

Cozy up, grab a snack or two, and get closer to what you’re curious about this evening at 7:00 p.m. This free online event is recommended for those 18 years and older.

To watch the live stream event, please visit www.facebook.com/exploratorium. For additional information, please visit https://fb.me/e/z3c8aHO6.

January 29th: Virtual Fun Animal Friday

Explore scales and tails with Zovargo! Meet Petrie the spiny-tailed lizard and Finn the rabbit to learn how these two animals are important to our world and how we can help save them!

This Fun Animal Friday event will take place on Friday, January 29th at 10:00 a.m. Be sure to follow the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum to be notified when the event goes live at https://fb.me/e/d4XCcRBoK.

Get your questions ready, as they’ll be answered LIVE during the event!

January 30th: Native Plants Online Workshop

Join the Waterwise Community Center on Saturday, January 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a one-day Zoom lecture on choosing, purchasing, and planting Waterwise Native Plants. Success with new landscape plantings requires choosing the right plants for your space, starting with high quality plants, and installing them correctly to get them off to a healthy start. These practices are often underrated and are one of the best ways to protect your investment in your new plants, help them grow quickly, and keep them healthy and resistant to pests and diseases.

This workshop will be hosted using free Zoom webinar software. Login information and instructions will be sent to you with your registration confirmation email. For additional information and to register, please visit https://fb.me/e/1jxk0D6qr.

Participate In A Virtual Fun Run!

In search of Virtual Fun Run for the whole family? From any location you choose, you can run, jog, walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill at the gym or on the track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.    Our next event is scheduled for March 2021!
 
For additional information regarding our Irish For A Day 5K Virtual Fun Run, please visit 2021 Upland Trifecta Challenge.
 

Adult Fitness

Chair Aerobics For Seniors
The intention of chair aerobics is not to limit movement or keep folks off their feet, but rather to increase mobility, feelings of well-being, and encourage physical activity in people who might otherwise think that exercise is out of reach.  Pull up a chair and let's begin. 

Pilates For Seniors
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.  Grab a beach towel or use an exercise mat. Take your time with each lesson and do what you can to move forward with your fitness abilities. 

Pilates-Via Zoom
Joseph Pilates' fitness philosophy affirms that the whole (body) must be exercised to achieve good health. This course offers a full body regimen emphasizing proper alignment to achieve core upper and lower body strength that supports the spine. Targeted exercise includes aerobic and anaerobic, range of motion - varied, progressive, repetitive, and habitual in movement. If this aligns with your fitness philosophy, Pilates is the right path for you. Beginners welcome.   New sessions are starting up each month.  To register, please visit Pilates-Via Zoom Registration.

Silver Sneakers Exercise For Seniors
Silver Sneakers is a health and fitness program designed for adults 65 years & up. Workout from home with live or recorded classes and how-to-videos to help feel stronger, have more energy, and for peace of mind.  A membership is required and is available at no cost for those with participating Medicare plans.

Stability Ball Yoga-Via Zoom
Seeking to develop stability and grace in less than a stable world? Or just seeking to improve your ability to talk and chew gum at the same time? Yoga postures and Pilates exercises performed on the large stability ball builds core strength, improves balance and encourages self-confidence. So grab your stability balls and join the fun! Beginners welcome.  New sessions are starting up each month.  To register, please visit Stability Ball Yoga-Via Zoom Registration.

Synergy & Surrender-Via Zoom
This soothing Hatha Yoga practice employs breath work (pranayama), postures (asanas), and meditation to maximize the mind/body union. It synergistically enhances physical and mental health. This form of Yoga increases strength, flexibility and stamina, and by reducing stress, allows you to surrender and become your best self. Beginners welcome.  New sessions are starting up each month.  To register, please visit Synergy & Surrender Yoga-Via Zoom Registration.

Adult Special Interests

 

Crafeteria With Christen: No Sew Fleece Pillow
Let's join the Gibson Senior Center's Crafeteria craft project today and learn how to make a No Sew Fleece Pillow. With Christen's step-by-step video, you'll be crafting like a pro in no time! The pillows are perfect to add to your bed or couch decor or to give as a gift to someone special.  Follow the step-by-step tutorial to learn how to create this cute pillow!

Crafeteria With Christen: Watercolor Coasters
Let your creativity soar today with "Crafeteria With Christen"! Today, we'll learn the basic steps in creating watercolor coasters that will brighten up any room. Or, perhaps give a set as a gift to a friend or neighbor to brighten up their day.  Follow the step-by-step tutorial to learn how to create your own watercolor coasters.

Crochet Fun!
From beginner stitches to advanced, the projects and creativity can be endless!  Not only can you create some great projects like hats, gloves, doilies, sweaters, or scarves, crocheting is a great stress reliever!

Easy Crafts For Adults
Easy crafts for adults are are a fun way to relieve stress and rediscover your creative spark.  Let's get started!

Games, Games, And More Games
From the convenience of your living room, sit back and enjoy an online classic.  Perhaps a game of Chess or Backgammon.  Or, if you prefer a crossword puzzle, game of solitaire, sudoku, or mahjong.  There's something for everyone!

Jigsaw Puzzles For All Ages
Who doesn't love a good puzzle? Not only can they assist to improve your short-term memory, a puzzle can reinforce relations between brain cells and improve your mental speed, while providing the benefits of meditation and a means to help evaporate the stress in your life. And of course, puzzles can be a great source of entertainment!

Let The Pages Take You Places
From the convenience of your home, you may access best selling and classic eBooks, digital/audio books, and streaming videos, available 24/7 through Digital Audiobooks and eBooks at the Upland Public Library.  Browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or eReader.   E-cards are currently available at the Upland Public Library.

Paw Print Art
Simply dip your dog’s paw into the paint and create some floral shapes. Once the shapes are stamped out and ready to go, you simply wash the non-toxic paint from your dog’s paw and grab your paintbrush to continue your paw print masterpiece.

Canning Ring Pumpkin

Made from upcycled canning rings, these rustic fall pumpkin decorations are sure to liven up your Halloween decor!

Mason Jar Fall Luminary

With just a few supplies, take an every-day plain mason jar and turn it into a pretty favorite fall candle.  This DIY project is the perfect piece to light your living room, enjoying a quiet night with a book and mug of tea or a family night with a good movie.

Put Yourself Together

Put Yourself Together! Take a favorite holiday photo of family, pets, and friends, and create a puzzle to use year after year! With websites such as www.collage.com or www.puzzleyou.com, you can upload a photo and for a fee, they will create a puzzle for you. How great is that!

Wine Cork Pumpkins

Halloween is not just for kids! Adults can have fun, too! In just 20 minutes, create a fun wine cork pumpkin for Halloween!

Yarn Pumpkins

Instead of purchasing a pumpkin this year, create and use these cute yarn pumpkins to decorate the interior and exterior of your house. Create just one or create several to have your own pumpkin patch.

Cooking Fun For All Ages

Chipotle Guacamole!
Happy Cinco De Mayo!  To celebrate, let's grab some avocados and prepare a bowl of the tasty guacamole prepared by Chipotle. Follow the step-by-step tutorial to enjoy this tasty appetizer.

Cooking With Kathy: Fresh Mango Salsa
This fruity and spicy fresh mango salsa is yummy on just about everything!  Follow our step-by-step instructional video provided by Cooking With Cooper to turn plain old chips and salsa into a mouthwatering event.

Cooking With Kathy:  Frosted Lemonade
Frosted lemonade is the perfect icy lemon treat for a hot summer day, requiring only some basic ingredients. Cooking with Cooper shows us how simple this icy lemon treat is in her step-by-step instructional video.

Cooking With Kathy:  Pizza Waffles & Five-Minute Dipping Sauce
Cooking With Kathy's step-by-step tutorial for Pizza Waffles with 5-Minute Dipping Sauces is a simple recipe that will provide you and your little chef time together in the kitchen, allowing for a tasty afternoon snack as the end result.

Easy Meal Prep: Cooking For One Or Two
Do you enjoy cooking, but would like to cook a meal for just one or two people, rather than for a family of ten? Today's step-by-step tutorial will provide instruction on how to do just that!.  Today's menu:  Chicken Parmesan.

Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cooking Course
Gordon Ramsay offers Ultimate Cooking Courses, teaching basic cooking skills on his YouTube channel.  Today's menu:  Pan-Fried Pork Chops & Peppers.

Homemade Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Machine
Learn how to make ice cream without an ice cream machine with three simple no churn methods and fun flavor ideas.  Get your sweet tooth ready...

Make Ahead Freezer Meals
Hot breakfasts usually require significantly more time to prepare—something that we're short on most mornings.  Let's learn how to create three freezer meals that will come in handy on one of the crazy busy mornings.

Popsicle Time!
Warm weather means it's time for popsicles!  Kids, lets' learn how to make three different homemade popsicles that are inexpensive, nutritious, and delicious. Don't forget to ask for assistance from your parents.

Apple Ladybug Treats

Apple Ladybug Treats For Kids are a quick, healthy, and fun snack that kids will enjoy making and eating time and time again. For once, kids can play with their food!

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Apple Pie By Grandma Ople

Apple pie is a classic favorite of many and the perfect way to kick of the holiday baking season. With a flaky buttery crust and warm, spiced apples, what's not to love!

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Baked Apple Chips

These healthy and easy baked apple chips are guaranteed to disappear almost as quickly as they are made!

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com,

Birthday Bones

When baking up your next batch of cookies, don't forget your four legged fur-ever friend! This is a great healthy option, that will provide a wagging tail of approval. Birthday Bones should be stored in the refrigerator. 

Recipe provided by  www.allrecipes.com.

Baked Potato Soup

Here’s a classic soup that’s perfect for potato lovers—baked potato soup! It's wonderfully hearty and supremely satisfying.

Recipe provided by  www.allrecipes.com.

Caramel Apple Cranberry Pie

The turkey and mashed potatoes are important for the Thanksgiving meal, but the Thanksgiving table wouldn't be complete without a tasty pie.

There are many traditional pies, but let's also try some that are a little less than traditional. The Caramel Apple Cranberry Pie combines the best-loved flavors of the season!

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Cheddar Pear Pie

If the idea of adding tangy Cheddar cheese to a sweet pear pie doesn't sound too tempting, wait until you taste it! The two combined flavors will have you asking for a second piece of pie this Thanksgiving.

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Cowgirl Cookies

One bite of these Delicious Cowgirl Cookies will have you hitchin' up the wagons and headin' out west! Yee Haw! 

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

 

Creamy Chicken & Rice Soup

There is just something about a warm pot of soup on a chilly day! The best part of this comfort food is that the longer it simmers, the better it tastes!  Enjoy!

Recipe provided by  www.allrecipes.com.

Cranberry Hootycreeks

Not only are Cranberry Hootycreeks a delicious cookie, they make for a beautiful gift for any occasion! Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart or 1 liter jar in the order listed, add a gift tag, and you have the perfect gift for a friend of family member who has a passion for baking goodies. 

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Easy Turkey Taco Soup

No tortillas are required for this Easy Turkey Taco Soup. Of course, if you really miss out on the taco crunch, crush up a few tortilla chips and sprinkle them over the soup. Enjoy!

Recipe provided by  www.allrecipes.com.

Fintastic Homemade Goldfish Treats

How fun is this! Learn to make goldfish crackers from home! These are better than the store-bought and a lot easier than you may think!

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Frutti Krispy Treats

Let's take Rice Krispy Treats and Post Fruity Pebbles to the next level with these brightly colored, Frutti Krispy Treats For Kids!

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Germantown Cookies

Have you been in search of a new cookie recipe that combines the delicious flavors of orange zest, coconut, and oats? These chewy, buttery cookies might just be what you have been looking for! 

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Gluten Free & Vegan Shortbread Cookies

For those that prefer a healthier sweet treat, let's try the Gluten Free & Vegan Shortbread Cookie. With a shortbread texture and added crispness, these are sure to be a crowd pleaser! 

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Holiday Cherry Pie

Take a classic summer-time pie and turn it into a Thanksgiving holiday pie by adding fall leaves made from pie crust to the top of the pie. Sprinkle sugar on the top of the leaves for the added special touch.

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Hot Dog Mummies

So cute and so yummy! These Hot Dog Mummies are perfect for Halloween, but can be enjoyed all year long for a spook-tacular lunch-time snack.

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Kitty Cat Sandwiches

Is that a kitty cat curling up on your plate, or a yummy sandwich? This healthy afternoon snack is sure to be a favorite!

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Let's celebrate with an old classic, but with a clever twist...a package of instant vanilla pudding mix! What a treat! 

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

OREO Triple Layer Chocolate Pie

Who doesn't love chocolate? This no-bake pie is a sweet and creamy dessert for those who already have a full oven with their main Thanksgiving dishes.

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats

When baking up some Fall flavored treats for the family, be sure not to forget the fur family members! 

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Peanut Butter Cookies: Sugar Free & Full Of Flavor

These cookies are truly a gift for those who are diabetic or are watching their sugar intake! With a crumbly and crunchy edge and chewy center, you get the best of both worlds! To switch it up a bit, add a splash of vanilla. 

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Quesadillas

Let's give five stars for this updated version of the pb&j sandwich! (Even the grown-ups will love them!) 

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Pumpkin Muffin Dirt Bombs

Let's continue to celebrate the pumpkin with some tasty pumpkin recipes!  Some new, some older, some classics with a twist - try them all and see which you prefer!  We'll start the week off with a classic pumpkin muffin, but with a twist for added flavor, sure to get you into the Fall season. 

Recipe provided by www.realsimple.com.
  

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

This tasty cookie could be eaten alone, or filled with whoopie pie filling for an extreme Fall taste sensation! 

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.
 

Quick & Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Perfect for cold weather, and especially good if you are fighting off a cold or flu.

Recipe provided by  www.allrecipes.com.

Sarah's Homemade Apple Sauce

Nothing beats the taste of homemade applesauce! With just a few ingredients, this fall treat is super easy to make and sure to be a family favorite!

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings are a classic American comfort food and can be made from scratch in a slow cooker. Best of all, this easy, slow cooker meal can cook while you're at work!

Recipe provided by  www.allrecipes.com.

Sweet Potato Pie

The Sweet Potato Pie is a southern tradition that is a thick, creamy, and not-too-sweet dessert. Although it requires more than just a couple ingredients, the recipe is simple and quick to make.

Recipe provided by www.allrecipes.com.

The Best Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Although quite a few ingredients are required, this is about the easiest chili recipe you will ever make. Be warned, this vegetarian chili packs quite a punch!

Recipe provided by  www.allrecipes.com.

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread, full of spice and good flavor is a perfect sweet treat during the month of October. This recipe has a twist, it’s vegan! It’s a moist and spiced perfectly, no one would guess that it’s vegan. 

Recipe provided by www.noracooks.com.

Youth Fitness & Outdoor Fun

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint
Making your own sidewalk chalk paint is super easy. You more than likely have the three required ingredients in your pantry.  The children will be painting the sidewalk and driveway in no time after following the DIY video.

Fitness For Kids With Twenty Online Fitness Activities
Let's put the fun back into fitness with online fitness videos for kids that are safe and effective for kids of all ages!

Homemade Bubble Fun!
Who doesn't love bubbles?   Learn how to make your own homemade bubbles and bubble wands!  Ingredients:  1/2 cup warm water, 4 T liquid dish detergent, and 2T glycerine.

Kids HIIT Workout
Kids HIIT Workout will build endurance, timing, coordination, and strength. This video may be followed by children of all ages! 

Karate For All Ages
Karate For All Ages emphasizes the qualities that martial arts have become known for, such as self-discipline, confidence, respect, improved concentration, skills learning, and self-defense. And of course, it's fun, too! Beginners and Advanced Beginners welcome.  To register for the month of September, please visit Karate For All Ages Registration.

Make Your Own Fairy Garden
Create a whimsical, miniature fairy garden using a large planter and some terra-cotta pots or an outdoor version with some spare wood and craft paint.

Youth Special Interests

Babies & Crawlers By Gymboree:  Parent & Me-Virtual
Meet like-minded parents and enjoy time spent with children and expert teachers, as you are led through nurturing exercises and activities that stimulate your baby's brain development. Perfect for non-mobile to crawling babies. New sessions are starting each month.  For additional information and to register, please visit Babies & Crawlers By Gymboree: Parent & Me-Virtual Registraiton.

Breath Meditation For Kids
A calming breath meditation designed to introduce kids to mindfulness. Kids imagine a sail boat rising and falling over waves as they inhale and exhale and use mental imagery to see their breath as color as they observe the sensation of it passing through the nostrils. Finally they cultivate beginners mind imagining they were once a fish and are feeling air in their lungs for the first time.

Create Your Own Butterfly Puddler
To have a really successful butterfly garden, you will also want to provide them with butterfly nectar and fresh water in a butterfly puddler. Butterflies drink by “puddling”. They sip at shallow puddles of water in mud or sand instead of landing in large open water areas.  Learn how to create your own butterfly puddler with air dry modeling clay and simple tools by visiting our link.  

DIY Scrappy Self-Portraits
Help your kids create their own 3-D self portrait using scrap pieces of wood and plenty of imagination.

First Aid For Feelings
A free 16-page downloadable workbook, available in English and Spanish, designed to help kids cope during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Fur, Feather, Fin - All Of Us Are Kin Virtual Story Event
Join the Busy Bee Virtual Story Event with special guest Diane Lang -- author, educator, and nature enthusiast, as she reads her picture book "Fur, Feather, Fin - All of Us are Kin."

Home Base For Kids
A safe and fun digital community for kids, where kids can explore islands based on their favorite book series.  Kids will love the trivia games and live chats with authors.

Jigsaw Puzzles For All Ages
Who doesn't love a good puzzle? Not only can they assist to improve your short-term memory, a puzzle can reinforce relations between brain cells and improve your mental speed, while providing the benefits of meditation and a means to help evaporate the stress in your life. And of course, puzzles can be a great source of entertainment!

JumpStart For Kids
JumpStart offers a wide variety of fun activities for kids to help engage the young ones with activities to make learning fun.

Kids' Wooden Robot Workshop
With items found around the house, you and your kids can learn to make cute, wooden robot toys.

Learn How To Draw A Dog
Learn how to draw a dog with just a few steps and just a few supplies, by following an art tutorial for kids and beginners.

Let The Pages Take You Places
From the convenience of your home, you may access best selling and classic eBooks, digital/audio books, and streaming videos, available 24/7 through Digital Audiobooks and eBooks at the Upland Public Library.  Browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or eReader.   E-cards are currently available at the Upland Public Library.

Music I By Gymboree;  Parent & Me-Virtual
Discover melody, pitch, and rhythm while building a repertoire of joyful songs.  Music classes are suitable for babies and infants.  New sessions are starting up each month.  For additional information and to register, please visit Music I By Gymboree: Parent & Me-Virtual Registration.

Music II By Gymboree:  Parent & Me-Virtual
Dance and sing to a new musical style each month including Latin, Rock 'n Roll, Classical, and more.  Music classes are suitable for babies and toddlers.  New sessions are starting up each month.  For additional information and to register, please visit Music II By Gymboree: Parent & Me-Virtual Registration.

Music III By Gymboree:  Parent & Me-Virtual
Express your singing voice and emerging musical knowledge through rhythm, pitch, tempo, and musical forms.  Music classes are suitable for pre-school aged children.  New sessions are starting up each month.  For additional information and to register, please visit Music III By Gymboree: Parent & Me-Virtual Registration.

Paper Mouse Corner Bookmark
With just a few supplies and some added creativity, learn how to create these super cute tiny paper mouse bookmarks. Keep them for your reading adventures or share with friends and family.

Paw Print Art
Simply dip your dog’s paw into the paint and create some floral shapes. Once the shapes are stamped out and ready to go, you simply wash the non-toxic paint from your dog’s paw and grab your paintbrush to continue your paw print masterpiece.

Quick & Easy Science Experiments For Kids
Enjoy ten science experiments for kids with household items.

Scholastic Learn At Home
The Scholastic Learn At Home series offers day-by-day projects to keep kids, grades Pre-K through 9th reading, thinking, and growing.

Scholastic Teachables

The editors of Teachables have created a free collection of worksheets and activities for your kids, Pre-K through 8th grade.

Science Flix
From weather to our cell phones, science is all around us!  Kids can watch, read, and explore hundreds of science topics including Earth Science, Space Science, Physical Science, Health & The Human Body, and more!

Sea Animal Paper Plate Crafts

Kids, get out your paints, scissors, colored pencils, paper plates, a plastic cup, and your creativity and let's build Sea Animal Paper Plate Crafts, by following a step-by-step tutorial. 

Stress Balls For Kids
Learn to make tactile sensory balls using balloons and other materials around your home.  You can even accessorize them to look like any character you choose.

Ten Fun-Filled Experiments For Kids

Cloud In A Bottle, Bouncy Egg, and Bending Water...These are all easy science experiments that will amaze kids, all with items located around the house.  Let's have some fun!

Young Rembrandts Cartoon Art: Virtual Fun
Our Young Rembrandts Fun Art classes are now available from the safety and comfort of your own home! The registered student will receive a link to each class via email. Students will have the option to participate and complete the lessons at their convenience.  Each four-week session includes lessons in drawing fundamentals and cartoons! Students will have a blast each month with each themed virtual drawing activity.  Pre-registration is required.  Winter classes scheduled to take place during the month of February 2021.  For registration information, please visit Young Rembrandts Cartoon Art: Virtual Fun.

Apple Bowling Math Game

Apple harvest season will soon be upon us! So, grab a bag of apples and let's enjoy some family time with these educational, fun, and tasty activities! Let us know which was your favorite!

Who's ever said that apples are just to eat? The Apple Bowling Math Game can be a lot of fun and a great math counting game for kids. Kids will be able to play over and over again.

Apple Rotting Experiment

Kids, don't take a bit out of that apple just yet! How about instead, we experiment with the apples by adding different substances to the apple. Which apple segment do you think will decay the most, become the most discolored, and which will be the most preserved. Let's see if you're right!

Apple Stamping Art

Hands-on learning through play is perfect for the fall season and there's no better way to fit in a little hands-on learning than with a seasonal apple project!

Apple Volcanoes

Apple volcanoes are a great activity to do outside on a nice sunny day, but if the weather doesn’t cooperate, just make sure you have a pan to catch the “lava.”

Creative Leaf Animal Art

Are the leaves of the trees in front of your house starting to change color and fall to the ground?  Let’s use some of these beautiful leaves to bring these beautiful colors from the outdoors into the indoors. This fall craft is great for all ages! Use your creativity and imagination to create some new leafy animal friends.

Fall Tree Leaf Globe

This fall, make your own Fall Tree Leaf Globe! Kids will love watching the metallic confetti swirl around inside their DIY leaf globe. A perfect way to celebrate the fall season!

Forest Friend Handbands

Leaves are all around us this time of year! Step outside, pick your favorites in different colors, shapes, and sizes, and let's create some super cute Forest Friends Headbands!

Leaf Rubbing Art For Kids

Leaf rubbing art is an easy and creative way to keep memories of the beautiful fall leaves without having to keep the dry and crackling leaves in the house. Plus, it's also great for developing fine motor skills for children!

Virtual Adventures For The Whole Family

Carnival Cruise Adventure
Take a break from what you're doing and go on an Instant Caribbean vacation! Carnival Cruise Line launched an Instant Caribbean Vacation in a full 360º interactive video.  Users can experience all the fun of a Carnival cruise from gliding down water slides, to relaxing on the beach, or just taking in the glorious sunset from the deck.  Don't forget to use the toggle on the top left screen to get the most out of your mini-vacay! Grab your suntan lotion and let's go on a virtual vacation.

Disneyland - Indiana Jones Adventure
Who says you have to stand in long lines to enjoy Disneyland rides? From the convenience of your own home, accompany intrepid archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones on a turbulent quest, aboard military troop transport vehicles, through a dangerous lost temple guarded by a supernatural power.

Disneyland - Peter Pan Flight
From the convenience of your own home, fly over London aboard a pirate galleon to Never Land.

Disneyland - Pirates Of The Caribbean
From the convenience of your own home, embark on a swashbuckling voyage to a time when pirates ruled the seas.

Disneyland - Splash Mountain
Warmer weather is just around the corner...let's celebrate with a log ride at Disneyland!  Set off on a delightful log flume ride featuring characters and songs from the classic Disney film ‘Song of the South.

Famous Buildings In Dubai
Let's travel outside of the country today and visit Dubai, to virtually view some of the largest structures in the world, to read about the history of these large structures, and enjoy some fun facts about each.   Plan to spend some time on this virtual adventure...there's tons to see and read!

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
Created by the Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, Pennsylvania and inspired by the magic-filled works of J.K. Rowling, this digital escape room experience not only brings you into the world of Harry Potter, but also challenges your brains!  Put on your wizard hat, get that robe steamed, and let's begin our adventure!

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Adventure
Explore the LEGOLAND Florida Resort virtually, through the twists and turns of The Dragon, an indoor/outdoor steel roller coaster.

Louvre Adventure
The Louvre was originally a fortress built by the French king Philippe Auguste. It was intended to reinforce the defenses that the king had ordered to be built in 1190 to protect Paris from attack via the Seine. Today, visitors can walk around the original perimeter moat and view the piers that supported the drawbridge.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Adventure
Located on the ocean's edge, the Monterey Aquarium is your window to marine life. Home to sea otters, penguins, sharks, and more, enjoy the amazing diversity of life found on and beneath the waves.  Although the physical doors may be closed, you can still enjoy a virtual visit and experience the Aquarium.

San Diego Zoo Adventure
T
he San Diego Zoo showcases more than 3700 animals that call the San Diego Zoo home.  Bring wildlife such as polar bears, apes, koalas, even pandas and tigers into your home when you visit. While watching the live cams, pick out your favorite animals and make a list of those that you would like to see in person!

Six Flags Magic Mountain Goliath Roller Coaster
Today, let's head on over to Magic Mountain and board Goliath!  As far as roller coasters go, there are beasts, there are giants, and then there is Goliath. Find out why bigger is better on this intense 70 mile-per-hour body-blaster that is not for the timid.

The Taj Mahal
Built by a 17th-century Mughal emperor in memory of his favorite wife, who died during childbirth, the Taj Mahal is one of the most lavish and romantic architectural tributes on earth. 

Tuscan Botanical Gardens Adventure
Let's head over to Arizona's Tuscan Botanical Gardens to view their Butterfly Exhibit, allowing people all over the country to enjoy and visit some tropical beauty.

Printable Activities For At Home Fun

Please click on the blue printable pdf activities below.

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