Summer is back and teens are looking for some “safe” fun during this unprecedent time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although, activities will not look the same as they did last summer, teens can still find activities to do and have lots of fun. Traditionally, teens can attend summer camps, volunteer, or get a job but COVID-19 has disrupted summer plans and have changed those possibilities for teens.
Thanks to the internet, teens can find a multitude of activities online whether it is some type of fitness class, art and cooking class, taking a virtual trip to a theme park, or visit a museum. We have compiled a list of resources for families to explore with their teens to keep them engaged during the summer and having fun.
Health & Fitness
Special Olympics: School of Strength
Work out videos to help you stay fit and reach your athletic goals.
Planet Fitness: One of the country’s largest gym chains, Planet Fitness, has been live streaming free online workout classes on its Facebook page on weekdays at 7 p.m. ET. https://www.facebook.com/planetfitness/
Nike Training Club: This app lets you download free 15-, 30-, and 45-minute workouts designed by Nike trainers. Most of the workouts are equipment-free and use GIFs to demonstrate how to do each exercise — from squats, to walkouts, to lunges.
Corepower Yoga: The national yoga chain is offering free 30- and 60-minute classes.
Downward Dog: This company is offering its suite of fitness apps — from the seven-minute workout, to Barre, to Yoga for Beginners — for free, with no subscription required – www.downdogapp.com/schools
Accessible Chef – online free visual recipes and resources to help teach cooking skills to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Cultural and Virtual Museums
Google Arts and Cultures – https://artsandculture.google.com
Online Free Puzzles
Jigsaw Planet – https://www.jigsawplanet.com/
Educational Online Games for High School & College Students-
Kahoot-Family Fun- https://kahoot.com/home/family-friends/
Virtual trips to the Zoo & Aquarium
San Diego Zoo– https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos
National Aquarium– http://samuraivirtualtours.com/example/nadc/index.html