Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs

Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs Come Play With Us! parks.arlingtonva.us/kids Arlington Parks and Recreation Youth & Family programs will be the happiest, healthiest place for children to LEARN, GROW and PLAY!

GOALS: • Healthy Lifestyle: To promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, physical fitness and active play • Learning Engagement: To engage participants in learning activities & provide homework support • Interpersonal Competence: To develop social skills and friendships • Cultural Competence: To increase knowledge and respect for people of all abilities and different cultural backgrounds • Self Esteem: To build participants self esteem

Mission: The Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation's Office of Youth and Family Programs will build participants' developmental assets and promote healthy choices in a safe, fun, challenging and enriching environment.

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09/27/2020
Arlington County Parks and Recreation

Go Super Squad!💥⚡️

Did you find where Super Squad left their mark and complete the obstacle course challenge? This week they were spotted at Bon Air Park, Lyons Village, and Penrose Park. Check out their visit to Beginner Line dancing at Virginia Highlands. Let us know if there is a park they should visit to make sure you are having a ball this Fall!

Super Squad wants you to have a ball this fall, so they're leaving chalk courses on three new parks! Think you solved th...
09/27/2020

Super Squad wants you to have a ball this fall, so they're leaving chalk courses on three new parks! Think you solved the super secret clues? Put your guesses in the comments!

09/25/2020

Test your knowledge & challenge your family in this fun, kid-friendly trivia game! Perfect for a silly (and potentially competitive!) family night at home.

More Rec @ Home: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/rec-at-home/

Can you guess which parks the Super Squad will be leaving their mark tomorrow? Leave your guesses below👇👇 and don't forg...
09/24/2020

Can you guess which parks the Super Squad will be leaving their mark tomorrow? Leave your guesses below👇👇 and don't forget to come back for the answers on Saturday.

09/22/2020

Our brains are like superheros, because they have SO many powers! Ms. Chloe is using spirit fingers to practice her power of de-stressing. She'll teach us how to use our 5 senses to stay calm in difficult situations.

See what other activities we're doing this week: [email protected]" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://arlingtonva.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2020/09/[email protected]

09/21/2020
Rec @ Home: Story Time!

Monday calls for a Story Time! Today Ms. Norma is reading a book all about life on a farm. What animals do you see on a farm?

We love this idea from PBS Kids 🧡 Such a simple way to boost your child's confidence! Hang your child's portrait in thei...
09/18/2020
Make a Hero Self Portrait | Crafts for Kids | PBS KIDS for Parents

We love this idea from PBS Kids 🧡 Such a simple way to boost your child's confidence!

Hang your child's portrait in their bedroom or where they do virtual school so they can be reminded of all of their super traits.

https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/make-a-hero-self-portrait

In each episode of Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, Xavier, Brad, and Yadina travel back in time to meet real-life historical figures when they were kids themselves. Just like the historical figures in the series, your child has heroic qualities! Help your child understand what it means to be a....

If the school day ends & you think “what now”... Come Play With Us at Rec on Wheels! 🚌Unplug and get your wiggles out fr...
09/17/2020

If the school day ends & you think “what now”... Come Play With Us at Rec on Wheels! 🚌

Unplug and get your wiggles out from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at various park locations Monday - Thursday! Adults must accompany youth under 9; register adults and children. This program is open to all ages but geared toward ages 2-10.

Search for Rec on Wheels: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/programs-in-the-park/

Here’s a two-in-one project for your week! Make your own play-dough with simple ingredients you probably already have in...
09/15/2020

Here’s a two-in-one project for your week! Make your own play-dough with simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, and then play with your dough. This was a fan-favorite at break blast camp (and can keep campers engaged for hours)!

Can you guess which parks the Super Squad will be leaving their chalk challenges on tomorrow? Check out the clues and le...
09/14/2020

Can you guess which parks the Super Squad will be leaving their chalk challenges on tomorrow? Check out the clues and leave you guesses in the comments!

09/11/2020

Nothing says September like apples, so we're bringing your family THREE activities to fall into fun together: apple & worm craft (1:05), apple "donuts" (4:40) and a story time (10:20).

If you try one of these activities, show us a picture in the comments!

https://parks.arlingtonva.us/rec-at-home/

09/09/2020

Did you find where Super Squad left their chalk obstacle courses? The answers were: Madison Community Center, Glencarlyn Park, and Lacey Woods. They also visited Tiny Tots at Gulf Branch Nature Center for this fun sing along! Let us know if there is a park they should visit to make sure you are having a ball this Fall.

Register for a park program and you too might get a surprise visit: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/programs-in-the-park/

09/08/2020
Rec @ Home: Guided Imagination!

Arlington County Therapeutic Recreation is back with more brain power! Ms. Caitlyn is leading a guided imagination that is great for teaching children about calmness and relaxation. Just a short activity like this can make a huge different in a child's day.

More Rec @ Home fun: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/rec-at-home/

Two are near where dogs play and one is named after a Union Captain from Ohio... can you guess which parks the Super Squ...
09/08/2020

Two are near where dogs play and one is named after a Union Captain from Ohio... can you guess which parks the Super Squad will be leaving their mark on today?

And don't forget to check back on this page at 3 pm for Rec @ Home: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/rec-at-home/

We want to wish Arlington families a happy back to school season! Celebrate the good moments, give yourself grace in the...
09/06/2020

We want to wish Arlington families a happy back to school season! Celebrate the good moments, give yourself grace in the hard moments and always remember -- we're in this together!

Looking for some after school activities? Check out Rec @ Home and Rec on Wheels: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/

🚨VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP ALERT 🚨 Apple season is starting 🍎 so take a trip to a Canadian apple orchard with these fun interac...
09/04/2020
Apple Orchard - Virtual Farm Tour

🚨VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP ALERT 🚨

Apple season is starting 🍎 so take a trip to a Canadian apple orchard with these fun interactive videos:
https://www.farmfood360.ca/en/apple-orchard/360-video/

In this 360° tour, you’ll learn about how apples are grown, packaged, and everything in between. You’ll also meet Canadian apple growers Murray and Joel, who will explain the importance of working together, of using Integrated Pest Management in their orchard and how critical Seasonal Agricultu...

Did you find where Super Squad left their mark? Did you complete the obstacle course challenge? This week they were spot...
09/03/2020

Did you find where Super Squad left their mark? Did you complete the obstacle course challenge? This week they were spotted at Douglas Park, Drew Park, and Lower Bluemont Park.

Let us know if there’s a park or playground they should visit next! We want you to have a ball this Fall!

09/03/2020
Rec @ Home: Glue Resist Watercolor Leaves

What's your favorite part of fall?

Ms. Liz loves when the leaves change colors, so today she'll be teaching us how to make a beautiful watercolor leaves painting with a glue resist technique!

Did your family try this project? Leave a picture in the comments!

09/02/2020
Playworks Play at Home Game: Crazy 8's with Coach Debbie

Crazy 8's with Coach Debbie from Playworks! This is a great activity to use when children need a quick wiggle break.

Playworks is one of our favorite organizations to work with as they're all about learning & growing through PLAY!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRU7BHyYoNg&t=236s

Donate today: https://donate.playworks.org/give/278383/#!/donation/checkout #playworks #playathome #playworksathome At Playworks, we believe every child shou...

09/01/2020

The Super Squad wants you to have a ball this fall! They'll be leaving cool chalk obstacle courses at different parks around Arlington and surprising lucky participants at select park programs.

Here are the super secret clues about what parks the Super Squad will be leaving their mark on tomorrow. Do you have any guesses?

- One is named after an American abolitionist
- One is made up of a lot of circles
- One has the name of the color of the sky

09/01/2020

Come Play With Us! Ms. Molly is leading The Harvest Best, a game great for all ages to get up & get moving!

Rec @ Home info:

08/31/2020
Welcome to Rec @ Home!

We're excited to bring you REC @ HOME this September! If you enjoyed Rec @ Home this summer, you'll love all the fall-themed fun to come this month! Join us every weekday at 3 pm:

Monday- Story Time
Tuesday- Learning Activity
Wednesday- Active Game
Thursday- Art Project
Friday- Virtual Field Trip or Family Special Event

Check out more info here: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/rec-at-home/

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300 N Park Dr
Arlington, VA
22203

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