Let’s make the best of your time at home! Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department invites you to take part in social distance friendly activities from the comfort and safety of your home or neighborhood. For more information please see the specific event descriptions below. Please contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Youth Classes & Programs
|Online Magic with Gary Kantor||Ages 5-12||Date Any||Time-Any||$13||More Details||Click Here to Register|
|Balloon Animal Workshop||Ages All||Date Any||Time:Any||$13||More Details||Click Here to Register|
|Virtual Slime with Lisa Lombardi||Ages: All||Date:Any||Time: Any||Price: $15||More Details||Click Here to Register|
|Science of Carnivals||All||Any||Time:Any||$15||More Details||Click Here to Register|
(you choose your day)
|You choose your time||$80|
(3- 30 min sessions)
|More Details||Click Here to Register|
More virtual fun to do at home
VIRTUAL MAGIC CLASS WITH GARY KANTOR
Professional magician Gary Kantor now teaches his popular magic class ONLINE. This 45-minute online class teaches children how to perform a number of mind-boggling tricks using everyday household items. Gary will start by explaining the secrets to the tricks, and then both Gary and the children will practice everything together in great detail. The children will have a blast as they learn exactly what to say and do when performing in front of an audience. Since this class is online, it can be taken whenever it is convenient for your schedule. This online course is completed by watching pre-recorded videos which can be watched as often as you like. Once you register you will receive an emailed link to the class and the password to the videos. Your entire family can even take this class together! Class is recommended for ages for ages 5-12 and costs $13.
Supplies Needed for First Session:
Deck of cards
Crayons (they cannot be broken)
Paper bag (standard lunch bag size)
2 pieces of yarn (one should be about 2 feet long, and one should be about 4 inches long)
Piece of paper
Pencil or pen
LEARN TO MAKE BALLOON ANIMALS WITH GARY KANTOR
Professional balloon artist Gary Kantor introduces a 45-minute online class that teaches children the techniques needed to take plain balloons and transform them into incredible balloon animals (like dogs, butterflies, fish, etc.). By watching these online videos children will create their own balloon animals, with Gary walking them through each step in the process. This class is not just for kids; parents will have a blast joining in on the experience! During this online course you can follow along with the pre-recorded videos and go at your own pace. Once you register you will receive a link and password for the videos via email. You will need to purchase your own balloons (Recommended: 260Q Latex Balloons) and balloon pump.
VIRTUAL SLIME WITH LISA LOMBARDI COACHING
E-Learning is almost done for the year and school will be out! Have the slime of your life creating Mindful Slime with Coach Lisa Lombardi! We will please our senses and stay in the present. Any worries will be put aside as we have a blast creating STRETCHY SLIME, GOOEY OOBLECK, AND CLOUD DOUGH! Our slime creations will pop like fireworks, smell like summer and be colored to remind kids of the beach. This online experience will be a “one and done” encounter with a duration of about 30 minutes. As a virtual experience, you get to choose the date of class to fit your schedule! Once you register, you will receive a private link to access the class via YouTube anytime. Families have the option to email Coach Lisa during spring/summer with any questions!
THE SCIENCE OF CARNIVAL GAMES, FUN MIRRORS, AND THE CONCESSION STAND
STEP RIGHT UP….STEP RIGHT UP….WIN A “BIG PRIZE”, a carnival barker’s famous words! Carnival games have a rich history and are played not only at traveling carnivals, but also charity fundraisers, amusement arcades, and state fairs. Is there a science to winning these games OR is it all luck? Which games should we play for the best chance at winning? Are these games rigged to scam you? How can we use our communications skills to find out? We will turn into investigators and build confidence as we pull back the curtain on the amusement industry. Popular games explored: Balloon Darts, Ring a Bottle, Duck Pond, and Fool the Guesser. Next, we will learn why we look so wacky in Fun House mirrors and the science behind Pop Rocks, Root Beer, Popcorn, and getting rid of a BRAIN FREEZE. If you have M&M’s candy, get them ready….we will do the coolest experiment!
Learn how to play the piano! Private lessons are offered for beginner to advanced students in 30 minute weekly sessions. Lessons are tailored to meet different styles of learning to assure success. If you come with a desire to learn the music will follow! We will use color coded lessons for younger students to make learning fun. Come as a beginner or to resolve problems from previous lessons. Each mini-session will feature three 30-minute lessons. Lessons will be held virtually using Google Hangouts or Facetime. Each participant must have a full size keyboard or piano at home in order to have the most successful lesson. Register early, spaces fill quickly!
INTERACTIVE FACEBOOK FUN!
Be sure to follow the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Facebook page to see live, interactive and recorded videos of crafts, events, sports tips, and so much more! The page is filled with things to do at home at your kitchen table, in your back yard, or in your bed! Every day new content is featured, so be sure to check back regularly or follow us on Facebook so you never miss the fun!
|Virtual BINGO||All Ages||8/24||6pm-7pm||Price: $5||More Details Below||Click Here to Register|
|Drive-In Movie Featuring Toystory 4||All Ages||8/28||Movie Starts at Dusk||Price:$10 per car||More Details Below||Click Here to Register|
Need something to do from the safety of your own home? How about some BINGO! This classic game is fun for all ages! Join us for a little competition during virtual BINGO hour! Each BINGO hour costs $5 per participant. Once you register you will receive a link to a digital BINGO card and to ZOOM so you can participate. Those wanting to mark off their cards digitally should have multiple screens (tablet, smart phone, computer, smart tv) available so they can watch the stream while they mark off their card. Not that technology saivy? No problem as your digital card is also printable so you can follow along the old fashioned way using paper and whatever you can find to mark off your card(pennies, beans, markers etc). We will play up to 6 games during the schedule time as time allows.
HOW IT WORKS:
1. Go to Yorkville.il.us/Bingo and register.
2. Once registered you will receive a link to a digital BINGO card and a link to the ZOOM meeting. You will be able to print out your BINGO card and play the old fashioned way or you can mark off your numbers on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
3. Join us on Monday, August 24 starting at 6pm on ZOOM for a fun game of BINGO!
Drive-In Movie Featuring Toy Story 4
Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department for another fun, family Drive-In Movie on Friday, August 28 featuring Toy Story 4! This event will take place in the parking lot at Bristol Bay Regional Park (9257 Galena Rd, Yorkville). For $10 per vehicle, families will enjoy viewing this beloved series all from the comfort of their vehicle. The movie will start at dusk (approximately 7:45pm) with the parking lot opening for parking at 7:00pm. Please note, car placement for parking will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Register now as space is limited to 40 vehicles. Secure your spot by going to Yorkville.il.us/ToyStory. Please note, only register the number of vehicles attending and refunds will not be given if cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled event.
Please note movie participants must adhere to the following guidelines:
1. All families must remain in their vehicles throughout the event.
3. Families are urged to utilize bathroom facilities before attending the event; however, portalets will be available for emergency cases.
4. Families attending the event must abide by all social distancing guidelines.
NOW OFFERING CLASSES IN PERSON!
All classes will be held in person at Hiding Spot Park (307 E Park St, Yorkville). All classes will follow all state guidelines. Please see the descriptions below for more information.
T-Ball can be a boring game if taught the wrong way! The All Star approach to T-Ball is one that will engage all players no matter their skill level. Our coaching technique will provide basic building blocks in a safe environment. We have created a system that keeps players moving and learning even while in the dugout! Mechanics and hand-eye coordination are keys to early success. Players in this program will be more confident in this active class as we work on the proper mechanics of catching, throwing, fielding, base running, and batting. This fun and exciting program will prepare each player for t-ball or coach pitch leagues. All of our programs are based on learning teamwork and sportsmanship. Participants need to bring their own glove to each class
|T-Ball||Ages 3-4||7/6-8/10||2-2:45pm||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|
|T-Ball||Ages 3-4||7/11-8/22||9:45am-10:30am||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|
|T-Ball||Ages 4-6||7/6-8/10||2:45pm-3:45pm||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|
|T-Ball||Ages 4-6||7/9-8/13||2:00pm-3:00pm||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|
|T-Ball||Ages 4-6||7/11-8/22||10:30am-11:30am||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|
All Star Soccer
Taught the All Star way, this program will keep everyone active and engaged both mentally and physically. Our lesson plan is designed to teach the game by hiding drills in fun games and using association techniques that get down to each player’s level. Soccer is a game that is action packed, so there will be no sitting and waiting. While engaging players at all times, we will cover simple foot skills, dribbling, passing, shooting, basic rules, and even work on spreading the field. This class will not only keep players active, but will be a great base to prepare them for the next level of play. All of our programs focus on teamwork and sportsmanship. Participants are required to bring a water bottle, shin guards, and a soccer ball (size 3) to each class.
|Soccer||Ages 3-4||7/6-8/10||2:00pm-2:45pm||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|
|Soccer||Ages 3-4||7/11-8/22||9:45am-10:30am||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|
|Soccer Skills||Ages 3-4||7/6-8/10||5:45pm-6:45pm||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|
|Soccer||Ages 4-6||7/6-8/10||2:45pm-3:45pm||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|
|Soccer||Ages 4-6||7/9-8/13||2pm-3pm||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|
All Star All Sports
This is for the all-around athlete or for a child who wants to take a shot at different sports! Stay active and work on balance, motor skills and hand-eye coordination all while learning the rules of different sports! We will focus on a new sport each class and will work on basic rules and mechanics all while we play games that keep everyone moving. There’s no reason to pick a sport when you can play them all! TN
|All Sports||Ages 3-5||7/9-8/11||3:00pm-3:45pm||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|
|All Sports||Ages 3-4||7/11-8/22||9:00am-9:45am||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|
|All Sports||Ages 4-6||7/6-8/10||7:00pm-8:00pm||$66/$71||More Details or Register Now|