Virtual Student Activities
Date: March 27–May 8, 2020
Location: Your home
During these times of social distancing and spending a lot of time at home, we still want to encourage our students and communities to participate in various activities virtually and at your own home.
Dear CCC Student/Parent,
We trust these suggestions will be helpful in keeping your family (or you) from jumping on the bed, each other, or staring out the window all day, during this unprecedented time of being away from classes for us all. There is a way to combat the fatigue, though.
Younger ones at home might need some help reading the selections on the sheet, but we tried to pick activities they would be able to do on their own, although a few can/should be enjoyed with another household member. They should all be fairly easy for them (and you) to do safely. We tried to keep most of the activities inside, in case you have to work from home, or the weather goes whacky again. Please build upon this list if you come up with some more activities to move about and keep everyone healthy. Share this list with others, too.
This could be fun, so feel free to encourage anyone at home who is able to participate in this challenge. Make it a contest, or even a household Olympics. We’ve all got to stay involved as best we can!
Looking forward to having you back on campus again soon,
CCC Activities Directors
Make it a competition! Give a prize to the one finishing the most events at your home.
- Balloon Volleyball
String some yarn between two chairs, then try to keep a balloon in the air as long as you can.
- Text Tips
Send a text to two of your friends and ask them for an exercise to try. Share one with them, too!
- Silly Sweaty
Move around safely however you wish until you start to get sweaty and your heart is beating fast.
- Hula Hoops
See how long you can keep it going. Record your times and break the house record!
- Dance Dance
Turn on your favorite song, or just the radio. Bust a move for the entire song.
Lie on your back and move your legs like you’re riding a bike to strengthen your stomach muscles
With three tissues, try to see how long you can juggle them without one hitting the floor.
- Crazy 8’s
- 8 jumping jacks
- 8 shoulder shrugs
- 8 seconds of running in place
- 8 cross crawls
- 8 star jumps
- Broom Hockey
Practice your slap shot in the hallway with a broom and tennis ball or play 1-on-1. Masking tape goals on floor.
- Quarter Says
Do 25 of each:
- Heel Raises
- Arm Circles
- Star Jumps
Jump up with your arms and legs spread out like a star. Do 10, then rest and do 10 more!
- Balloon Tennis
Inflate a balloon and tie a long 10’ string to the end. Attach string to a chair then play tennis over it with flyswatters for racquets.
- Bear Walk
With your bottom in the air, step forward with your right hand and left foot. Then move your left hand and right foot forward.
- Boat Pose
Hold boat pose for 15 seconds.
Do it three times!
- I Spy Walk
Go for a walk with a family member while you play ‘I spy’.
- Target Toss
Find a pair of socks to make a ball. Throw into an empty box or basket. Back up a step each time you make it in! How far is your longest “make?”
- PE Pretend Pretend to:
- sit in a chair for 10 seconds
- roll a bowling ball at 10 pins
- ride a horse 10 steps forward
- shoot 10 basketballs
Be creative and see how many different ways you can jump rope.
During the commercial break take a walk. See how many rooms you can walk through before the show starts again!
Walk like a crab, with palms & feet on the floor and stomach toward the ceiling. Race someone or balance an object on your belly and “walk” across the room.
Write down all the active words you can think of. Then, try to act them all out!
Do a crossword puzzle. When you finish, jump as high as you can 10 times to celebrate
Balance on your right hand and left knee for 30 seconds, then switch sides and do it again
Go for a walk. Look for something that starts with each letter of the alphabet while you walk.
Play your favorite song on the radio and run in place until the song is over
Take yourself outside and see how many different birds you can find in 15 minutes
Throw a soft object in the air. See how many times you can clap before you catch it
Do as many jumping jacks as you can during the commercial of your favorite show.
Play your favorite music for 10 minutes and try to walk briskly to the music the whole time.
- 10 frog jumps
- 9 supermans
- 8 cross crawls
- 7 arm circles
- 6 jumping jacks
- Repeat with 5-1
Right here in CCC’s backyard, you can take a virtual tour of the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud. District 38 is proud of the work Red Cloud has done to keep her story alive.
Metropolitan Opera House: All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 20 hours. The homepage link will open the performance on the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. The performance will also be viewable on all Met Opera on Demand apps.
For those that missed the school tours, here is the NE State Capital in Lincoln.
If you’ve already seen the capitol, try some Mayan ruins for Cinco de Mayo
Tag us on social media with your selfie!
April 2: Super Hero Day
April 9: Sports Day
April 16: Nerd Day
April 23: Favorite Decade Day
April 30: Pajama Day
May 7: CCC Green Day
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April 3: Celebrate Chocolate Mousse Day! I don’t know who makes up these days, but here is a yummy looking recipe to try. We’d love to see pictures of your work
April 10: Favorite Meatless or Fish inspired recipes
April 17: Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.
April 24: What is your favorite way to use leftovers to create a meal?
May 1: let’s have a Fiesta. Post your pictures and your favorite fiesta food recipes.
May 8: What’s your favorite food? Send the recipe to share with the group.