Back when isolation and stay-at-home orders were first enacted in Colorado, we released a blog with some fun tips for things you can do to kill time and have fun. You can check that blog out here. With the transition to “Safer at Home,” we wanted to share a few more fun ideas of things you can do to be productive and still have fun!

Check out some fun local resources from Downtown Greeley and Denver!

    • Download and print these awesome coloring sheets from local artist Armando Silva!
    • Tune in to Storyline Online with High Plains Library District, sharing stories read allowed in English and Spanish!
    • Check out Greeley Recreation on Facebook (you do NOT need a Facebook account) for some fun workout videos!
    • Watch live animal camera through the Denver Zoo’s Zoo to You Virtual Safaris!
      • The Denver Zoo also provides recorded footage and family activities that are zoo-themed and can be done at home!
    • 9News Science Guy Steve Spangler demonstrates how to “glue” two notebooks together here!
    • Avoid boredom at home with videos and activities through the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s DMNS@Home Program!

 

Explore online resources to supplement at-home learning and exploration!

    • Rocky Mountain PBS provides educational programs from 6am to 5pm on weekdays! Check out their schedule here and see their breakdown of grade resources here!
    • Take a virtual street art tour through Colorado with 303 Magazine, including art from right here in Greeley!
    • Watch Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Playdates for interactive daily activities themed around their international tours!
    • Take free online photography courses with Nikon and Fujifilm.
    • Tune in at night to check out Explore’s livestreams of the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights)! This stream is in Manitoba, Canada at a Polar Bear Research Center!
    • Take virtual day trips through Reader’s Digest Canada! Explore the Great Wall of China, the Louvre, outer space, and much more.
    • Exercise your mind with brain training online through Lumosity.

Host family and friends for a virtual game night!

    • While it may be beneficial to get everybody set up on Zoom, you can reach out to those you love and play multiplayer games on iPhone and Android like Scrabble Go, Mario Kart Tour, Monopoly, Uno, Kahoot!, Words with Friends, Sky: Children of the Light, Yahtzee with Buddies…the list goes on and on!
      • Check out a full list of suggestions from Good Housekeeping here.

Of course, make sure to get (safely) outside in the sunshine, eat healthy, stay in touch with your loved ones, and do your best to be productive! We’ll get through this together.