Recreation

Virtual Recreation & Resource Center

City of Upland Virtual Recreation Center

Our physical doors may be closed, but we're still here for you to provide your family with Recreation services, including fun-filled activities for all ages, virtual adventures, and helpful information for seniors.

Please click on the orange text to begin your Virtual Recreation experience or click on the blue printable pdf activities and resource information located at the bottom of the page. 

 

Activity Of The Day

Scholastic Learn At Home Series
The Scholastic Learn At Home series offers day-by-day projects to keep kids, grades Pre-K through 9th reading, thinking, and growing.  Let's begin our big adventure! 

Activities For Youth

Breath Meditation For Kids
A calming breath meditation designed to introduce kids to mindfulness. Kids imagine a sail boat rising and falling over waves as they inhale and exhale and use mental imagery to see their breath as color as they observe the sensation of it passing through the nostrils. Finally they cultivate beginners mind imagining they were once a fish and are feeling air in their lungs for the first time.

Cooking With Cooper: Frosted Lemonade
Frosted lemonade is the perfect icy lemon treat for a hot summer day, requiring only some basic ingredients. Cooking with Cooper shows us how simple this icy lemon treat is in her step-by-step instructional video,

Create Your Own Butterfly Puddler
To have a really successful butterfly garden, you will also want to provide them with butterfly nectar and fresh water in a butterfly puddler. Butterflies drink by “puddling”. They sip at shallow puddles of water in mud or sand instead of landing in large open water areas.  Learn how to create your own butterfly puddler with air dry modeling clay and simple tools by visiting our link.  

DIY Scrappy Self-Portraits
Help your kids create their own 3-D self portrait using scrap pieces of wood and plenty of imagination.

First Aid For Feelings
A free 16-page downloadable workbook, available in English and Spanish, designed to help kids cope during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Fitness For Kids With 20 Online Fitness Activities
Let's put the fun back into fitness with online fitness videos for kids that are safe and effective for kids of all ages!

Fur, Feather, Fin - All Of Us Are Kin Virtual Story Event
Join the Busy Bee Virtual Story Event with special guest Diane Lang -- author, educator, and nature enthusiast, as she reads her picture book "Fur, Feather, Fin - All of Us are Kin."

Home Base For Kids
A safe and fun digital community for kids, where kids can explore islands based on their favorite book series.  Kids will love the trivia games and live chats with authors.

Homemade Bubble Fun!
Who doesn't love bubbles?   Learn how to make your own homemade bubbles and bubble wands!  Ingredients;1/2 cup warm water, 4 T liquid dish detergent, and 2T glycerine.

Jigsaw Puzzles For All Ages
Who doesn't love a good puzzle? Not only can they assist to improve your short-term memory, a puzzle can reinforce relations between brain cells and improve your mental speed, while providing the benefits of meditation and a means to help evaporate the stress in your life. And of course, puzzles can be a great source of entertainment!

JumpStart For Kids
JumpStart offers a wide variety of fun activities for kids to help engage the young ones with activities to make learning fun.

Kids' Wooden Robot Workshop
With items found around the house, you and your kids can learn to make cute, wooden robot toys.

Learn How To Draw A Dog
Learn how to draw a dog with just a few steps and just a few supplies, by following an art tutorial for kids and beginners.

Let The Pages Take You Places
From the convenience of your home, you may access best selling and classic eBooks, digital/audio books, and streaming videos, available 24/7 through Digital Audiobooks and eBooks at the Upland Public Library.  Browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or eReader.   E-cards are currently available at the Upland Public Library.

Make Your Own Fairy Garden
Create a whimsical, miniature fairy garden using a large planter and some terra-cotta pots or an outdoor version with some spare wood and craft paint.

Paw Print Art
Simply dip your dog’s paw into the paint and create some floral shapes. Once the shapes are stamped out and ready to go, you simply wash the non-toxic paint from your dog’s paw and grab your paintbrush to continue your paw print masterpiece.

Popsicle Time!
Warm weather means it's time for popsicles!  Kids, lets' learn how to make three different homemade popsicles that are inexpensive, nutritious, and delicious. Don't forget to ask for assistance from your parents.

Quick & Easy Science Experiments For Kids
Enjoy ten science experiments for kids with household items.

Scholastic Learn At Home
The Scholastic Learn At Home series offers day-by-day projects to keep kids, grades Pre-K through 9th reading, thinking, and growing.

Scholastic Teachables
The editors of Teachables have created a free collection of worksheets and activities for your kids, Pre-K through 8th grade.

Science Flix
From weather to our cell phones, science is all around us!  Kids can watch, read, and explore hundreds of science topics including Earth Science, Space Science, Physical Science, Health & The Human Body, and more!

Sea Animal Paper Plate Crafts
Kids, get out your paints, scissors, colored pencils, paper plates, a plastic cup, and your creativity and let's build Sea Animal Paper Plate Crafts, by following a step-by-step tutorial. 

Stress Balls For Kids
Learn to make tactile sensory balls using balloons and other materials around your home.  You can even accessorize them to look like any character you choose.

Ten Fun-Filled Experiments For Kids
Cloud In A Bottle, Bouncy Egg, and Bending Water...These are all easy science experiments that will amaze kids, all with items located around the house.  Let's have some fun!

Activities For Adults

Crochet Fun!
From beginner stitches to advanced, the projects and creativity can be endless!  Not only can you create some great projects like hats, gloves, doilies, sweaters, or scarves, crocheting is a great stress reliever!

Chipotle Guacamole!
Happy Cinco De Mayo!  To celebrate, let's grab some avocados and prepare a bowl of the tasty guacamole prepared by Chipotle. Follow the step-by-step tutorial to enjoy this tasty appetizer.

Cooking With Cooper: Fresh Mango Salsa
This fruity and spicy fresh mango salsa is yummy on just about everything!  Follow our step-by-step instructional video provided by Cooking With Cooper to turn plain old chips and salsa into a mouthwatering event.

Cooking With Cooper: Frosted Lemonade
Frosted lemonade is the perfect icy lemon treat for a hot summer day, requiring only some basic ingredients. Cooking with Cooper shows us how simple this icy lemon treat is in her step-by-step instructional video,

Crafeteria With Christen: No Sew Fleece Pillow
Let's join the Gibson Senior Center's Crafeteria craft project today and learn how to make a No Sew Fleece Pillow. With Christen's step-by-step video, you'll be crafting like a pro in no time! The pillows are perfect to add to your bed or couch decor or to give as a gift to someone special.  Follow the step-by-step tutorial to learn how to create this cute pillow!

Crafeteria With Christen: Watercolor Coasters
Let your creativity soar today with "Crafeteria With Christen"! Today, we'll learn the basic steps in creating watercolor coasters that will brighten up any room. Or, perhaps give a set as a gift to a friend or neighbor to brighten up their day.  Follow the step-by-step tutorial to learn how to create your own watercolor coasters.

Games, Games, And More Games
From the convenience of your living room, sit back and enjoy an online classic.  Perhaps a game of Chess or Backgammon.  Or, if you prefer a crossword puzzle, game of solitaire, sudoku, or mahjong.  There's something for everyone!

Gibson Senior Center's Crafeteria With Christen
Let's join the Gibson Senior Center's Crafeteria craft project today and learn how to make a No Sew Fleece Pillow. With Christen's step-by-step video, you'll be crafting like a pro in no time! The pillows are perfect to add to your bed or couch decor or to give as a gift to someone special.

Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cooking Course
Gordon Ramsay offers Ultimate Cooking Courses, teaching basic cooking skills on his YouTube channel.  Today's menu:  Pan-Fried Pork Chops & Peppers.

Jigsaw Puzzles For All Ages
Who doesn't love a good puzzle? Not only can they assist to improve your short-term memory, a puzzle can reinforce relations between brain cells and improve your mental speed, while providing the benefits of meditation and a means to help evaporate the stress in your life. And of course, puzzles can be a great source of entertainment!

Kettlebell Blaster & HIIT Camp
From the comfort of your own home, join Cathy Gonzales from Studio 30 for a two-week online session of Kettlebell Blaster & HIIT Camp.  New sessions are starting every other week. 

Let The Pages Take You Places
From the convenience of your home, you may access best selling and classic eBooks, digital/audio books, and streaming videos, available 24/7 through Digital Audiobooks and eBooks at the Upland Public Library.  Browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or eReader.   E-cards are currently available at the Upland Public Library.

Paw Print Art
Simply dip your dog’s paw into the paint and create some floral shapes. Once the shapes are stamped out and ready to go, you simply wash the non-toxic paint from your dog’s paw and grab your paintbrush to continue your paw print masterpiece.

Planet Fitness "United We Move Home Work-Ins"
Tune into FaceBook Live for free at-home workouts for anyone and everyone.  Get moving with trainers and even some surprise celebrity guests for a 20-minute or less workout to relieve stress and stay active.

Silver Sneakers Exercise For Seniors
Silver Sneakers is a health and fitness program designed for adults 65 years & up. Workout from home with live or recorded classes and how-to-videos to help feel stronger, have more energy, and for peace of mind.  A membership is required and is available at no cost for those with participating Medicare plans.

Tai Chi By Instructor, Robert Zailo
Tai Chi is the Chinese art of slow-moving meditation using dance-like, low-impact movements. Chi Gong is the development of internal energy (chi). Improve breathing, calmness, balance and coordination, while increasing strength and flexibility gradually. Yang style Tai Chi uses slow rhythmic movements to achieve greater health.  Once regular programming resumes, please join Robert in a Monday/Wednesday morning or Monday evening Tai Chi session.

Virtual Adventures For The Whole Family

Carnival Cruise Adventure
Take a break from what you're doing and go on an Instant Caribbean vacation! Carnival Cruise Line launched an Instant Caribbean Vacation in a full 360º interactive video.  Users can experience all the fun of a Carnival cruise from gliding down water slides, to relaxing on the beach, or just taking in the glorious sunset from the deck.  Don't forget to use the toggle on the top left screen to get the most out of your mini-vacay! Grab your suntan lotion and let's go on a virtual vacation.

Disneyland - Indiana Jones Adventure
Who says you have to stand in long lines to enjoy Disneyland rides? From the convenience of your own home, accompany intrepid archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones on a turbulent quest, aboard military troop transport vehicles, through a dangerous lost temple guarded by a supernatural power.

Disneyland - Peter Pan Flight
From the convenience of your own home, fly over London aboard a pirate galleon to Never Land.

Disneyland - Pirates Of The Caribbean
From the convenience of your own home, embark on a swashbuckling voyage to a time when pirates ruled the seas.

Disneyland - Splash Mountain
Warmer weather is just around the corner...let's celebrate with a log ride at Disneyland!  Set off on a delightful log flume ride featuring characters and songs from the classic Disney film ‘Song of the South’.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Adventure
Explore the LEGOLAND Florida Resort virtually, through the twists and turns of The Dragon, an indoor/outdoor steel roller coaster.

Louvre Adventure
The Louvre was originally a fortress built by the French king Philippe Auguste. It was intended to reinforce the defenses that the king had ordered to be built in 1190 to protect Paris from attack via the Seine. Today, visitors can walk around the original perimeter moat and view the piers that supported the drawbridge.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Adventure
Located on the ocean's edge, the Monterey Aquarium is your window to marine life. Home to sea otters, penguins, sharks, and more, enjoy the amazing diversity of life found on and beneath the waves.  Although the physical doors may be closed, you can still enjoy a virtual visit and experience the Aquarium.

San Diego Zoo Adventure
T
he San Diego Zoo showcases more than 3700 animals that call the San Diego Zoo home.  Bring wildlife such as polar bears, apes, koalas, even pandas and tigers into your home when you visit. While watching the live cams, pick out your favorite animals and make a list of those that you would like to see in person!

Six Flags Magic Mountain Goliath Roller Coaster
Today, let's head on over to Magic Mountain and board Goliath!  As far as roller coasters go, there are beasts, there are giants, and then there is Goliath. Find out why bigger is better on this intense 70 mile-per-hour body-blaster that is not for the timid.

The Taj Mahal
Built by a 17th-century Mughal emperor in memory of his favorite wife, who died during childbirth, the Taj Mahal is one of the most lavish and romantic architectural tributes on earth. 

Tuscan Botanical Gardens Adventure
Let's head over to Arizona's Tuscan Botanical Gardens to view their Butterfly Exhibit, allowing people all over the country to enjoy and visit some tropical beauty.

Winchester Mystery House Adventure
Let's go on a journey today...a journey inside a 160-room, unfinished and unfurnished house built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester Rifle fortune. The Winchester Mystery House is one of the oddest ever built which kept construction 24-hours a day, 365 days of the year during Sarah's 38 years of isolation.  Get ready for some fun as we wander through the house known for its trap doors, secret passages, staircases to nowhere, doors leading to empty walls, and skylights built into the floor.

Printable Activities For At Home Fun

Please click on the blue printable pdf activities below.

City
of
Upland
California

460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.