Virtual Rec Resources

Welcome to the City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Human Services Virtual Rec Resources webpage. Here you will find links to resources from our department, our affiliates and others who are doing great work. Check out the links for at home programs, activities and creative ideas, we have a little something for everyone.

Please direct your questions to: [email protected]

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Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Human Services Resources

Arts and Culture

Edmonds Art in Public Places
Discover art downtown and along the waterfront! Learn about Edmonds “Stages of History” along 4th Ave corridor! Click the links for maps and information. 

Discovery Programs At-Home
Discovery Programs has created a series of outdoor learning activities for students to complete in their own backyards and neighborhoods. Activities are designed for ages 5 and up. Adult guidance is recommended for some activities, especially for younger students.

Scavenger Hunts
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
-use this Scavenger Hunt sheet as you walk around your local neighborhood or park.
Backyard Scavenger Hunt -use this Scavenger Hunt sheet as you explore your own backyard or community yard.

Activity 1 Backyard Nature Bingo
Backyard Nature Bingo introduces students to the plants and animals that are located right in their own backyards or immediately surrounding their homes. All plants and animals included in the game can be seen in yards and neighborhoods in Edmonds and surrounding areas. The Bingo game can be used as a traditional tabletop game, or can be taken outside to search for the plants and animals outdoors.

Activity 2 How and Why Do Birds Build Nests?
Spring is here with its budding flowers and birds singing away. These birds are into their nesting season, and many can be seen courting, searching for food, and gathering nesting materials. Dive in with your K-3 students to learn why and how these nests are built while recreating some of our common backyard bird nests.

Activity 3 Stormwater in Puget Sound
What happens to all the rain when a storm hits the Puget Sound area? Learn how rainwater travels and what is in it while creating your own city!

Activity 4 Flower Journal
Dive into the world of flowers with this 5 day flower journal. Create your own journal on the first day and then learn by observing something new about flowers each day!

Activity 5 Make Your Own Plant Press
A plant press is the perfect way to preserve the beauty of your favorite plants, which can be used to decorate cards and other craft projects. Learn how to transform ordinary household items into a functional press in this video tutorial.

Online Beach Ranger Program

To continue to provide marine education to our area's students during the pandemic, we've created a series of six videos that presents our spring Beach Ranger program online. Each video is approximately three to four minutes in length, and are most suitable for students in grades K-5.

Video content builds on each previous lesson, so we recommend that students view them in order.

VIDEO 1: Introduction, Tides & Zones
VIDEO 2: Plankton & the Food Web
VIDEO 3: Mussels, Crab, Seaweed
VIDEO 4: Anemones & Sea Stars
VIDEO 5: Eelgrass, Clams, & Moon Snails
VIDEO 6: How to be a Beach Hero

For more information and activities, visit the Discovery Programs Learning from Home page or email [email protected]

Gymnastics Activities

Preschool Stretches #1 Preschool Stretches #2
"Here are some preschool friendly stretches everyone can enjoy at home from Coach Shannon!"

Preschool Jumps
"Here are some preschool friendly Gymnastics Jumps everyone can do at home!"

Splits How-To
"Here is a Splits Series you can do from Coach Shannon! For ages 7+"

Gymnastics Workout
"An easy workout everyone at home can do from Coach Savannah"

Circus Handstands
"Practice your handstands with these instructions from Coach Shannon"

Animal Walks
"This silly activity is more of a workout than you think with Coach Shannon"

Hula Hoop Penny Spin
"Practice your hula hoop skills with the penny spin with Coach Shannon"

Name Workout
"Use this as a creative way to get in a fun workout!"

How-to Cartwheel
"Follow this video from Coach Savannah to perfect your cartwheel form"

Forward Roll
"Help you kids learn how easy the forward roll can be with Coach Savannah"

Recreation Activities

Online classes
Check out a variety of youth and adult classes from writing classes to fitness and photography. There is something for everyone.

Puzzle the Giraffe
Join one of our resident art instructors, Jessica Carlson, for a fun and informational drawing activity!

Sport Activities

Soccer and Spell activity
Check out this idea from our friends at KLS Soccer for a fun idea that works your body and your mind!

Skyhawks Staying Active series
Our friends from Skyhawks made these awesome Staying Active videos, great for kids and parents to get active together!

Staying Active #1

Staying Active #2

Staying Active #3

Staying Active #4

Staying Active #5

Staying Active #6

Staying Active #7 (for Super Tots!)

Other Resources

Sno-Isle Libraries
Online class resources from your local library.

Seattle Aquarium Live Cams
View some of your favorite animals on the Seattle Aquarium live cams, and check out other aquarium activities!