Virtual Activities

Welcome to NISRA's Virtual Activities page, full of ideas to enrich your life during this "Stay-at-Home" time--and beyond!

Virtual Programming-what is it?

This is your Go-To page for many of the activities NISRA is offering. Check back for new things each week!
And 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!

New Special Events for Teens & Adults

NISRA is joining with FVSRA, NEDSRA, WSRA, & NSSRA for these 2 new events for Ages 13 & older. Registration deadline for Beach Party: June 5, and for Trivia Night: June 26.

If you registered for in-person programs in June you will receive a credit, or refund if you prefer. You can add these events to your account by registering online or download a Registration Form.

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.

 

Virtual Programs in June

We have a new lineup of virtual programs for June!
In-person programs in June are canceled due to the social distancing and face covering requirements of COVID-19. Also many of the facilities NISRA uses are not available.
If you registered for in-person programs in June you will receive a credit, or refund if you prefer.

Click here to view the virtual programs brochure. You can register online, by mail, drop-off or fax. There is a Registration Form at the back of the brochure.

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

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Peanut Butter Cookies with 3 Ingredients
Peanut butter, sugar and an egg–that’s all it takes! Pull together your ingredients and follow Rebecca’s instructions for these easy cookies.
 
Click here to view the Peanut Butter Cookies video.

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Popsicle Stick Workout
If you’re curious how popsicle sticks and exercise go together, check out this video. Rebecca shows you that there are no boring workouts if you use this technique!
 
Click here to view the Popsicle Stick Workout video.

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Magic Hand Science Experiment
Grab just a few supplies you have at home and follow along with Kelly–you’ll be surprised at what happens during this simple science experiment!
 
Click here to view the Magic Hand Science Experiment video.

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Finger Painting with Saran Wrap
Emily and her daughters demonstrate how to make a colorful painting using your fingers and basic supplies like paints and Saran or other cling wrap!
 
Click here to view the Finger Painting with Saran Wrap video.

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Pizza Bagels
Follow along with Rebecca to make a simple pizza bagel for a snack or for part of a meal. Add toppings to suit your own taste!
 
Click here to view the Pizza Bagels video.

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Upper Body Stretches
If you’re feeling a little sluggish from so many days at home, do some great stretches with Emily to feel more limber and relaxed!
 
Click here to view the Upper Body Stretches video.

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Homemade Puffy Paint
Use some household ingredients to make homemade puffy paint! Kelly guides you in the process and shares 2 project ideas.
 
Click here to view the Homemade Puffy Paint video.

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DIY Watercolor Prints
Add some beautiful watercolors to prints of patterns, sayings or other subjects. Rebecca shows you how to do this easy project.
 
Click here to view the DIY Watercolor Prints video.

More videos! View more videos below that were posted in earlier weeks.

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

Stretch Yoga
Click here to view the Stretch Yoga video.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Staircase Workout
Click here to view the Staircase Workout video.

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

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

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

Buddy Workout
Click here to view the Buddy Workout video.

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

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

Easy Slime
Click here to view the Easy Slime video.

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

Mindfulness
Click here to view the 17 minute Mindfulness video.

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

Other resources

We will be adding helpful 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. Comcast and AT&T have short-term agreements for those who need internet access.

100+ Activities

Activity Resource Guide

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

Giving the gift of fun...

During this time of social isolation for participants, NISRA is continuing to provide meaningful recreation services. Would you consider making a donation? Click here to support us.