Virtual Activities

Welcome to NISRA's Virtual Activities page, full of ideas to enrich your life!

Virtual Programming-what is it?

This is your Go-To page for many of the activities NISRA is offering. 
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram at we.are.nisra where we have lots of other fun things to share!

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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!

Fall programs

We have a new lineup of programs for fall!
This brochure includes virtual “Zoom” programs and some in-person programs with new safety requirements.

Click here to view the brochure. Registration ends September 21. 

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.

Videos

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Camp Songs
Sing along with Emily and Lucy! You’ll recognize most of these songs, and have fun with hand signs and moving around to the lyrics too!

Click here to view the Camp Songs video.

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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.

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CAMP-IN-A-BOX:  Center of Gravity Man
Test the balance of this fun little Gravity Man–Rebecca shows you how to make him and try it out.

Click here to view the Center of Gravity Man video.

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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.

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Cloud Dough
This recipe makes dough that’s as light as the clouds! Emily and Lucy mix up a batch of blue dough so you can see how to make your own.

Click here to view the Cloud Dough video.

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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.

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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.

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Nutella Popsicles
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.

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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.

Popsicle Stick Workout
Click here to view the Popsicle Stick Workout video.

Peanut Butter Cookies with 3 Ingredients
Click here to view the Peanut Butter Cookies video.

Finger Painting with Saran Wrap
Click here to view the Finger Painting with Saran Wrap video.

Magic Hand Science Experiment
Click here to view the Magic Hand Science Experiment video.

Upper Body Stretches
Click here to view the Upper Body Stretches video.

Pizza Bagels
Click here to view the Pizza Bagels video.

DIY Watercolor Prints
Click here to view the DIY Watercolor Prints video.

Homemade Puffy Paint
Click here to view the Homemade Puffy Paint video.

Stretch Yoga
Click here to view the Stretch Yoga video.

Fruit and Veggie Smoothie
Click here to view the Fruit Smoothie video.

Paper Mosaic Craft
Click here to view the Paper Mosaic Craft video.

Shaving Cream Painting
Click here to view the Shaving Cream Painting video.

Workout with Household Items
Click here to view the Workout with Household Items video.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Click here to view the Homemade Peanut Butter Cups video.

Elephant Toothpaste Project
Click here to view the Elephant Toothpaste Project video.

Bubble Wrap Painting
Click here to view the Bubble Wrap Painting video.

Step-by-Step Fruit Drawing Art Project
Click here to view the Step-by-Step Fruit Drawing Art Project video.

Bubble Snake or Chain Project
Click here to view the Bubble Snake or Chain Project video.

Staircase Workout
Click here to view the Staircase Workout video.

Skittles Science Project
Click here to view the Skittles Science Project video.

Color Changing Celery
Click here to view the Color Changing Celery video.

Picasso Abstract Mask
Click here to view the Picasso Abstract Mask video.

Buddy Workout
Click here to view the Buddy Workout video.

Banana Bread Muffins
Click here to view the Banana Muffins video.

Ladybug Rock Painting
Click here to view the Ladybug Rock Painting video.

Meditaton-The Bubble
Click here to view the Bubble Meditation video.

3 Ingredient Cheerios Snack
Click here to view the 3 Ingredient Cheerios Snack video.

Easy Slime
Click here to view the Easy Slime video.

At Home Workout
Click here to view the 24 minute At Home Workout video.

Mindfulness
Click here to view the 17 minute Mindfulness video.

Other resources

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. 

100+ Activities

Activity Resource Guide

This guide has over 150 activities you can enjoy at home!  Click here to open it.

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