Virtual Activity Center

Welcome to the Alamogordo Family Recreation Center’s Virtual Activity & Resource Center! This is a great place to find educational and fun things to do during your time stuck at home! We will provide various resources to promote wellness, learning, and entertainment for our youth and families. Follow the City of Alamogordo on Facebook for updates and new ideas.

Virtual Activity Center

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Click on any of the links below to find activities that promote health and staying active!

Connect with Games & Movement

We know it’s difficult to get your brain and body moving in these cooped up times. This section should help alleviate any mental or physical blues!

Looking for something to get you moving this summer?

Play outdoor Hockey!
Turn your backyard into your very own Disney’s Inside Out playground. Inspired by Riley’s love of hockey, this game of outdoor field hockey uses items you already have in your home! (Game and image Courtesy of https://family.disney.com/crafts/inside-outdoor-field-hockey/ )

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What You’ll Need:

  • Balloons
  • 2 laundry baskets
  • Pool noodles

How To Play

  1. Blow up the “memory orbs” (balloons).
  2. Arrange each laundry basket on either side of your backyard.
  3. Place orbs in the middle.
  4. Assign family members to two teams, and give one pool noodle to each person.
  5. Have them use the noodles to push the orbs into the opposing team’s laundry basket until none are remaining. Whichever team has the most orbs wins.

 Additional ideas handpicked by staff:

Staff suggested game: 

Crab Soccer
What You Need: A ball, such as a soccer ball or other light-weight ball, open space such as a backyard, cones or other markers.
What You Do:

  1. Divide the players into two equal teams.
  2. Ask players to take their positions for the kickoff. Players should sit on the ground with their hands and feet flat on the ground. Move by pushing off the ground and scurrying about, face-up, on all fours.
  3. For the kickoff, drop the ball between two players, one from each team. Players then "crab crawl" back and forth trying to kick the ball into the goal. When a goal is scored, return the ball to the center of the playing area and begin play again. Encourage the play to play for a previously agreed upon a time: 15 minutes or so works well.
  4. The team with the most points wins!

Stimulate your mind:

Here are a few free resources to help stimulate your mind while at home.  Try out a few of these games and let us know what you think of them.  Acquired from Wizards of the Coast at https://dnd.wizards.com/remote/freematerial as a free resource for anyone needing a game to play while staying home. 

Connect with Nature

The days are longer and the sun is warm – summer is coming! Embrace the world around you with these fun nature-themed activities!

Camping Adventures recommended by staff:

Links to other ways to connect with nature

DIY Bird House/feeder
Materials:

  • Clean and empty soda and or milk cartoon
  • Scissors
  • Glue and/or tape
  • String
  • 10” Stick or twig
  • Decor for feeders: Paint, markers, stickers, and/or construction paper
  • For the final project: birdseed

Staff was inspired by this video!

DIY Bird Feeder Supplies
DIY Bird Feeder
DIY Bird Feeder Finished

Connect with Artistic Expression

When we can’t find the words – – art it out! Get creative and be heard!

Connect with the Senses

These demanding times call for getting in touch with our human roots through sight, sound, taste, smell, and feel!

Sight

Sound

Taste

Smell

Touch

Connect with Community

Check out what local organizations are doing these days!

Family Virtual Field Trip

You don’t need to leave your house to take a quick family trip around the world. Here are a few fun places to check out with the family from the comfort of your home!

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