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When schools are out, Chicago parks offer in-person and virtual programs to support students and parents with access to recreational and educational opportunities.

Today, more than ever, it is important to keep one's body and mind, active and healthy. Our committed Chicago Park District team is dedicated to keeping Chicagoans active all year-long in-person and online. The following is a collection of free, on-demand activities and experiences made available to Chicago families by the Chicago Park District. More than 300 virtual videos are available for students and parents to enjoy at their leisure on the Chicago Park District's YouTube page

50 different classes will be offered throughout the week of January 10th.  All classes are FREE.  No registration required.  View the classes & sign-on information here:


Additionally, a variety of weekly classes are offered online each season.  View and register for a Winter Session Online class here:  Winter Session Virtual Classes.





Mom & Son Fitness (2:23 minutes)

Ballet Conditioning Class (20 minutes)

Chatarunga Yoga for All Body Types (2:37 minutes)


Push Up Challenge (1:11 minutes)

One Minute Yoga Session (55 seconds)

A Quick AMRAP for All Levels (2:12 minutes)


All You Need is a Chair to Exercise with Phil (2:23 minutes)

Stay Fit with Your Kids (1:51 minutes)

Best Exercises for Pregnant Women (1:18 minutes)

See More Fitness Videos



Storytime: "The Monster at the End of this Book" (3:36 minutes)

Storytime: "Bunny and Bee" (2:12 minutes)

Storytime: “A Chair for my Mother” (9:53 minutes)


Storytime: "Amazing Grace" (7:59 minutes)

Storytime: "And Then It's Spring" (ASL) (4:34 minutes)

Storytime: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"(3:28 minutes)

See more storytelling videos



Kids Activity Sheets

Hero Activities

Let's celebrate all the heroes whose efforts are getting us all through this challenging time.
Click on each image to print out at home.  

Heroes Bingo Cut-Outs Heroes Bingo Card Heroes Bingo Instructions   Heroes Word Search
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Coloring Sheets
Luna, the Night Out in the Parks mascot, has some fun ideas for ways to keep active at home.  Have a dance party, read a book, play a musical instrument, or watch a movie.  Color the sheet then do one of these fun activities, or do them all! Click on each image to print out at home.    

Disco Luna Coloring Sheet    Reading Luna Coloring Sheet    Music Luna Coloring Sheet    Movie Luna Coloring Sheet    




Arts & Culture

Gratitude Journal (4:04 minutes)

Painting with Kool Aid (4:02 minutes)

Making Rain Sticks (6:48 minutes)


Making Natural Dyes for Textiles (9:37 minutes)

Learn How-to Paint Old Records (5:19 minutes)

Create Your Own Collage Painting (3:22 minutes)


Make Your Own Slime (3:17 minutes)

Baby Yoda Craft (2:24 minutes)

Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course (1:24 minutes)

See More Arts & Culture Videos




Sharpen Your Skills

Juggling (3:08 minutes)

Basketball (3:06 minutes)

Soccer (4:03 minutes)




American Sign Language

Basic ASL Lesson (1:31 minutes)

ASL Lesson #2 (1:58 minutes)

ASL Lesson #3 (1:40 minutes)


ASL Lesson #4 (1:26 minutes)

ASL Lesson #5 (2:20 minutes)

ASL Lesson #6 (2:44 minutes)


See more American Sign Language Videos



Nature & Relaxation

Meditating with Sounds from Palmisano Park (45 seconds)
Reduce stress and bring serenity to your life during these trying times by practicing mindfulness meditation. Listen to the soothing sounds of Palmisano Park.  For more calming sounds, take the Palmisano Park Audio Tour (see below).


Garfield Park Conservatory Digital Tours
The conservatories are closed, but you can still enjoy the sights of the Garfield Park Conservatory digitally.  Check out the digital tours here.

Palmisano Park (Stearns Quarry) Audio Tour
Transformed from an old stone quarry in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, the park has a sustainable design with wetland terraces, native plants, and a fishing pond. Take the Palmisano Park self-guided audio tour.

Humboldt Park Audio Tour
Explore Humboldt Park -- look at its lovely features -- and learn about the architects, artists and landscape designers who created it -- most notably Jens Jensen. Take the Humboldt Park self-guided audio tour.


See More Nature Videos


Check back here for new activities brought to you by the Chicago Park District team.  Find other fun videos on our Instagram and Facebook stories.



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