Looking for ways to stay active and engaged while you are social distancing and self-isolating? You have come to the right place. Here you will find a collection of games, activities and ideas to keep you and your family actively engaged at home.

Welcome to Aurora's Rec at Home webpage!

Things to do at Home

The Town of Aurora understands the significance of your physical and mental health, especially during these uncertain times and the important role Recreation plays in keeping you and your loved ones healthy. That is why we are committed to continuing to bring you the high quality Recreation programs, services and resources that you depend on. Be sure to visit often for new resources, and for ongoing updates regarding Recreation programs and services. Thank you for doing your part and staying home! It will be our pleasure to continue to serve the Aurora community during this time.

YouTube - Recreation at Home Videos

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A collection of videos to help keep you actively engaged at home.

YouTube Videos

Children's - Easy 2 ingredients play-dough

Children's - Indoor sensory pathway

Children's Sing-Along - Bumblebee song

Children's Sing-Along - Moose song

Children's Sing-Along - Princess Pat song

Fitness - Stretch and relax with Brandie

Fitness - Stretch and tone for older adults

Fitness - Tabata with Brandie

Learn to Draw - Bird

Creative Projects

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We have some amazing arts and crafts that you can do at home.

Creative Projects

Craft - Book mark

Craft - Chick and bunny finger puppets

Craft - Movement Wheel

Craft - Unicorn puppet

Exercise at Home

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Stay active with these exercises you can do within the comfort of your own home.

Exercise at Home

Aurora on the Move - 30 Day challenge

Club Aurora Fitness Centre - Crossword puzzle

Club Aurora Fitness Centre - Crossword answers

Club Aurora Fitness Centre - Fitness knowledge

Club Aurora Fitness Centre - Fitness knowledge answers

Club Aurora Fitness Centre - Word scramble puzzle

Club Aurora Fitness Centre - Word scramble answers

Club Aurora Fitness Centre - Word search puzzle

Club Aurora Fitness Centre - Word search answers

Club Aurora Fitness Centre - Word search muscles puzzle

Club Aurora Fitness Centre - Word search muscles answers

Exercise at Home - Calf stretch

Exercise at Home - Chair squat

Exercise at Home - Form basics

Exercise at Home - Kettlebell figure eight

Exercise at Home - Kneeling TA (tibialis anterior) stretch

Exercise at Home - Lunges

Exercise at Home - Overhead triceps stretch

Exercise at Home - Plank

Exercise at Home - Prone knee pull-ins

Exercise at Home - Pushups

Exercise at Home - Quad stretch

Exercise at Home - Workout building and difficulty

Newsletter - The Fitness Source

Walking Workout - 10 Minute indoor easy walking workout

Fitness Training Zone - Q&A

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Your fitness questions answered by our professional staff. Email questions to fitness@aurora.ca 

Fitness Training Zone - Q&A

Are there specific exercises that I can do to rehab a rotator cuff after injury?

How many days a week should I work out?

I don't have any fitness equipment to use at home. How can I continue working out?

I have a foam roller at home but don't know how to use it?

Is it true that it is not a good idea to do the same exercises during each workout session?

What is the one thing people forget to do when working out?

What machine or exercise should I do to raise my metabolism?

What precautions should seniors take when starting a new fitness program?

With the warmer weather, how do I take my workout outdoors?

Why do I need to drink water while exercising?

Stay at Home Visual Support Tools

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These stay at home visual support tools are great for all ages.

Stay at Home Visual Support Tools

ASL - Learn the American Sign Language alphabet

Coronavirus in Detail - A social story for youth and adults

My at Home Schedule - Template and example

My Daily Schedule - Blank schedule and pictures

My Stay at Home Rules - Template and example

Star Breathing - Learn how to control your breathing pattern

What is Coronavirus - A social story 

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

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Try out these amazing STEM educational based activities.

STEM Activities

Engineering for Kids: Home Activity - Germ experiment

Engineering for Kids: Home Activity - Rubber egg

Mad Science: At Home Lab - Bug pooter

Mad Science: At Home Lab - Cork rocket

Mad Science: At Home Lab - Dancing pasta

Mad Science: At Home Lab - Freeze fishing

Mad Science: At Home Lab - Jelly volcanoes

Mad Science: At Home Lab - Ketchup for a penny

Mad Science: At Home Lab - Milk-o-rama

Mad Science: At Home Lab - Oil dance

Mad Science: At Home Lab - Paper frost

Mad Science: At Home Lab - Paper spill

Virtual Tours

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Take a virtual tour of different places both locally and around the world.

Virtual Tours

Virtual Field Trip - Burj Khalifa: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Virtual Field Trip - Canadian Parliament Buildings: Ottawa, Canada

Virtual Field Trip - Eiffel Tower: Paris, France

Virtual Field Trip - Galapagos Islands: Pacific Ocean, Ecuador

Virtual Field Trip - Grand Canyon: Arizona, USA

Virtual Field Trip - Manchu Picchu: Cuzco, Peru

Virtual Field Trip - Pyramids of Giza: Cairo, Egypt

Virtual Field Trip - Taj Mahal: Agra, India

Virtual Field Trip - The Boboli Gardens: Florence, Italy

Virtual Field Trip - The Guggenheim: New York City, USA

Virtual Field Trip - The Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Virtual Field Trip - The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: Seoul, Korea

Virtual Field Trip - The Royal Tyrrell Museum: Drumheller, Canada

Virtual Field Trip - The Tokyo National Museum: Tokyo, Japan

Virtual Tours - Attractions, wildlife/nature and museums/art

Virtual Tour - Skylight Gallery

Water Safety

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Perform these water safety activities at home.

Water Safety Activities

Activites - Fun water safety word activities

Activity Booklet - Boating safety activities

Activity Booklet - Open water activities

Activity Booklet - Safe boating activities

Activity Booklet - Water safety activities

Water Safety - Toddlers

Water Safety - Children

Water Safety - Teens

Water Safety - Boating

Preschool Activities

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These preschool activities are suitable for children up to 5 years of age.

Preschool Activities

Colour by Number - Red, yellow, blue, green and grey

Practice Counting - How many are there?

Practice Matching - Match the pictures

Practice Tracing - Use finger or crayon to trace lines

Sensory Activities - Create sensory bags

Childrens Activities

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These childrens activities are suitable for children 6 to 11 years of age.

Childrens Activities

Canada's National Ballet School - Dance at home for kids

Colouring Book - Goodnight Zoom: A way to educate children about Coronavirus

Indoor Scavenger Hunt - How may items can you find?

Recipe - Banana bread

Recipe - Brownie

Rock Monsters Aurora - Decorate your own rock monsters

The Name Challenge - Spell out your name and do the activities

Wordsearch - Not all superheroes wear capes

Youth Activities

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These interactive activities are suitable for teens 12 to 17 years of age.

Youth Activities

Contest - Self care bingo

Community Support - Resources for teens

AuroraTeens - Scavenger hunt

AuroraTeens - Ways to give back or show support

AuroraTeens - Weekly hashtags schedule

AuroraTeens IG Live Tutorial - DIY marbling instructions

AuroraTeens IG Live Tutorial - DIY stressball instructions

AuroraTeens IG Live Tutorial - Snack hacks instructions

Instagram - Aurora Youth

Recipe - Extra gooey crispy rice cereal treats

Recipe - Gelatin ice cream treat

Recipe - Oven s'mores

Recipe - Pancake mix mini muffins

Stay Connected - Ways to stay connected with friends and family

Virtual Tours - Colleges and universities

Older Adult Activities

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These activities are suitable for older adults 55+ years of age.

Older Adult Activities

Canada's National Ballet School - Dance at home for seniors

Facebook - Aurora Seniors Association

Newsletter - Fun After 55!

SCWW - Seniors Centre Without Walls

Tales from Isolation - A collection of stories

Online Resources

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Check out these interactive online resources.

Online Resources

Active for Life - 6 Active games kids can play with a pair of socks

Aurora Public Library - Online video tutorials, digital collections and more

Caring Works for Kids - Family kits

Culture, History and Sport - Discover Canada's culture, history and sports

Mental Health - Coping with stress, anxiety and substance use during COVID-19

Participaction - 15 Ways for you and your family to stay active at home

Print and Play Games - Brainy games available for free

Scholastic Canada - Educational digital resources

Science Education Resources - Activities to learn about science and technology

St. John Ambulance - Digital therapy dogs