*NEW* Rec @ Home

Looking for something fun to do while social distancing? We’re putting together a list of some of our favorite free and paid online resources, with something for everyone in the family!

Check back often for new ideas from our Parks & Recreation team, amazing instructors, and more.

Rec at home

Free Resources

Kids/Family

Caspar Babypants Tiny Song Jukebox: Create your own "live show" featuring your favorite songs!  New songs are being added regularly, so check back often.

Kidz Love Soccer YouTube: Our good friend Lawrence at Kidz Love Soccer has been putting together some  instructional videos for fun soccer games you can play at home!  Check out "Soccer Robotz" or "Wrecking Ball Soccer" now, and keep checking back for more to be added in the days ahead!

"Music With Eli" Concerts: Our good friend from our summer Just Kidding Around concert series, Eli Rosenblatt, is performing LIVE on Facebook every week (and nearly every day)!  Check out his Facebook page for when his next performance is, then tune in for some great tunes.

NatureVision Science Packets: Nature Vision has developed three science packets for K-12 students: Ecosystems, Watersheds, and Humans & Water.  There are four grade level-specific options for the current "Ecosystems" packet, and each is full of hands-on activities to keep your budding naturalist busy for days to come!

Pacific Science Center Curiosity At Home: Ignite your curiosity at home with streaming live science shows, hands-on STEM activities, tutorials, interviews, and more. These educational activities and resources are for all ages of learners and are meant to inspire and excite all people about science.

ParentMap COVID-19 Resources: ParentMap has got an amazing list of activities, parenting resources, virtual field trips, healthy recipes, and more for families in the Puget Sound Region.

Rainy Day Survival Guide eBook (PDF): A great free resource to help get your creative juices flowing from the founder and CEO of Young Rembrandts, Bette Fetter!  You will need to enter your email address to download this free resource, just FYI.

Skyhawks Sports Academy Family Resources: Our longtime partner Skyhawks has created a great Family Resource page full of lesson and activity ideas to keep your kiddos (and you!) moving.  They’ve also got some helpful links offering ideas on how to talk to your young athletes about COVID-19, helping them deal with disappointment, and more.  Updated often!

Snapology Facebook Page: Snapology is currently posting daily LEGO(R) challenges on their Facebook page to help keep your child’s creative juices flowing!  Did we mention there are prizes up for grabs?

Woodland Park Zoo Animal Webcams: Did we mention there’s a tiger cam?

Young Rembrandts YouTube Channel: Animals, famous landmarks, cartooning...help your kids hone their drawing skills with lots of great how-to videos from the artists at Young Rembrandts!

Teen/Adult

Bob Ross YouTube Channel: Follow along with the legendary Bob and paint some happy clouds, mountains and trees in these 25-minute videos.

Cardio Jam with Christie YouTube Channel: Our amazing Bothell Cardio Jam instructor has got her own YouTube channel, with a growing number of your favorite songs!  Build your own playlist or choose one of hers and dance in the comfort of your own home.

Embroidery 101 with Lark Rising: Learn something new and create something beautiful while you’re home!  Lauren has some great Embroidery 101 video tutorials on her website to help you get started in learning some basic stitches.  Once you’re ready to go, be sure to check out her Etsy shop for some fantastic and unique patterns (Harry Potter, anyone?) to help you practice!

Zumba with Stefanie!: Our very own amazing Bothell instructor has started posting some online workouts for you to dance to at home.  It’s the next best thing to dancing together at the Lytle House!

Paid Content

Kids/Family

Brush Calligraphy Basics with Letters By Ellen: Geared towards kids ages 7-18, this course was created for students to learn something new, be creative and provide a hobby that can be practiced now and for many years to come.  Students will get a USPS Priority Mail box of great lettering supplies, and be able to choose a specific live lettering day/time for 45 minutes of instruction with Ellen and one or two other students!

Hip Hop Kids Dance Fitness: Bring the livestream dance party to your home with Seattle Dance Fitness (the studio that teaches our amazing Move & Grow classes)!  Did we mention that first-timers can stream their first week for free?

Move & Grow: Our favorite parent/child movement class, now available online!  Dance with your young child while exploring movement activities and practicing skills. Music, multi-sensory play, and instrument time are all included in this super fun and educational class! Move and Grow classes also incorporate BrainDance* rhymes to integrate the mind and body, while reinforcing the importance of movement in early life!

Pacifica Writers Workshop Online: One of our favorite summer camp providers is now offering online classes!  Create your own comic book or work and work on your storytelling skills in this weeklong program via Zoom.

Rock Solid Science Virtual Classes: An interactive Zoom class AND box of fossils delivered to your door?  Yes, please!

Smart With Art Virtual Classes: The creativity is endless with these great online art classes from one of our longtime favorite art programs!

Snapology Online: Grab your buckets of LEGO(R) and sign up for an online STEAM Enrichment class today!  Or if you’re looking for a fun way to connect with your friends online, consider hosting a private Virtual Playdate with your friends - their team will work with you to come up with the perfect theme/activity for your group.

Skyhawks Sports Academy Virtual Classes: Keep your kids moving at home with these great online classes from Skyhawks!  Geared for ages 3-12, they’ll learn sports and STEM with some of Skyhawks’ best coaches from across the country.

Young Rembrandts Online Drawing: Your kids will look forward to getting a new instructional drawing video every week, and be able to tune in when they choose to complete each of these fun lessons!

Teen/Adult

Adult Dance Fitness: Get your groove on and come join the livestream dance party from the comfort of your living room with Seattle Dance Fitness!  Did we mention that first-timers can stream their first week for free?

Ed2Go Online Classes: With over 200 classes to choose from, these 6-week, instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive.  There’s no better time than now to learn a new language, master WordPress websites, figure out budgeting, plant an edible garden, and so much more!