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Youth/Family Activities

In this section, you will find a variety of activities recommended by programming staff at the Youth Center and Four Freedoms Park Preschool to keep the whole family (even the little ones!) learning and having fun while at home. 



Germ Experiment and Informational Video

This video demonstrates and gives a visual on how soap and hand sanitizer is effective while washing your hands.  Soap lowers water’s surface tension. This is why soap is so effective in removing germs.

--> Kids can participate by trying the experiment out themselves with common household ingredients!




"Cloud Dough” Science Experiment Tutorial 
Using household items, conduct a fun easy experiment with your family. Cloud Dough is also known as moon dough or moon sand and is considered a sensory play activity.  
Sensory activities engages various senses like smell, touch, or taste. This experiment is toddler safe and can keep kids busy for hours!


--> Click here to see the recipe for "Cloud Dough" 



Simple Science Experiments with Coach D
Check out this collection of short, easy experiments that you can try with the kids at home!


--> See list of items needed for each experiment





Preparing for SpaceX Launch 
space x On May 31, 2020, the Crew Dragon spacecraft became the first spaceflight for American astronauts from the United States since the last space shuttle mission back in 2011.

With this historic event, we thought it would be cool to share a link to SpaceX/NASA virtual game for all ages. This is the flight simulator used by astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley who piloted the SpaceX Crew Dragon to the International Space Station as part of the Demo-2 mission.  

--> Click here to access SpaceX Flight Simulator

Also, check out this Crew Dragon Animation video!





K-9 Appreciation - Paw Print Craft 
Pets are an important part of our families! Check out this video to find out how to make a quick holiday ornament or other pet keepsake with the kids.


--> Go to Basic Playdough Recipe



"Joke of the Day" Recorded Phone Line
Did you know laughter can relieve stress, boost your immune system & promote an overall sense of well-being? No wonder people say it is the best medicine! Call Lake Kennedy Center's "Joke Line" at 239-707-6959 for a new, G-rated joke every weekday in May! 

jokeline



"Silly Walk Zones" in Cape Coral Parks!
When visiting Cape Coral's neighborhood parks, keep your eyes peeled for "Silly Walk" signs. These new signs mark "interactive zones" with directions for quick, fun activities you can complete on the spot! Share photos of your family participating on social media and tag #CCVirtualRec

Silly Signs

"Silly Walk" signs can be found at the following Cape Coral Parks: Del Prado Linear Park, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, Giuffrida Park, Horton Park, Jaycee Park, Joe Stonis Park, Rotary Park Environmental Center,  Saratoga Lake Park, Sirenia Vista Park and the Yacht Club Community Park. 




Poetry - It's Fun!
Did you know that nursery rhymes, knock-knock jokes and riddles are all related to poetry?

PoetryItsFun

 



Neighborhood Map Activity
Go for a neighborhood walk and bring paper and a pencil to write down everything you see. Examples include: Street names, community buildings, nature spots such as borrowing owls or Eagles nests, playgrounds, friend's house, etc. 


--> Once home, take your notes and make a map of your neighborhood with all that you have listed!  
Neighborhood Walk Activity

"My Coronavirus Story" Activity

Living in the age of COVID-19 is a very strange and confusing time for all of us - and probably even more so for children.  This activity encourages children to share their perspective of the current situation through words and drawings.

--> Download PDF of "My Coronavirus Story" activity worksheets




2020 Time Capsule Activity
Here's an activity children can easily do at home that will be interesting to go back and review at a later date! 
Time capsule cover page
--> Download PDF of Time Capsule Activity



No Bake Cookie Recipe 
Looking for an easy and delicious dessert recipe to make with the kids? Here's a good one to try!

Making No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies- rev



Basic Playdough Recipe
With great consistency and a long shelf life, this playdough is easy to make with children and will provide hours of home fun! 

--> Download PDF of Basic Playdough Recipe
Basic Playdough


Preschool Learning & Activity Videos
Below is a collection of videos developed by Four Freedoms Park's Preschool staff for young ones to continue to learn at home! 

Days of the Week


Months of the Year




Alphabet Review

Focuses on recognizing letters, “vowels” and “sounds”.




April Calendar
A chance for little ones to review counting.

 
 

Sight Words


Shapes

 


Colors


Pledge of Allegiance

 


Drive My Car

Let’s pretend we are in a car! This is a fun, interactive video that children will love to follow along.


 

The Hokey Pokey
Who doesn't love the Hokey Pokey?


  

Tooty Ta
Another fun dance - let’s do the Tooty Ta!

  


Storytime Happy
Instructor read and sang to the tune of "If You’re Happy and You Know It."


 

 



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