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Mindfulness Monday: Daily Recommendations for Recreation

Take a breath, share some gratitude, care for your inner self today.

  • Date: 06/22/2020 (all day)

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services will be providing recommended activities to do within the comfort of your home through the Virtual Recreation Center.

Mindfulness Monday Activities

Mindfulness means being present, aware of your actions, and not feeling overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around you. Here's some recommended activities related to mindfulness:

 Link to Activities  Description
LIVE Zumba Gold with Volunteer Instructor Jamie

Monday, 6/22 at 5 p.m. 

"Ditch the workout, Join the party!" Join Volunteer Instructor Jamie every Monday at 10:00 a.m. Dance, socialize, and burn lots of calories with this fun modifies Zumba option for active older adults. Zumba Gold recreates all the same Zumba moves you know and love with lower intensity and lower impact while still focusing on balance, range of motion, and coordination. More information on how to join here.

The Power of Relationships in Early Childhood Development (Part 1)
Santa Clara County FIRST 5 Podcast: Explore how relationships with young children develop, and why these relationships are so important. Kadija utilizes the transactional model of development to support our understanding of how the child, parent, and environment influence each other and ultimately child development. 
Balancing Act - Mad Science

Join San Jose City Vendor, Mad Science for Balancing Act Experiment.


What you need:

  • Bottle cork
  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Modeling clay
  • 5 toothpicks
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Steel washer

What you do:

  1. Draw and cut out an animal head from the construction paper.
  2. Tape the head to a toothpick and stick it into the top of the cork.
  3. Stick the other four toothpicks into the cork to make arms and legs.
  4. Wrap the ends of the bottom two toothpicks with modeling clay to make feet.
  5. Try to balance your animal on your finger. Poke your animal. Does it stay balanced?
  6. Wrap one end of the pipe cleaner around the washer.
  7. Attach the other end to the cork to make a tail for your animal.
  8. Try to balance your animal on your finger. Poke your animal. Does it stay balanced?

What's going on:

You've found the center of gravity! The center of gravity is the point at which an object balances. Your animal balances when its center of gravity is below its pivot or support point. The washer lowers the center of gravity and allows your animal to balance. Your animal should rock but not tip over if you poke it. Many tightrope walkers carry a sagging bar or pole to help lower the center of gravity as they balance on the narrow rope.

How To Clear, Activate & Store Your Crystals Here are some tips on how to clear, program, and safely store your stones so they're always energized and ready to go.

Share what you're learning and how you’re having fun at home by tagging our Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #FlattenTheCurveSJ. We appreciate your input on ways we can keep growing this page!

We all have a duty to stop the spread of coronavirus by staying at home. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe. Let's continue to build community through fun during shelter-in-place!


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