Welcome to NISRA's Virtual Activities page, full of ideas to enrich your life!
Virtual Programming-what is it?
Camp-in-a-Box participants, please scroll down to the "Videos" section
Virtual Programs via Zoom
Participate in these programs “live” when they are happening on Zoom with your friends and the NISRA staff, who will guide you through the activities!
Programs in July & August
We have a new lineup of programs for July and August!
Most programs in the Summer paper brochure were canceled due to the safety requirements of COVID-19. Also many of the facilities NISRA uses are not available. If you registered for Summer programs you should have received a credit, or refund if you prefer.
This brochure includes virtual “Zoom” programs and some in-person programs with new safety requirements.
Click here to view the brochure. Registration ended on July 9. Please call the office with questions.
Si quiesiera inscribirese en un programa, y necesita asistencia en Español, favor llamar a la oficina de NISRA. Deje un mensaje en extención 6. Alquien les respondera lo mas pronto posible. Tel: 815-4590737, ext. 6.
Here are some activity books with things like puzzle games, coloring pages, and suggestions to help you relax or keep you healthy and moving. Click on each book’s name to open it.
- NISRA Activity Book I with Spring Theme
- L.I.F.E. Program Activity Book Week I
- Special Olympics at Home Workouts Activity Book
- NISRA Activity Book 2 designed for Adults
- NISRA Activity Book 3 designed for Adults
- NISRA Activity Book 2 with Animals & More Theme
- NISRA Activity Book 3 with Sports of All Sorts Theme
- NISRA Activity Book 5 designed for Adults
- NISRA Activity Book 6 designed for Adults
The NISRA staff are making videos!
Here are some that you can watch at your convenience, as many times as you wish! Click on the link for each video to watch it on NISRA’s YouTube channel: NISRACrystalLake
CAMP-IN-A-BOX participants, you have all of the supplies to do the CAMP-IN-A-BOX videos.
CAMP-IN-A-BOX: Sand and Shaving Cream Sensory Bin
Rebecca guides you through making this luxurious, goopy substance that feels a bit like wet sand. For fun you can add some of your favorite objects!
Click here to view the Sensory Bin video.
CAMP-IN-A-BOX: Monogram Frame Craft
Use the supplies in your box to make this easy project. Rebecca shows you how to arrange the materials to create a framed picture of your very own initial!
Click here to view the Monogram Frame Craft video.
CAMP-IN-A-BOX: Puffy Paint
If you like cotton candy, then this project will remind you of it. Follow along with Rebecca to make the soft and fluffy paint, then swirl it around and let it dry!
Click here to view the Puffy Paint video.
CAMP-IN-A-BOX: Grow a Rainbow
You’ll be delighted to see how you can draw 2 ends of the rainbow and then see them come together to make a full rainbow! Rebecca shows you the simple steps to do it.
Click here to view the Grow a Rainbow video.
CAMP-IN-A-BOX: Watercolor Circles Stained Glass
This watercolor painting project results in a finished piece that looks similar to stained glass! Watch Kelly for the easy-to-follow instructions.
Click here to view the Watercolor Circles Stained Glass video.
Banana Nutella Sushi
Just 3 ingredients and you can make these nutritious, delicious, and cute little sushi snacks! Grab your ingredients and Rebecca will give you some tips on what to do.
Click here to view the Banana Nutella Sushi video.
CAMP-IN-A-BOX: Planet Sun Catcher
Kelly guides you through the steps to make a sun catcher design that’s based on Planet Earth. You can hang it in your window for more enjoyment.
Click here to view the Planet Sun Catcher video.
Ham & Cheese Roll Ups
Roll Ups are a versatile, easy-to-make snack or part of a meal. Kelly gives you ideas for ham, cheese and all kinds of ingredients to fit your own taste!
Click here to view the Ham & Cheese Roll Ups video.
CAMP-IN-A-BOX STEM: Balloon Noise Maker & Balloon Stress Ball
Kelly shows you how to create a noise maker that makes really interesting sounds! Then, chill out with a home made stress ball.
Click here to view the Balloon Noise Maker and Balloon Stress Ball video.
CAMP-IN-A-BOX STEM: Straw Raft
Rebecca demonstrates how to make small floating rafts out of straws. Then, you can try placing some objects on the raft to see what it can carry!
Click here to view the Straw Raft video.
Nutella fans, did you know you can make delicious popsicles out of Nutella? Follow these simple instructions from Emily and Lucy to make this frozen treat!”
Click here to view the Nutella Popsicles video.
Walk Around the Block
Did you ever think of combining your walks with your workouts? Kelly takes you on a walk to show you how to “mix it up!”
Click here to view the Walk Around the Block workout video.
More videos! View more videos below that were posted in earlier weeks.
We may add resources on topics such as sensory breaks, managing behaviors, and more. Check back for updates.
Some local libraries are offering free wi-fi in their parking lots.