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Virtual Recreation

Welcome to the City of Norwalk’s Virtual Recreation Page! The Recreation and Park Services Department has created the Virtual Recreation webpage to encourage residents to stay active and use their creativity at home. We hope you enjoy learning and creating as you #PLAYINPLACE!

                                               

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SAFETY TIPS 

Fury Friends

Take the time to ensure your furry friends are safe and happy today with these 10 helpful tips! #USofplAy #playinplace #HOMErec

 

HOME DECOR IDEAS

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Patriotic décor adds to any Independence Day celebration! Check out a few easy decorations to create with items that can be found around the house #USofplAy #playinplace #HOMErec

 

 

CRAFT

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All you will need for this craft is ribbon, a paper plate and colored paper. Printer paper and crayons would work, too! Grab your supplies and have fun creating a patriotic wreath with family and friends #USofplAy #playinplace #HOMErec

 

SCAVENGER HUNT

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Grab your family and get ready for a 4th of July Scavenger Hunt! Look for the following items around the house as you celebrate Independence Day #USofplAy #playinplace #HOMErec

BIKE DECORATING

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Look around your house for leftover craft supplies such as streamers, colored paper, plastic sheets and more. Invite your family and friends to use the supplies to decorate their bicycles! For even more fun, turn it into a contest and offer a small prize to the winner. Then show off the finished product by taking a fun and safe ride around your neighborhood! #USofplAy #playinplace #HOMErec

CRAFTS AND GAMES

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Grab your little ones and get ready for some fun! Crafts and games have always been an important  part of our celebrations, and we wanted to share a few of our favorites. Do you have a favorite game you play every year? #USofplAy #playinplace #HOMErec

 

BBQ TIPS

BBQ TIPS

Recreation Coordinators Santino and Allison share a few tips to make your upcoming barbecue safe, fun and delicious! #USofplAy #playinplace #HOMErec

 

TIPS AND TRICKS

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Check out a few of the tips and tricks we use to make our holiday safe, fun and festive! Do you have any tips to share with us? #USofplAy #playinplace #HOMErec

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY RECIPES

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What is your favorite Independence Day recipe? Here are a few we love! #USofplAy #playinplace #HOMErec

 

 CITY OF NORWALK TRIVIA

Norwalk Trivia

Test your Norwalk knowledge! Can you earn a perfect score? #playinplace #HOMErec

 

 PLAY IN PLACE WITH EMOJIS

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Here we go again! Can you guess all eight Disney movies? Which movies should we turn into emojis next? #playinplace #HOMErec

 

PLAY IN PLACE MOVIE TRIVIA

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Do you consider yourself a movie buff? Test your skills with this fun movie trivia activity as you #playinplace! #HOMErec

 

YOUTH SPORTS WORD SEARCH

Youth Sports Word Search

Keep your brain sharp as you #playinplace by trying out this word search! #HOMErec

 

GYM FLOOR

 

Even though the Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex is currently closed, the Recreation & Park Services Department has been making improvements to the facility. Here is a little sneak peek of the new gymnasium floor. Look at that shine! #playinplace #HOMErec

 

PATRIOTIC WREATH

Patriotic Wreath

Independence Day is just around the corner! Show your spirit by creating and displaying a patriotic wreath. #playinplace #HOMErec

 

SCAVENGER HUNT

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 Now that the green areas at Norwalk parks have reopened, we invite you to explore outdoors and complete the Nature Scavenger Hunt! Remember to continue practicing social distancing and to use face coverings as you enjoy the outdoors with your family. #playinplace #HOMErec

 

PLAY IN PLACE WITH LYRICS

 

 Test your music knowledge by filling in the missing word in the lyrics of five famous songs. Hint: If there are two missing words in a song, both words are the same! #playinplace #HOMErec

 

NATIONAL PAPERCLIP DAY

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Happy National Paperclip Day! Celebrate with us by learning some fun facts and life hacks while you #playinplace. #HOMErec

 

FAMILY TREE

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Creating a family tree at home is a fun way to help your little ones learn about their heritage and connect with family. Encourage them to make a phone call or send a text in order to connect with extended family members. Remember that although we must remain physically distant, the digital world still allows us to connect with our loved ones from afar! #playinplace #HOMErec

  

WORLD TURTLE DAY

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 #PlayinPlace Connect the Dots

Did you know that turtles belong to one of the oldest reptile groups? They have been on earth for more than 200 million years, which means they hung out with dinosaurs! Let’s shell-e-brate World Turtle Day by learning how to care for our prehistoric friends. Enjoy these fun activities that we hope will inspire you to be thankful for turtles, help conserve their habitat, and ultimately save their lives. #playinplace #HOMErec

 

BAFFLING BITMOJIS

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IMG_0930IMG_0931  Can you match the Recreation staff member to their Bitmoji? #playinplace #HOMErec

 

 

MADLIBS

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Grab a partner and join us in laughter as you #playinplace! Ask your partner to fill in the blanks with an appropriate response (verb, adjective, etc.) without telling them the context. Then, read back the story to reveal humorous plot twists and countless laughs. #playinplace #HOMErec

 

RECIPES

Lomo Saltado

Baked Chicken Legs Waffles  Shepherd's Pie

Monkey Bread

 Check out some of the recipes our Recreation Staff have been making at home as they #playinplace! Do you have any good recipes? #HOMErec

 

PLAY IN PLACE WITH EMOJIS

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Here is another set of emojis for you to decipher at home! Each set of emojis represents a Disney movie. How many can you figure out? #playinplace #HOMErec

 

 PLAY IN PLACE BINGO

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 I SPY BLUE

 I Spy

#ISpySunday is back! This week Recreation Supervisor Erin Burke “spied” blue items around her house. Take a look around your own home and put photos of the blue items you found in the comments!  #playinplace #HOMErec

 

PLAY IN PLACE WITH EMOJIS

Can you guess the Disney movie by deciphering the emojis that describe it? #playinplace #HOMErec

 

PLAY IN PLACE WITH CROSSWORDS

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Keep your mind sharp by completing a #playinplace crossword puzzle! #HOMErec

 

PLAY IN PLACE WITH SUDOKU

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 Boost your brain power with a game of Sudoku! The object of the game is to place the numbers 1-9 in the open squares, but each number can only appear once in each box, row and column. Hint: The top left box is the best place to start! #playinplace #HOMErec

 

 FAVES

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What are some of you current faves during quarantine? #playinplace #HOMErec

 

THANKFUL

 5 Things I'm Thankful For
What are you thankful for? #playinplace #HOMErec

 

 

 

 

MOODS

 

 

 

What is your at home mood? #playinplace #HOMErec

 

 

NORWALK BINGO

IMG_9820  Play BINGO for fun!  Complete BINGO by filling in spaces in a single row, column, or diagonal. #playinplace #HOMErec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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