Virtual Recreation Center

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Welcome to the Community Services Department’s Virtual Recreation Center!

This is your place for fun, fitness, arts, education, and enrichment through these unprecedented times.  The Community Services Department is committed to ensuring resilient Malibu community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, maintain mental wellness and continue to have extraordinary experiences.

The Virtual Recreation Center will bring programs and resources to you and your family to prioritize your health and well-being.

Visit this page often or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for new updates and ideas.  Please note that the City does not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.

Have a great idea or resource to share?  Please contact the Community Services Department by email

MALIBU MONDAYS - weekly virtual activities

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Visit Malibu Mondays beginning on April 6 for new and exciting virtual activities during the #SafeAtHome order.  Each week will feature a new theme such as: cultural arts, music, dance, sports, physical fitness, animals, photo challenges, environmental sustainability, and more! #OnlyInTheBu #MalibuMondays


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The Community Services Department is connecting people through the program, Postcards from Home! Write a poem, send a cheer, draw a picture, or send a photo of your favorite Malibu location, anything counts! The City will mail your message and photo to other residents, including members of the Malibu Senior Center. If you would like a postcard sent to you in return, check the box and staff will send you one as well.  Submit your note and picture online by Monday, April 13. Contact Lisa Crespo, Recreation Coordinator with any questions.

Featured City of Malibu Instructors

Yoga with Natalie Backman - Free Livestreams available 

Music Together with Cheryl Lev - Free Livestream weekdays at 11:00 AM with a family sing-along video.  

Soccer with Super Soccer Stars - Free daily Livestreams available

Mindfulness and Yoga - Free Children’s Mindfulness and Playbook Activities will be emailed twice per week courtesy of Little Fox Yoga.  Join Mindful Monday Movements and Thoughtful Thursdays and Grooving by contacting Little Fox Yoga.

Science with Professor Egghead - Free Livestream daily at 12:00 PM covering different topics in science with demonstrations on states of matter, polymers, chemical reactions, force and motion!

Violin Lessons with Daria Hodko - Free Livestreams available on Instagram @violinesse_violin_studios  Join a free Demo class on Sunday, March 29 at 5:00 PM.

Cooking Lessons with LIFT Enrichment - Free Livestreams available for parent and child cooking lessons.

Art Trek - Free Livestreams available on Instagram @arttrekinc for Friday Family Art Projects.

Champ Camp Skateboarding - Free Livestreams for Virtual Skate Class.  @Champcampkids

CReATE Studio - Free Livestreams for weekly at-home art projects and a "30 Days of Reuse Calendar" designed for children to create simple, low-mess projects with items found around the house.

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Big Heart Ranch Malibu - Animal classes and farm education workshops.

Skateboarding Tricks - Easiest beginner skateboarding tricks.

Carpetboarding - Indoor skateboarding.

Do Yoga with Me - Free yoga videos.

Fitness Blender - Variety of free fitness videos.

Nike Training Club - App filled with free fitness videos.

Alo Moves - Fitness, yoga, and meditation.

Fitness Blender for Kids - Free fitness videos.

Cosmic Kids Yoga - Kid friendly yoga exercises.

Fluency and Fitness - Educational brain breaks to help students review literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise.

GoNoodle - Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

Kid-friendly Workouts - Fun and engaging workouts for children.

The OT Tool Box - Resources designed to build skills through movement.

BBC goodfood- Children’s baking recipes.

All Kids Network - Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.

Highlights Kids - Fun games, recipes, crafts, and activities.

Maker Stations - Simple at home creations.

Nomster Chef - Illustrated recipes designed for children ages 2-12.

Baking & Bread Camp - Youth and adult virtual cooking classes by Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories.  @gourmandisela

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Google Arts and Culture - Features content from over 1,200 leading museums and archives.

Daily Doodle - Daily Lessons by Mo Willems.

FreeKidsCrafts - Lots of categories of idea, templates and print outs.

Crafts by Amanda - Free arts and crafts ideas.

Coloring pages - Free coloring pages for children.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MetKids) - Discover the Met Museum through virtual activities.

Artsology -  Interactive art activities for children.

Kids Think Design - Explores careers in different types of design.

Recycled Arts and Crafts - create something out of recycled materials.

Broadway Shows - Watch a Broadway show for free.

Annenberg Space for Photography - Photography Education resources.

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Scholastic Learn at Home - Reading activities for children.

Bed Time Math - Math as a fun part of your daily family routine.

ECB - Games to get "into the book".

Conjuguemos - Multi-language listening activities and games.

Instructables - 3D printing projects and Coding projects.

Science Spot - Science projects that can be completed without Internet access.

The Happy Scientist - Science exploration.

Climate Kids - NASA’s science exploration for children.

PBS Learning - over 30,000 learning materials for children.

Quizlet - Practice and master a variety of educational topics. 

Brainscape - Online flashcard decks on every subject imaginable.

Banzai - Understanding of real-world financial situations, and smart money management. - Free printable worksheets and interactive games.

iD Tech - Virtual Tech Camp.

Slime Recipes! -  Fluffy Slime, Simple Slime, Super Slime, Glooze Slime, and Oobeck/Quicksand Slime

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Los Angeles County Virtual Library - Free eBooks and eAudiobooks. Obtain a digital library card online

Mindfulness - Practice meditation, focus, breathing methods, guided imagery, to relax the body, and mind and help reduce stress.

Over Coming Obstacles - Life skills for students that include strategies for teaching social, and emotional skills.

Senior Recreation Resources

April Virtual Newsletter - Senior News and Views.

Meals on Wheels - Register to receive a home-delivered meal.

Dial-A-Ride - Low-cost transit service for Malibu residents 60+ years of age.   

Silver Sneakers - Senior Fitness Classes.

Art to Wellness - Virtual Art Classes.

National Institute on Aging - Information and Aging Resources. - Free access to online sudoku puzzles.

Crossword Puzzles - USA Today crossword puzzles. 

AARP - Free at home exercise videos as well as articles on stress management, healthy living, and more.

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Google Earth - Take a Virtual Vacation or explore the world.

Monterey Bay Aquarium - Head to the Aquarium through their live stream.

Virtual Museum Tours - Visit museums around the world.

San Diego Zoo - Live animal cameras and videos.

The Environmental Nature Center - Educational videos for school-aged children.

Aquarium of the Pacific - Webinars, live-cam footage, and classes.

Nat Geo Kids - Learn about geography and animals.

Gardening - Guide to gardening for children.

Smithsonian Zoos and Museums - Live video of the National Zoo and activities from the Smithsonian Learning Lab.

National Parks - Live video and virtual tours of National Parks including the Statue of Liberty and Yellowstone National Park.

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Even with practicing social distancing, stay connected to those around you:

  • Call a friend or relative to check in.
  • Write a letter.
  • Facetime.
  • Make time to unwind by taking breaks from watching, reading, or listening to the news; including social media.
  • Take care of your body - deep breathing, stretching, and meditation are great ways to relieve stress. Try to well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Connect with others - talk with people you trust about your concerns and feelings.

The Senior Center is offering wellness checks to any senior who would like to be called during the safer-at-home order. If you know a senior who could use a social wellness check, please contact Lisa Crespo at (310) 456-2489 ext. 357 to add them to the list.

Physical distancing is important, but it could also affect the mental health of the elderly, isolating them when they may need assistance the most. These wellness check phone calls will continue throughout the safer-at-home order and let elderly residents know they are not alone.