Back-to-School Ideas for Kids

Back-to-School Ideas for Parents

Activities by Your Favorite Milpitas Rec Instructors

  • Mattos ATB Leader Bryant Chau: Pizza Dip
  • Curtner ATB Leader Alicia Cerda: Bubble Snakes and Glue Painting
  • Spangler ATB Leader Sean Parado: Indoor Family Circuit Workout
  • Jr. Warriors: Golden State Warriors players lead 30-minute Instagram workouts Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. Follow them on Instagram @gswacademy.
  • National Academy of Athletics Stay at Home Video Drills for Kids
  • Futsal Kings Online Soccer Drills
  • Code For Fun Free online Scratch and Python coding classes.

Other Great Activities

  • Aquarium:
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  • PBS resources:
  • Participate in Santa Clara County Library District’s Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover, encourages readers of all ages to dig below the surface and discover everything from the science of everyday things. Programs for youth include special virtual performances for families, art, LEGO, and STEAM Clubs for school-age children, and more!
  • Chalk your walk, driveway, patio, or concrete deck. Use sidewalk chalk, or for more vibrant pictures, chalk pastels. (Do not use oil pastels.) Share a picture of your masterpiece by tagging #MilpitasVCC or email a jpeg to for possible inclusion in our virtual Phantom Art Gallery.
  • Listen to free Audible Stories for kids.
  • P.E. with Joe workouts with British fitness instructor
  • Be a backyard botanist. Sketch the plants in your backyard using scientific observation. Here’s a lesson to get you started.
  • Play with your dog. Try a new backyard game.
  • Play yard dice games. Don’t have yard dice? Make your own from all the boxes you had delivered.
  • Make a 3-D watershed map to learn about the environment and have a little fun with water. Sign up to participate online in Valley Water’s Watershed Wednesday online activity.
  • Visit Virtual Disney World and “ride” the rides virtually via YouTube videos.