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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 @ Home! 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.  When you click on any of the below links you are LEAVING the City of Irwindale’s website.  

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

FAMILY FUN PACKS

Family Fun Packs For families with children ages 4-12 years old.  Families will receive a pack filled with fun activities to do at home. 

BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT 2020

Back to School Event Sign up now to receive your Back to School Kit. Limited to the first 40 sign ups for school age children TK-5th Grade and limited to the first 35 sign ups for Middle School and High School age kids. 

FAMILY CAMP OUT @ HOME

Family Camp Out Camp out in your yard on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Sign up to get a drive by from our very own Mascot Rocky! You will also receive a S'mores pack and fun glow in the dark sticks for your night out under the stars. 

MUSIC ON YOUR LAWN

Music on your lawn Join us every Thursday evening from the comfort of your own lawn and listen to music on Spotify. 

MOVIES AT HOME

Movies at home Join us every Monday evening for a family movie night. 

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM

Grab-N-Go Meals This summer, meals will NOT be distributed at Irwindale Park. Free meals will be distributed at Northview High School located at 1016 Cypress St. in Covina from 10am-12pm, now through July 10th. Open to all kids 18 years old and younger. No application required. For more information visit c-vusd.org 

VIRTUAL CLASSES

Virtual Cheer Clinic  Are you ready to stand up and cheer the summer away?! Youth ages 7-13 will have the opportunity to learn basic skills in our 2020 Summer Cheer Clinic. Participants should dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes. Don't forget to keep your water handy! 

Virtual Munchkin Cheer Clinic  Are you ready to stand up and cheer the summer away?! Youth ages 4-6 will have the opportunity to learn basic skills in our 2020 Summer Cheer Clinic. Participants should dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes. Don't forget to keep your water handy! 

Virtual Canvas Kids  Our Canvas Kids will have the opportunity to create a one of a kind art piece on canvas each month. Watch their skills grow and flourish by the end of this course. Children ages 7-12 are welcome to join the class. Class will be instructed via Zoom. Participants must have access to a computer, laptop or smart phone with audio/visual capabilities. 

Virtual Pint Sized Picassos  Our Pint Sized Picasso's will create their own masterpieces using a wide range of quality art materials. Watch their art skills grow and flourish by the end of this course. Children ages 3-6 are welcome to join this class. THIS IS A PARENT AND ME CLASS. Students in our Kidzone program will be able to participate with staff. This class will be run instructed Zoom. Participants must have access to a computer, laptop or smart phone with audio/visual capabilities. 

Virtual Cupcake Cuties  Children will have fun while learning the art of decorating mouth watering cupcakes. Students can then eat and enjoy their creations at home. Open to children ages 6-13 years old. This class is instructed via Zoom. Participants should have a computer, laptop or smart phone with audio/visual capabilities. 

Virtual Silly Science  Science fun for kids! Kids will get the opportunity to be scientists in their own home. A list of ingredients and other necessary items will be distributed to all registered students. Participants will be responsible for getting their own science materials. Class will be instructed via Zoom. Participants must have access to a laptop, computer or phone with video and audio capabilities. 

Virtual Fitness Class Exercise in the comfort of your own home. Monday - Thursday June 15th - August 13th @ 4:30pm - 5:20pm. 

Virtual iSign for adults and teens Interested in learning Sign Language? Sign up today for this Free Class for teens and adults ages 13yrs and up. Wednesdays, June 17th - August 5th @ 3pm - 3:45pm. 

Stay Camp

Stay Camp 2020 This year’s Summer Day Camp with a twist. Sign up and receive fun activities to do at home. 

Lines of Positivity - Community Services Collaboration

Lines of Positivity - Submit a line of positivity that you would like to share with the community via email to LibraryStaff@IrwindaleCA.gov  The submitted lines will be compiled into a community poem/piece of writing and displayed in the library windows for viewing. This project is open to ALL AGES.  

Rocky Birthday Drive By

Rocky (city mascot)Residents of all ages are welcome to request a very special guest drive by on their birthday. Drive by’s will take place between 5:30p and 6:30p. Anyone interested can email Recreation Supervisor Delfina Osterheim at dosterheim@irwindaleca.gov.  Emails must be received one week in advance of request.  Emails should include name and contact number of requestor, name of celebrant and their age, as well as the address.  

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:

For adults

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 

Exercise Game and Activities for Kids - 25 ideas

Virtual iSign - Free virtual sign language class for kids ages 8 - 12. 

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

For adults

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.

Take an online class at the local community college or tune in to some great Podcasts.  There are tons of options to choose from.

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.

Daily Doodle lessons by Mo Williams

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

Trips

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 world through their virtual tours.

Experience Theater in the comfort of home by listening to cast members on You Tube

Explore America's National Parks and discover our most treasured places.

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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