Making Connections

Although we’re all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these out every day. Scroll through and also find educational resources to keep your students at home engaged in learning.

"Being Active"
"Community Resources"

For All Ages

Connecting with Others 

  • Call or Facetime a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check in. 
  • Write a letter to send to a friend or relative 
  • Support a local restaurant - Many local restruants are still open for take out or delivery orders. You can order food for pick up or try out Doordash of Ubereats to have it delivered to your door. 
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  • Talking to Kids about COVID-19 - Resource from the National Association of School Psychologists.
Working and Teaching your kids from Home

STEM and other Educational Resources 

  • Bed Time Math - Math as a fun part of your daily family routine
  • ECB - Games to get "into the book"
  • Conjuguemos - Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.
  • Instructables - 3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects
  • Science Spot - Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access
  • The Happy Scientist - Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way.
  • Climate Kids - This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.
  • PBS Learning- PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials
  • Quizlet - For students to practice and master whatever they are learning.
  • Brainscape - Offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.
  • Banzai - Exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.
  • 30 Educational Netflix Shows - List of educational shows on Netflix for all ages.
  • No Time for Flashcards - Multiple school activities for kids Pre-school - Elementary 
  • Ivy League classes - 450 free Ivy League university courses you can take online
  • College Classes - 190 universities offer 600 free online courses
  • Teaching Residency - MPUSD and Alder Graduate School of Education are looking for people to apply for a teaching residency
  • Wonderschool - Learn-at-Home Activities based on researched backed ideas to support learning at home. Geared towards children 1-5, and can be scaled up for older children.

Youth Oriented

Connecting with Others 

  • Hold a virtual play date through Facetime.
  • Teach a young person how to write and send a letter.
  • Overcoming Obstacles - Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.

Seaside Recreation Staff’s Virtual Programs 


  • New Shiny Penny  - Science Experiment with Seaside Recreation Leader Ms. Kendall
  • New Star Gazing  - Science Experiment with Seaside Recreation Leader Ms. Kendall
  • Water Surface Tension - Science Experiment with Seaside Recreation Leader Ms. Kendall
  • Disappearing Egg Shell -  Science Experiment with Seaside Recreation Leader Ms. Kendall



*New!!* Disney Draw Videos

How to Make Acrylic Paint and Painting a Mini-Landscape 

Materials needed: Elmers Glue, food coloring, Soy Sauce, Q-tips, Water, paper napkins or towels, tooth picks, styrofoam bowls and saucers. 

Equipment needed: Paint brush, Scissors, painters tape cup for water, 7 day pill keeper, paper to cover your work space. 

Coloring pages by Sandra Gray 

Peacock - Face 1 - Face 2 - Face 3 - Pumpkin - Seahorse - Pot

Graphite Drawings with City of Seaside Art and History Commissioner "Steven Russell" 

Graphic of Kids Smiling with Technology

Nature and Virtual Travel

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