Recreation Department


Virtual Recreation Department

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COVID-19 National Updates

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Ontario Restaurants offering takeout and delivery

Adults

Educational Resources

Free sudoku, crossword, and other games

Different card games online

Painting Classes with Art Sherpa

Take a free educational class

Stay Active

Yoga online class options

Fitness Blender has a variety of fun at home workouts.

Enjoy a walk/run around your neighborhood and say “hi” to your neighbors (from a distance).

Go for a bike ride.

Working From Home

Tips on working from home with kids

How to survive working from home

Fun Activities

Out of ideas of things to do? Here are 50 free things you can do during lockdown

Have a Netflix Party with friends and family

Experience some Disney magic from home

Learn a new language with Duolingo

Teens

Educational Resources

Resources for reading, math, coding, etc.

Take a free educational class

Leadership program created by the UN

Great Lakes Science Center offering free classes/experiments

Create stories and animations

Take quizzes to review subjects like biology, U.S. History, etc

Help with math from basic to Geometry and Calculus

Freerice is the ultimate platform for improving your vocabulary, SAT score, and the current state of world hunger. The non-profit site gives you vocabulary questions and donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Program with every answer you get right.

Google Arts and Culture is a platform that allows students to explore the world through thousands of artworks and artifacts provided by over 1,000 international museums, galleries, and institutions from all around the globe.

Teen Ink is a national magazine written by teens for teens. It’s a great resource where students can submit their own work and appreciate what their peers write.

Khan Academy is a non-profit organization committed to “changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.”

Everything from dance and music classes to STEM classes for free

Stay Active

Yoga online class options

Fitness Blender has a variety of fun at home workouts.

Enjoy a walk/run around your neighborhood and say “hi” to your neighbors (from a distance).

Go for a bike ride.

Older Adults

National Council on Aging Tips and Resources

Educational Resources

  • Mansfield/Richland County Library. Although our locations are closed there are still lots of ways you can use the library:

Free sudoku, crossword, and other games

Different card games online

Painting Classes with Art Sherpa

Take a free educational class

Learn a new language with Duolingo

Stay Active

Daily Exercises

Tai Chi classes

Enjoy a walk/run around your neighborhood and say “hi” to your neighbors (from a distance).

Exercise videos

Things to Keep You Entertained

Virtual tour of National Parks

Live web cams at San Diego zoo

Webcams and videos of Columbus zoo

Get crafty! Lots of great craft ideas


Upcoming Events

Free Virtual Summer Classes!! Enjoy several different classes online this summer! Some of our Ontario teachers will be conducting the classes! Deadline to sign up is June 5th, 2020! Go to:

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CityofOntario?season=2847502

We will offer the following classes:

1) STEM Camp- Mon to Friday- June 8th– 12th – 1 to 2 pm- Grades 4th– 8th

Discuss the elements of a theme park, brainstorm ideas, learn basics to Google Draw, draft out the property, create rides, come up with costs and marketing, design restaurants, etc.

2) American Sign Language- Mon., Wed., Fri.- June 15th– July 10th– 1 to 2 pm- All ages

You will learn the basic letters, numbers, colors, animals, family, food, clothes, etc.Fun for everyone!

3) Google Classroom- Mon., Wed., Fri.- July 13th-17th– 6:30-7:30 pm- Grades 4th-5th & Parents

Get your kids ready for Middle School and Chromebooks! Learn how to navigate Google Classroom, Google Slides, Documents, Sheets, etc.

4) Writing Camp-Mon., Wed., Fri.- June 8th – July 3rd– 9-10 am- Grades 2nd– 8th

Love movies? Well now’s your chance to write your own script to your own movie! You get to pick the plot, genre and create the characters. Afterwards, we will move onto designing a food truck complete with a menu, model, and advertisements.

5) Arts and Crafts Class-Mon., Wed., Fri.- June 8th-July 3rd– 10 -11 am- Grades Kdg-8th

Let’s see your creativity this summer! Come join us for a variety of arts and crafts! We will have fun making tessellations, paper mache, painting, drawing, and more!

6) Reading Comprehension- Mon., Wed., Fri.- June 15th– July 31st– 12pm-1 pm- Grades 2nd-8th

Keep up with your reading skills! Learn about WH-questions, inferencing, and reading comprehension strategies.

7) Phonics Class- Mon., Wed., Fri.- June 15th – July 17th– 11 am- 12 pm- Grades Kdg-5th

Practice your phonics skills- learn letter-sound correspondence, which is fundamental for reading and spelling. 

8) Context Clues Class-Mon., Wed., Fri.- July 6th-24th– 2 -3 pm-Grades 3rd-12th

Use vocabulary for context clues. Learn strategies to determine the meaning of unknown word.  

Questions? Need forms or more information? Contact our Rec. Director, Heather Hendrix, at 419‑529‑2588 ext 3202 or recreationdept@ontarioohio.org

You can also find out what is happening on our Ontario Recreation Department Facebook page.