-VIRTUAL RECREATION CENTER-
Welcome to the West Seneca Youth & Recreation Virtual Recreation Center! This is your place to find active, fun, recreation resources through these unprecedented times. We are committed to ensuring that our community has resources to maintain healthy lives, foster relationships, and continue to create memorable experiences. During these challenging times, our Virtual Recreation Center will help bring ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy and entertained. This concept is taking the place of our WSREC@HOME Virtual Activities. We would like to thank our friends at the Village of Hamburg Recreation for this idea!
As our daily lives are filled with more indoor time, there are many ways to stay healthy and active. Visit the links below for great ways to keep you moving!
Fitness Blender - Variety of free fitness videos
Fitness Blender for Kids - Free fitness videos for kids!
Go Noodle - Movement and mindfulness videos
87 Energy Busting Indoor Games and Activities
Group HIIT - Free kid’s workouts!
Yoga for Kids - Free yoga videos for kids! Great for adults too!
Garage Workouts - Have fun working out at home!
ARTS & CRAFTS
Highlights Kids - Fun games, recipes, crafts, and activities
Coloring Pages - Online digital coloring pages
Free Kids Crafts - Craft ideas/templates/printouts
All Kids Network - Crafts, mazes, dot-to-dot, etc.
Google Earth - Take a virtual vacation! Explore the world using google earth satellite and street view mode to see places like you are actually there!
The Hidden World of National Parks - National Parks Services and Google have teamed up so you can explore The Hidden World of National Parks with virtual tours guided by park rangers!
Monterey Bay Aquarium - View the live stream of the aquarium!
Georgia Aquarium - View the Beluga whales and more with the Georgia Aquarium webcams!
Smithsonian - Take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian!
Yellow Stone National Park - Take a virtual field trip to Yellowstone!
Explore Mars! - Explore Mars with a 360 camera
Virtual Scuba Diving - An immerse 360 view of your national marine sanctuaries!
San Diego Zoo - Check out their animal live cams and videos!
SeaWorld Orlando - Take a virtual tour of SeaWorld Orlando!
Dubai Miracle Garden - Explore the worlds largest garden!
The Louvre - Paris, France- Check out art and fashion!
The Met - NYC. Check out these Virtual Exhibits or Met Kids Tour!
Easter Island - Explore The Moai up close!
NASA - Online Virtual Exhibits!
Dali Theatre Museum - Virtual visit.
Hold a virtual playdate
Build a fort!
Family game night
Make a Time Capsule with your family- include photos, letters, and tokens that you feel represent this time. Even include newspaper articles from the past several days. This will help us remember what happened during this time in future years.
Nomster Chef - Illustrated recipes designed to help kids ages 2-12 cook with their families!
Active for Life – Filled with family fun tips, game and activity ideas, cooking and more!Active for Life is a Canadian not-for-profit social initiative founded by B2ten. We are a national initiative created to help parents give their children the right start in life through the development of physical literacy.
Escape Room - Transform your family fun night into an immersive escape room adventure with a simple kit!
Indoor Scavenger Hunt Riddles
SCIENCE & EDUCATION
Nat Geo Kids - Learn about geography and animals from National Geographic
Brainscape - Offers a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable
PBS Learning - PreK-12 digital media service with thousands of learning materials!
The Science Spot - Science projects that can be completed with or without internet access!
Climate Kids - This Nasa initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate change, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.
Kids Think Design - Explore careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, film & theatre, architecture, animation and more!
The OT Toolbox - At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play.
Environmental Nature Center - Educational videos geared toward school aged children.
TR Inaugural Site - One of America's best-known and most influential presidents came to be inaugurated in Buffalo, NY! Take a virtual tour.
TOWN OF WEST SENECA
Town of West Seneca Parks Tour & Activity Book – Discover Town of West Seneca Parks, complete activities at each park and receive a certificate at the end!
Discover West Seneca – Check out this Scavenger Hunt series that takes place in West Seneca!