Virtual Rec Resources
 (As of October 21, 2020) All City of Edmonds parks, trails and open spaces are open for public use EXCEPT playgrounds. Rental facilities such as picnic shelters and athletic fields are available, but have group size restrictions. The Frances Anderson Center remains closed to the public. 

Welcome to the CIty of Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Virtual Rec Resources webpage. Here you will find links to resources from our department, our affiliates and others who are doing great work. Check out the links for at home programs, activities and creative ideas, we have a little something for everyone. 

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Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Resources



Discovery Programs At-Home
Discovery Programs is creating a series of outdoor learning activities for students to complete in their own backyards and neighborhoods. Activities are designed for ages 5 and up. Adult guidance is recommended for some activities, especially for younger students.
Go to their website for more activities and

Activity 1 Backyard Nature Bingo
Backyard Nature Bingo introduces students to the plants and animals that are located right in their own backyards or immediately surrounding their homes. All plants and animals included in the game can be seen in yards and neighborhoods in Edmonds and surrounding areas. The Bingo game can be used as a traditional tabletop game, or can be taken outside to search for the plants and animals outdoors.

Activity 2 How and Why Do Birds Build Nests?
Spring is here with its budding flowers and birds singing away. These birds are into their nesting season, and many can be seen courting, searching for food, and gathering nesting materials. Dive in with your K-3 students to learn why and how these nests are built while recreating some of our common backyard bird nests.

Activity 3 Stormwater in Puget Sound
What happens to all the rain when a storm hits the Puget Sound area? Learn how rainwater travels and what is in it while creating your own city!

Activity 4 Flower Journal
Dive into the world of flowers with this 5 day flower journal. Create your own journal on the first day and then learn by observing something new about flowers each day!

Activity 5 Make Your Own Plant Press
A plant press is the perfect way to preserve the beauty of your favorite plants, which can be used to decorate cards and other craft projects. Learn how to transform ordinary household items into a functional press in this video tutorial.


Beach Ranger Program Online: FREE for Spring 2020

To continue to provide marine education to our area's students, the City of Edmonds has created a series of six videos that presents our spring Beach Ranger program online. Each video is approximately three to four minutes in length, and are most suitable for students in grades K-5.

Video content builds on each previous lesson, so we recommend that students view them in order.

VIDEO 1: Introduction, Tides & Zones
VIDEO 2: Plankton & the Food Web
VIDEO 3: Mussels, Crab, Seaweed
VIDEO 4: Anemones & Sea Stars
VIDEO 5: Eelgrass, Clams, & Moon Snails
VIDEO 6: How to be a Beach Hero

For more information, go to the Discovery Programs Learning from Home page or email

Gymnastics Activities

Preschool Stretches #1   Preschool Stretches #2
"Here are some preschool friendly stretches everyone can enjoy at home from Coach Shannon!"

Preschool Jumps
"Here are some preschool friendly Gymnastics Jumps everyone can do at home!"

Splits How-To
"Here is a Splits Series you can do from Coach Shannon! For ages 7+"

Gymnastics Workout
"An easy workout everyone at home can do from Coach Savannah"

Circus Handstands
"Practice your handstands with these instructions from Coach Shannon"

Animal Walks
"This silly activity is more of a workout than you think with Coach Shannon"

Hula Hoop Penny Spin
"Practice your hula hoop skills with the penny spin with Coach Shannon"

Name Workout
"Use this as a creative way to get in a fun workout!"

How-to Cartwheel
"Follow this video from Coach Savannah to perfect your cartwheel form"

Forward Roll
"Help you kids learn how easy the forward roll can be with Coach Savannah"

Recreation Activities

Online classes
Check out a variety of youth and adult classes from Writing Courses to Stress Management offered online by our resident writing instructor, Ariele Huff. 

Summer Camps Online
The people behind Summer Camp Online usually provide live programs and they have put together a site that hosts all kinds of fun live online camps

Free Mini Courses
Summer Camp Online is offering some FREE live online kids classes to our residents the weekend of May 9th (including a couple Mothers Day classes you can do with your children). On the "Courses" page, scroll down and in the course search bar type "mini". Classes are taught live and registration fills up quickly! Sign up today!

Puzzle the Giraffe
Join one of our resident art instructors, Jessica Carlson, for a fun and informational drawing activity!

Sport Activites

Soccer and Spell activity
Check out this idea from our friends at KLS Soccer for a fun idea that works your body and your mind!

Skyhawks Staying Active series
Our friends from Skyhawks made these awesome Staying Active videos, great for kids and parents to get active together!

Staying Active #1     Staying Active #2    Staying Active #3    Staying Active #4    Staying Active #5    Staying Active #6

Staying Active #7 (for Super Tots!)

Other Resources

Sno-Isle Libraries
Online class resources from your local library.

Seattle Aquarium Live Cams
View some of your favorite animals on the Seattle Aquarium live cams, and check out other aquarium activities!

 NASA Live
Watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket launch live