Foothills at Home

Utilize Foothills’ programming options and other virtual resources to keep healthy, happy and occupied while in the comfort of your home.

Fitness

Enjoy staying active with a variety of Foothills Fitness Classes in the comfort of your own home, or give yourself an extra treat and take our workout to your backyard.

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Aquatics

Although we are unsure when swimming pools will open due to state and local health department orders, May is National Water Safety Month, so Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Aquatics Department is offering a water safety series to continue our mission of educating our community on how to stay safe in and around the water. To start our celebration of National Water Safety Month and International Water Safety Day on May 15, we are releasing the first eight videos of our series. Grab your family and join our Assistant Recreation Specialist Karsten, to learn about water safety with Longfellow’s Whale Tales!

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Gymnastics

Enjoy staying active and working on skills with Foothills Gymnastics Classes in the comfort of your own home, or give yourself an extra treat and take our workout to your backyard.

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Arts & Culture

The following list of free resources was curated by the Foothills’ Arts & Events Department.

Free local activities from our partners at SCFD
https://scfd.org/wonder-looks-good-on-you/

Jefferson County Public School’s music teachers – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJBUWWYyxyo

Learn more about the history of Colorado through online exhibits
http://exhibits.historycolorado.org/

Virtual street art tour of murals from all over Colorado — from the Eastern Plains to the Rocky Mountains and beyond.
https://303magazine.com/2020/03/virtual-colorado-street-art-tour/

12 museums with virtual tours
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

Virtual Culture
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/what-to-do-at-home-streaming-art-museums-concerts-coronavirus-trnd/index.html

Watch every episode of Bob Ross’ ‘Joy Of Painting’ for free
https://www.youtube.com/user/BobRossInc/videos

Activities from the Van Gogh Museum
https://vangoghmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/children-and-families/van-gogh-colouring-pages

Stage shows, musicals and opera you can watch online now for free
https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/stage-shows-musicals-opera-free-stream-online_51198.html

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.
https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults
https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

10 Cultural Craft Projects to Calm Your Cooped-Up Kids
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/culture-for-children-during-coronavirus

Parks & Nature

The following list of free resources was curated by the Foothills’ Parks Department.

Great Outdoors Colorado – GOCO has created the Outside Every Day Challenge! Visit the website for lots of activities and resources to get your family #OutsideEveryDay.
https://www.facebook.com/FHPRD/posts/10159589512893644

Owls are known to be wise creatures, that’s why they call many of our parks home. Here are some fun owl facts.
www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Horned_Owl/overview

HAPPY EARTH DAY! It’s the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Even though it doesn’t look the way we thought it would, you can still participate through digital events and activities at Earth Day Live.
https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-live/

This year, we are disappointed that we had to cancel all of our Earth Day volunteer events, but luckily have groups and individuals come out throughout the year to help us with park projects. You can learn more about how to support our parks at ifoothills.org/parks-pride-program/

Now is a great time to explore the outdoors right in your own neighborhood or your own backyard. We’ve created a scavenger hunt for kids of all ages to discover the nature nearby.
https://www.ifoothills.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Back-Yard-Scavenger-Hunt.pdf

What are biomes? Biomes are regions of the world with similar climate (weather, temperature) animals and plants. Learn about all the different biomes on earth.
https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/index.php

Clean up after your pets! Together, we can help keep our parks clean. Learn the smelly facts about dog waste at https://letsdooit.org/smellyfacts/

Explore nature around the world through these wildlife and nature live-cams.
https://therevelator.org/covid-19-wildlife-livecams

Backyard Hacks, a series of short, how-to videos of backyard projects for kids.
https://www.generationwild.com/backyard-hacks

Great Outdoors Colorado and Generation Wild have put together a fun-filled list of 100 things to do before kids turn 12. How many have you done? Now is the perfect time to cross a few more off the list.
www.generationwild.com/the-list

Jeffco Open Space has some great tips and activities for enjoying the outdoors right in your own neighborhood.
https://www.jeffco.us/1568/Educational-Programs

Kids Activities

The following activities were curated by Foothills’ Children’s Programs Department.
Activities are geared for pre-school and school-aged children through 6th grade. Enjoy a mix of original content from Foothills’ Preschool and Before & After School Teachers, as well as content available through a variety of educational resources.

Jefferson County Public Library provides a daily story time at 10:15 on Monday-Thursday on their YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/jcplcolorado/featured

Your library card gets you free access to all kinds of educational programming with Kanopy for Kids
https://jeffco.kanopy.com/kids

Fun learning for kids – lots of free, educational materials
https://funlearningforkids.com/

Fun, free printable games and activities
https://www.papertraildesign.com/

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uIZ2KOZZeQDQo_Gsi_qbQ

Skittles rainbow design experiment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BIPZm6az4I

Loads frugal, fun ideas for boys and girls
https://frugalfun4boys.com/

Create a time capsule with your children to remember this “unprecedented” time of their life
https://www.facebook.com/FHPRD/posts/10159554666083644

You don’t need fancy equipment to get moving or stay physically active, whether you choose to do it inside or outside. Tips for keeping your kids active at home.
https://www.rei.com/blog/fitness/ideas-for-keeping-kids-active-when-home

10 ways to nature play at home
https://blog.nwf.org/2020/04/10-ways-to-nature-play-at-home/

The National Park Service has lots of online activities to help re-create your park experiences virtually, including games, online activities, videos and more.
https://www.nps.gov/articles/national-park-week-inspired-20-virtual-ideas.htm

Printable craft projects for kids
http://www.onecolorfulday.com/

Decorate a neighbor’s driveway or sidewalk to cheer them up!
https://www.facebook.com/FHPRD/posts/10159535194038644

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