rECsources

Virtual Recreation Resources

Welcome to the City of El Cerrito’s Virtual rECreation Resources page! It is our hope to provide our community members with fun, educational, and meaningful activities and resources during this uncertain time. We understand the difficulties that come with social distancing and our current shelter-in-place and we want to make sure we offer our families and community members options to lessen the burdens. 

Visit this page often for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained and informed.

Have a great idea or resource you’d like to share? Email us or tag us on Social Media!

From Familiar Faces

FOR ADULTS

ECCC Zumba Livestream! - More information on our page

ADDITIONAL 50+ RESOURCES

Essential Senior Services during COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place

C.C. Café To-Go Lunch Program (ages 60+) - weekly meals consisting of 7 frozen meals will be available to seniors ages 60+ years old by request and as available. Email or call (510) 559-7677 

C.C. Cafe To-Go Lunch Program Application

1:1 Senior Tech Help - Sam High (Best Buy Health): Sign up for a 30 minute appointment slot! NEW!


STAY CONNECTED

CITY OF EL CERRITO’S OFFICIAL COVID-19 INFORMATION 

www.el-cerrito.org/COVID19 

RECREATION DEPARTMENT SOCIAL MEDIA 

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FOR TODDLER/PRESCHOOL

Teacher Carol (from Teeter Tots) Reading Winnie the Pooh!

Casa Distance Learning

03/26/2020 Casa Distance Learning Newsletter - NEW!

Teeter Tot/Casa Art Project- NEW!

Teacher Karen takes a Tour with her Owl - NEW!

Teacher Jessica Sings Us Our Favorite Song! - NEW!

FOR SCHOOL-AGE

FAIRMONT AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FAMILY NEWSLETTER- NEW!

MADERA AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FAMILY NEWSLETTER- NEW!

HARDING AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FAMILY NEWSLETTER- NEW!

Little Medical School - Free Class - NEW!

Play-Well TEKnologies Facebook Live starting Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am PDT - NEW!

Online Circus Arts Class - NEW!

stay active - physically

For adults

32 Minute Home Cardio Workout with No Equipment

30 Minute at Home Strength Workout MensHealth.com - 21 of the Best Exercises for Beginners to Try at Home

Healthline.com - 10 Best Exercises for Everyone

AKT GO™ Facebook Live- full body workouts that combine cardio dance intervals with strength and toning.Additional 50+ Resources

Club Pilates GO - Facebook Live 

Stay Nourished with Meals on Wheels - Meal delivery for older adults

Go4Life from the National Institute on Aging at NIH

FOR FAMILIES

WebMD.com - 5 Simple, Fun Ideas for Family Fitness

Parents.com - 10 Ways to Exercise as a Family

CookingLight.com - Family Recipes to Make Together

Tasty.co - 21 Fun And Delicious Recipes You Can Make With Your Kids

FOR TODDLER/PRESCHOOL

ActiveForLife.com - 49 Fun Physical Activities To Do with Kids Aged 2 to 4

PlayWorld.com - 12 Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

FOR SCHOOL-AGE 

TodaysParent.com - 15 Ways to Keep Kids Active Indoors (even if you don’t have much space)

MommyPoppins.com - 25 Exercise Games and Indoor Activities to Get Kids Moving

STAY NOURISHED

WCCUSD Student Meal Pick Up Location Information

WCCUSD Food Services and additional resources

FOR TWEEN/TEENS

AceFitness.com - Top 25 At-Home Workouts

StretchLab Albany- Facebook Live

  • Monday 3/23 - 2PM PDT/5PM EDT - 20 Minute Stretch - Upper Body Mobility w/ stretch strap
  • Tuesday 3/24 - 9AM PDT/12PM EDT - 10 Minute Stretch - Mobility Basics w/ foam roller
  • Wednesday 3/25 - 3PM PDT/6PM EDT - 30 Minute Stretch - Core Activation w/ exercise band & stretch strap
  • Thursday 3/26 - 2PM PDT/5PM EDT - 30 Minute Stretch 
  • Friday 3/27 - 11AM PDT/2PM EDT - 20 Minute Stretch

YourTeenMag.com - 100 Things Teenagers Can Do without Screens

MarthaStewart.com - 13 Super Easy Meals Teens Can Make Themselves

DIYProjectsForTeens.com - 43 Cool Recipes For Teens To Make At Home

STAY ACTIVE - MENTALLY

STAY CONNECTED

CDC’S COVID-19 INFORMATION

Centers for Disease Control 

For Adults

EDUCATIONAL 

450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

STAY CALM - RELAX - JUST BREATH

University of Michigan School of Medicine - Stress Management: Relaxing Your Mind and Body

PsychCentral.com - 20 Ways to Relax & Unwind

FOR FAMILIES

EDUCATIONAL 

Travel to the best the world’s museums have to offer with Google Arts & Culture’s Collections of Virtual Tours

Aquatic curiosity? Check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s live stream!

Marvel at elephants, bears, and condors by tuning into one of the Oakland Zoo’s webcams.

Stories for all ages - Audible free for kids- NEW!

FUN & GAMES

FamilyeGuide.com - Boredom Busters: 110 Fun At-Home Activities for Families & Kids

Pixar Child Development Center

12 Virtual Disneyland Rides That You Can Enjoy At Home Without A FASTPASS

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGES 

Bottle-Flipping Challenge - Partly fill a plastic water bottle and toss it in such a way that it lands right-side up. This one got so popular they made apps to replicate the experience!

Try Not to Laugh Challenge - Popularized by YouTubers like Markiplier, this trend involves watching short, funny videos and trying not to laugh. It’s simple and harmless, though there’s often a lot of laughing at others’ expense.

Whisper Challenge - You may have seen this one on Jimmy Fallon: One person wears headphones playing loud music. The other person says a phrase out loud, and the one listening to music tries to read their lips and repeat the phrase. Hilarity ensues.

Mannequin Challenge - A group of people gets together, poses, and freezes in place, and someone with a camera walks around recording the scene while music plays. Even celebrities have gotten in on this one, including Michelle Obama, Ellen, and Adele.

FOR TODDLER/PRESCHOOL

BusyToddler.com - 40+ Super Easy Toddler Activities

Teaching2and3YearOlds.com - 20+ Fun and Easy Toddler Activities for Home

FOR School-Age

EDUCATIONAL

Scholastic Learn from Home (Pre-K through 6th+)

GoodHousekeeping.com - 50 Fun Activities for Kids Will Keep Them Entertained for Hours

Storyline Online - Celebrities reading stories you may or may not have heard of 

Natural History Museum of Utah - Research Quest

FOR TWEEN/TEENS

EDUCATIONAL

Free SAT prep resources, tests, tips, and more from the Khan Academy

VeryWellFamily.com - 50 Fun and Positive Activities to Do With Your Teenager