Welcome to the Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation Department's Virtual Recreation and Resource Center! You'll find links to fun and educational activities for all ages including links to museums, online exercise classes, art and craft activities, and other resources to keep us all active, connected, and informed throughout this health crisis. We at Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation are committed to ensuring that our community has access to resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships, and continue to have extraordinary experiences.
Visit this page often 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.
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Tips for Working from Home- Advice from PC Magazine for those who are able to work from home.
Arbor Day: Arbor Day is upon us! Celebrate your love for nature by exploring all of Wolfeboro's many public parks or taking a walk in your backyard. If you can't get out and about use these fun virtual tools to explore nature around the world and join us virtually on May 7th for our tree planting celebration at Bean Park.
Become a Junior Arborist
Explore fantastic tress around the World
Identify Leaves of Trees near you
Color to your heart's content
Gardening- Guide to gardening for kids
The Magic Tree House has interactive games based on the adventures of Jack and Annie
Bike and Walk to Work Day: Take a day to get out and exercise while reducing your carbon footprint. Join all of New Hampshire while we bike and walk to work. Explore these fun virtual activities to warm up.
Check out these ideas from last year's Bike and Walk to Work Day!
Practice your favorite sport or work out at home with SportsEngine At-Home Workouts
P.E. with Joe has exercises for all ages
Tools for Creating an Active Home
Play a game of Intense Tic Tac Toe
Set up an Obstacle Course
Practice yoga with Do Yoga With Me
Hours of entertainment and learning for kids and kids-at-heart:
Easy delicious home recipe (Thank you Maddie Abelman for finding this link) Easy Recipes For The Whole Family
Make learning come alive with Putnam Museum's at home experiments
Join a Virtual Marine Biology Camp with Oceans Initiative
125 Cabin Fever Ideas to keep kids entertained
Plan an indoor scavenger hunt
Get creative with these arts and craft ideas using items in your house
Hold a virtual playdate through Facetime
200+ Online Learning Resources
Want to learn about the moon phase or the weather of the day? Explore the Farmer’s Almanac for Kids.
Teach a young person how to write and send a letter.
Randomly generate a story starter. The possibilities are endless
Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
Daily Doodle lessons by Mo Willems
Online Science Activities at LiveScience
Crafts, projects, recipes, and more for young children at Funology
Fun games, recipes, activities, and crafts with Highlights Kids
Crafts, activities, mazes, and dot-to-dot worksheets
Printable worksheets for toddlers
You can have an adventure without leaving your house or backyard:
Put down a picnic blanket and share a meal outdoors
Organize a Backyard Olympics Day
Go camping in your backyard (or living room!)
Nature and Virtual Travel:
What's Happening In Wolfeboro- Go on a scavenger hunt right in your own back yard.
Google Earth- Take a Virtual Vacation or explore the world! Use Street View to see places like you’re actually there.
Virtual Museum Tours- Visit museums around the world through their virtual tours.
Virtual Field Trips- Take a trip to a number of museums, zoos, aquariums, and landmarks around the world.
San Diego Zoo- Check out their live animal cams and videos.
Nat Geo Kids- Learn about geography and animals from National Geographic.
Smithsonian Zoos and Museums- No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to your screen.
Tour Yellowstone National Park!
Fish, bears, and loons, oh my! Alaskan Wildlife Viewing webcams let you watch them all.
Virtual Disney Rides- Virtually ’ride’ Disney Attractions!
Go on a virtual field trip
Visit a Museum, Zoo, or Amusement Park
Explore and see the world with webcamtaxi
Although we’re all socially 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 ... the old-fashioned way, with a pen/pencil and paper.
Facetime a friend or loved one to check on them.
Support a local restaurant - Support your favorite joints and order food for pick up or try out Doordash or Gruhub and have it brought to you.
Volunteer. There are many opportunities to volunteer to help those in our community.
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and 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.