GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home is a free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning! You will find:
Movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos
Downloadable curricular activities
Recommended off-screen home activities
You can also create a free account on Go Noodle to access dozens of movement activities and songs to help with sensory and motor skills, social-emotional learning, and even math facts. If you are missing camp this summer, we recommend the Moose Tube channel on Go Noodle for a little fun with call and response. Click below to try “Fried Ham.”
We would love to hear from you! Email us at email@example.com to get some letter writing practice, share stories, and ask us questions. Ask Youth staff for a book recommendation, or about their favorite school subject, color, dessert, animal, or anything that you would like to know. Share a story you read or even one that you wrote! Tell us a joke or attach a picture that you drew.
Send emails to Youth Services at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll respond within a day or two. We love to hear from everyone and see what you have been up to!
Try this activity to create art at home and also brighten someone’s day! MPPL is partnering with Alden Gardens, an assisted living facility in Des Plaines, to help kids and senior citizens connect through art. Here’s how it works:
Be the engineer and architect of your very own paper city with activities from architecture studio Foster + Partners. Download and print templates to create your own skyscrapers, houses, and more. Color them and add details to give your city your own special flair. Young makers are encouraged to share their creations on social media: #architecturefromhome.
Engaging in engineering projects has so many benefits, including problem solving skills, fine motor skills, spatial skills, and innovative thinking. Read more about the benefits here.