1. Does someone in your neighborhood have a special day coming up this month? Organize with neighbors and have a car parade. Make posters or signs and drive by honking to celebrate the birthday, anniversary or whatever it is.
2. Going on more walks these days? Maybe consider taking a "garbage walk". Wearing gloves, grab a plastic bag and pick up what garbage you see along the way. A great way to help keep Algonquin clean!
3. Enjoy a Nature Scavenger Hunt! Grab a piece of paper and jot down the following items to look for as you are out in your neighborhood:
- Pine cone
- Spring flowers coming up
- Leaf or leaves
- Pine needles
Algonquin Recreation works with so many great contractors and many have taken their programs virtual. Check out the links below for some fun:
Gary Kantor Magic: Learn Magic and Watch Tricks
Illinois Shotokan Karate: Beginner Video
Rock 'n' Kids Inc: Mini Class Video
Algonquin Area Public Library
: The Library has something for everyone during these stay at home times. Check out the many offerings to fill your days!
Rockford Discover Center Museum
: Enjoy playful learning at Home! Art projects and science experiments using materials found around your house!
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation's award-winning children's literacy website, Storyline Online, steams videos features celebrated actors reading children's books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Betty White and dozens more.
PBS Nova Labs
: PBS's TV show Nova offers amazing free online labs that engage teens and lifelong learners with games and interactive online exploration. Labs include Polar, Evolution, Energy, Sun and Several more
: Check in on your favorite friends at the Shedd!
Virtual National Park Tours
: Ever wanted to go to Denali National Park, Grand Teton National Park or Yellowstone National Park? Now you can! Explore 33 National Parks from the comforts of your home.
Smithsonaian National Zoo Panda Cam:
The Smithsonian national Zoo welcomes you to their panda environment. Check in on giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang as they go about their day!