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  • Connect & Share: Virtual Visit Sheltering Seniors (ages 5-17)

    Register Now Become a virtual visitor! Connect with a senior citizen and brighten someone's day. Reach out with a smiling face and a listening ear. Help keep our older adults connected to community while social distancing is in effect. From the comfort of your home, you can connect with others and enhance their lives. Visits on the Zoom platform of 20 minutes may be scheduled by you, weekday daytimes, some evenings and some weekends. Pick a time that is convenient for you! Register now to receive an email from a senior living facility with a link and instructions to schedule your virtual visits. Just chat, read a book or a poem, play an instrument, sing, talk sports, share your pet or anything else you have in mind to share. Parents: please be available to provide assistance during your child's virtual visits. "Our residents are really enjoying the connections. We are able to reach those who don't have family coming in or those in need of some socialization." -Volunteer Services Supervisor "A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." -William Arthur Ward You will need reliable internet access on a computer, tablet or phone with camera capabilities, an email account and a smile!
  • Creative Movement Arts-Online (families and children ages 3-6)

    Find new joy in learning and dance with distinguished teaching-artists from around the world! Connect all arts and academics through six thematic lessons for strong engagement for your child(ren) and your whole family. Explore physical explorations and kinesthetic arts. Combine basic dance skills with creative movement, positive self-esteem games and quality music from around the world. Each week, engage in a video to investigate creative movement, dance, visual arts, theatre, language, world cultures, nutrition and more. Nurture the creative process in your child … and family! Receive a password and url addresses in an email prior to class start to access six videos that you may play as much as you like, at any time you like during each weekly session. Please register by February 6. Weekly Themes - April 5-9 - Lesson 1: Shapes April 12-16- Lesson 2: Over, Under, Around and Through April 19-23 - Lesson 3: Opposites April 26-30- Lesson 4: Action Words May 3-7 - Lesson 5: Colors May 10-14 - Lesson 6: Circus
  • Do-At-Home Art Kits by Yourself or With Your Friends-July (grades K-5)

    Get creative by yourself or have a party with a group of friends. Learn a new skill and create masterpieces of art in your own house or schedule an online party with your friends with do-it-at-home kits! Each kit contains two projects that will include an easy to follow lesson plan, a link to an online instructional video taught by a Kidcreate Studio art teacher, art materials and additional suggestions for online learning that relate to the art lesson. Order one, three or five kits for your friends or encourage them to purchase their own! Registration deadline July1 Art kit can be picked up, Tuesday, July 6, 8:30-4:00 p.m. or Wednesday, July 7, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at The District Office East, 15180 Canada Ave, Rosemount Online instruction available 24/7. Suggestion for additional online learning. Each art kit include the following two projects Klimt's The Sunflower Be inspired by art created by Gustav Klimt. Recreate one of his famous works of art out of clay, paint and beads. How to Draw a Jellyfish A how-to-draw activity is a great boredom buster! Learn how to draw a jellyfish by using a simple step-by-step process.
  • Music Together (adult and child birth-5 yrs)

    Music Together Online is an award-winning program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers—and the grownups who love them—that is designed to teach the way young children learn: through play. Whether online or in-person, each class is designed to be an active music-making experience for little ones and their grownups.The rich music environment in class, full of opportunities for experimentation and play, will help your child grow into a confident, life-long music maker. The summer session includes: one live, online or in-person class at your designated class time, weekly online 30-minute “Musical Play Dates” each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and weekly online 30-minute “Songs, Stories Lullaby Time” each Thursday at 6:30 p.m., all delivered via Zoom and all recorded so you can enjoy them more than once. Four online Saturday Night Family Dance Parties are also included, also at 6:30 pm. Participants will receive an illustrated songbook, a CD and a download code to use with the free Music Together app. Location: Apple Valley Community Center (AVCC) 14603 Hayes Road
  • Music Together-Online (adult and child birth-5 yrs)

    Music Together Online is an award winning program designed to teach the way young children learn: through play. Your teacher will lead music activities for the whole family to sing, play and jam along to and show you how to make everyday items like dish towels, pots, wooden spoons and stuffed animals into musical props. Even though your teacher is on the screen, each class is designed to be an active music-making experience for little ones and their grownups. The rich music environment in class, full of opportunities for experimentation and play, will help your child grow into a confident, life-long music maker. Your class includes the following, all delivered via Zoom: A live, online 35-minute class at your designated class time that is recorded so you can enjoy it again and again. A 30-minute "Musical Play Date" each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., also recorded. A 30-minute "Songs, Stories and Lullaby Time" each Thursday at 6:30 p.m., also recorded. Four Saturday 6:30 p.m. night family dance parties. Also included: A professionally-recorded CD of the class activities: songs, rhythmic rhymes and tonal and rhythm patterns - and access to our free app that allows you to download or stream these same materials. A corresponding songbook/storybook with delightful illustrations that welcomes you and your child into music. Location: Live Online - Your Home