Healthy Activities

We understand that staying home for this long isn’t always fun, but the recent Order to Shelter at Home is necessary to help our most vulnerable community members stay safe. Help you and your family maintain a healthy sense of normalcy by sticking to as much of a regular schedule as possible. While spending quality time with your loved ones, try finding new experiences to share. Below, we’ve compiled a list of free activities you can do from home to help you alleviate your cabin fever:


Parks & Trails

The current order to shelter in place considers outdoor exercise an essential activity. Please make sure to practice social distancing and keep six feet apart from others. 

City of Saratoga Parks

Montalvo Arts Center Grounds and Trails

Santa Clara County Parks


Libraries

For family-friendly activities like online story times, movie streaming, eBooks, and more, check out these resources from your local library.  

Santa Clara County Library


Educational Activities 

Color In Saratoga (PDF)
Youth Commissioner Michelle Liu illustrated three scenes of Saratoga for people to print out and color at home.

Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation
Find family friendly activities like crafts, games and fitness exercises posted on Facebook multiple times a day.  

Lunch Doodles with Mo
Learn to draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing every day with Mo Willems.  

PhysicsQuest Comic Books
A comic book series by PhysicsCentral teaching middle school children all about physics.  

Storyline Online
A children’s literacy website that streams videos featuring award-winning actors reading children’s books with illustrations.  

Streetcar 2 Subduction
A collection of geological field trips to world-class geological sites of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

The Tech Interactive at Home
A collection of lesson plans and activities for at-home learning. 


Aquariums & Zoos

See what otters, piranhas, koalas bears, and more are doing in real time at popular zoos and aquariums across the country. 

Georgia Aquarium

Houston Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

San Diego Zoo


Museums & Landmarks 

Experience art, science, and history from the comfort of your own home thanks to these virtual field trips and online exhibits. 

Guggenheim Museum – New York, NY

The J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles, CA

Louvre – Paris, France

National Gallery of Art – Washington, D.C.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – Seoul, Korea

National Museum of Natural History – New York, NY

National Women’s History Museum – Alexandria, Virginia

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum – Washington, D.C.

The Tech Interactive – San Jose, CA

Uffizi Gallery – Florence, Italy

Van Gogh Museum –  Amsterdam, Netherlands

Walt Disney Parks – Anaheim, CA & Orlando, FL

Winchester Mystery House – San Jose, CA