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ROCKing Recreation at Home

ROCKS are very important to mankind because they are one of the best sources of fuel and power.  Well, there is no greater resource in the City of Irwindale then the ROCKS that surround us everyday.  Let’s use that fuel and power to get thru these unprecedented times – TOGETHER!

Irwindale Recreation is excited to present ROCKing Recreation! This is your place for fun, education and resources through these wild and turbulent times. We are committed to ensuring that our resilient community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships and continue to have extraordinary experiences.

Visit this page often or follow us on Instagram or Facebook for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained and informed. Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.

Have a great idea or resource you’d like to share? Email us at pzepeda@irwindaleca.gov

Stay Active

As our daily lives are filled with more indoor time, there are many ways to stay healthy and active.

Indoor Activities

Take a Virtual Fitness Class - There are plenty of FREE options online. Here are just a few:

Do Yoga with Me - Free yoga videos

Fitness Blender - Variety of free videos

Nike Training Club - App filled with free fitness videos

For the Kids

Fitness Blender for Kids - Free fitness videos

Cosmic Kids Yoga - Kid friendly videos

87 Energy-Busting Indoor Games & Activities

Outdoor Activities

Did you know that although several non essential businesses are closed, you are still able to  "engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with the Social Distancing Requirements...such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking and running." Here’s a few ideas (don’t forget your Social Distance rules!).

Walk/run around your neighborhood and say hi (from a distance) to all of your neighbors who are getting outside too.

Go for a drive.

 

Stay Connected

Although we’re all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these out every day.

Call a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check in.

Write a letter.

Facetime.

Support a local restaurant - Many restaurants are still open for take out or delivery orders. Support your favorite joints and order food for pick up or try out Doordash, Postmates or Ubereats and have it brought to you.

Volunteer - There are many opportunities to volunteer to help those in our community. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is in need of extra help during this period of high demand. Sign-up for a shift on the food bank’s website.  You can also see if Shepards Pantry right here in Irwindale is accepting volunteers or donations.  Register on their site.

Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.  Dust off the old puzzles or coloring books and focus your mind on something else.  You can download free coloring pages too.

Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.  Make time to unwind.

Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Work on Mindfulness - Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Exercise your Brain

Visit Irwindale Library - The library has tons of free ebooks ready for your enjoyment as well as the opportunity to learn a new language thru Rosetta Stone.

For the Kids (or kids at heart)

Hold a virtual play date through Facetime.

Teach a young person how to write and send a letter.

Take a Virtual Vacation - Explore the world using Google Earth! Use Street View to see places like you’re actually there.  The possibilities are endless.  You can even create your own passport to keep track of the places you virtually visited.

Head to the Monterey Bay Aquarium through their live stream.

Visit one of many museums around the work through their virtual tours.

Daily Doodle lessons by Mo Willems.

Arts and Craft Activities

FreeKidsCrafts - Lots of categories of idea, templates and print outs.

Crafts by Amanda

Educational Resources

Scholastic Learn at Home

Switcheroo Zoo – watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals

Nat Geo for Kids – learn all about geography and fascinating animals

Suessville – read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Suess and his friends

ABC YA – practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games

Fun Brain – play games while practicing math and reading skills

PBS Kids – hang out with your favorite characters all while learning

Star Fall – practice your phonic skills with these read along stories

Highlights Kids – read, play games and conduct cool science experiments

Virtual School Activities – a menu of options including virtual tours, trips, and other fun academic sites

Covina Valley Unified School District

 

Stay Informed

Be in the Know

Visit these sites for the latest local information regarding COVID-19.

Los Angeles County Health Services Agency - This is the lead Agency in Los Angeles county directing our community’s response to COVID-19.

City of Irwindale - Visit the City’s dedicated page for COVID-19 for up to date and bilingual information.

Centers for Disease Control - CDC’s COVID-19 site.

Stay Nourished

Visit these sites for information on food resources.

Shepherd’s Pantry - Food programs for all

CVUSD’s Student Meal Program - Obtain breakfast and lunch for your child while school is out

Irwindale Senior Center - Meal delivery for older adults



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