Your Y At Home – Kids & Families
Get Creative and Active with Family-Friendly Resources
Opportunities for joy are abundant when families gather. What can we do today to inspire your little Michelangelo or work on some skills and drills for your aspiring athlete?
We’re scouring the web for the very best kid-friendly activities and videos! Check back for our latest collection of links, curated exclusively for Y families.
Youth Creative Activities
- YMCA Coloring Pages – create your own art gallery by hanging your colorful creations in your front window to share with your neighborhood!
- Sarah’s YMCA Music Room, a 20min music class for your kids! Every Tue & Thur at 10am, via YouTube
- Tired of making (and cleaning!!!) homemade slime? This wonderful 30 Day Science Activity Planner for Kids features unique STEM projects that we haven’t seen on other lists, via Life with Darcy and Brian
- In response to school musical cancellations, Tony-winning actress Laura Benanti welcomes you to submit #sunshinesongs videos of themselves performing for an appreciative social audience, via Smithsonian Magazine
- Scholastic Learn at Home: Free Resources for School Closures offers a variety of free materials for Pre-k through Grade 9, via Scholastic
- From Yellowstone National Park to the Great Wall of China, her is a comprehensive list of virtual field trips for kids of all ages, via Denise Farney (7th/8th grade science teacher at Longfellow Middle School, Lorain, OH)
- Take a Brain Break With These 10 YourTube Channels With Movement-Encouraging Videos For Kids, via PopSugar
- Family-approved, kids-can-cook-too recipes, via ChopChopFamily.org
- Children’s musician Laurie Berkner live streams a music break every weekday, via Laurie Berkner Band Facebook
Youth Physical Activities
(Please read Health & Safety Warning below before beginning any physical exercise routine)
- Family BINGO – a fun way to everyone moving, via Stacy Pincock, Group Exercise Lead at the Central Y
- Dice Workout for Kids – a little math mixed with exercise? Good for the brain and the body!, via Stacy Pincock, Group Exercise Lead at the Central Y
- Fun workout video for you and your kids, via Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA YouTube.
- Kids Yoga, via ymca360.org
- Youth Soccer Skills – Designed to develop basic soccer skills and drills for all levels, via YMCA360.org
- Youth Sports Performance – A program for young athletes to help develop overall athleticism and reduce injuries. Use these at-home drills to help take your skills to the next level, via YMCA360.org
HEALTH & SAFETY WARNING
Physical exercise, in all of its forms and with or without the use of equipment such as blocks, straps or any other equipment that may be used by an instructor, is a strenuous physical activity. Accordingly, you are urged and advised to seek the advice of a physician before beginning any physical exercise regimen, routine, program, or using any suggested equipment shown in any of the videos from the YMCA. The YMCA is not a medical organization and its instructors or staff cannot give you medical advice or diagnosis. All suggestions and comments relating to the use of equipment, poses, moves, and instruction are not required to be performed by you and are carried out at your election while viewing YMCA videos. Nothing contained herein should be constructed as any form of such medical advice or diagnosis.
By using this content you represent that you understand that physical exercise involves strenuous physical movement and that such activity carries the risk of injury whether physical or mental. You understand that it is your responsibility to judge your physical and mental capabilities for such activities. It is your responsibility to ensure that by participating in classes and activities from the YMCA, you will not exceed your limits while performing such activity, and you will select the appropriate level of classes for your skills and abilities, as well as for any mental or physical conditions and/or limitations you have. You understand that, from time to time, instructors may suggest physical adjustments or the use of equipment, and it is your sole responsibility to determine if any such suggested adjustment or equipment is appropriate for your level of ability and physical and mental condition. You expressly waive and release any claim that you may have at any time for injury of any kind arising out of your participation in a YMCA program or use of a YMCA facility against the YMCA, or any person or entity involved with the YMCA, including without limitation, its directors, principals, instructors, independent contractors, employees, agents, contractors, affiliates and representatives.