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@VacavilleRec at Home!

Vacaville Rec at Home 

Welcome to Vacaville Rec at Home, where we’ve compiled a list of useful, helpful, and entertaining resource suggestions to keep you inspired, active, and informed through this uncertain time.

There is so much to do right from your own home! Dust off your board games, playing cards, Uno, Legos, puzzles, or even your old toys, then build a fort in your living room, create a dance routine and perform it for your out of town family through video chat, or play dress-up and send pictures to your friends! Get outside, and explore the wonders of your backyard or neighborhood, then decorate your driveway with chalk art masterpieces for everyone to enjoy! Sheltering at home doesn't mean no fun!

Volunteer or Donate

Help provide resources for the seniors in our community by contacting 707-449-5100 or emailing Seniorhelp@cityofvacaville.com

 

Local Updates 

Closure Updates: Following the order by Solano County for residents to shelter at home, the City of Vacaville will be closing all city facilities to walk-in business beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 through April 7, 2020.

All City programming – classes, events, etc. – will be cancelled through April 19, 2020. Council meetings and Planning Commission meetings will continue to be held, but will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20. Meetings will stream live through a variety of sources, and residents will be able to comment in real time.

Parks 

Playgrounds are closed. Please do not use play equipment. To minimize the spread of infection, The Center for Disease Control recommends that individuals maintain six feet or more from other people and regularly disinfect all common surfaces. Because it is impractical to follow these guidelines while using and maintaining play equipment, the City of Vacaville has closed playgrounds until further notice.

Peña Adobe & Lagoon Valley.  Our current Shelter at Home order allows for walking, hiking, biking, and running as long as you practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet between you and those not in your immediate family. Please stay off of park play structures as they could potentially carry the COVID-19 virus. Make sure to wash your hands before touching your face or mouth. Please help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Being safe outside: Local information on Hiking

Local Restaurants 

Local Restaurant List - Many restaurants are still open for takeout, curbside pickup or delivery orders. Call your favorite spots to find out if they are still open or visit our handy list.  

Vacaville Parks and Rec Instructors 

French for Kids (or any age!) French Language Learning 
Park and Rec instructor, Tasha Hagerman, invites you learn to speak French. This wonderful website includes worksheets, lessons, and YouTube videos. 

 

COVID-19 Resources

Social Distancing: Keeping a safe social distance  

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus: Child Mind InstituteKidsHealthParent Resource

PBS Parents: De Stress During Coronavirus

Coronavirus cleaning and disinfecting: CDC.gov

 

Solano Library

The Solano Library ebooks:  Solano Library 

Borrow ebooks: Hoopladigital 

Sign up for a Library ecard: Splash Libraries

  

Health, Wellness, and Staying Active

 

Children Yoga: Cosmic Kids

Indoor games for kids: What Moms Love

Yoga poses and stretches: Yoga with Bird (YouTube) 

Meditation and relaxation videos: Yellow Brick Cinema (YouTube) 

Active Aging exercise videos: Silver Sneakers (YouTube) 

Boredom Busters: 110 Fun at Home Activities 

 

Storytime

Actors read popular children’s books: Storyline Online (YouTube)

Children's Authors read stories: WeAre Teachers

Children's Stories in Spanish: The Spanish Experiment 

Astronauts read stories from space: Story Time from Space (YouTube)

Get kids moving: GoNoodle (YouTube)

Nursery rhymes for children: Little Baby Bum (YouTube)

 

Learning

A guide to learning at home: A Better Way to Homeschool 

Take a free course from one of the 8 Ivy League Schools in the country: Free Code Camp

 

Art

Create and design Disney attractions: Imagineering in a Box 

Draw Mickey Mouse with a Disney Artist: Disney Go (YouTube) 

Learn how to draw for kids: Art For Kids Hub

Quick easy crafts: Happiness Home Made 

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems: Kennedy Center

Sew washable and reusable face masks: Easy to Sew (YouTube)

 

Science

Science for Kids: National Geographic Kids

Science and Discovery: What's Inside (YouTube)

Lawrence Hall of Science: Do Science Now

Science Resources: California Academy of Sciences

 

Math

Code at Home: Girls Who Code

Coding for Kids: Code Wizard

Math Games: Prodigy 

 

Virtual Tours and Webcams

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium

The Smithsonian Institution

Winchester Mystery House

Google Earth

Virtual National Parks

San Diego Zoo