Things To Do (At Home) in Alief

  •  Things To Do in Alief

    VIRTUAL VISITS

    www.artsandculture.google.com
    Free Virtual Museum Visits

    www.explore.org/livecams
    View different live nature scenes from around the world!

    www.aquariumofpacific.org/education/aquariumacademy
    Online academy to learn about the ocean with online educators and interactive programs

    www.californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science
    These free educational activity guides and videos are designed for families to explore, investigate and have fun learning together without leaving home.

    www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/find-your-virtual-park.htm
    National Parks Live Cams & Ranger Talks

    www.arboretum.org/digital-arboretum/at-home-adventures/
    Virtual Arboretum Garden Visits

    www.spacecenter.org/apollo-13-virtual-exhibit/
    Apollo 13 Virtual Exhibit

    www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/
    Tune in to the Houston Zoo Webcams and enjoy a live look at animals that call the Houston Zoo home.

     

    INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

    Have an Alphabet Day!
    Have your child choose a letter in the evening — any letter. The next day, create activities surrounding things that begin with that letter. For example, if the letter is “L,” you might include a lemon in something you eat that day, think of animals that begin with “L,” and come up with silly phrases where each word begins with “L,” like “Lovely Little Leopard.”

    Create Your Own Workout!
    Create your own “high intensity” workout with your family. Each person chooses their favorite moves, such as lunges, jumping jacks, squats, or even hops. Using a timer, do each workout move for 20 seconds, then take a 10-second break. Do four sets of each move, then take a 30 second break. This “interval training” is fun, fast-paced and really gets hearts pumping!

    Try Parent-Child Plank Pose!
    It strengthens your core — abdominal, back, hips and pelvis — which can help you avoid pain in your back, shoulders, knees and other areas. Lie facedown, raising yourself up on your forearms. Keeping your body straight and gaze down, holding for 10-30 seconds. How many times can you repeat the pose?

    Do Kids Yoga!
    Cosmic Kids Yoga channel on YouTube hosts tons of kid-friendly yoga poses. Join in the fun for the whole family!