Activities To Do At Home

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Contest Information:

Submissions will be accepted between July 1-July 25, 2020. Voting by community members will take place between July 25 - July 30, 2020. Winners and prizes will be announced on July 31, 2020. All video submissions should be emailed to TGASPARINI@HYDEPARKNY.US. It is suggested you use a program like WeTransfer.com or something similar to email your video. This talent show is open to all ages and any person residing in the Hyde Park Community. By submitting a video, you understand and are giving permission for the Hyde Park Recreation Department to post your video online via the department’s Facebook page for users to view and that the department is posting it for community engagement through voting. One prize will be given in each of the following categories:

  • Best in Show

  • Best Vocal Performance

  • Best Musical Performance

  • Best Costumes

  • Best Variety Act

  • Best Comedy Routine/Skit

  • Best Dance Routine

  • Most Unique

If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Leader, Teresa Gasparini, at tgasparini@hydeparkny.us 


Thank you and Good Luck!

HYDE PARK COMMUNITY READ:
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Week One (June 1-7): Read Part One (pages 1-80)!
Read as a family, independently or follow along with The New Deal Creative Arts Center’s Stories at 7:00. New Deal will read a portion of Part One Monday-Friday and share on their Facebook Page & YouTube Channel each night at 7:00!


ACTIVITIES:
"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind." - Dr. Wayne W. Dwyer
Think about what that quote means to you and ask others what it means to them. Are you willing to pledge to choose kind? Print out the I CHOOSE KIND PLEDGE and sign your name at the bottom! Pledge to Choose Kind 
Or you can make your own pledge to sign too!
Share pictures of your helmet on the Facebook Event Page or email them to tgasparini@hydeparkny.us!

KINDNESS ROCKS - As part of our Hyde Park ROCKS community art project, we encourage you to paint a rock and drop it off at the Hyde Park Recreation Department (Hackett House - 59 East Market) for us to add to a collection of rocks. We will seal the rocks and give all rocks a permanent home at Hackett Hill! 

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Week Two (June 8-14): Read Part Two & Three!
Read as a family, independently or follow along with The New Deal Creative Arts Center’s Stories at 7:00. New Deal will read a portion of Part One Monday-Friday and share on their Facebook Page & YouTube Channel each night at 7:00!


ACTIVITIES!
Create your own space helmet!! Grab a box, bowl, paper, anything!! Use your imagination and see what kind of space helmet you can come up with using items you find in your house!! Share pictures of your space helmet on the Facebook Event Page or email them to tgasparini@hydeparkny.us!

KINDNESS CHALLENGE- Try to do one or all of these act of kindness this week:
*Give someone a compliment
*Send a card in the mail to a friend or family member
*Make a gift and surprise a neighbor you know by leaving it on their door step!
Share pictures of you completing a Kindness Challenge on the Facebook Event Page or email them to tgasparini@hydeparkny.us!Kindness Challenge (png image)

Week Three (June 15-21): Read Parts 4 & 5!!
Read as a family, independently or follow along with The New Deal Creative Arts Center’s Stories at 7:00. New Deal will read a portion of Part One Monday-Friday and share on their Facebook Page & YouTube Channel each night at 7:00!

ACTIVITIES!!!
KINDNESS CHALLENGE: Kindness Bingo! Print out your Kindness Bingo card and get ready to be KIND! If you get a bingo with your acts of kindness, email Recreation Leader, Teresa Gasparini (tgasparini@hydeparkny.us) for your prize! You must include at least 3 pictures of you completing acts of kindness from your Bingo card!

Kindness Bingo (png image)WONDER SELF PORTRAIT: Create a self portrait of yourself and tell us why you are a WONDER!! Share pictures of you holding your portrait! Get your Wonder Self Portrait template by clicking the link!Wonder Self Portrait (png image)

Week Four (June 22-28): Read Parts 6, 7 & 8!
Read as a family, independently or follow along with The New Deal Creative Arts Center’s Stories at 7:00. New Deal will read a portion of Part One Monday-Friday and share on their Facebook Page & YouTube Channel each night at 7:00!


Activities!!!

KINDNESS CHALLENGE: Do one nice thing for our town - Hyde Park! Share pictures of you completing your act of kindness and share it with us!

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STANDING OVATION! Auggie says "I think it should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives." Who in your life deserves a standing ovation? Who helps you, loves you, does really great things, or is just always kind to you and others?
Draw a picture of them and let them know they deserve a standing ovation!! Print out the template here: Standing Ovation TemplateStanding Ovation Worksheet (png image)

Take Virtual Tours!

Visit 30 National Parks
Visit the San Diego Zoo
Visit the Georgia Aquarium 
Explore Disney World
Visit SeaWorld Orlando
Check out LEGO Land in Florida
Explore Anywhere on Earth with Google Earth
Tour the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
Beyond the Battle Field – Watch a behind the scenes video-based field trip of the Museum of the American Revolution.
Boeing Aerospace Tour – Join Boeing on a virtual field trip to the Johnson Space Center.
Tour Buckingham Palace
Ellis Island – Visit Ellis Island with this video created by Scholastic. 
Ford’s Theater – Tour the site of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination through panoramic images.
Great Wall of China – This panoramic virtual tour allows you to walk the Great Wall.
Marineland Dolphin Adventure – Learn about dolphins, sea turtles, and more during this video-based tour.
Visit Mars (Yes, Mars!) Explore the surface of Mars in a 360-degree view while learning about the planet and space exploration.
Mount Everest – Explore the mountain through 360-degree photos and informative articles.
Titanic Wreckage – Virtually tour the Titanic wreckage on the ocean floor.

Support the Arts!

The New Deal Creative Arts Center’s Stories at Seven
Watch Operas from The Met
National Theatre: Free Full Length Plays (Thursdays)
View Art Galleries in Famous Museums
The British Museum – View the museum’s galleries online.
The Louvre Museum – Explore exhibits at this famous art museum in Paris, France.
The Globe Theatre - Stream Shakespeare performances from The Globe Theatre in London, England
MetKids – Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Arts with an interactive map and videos.

24-Hour Live Feeds/Web Cams

Panoramic View of Paris PLUS catch the Eiffel Tower Sparkle at Night
Check out Times Square Right NOW!
Watch Ships Pass Through the Panama Canal
Africam - Watch animals in the African bush live. 
All About Birds - Watch birds all over the US and world via live webcams.
Explore – Watch animals all over the world with these live webcams.
Houston Zoo – Watch animals in several of their exhibits via live webcam.

Time Lapse Videos

Elemental Iceland
America’s Great Spaces
Watch Flowers Bloom Before Your Eyes
Crazy Chemistry of Reacting Metal
Time Lapse of Alaska’s Northern Lights

Games, Puzzles, and More!

Riddles to Quiz Yourself or Someone Else!
Logic Puzzles
Rebus Puzzles
Math Playground
Optical Illusions
Play Chess Against Your Computer
Printable Sudoku
Solve Logic Problems
Color Disney Characters Online
Coloring for Adults
Printable Coloring Pages for Adults & Kids
Mohjongg Solitaire
Crossword Puzzles Online
Printable Reader’s Digest Crossword Puzzles
Word Search Puzzles Online
Printable Word Seach Puzzles
Jigsaw Puzzles Online


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