Keeping kids occupied after several weeks at home can be a challenge! The Darien Y is here to help with links Read Aloud stories, at home activities, workouts suitable for everyone in the family. We hope you enjoy them. Stay healthy, safe and positive! Please read our video health disclaimer & safety warning before you begin your workout!
For Preschoolers and Holly Pond School Kids
It's YMCA Story Time with Miss April and Friends! We sure do miss you over at Holly Pond School and we want you to keep learning even from home. Have fun listening to stories read-alouds by our staff! Come back often and listen again and again. Thank you to Miss April, Miss Suzanne, Miss Jess and Henk and his daughter for getting this stories read and produced! Enjoy!
For School Age Children and Kids Club Students
Arts and Craft Ideas
Here's where we will collect fun projects staff are finding to keep kids busy at home while have loads of fun! There's a painting project done by our very own Suzanne at the Darien YMCA! Plus other ideas we've found online.
Kids Club Emails
For Aquatics and Children Taking Swim Lessons
LEARN TO FLOAT IN THE TUB!
Children Learn While Playing Games!
WATER SAFETY COLORING PAGES & ACTIVITY SHEETS
Water Safety is an essential life skill that every child needs to learn. At the YMCA we want to remind all children that being around water can be fun as long as we remember to stay safe and aware of our surroundings. Use these water safety coloring sheets provided by our partners at the American Red Cross, to teach while entertaining your children at home.
For Our Student Athletes, Swimmers & Gymnasts
Coach Henk has been busy!
Message of the Day, Guided workouts, Piranhas Dryland Series... Find it all on the Piranha Swimming YouTube Page. Each category has its own Playlist. Don't forget to check your email daily for Coach Henk's messages. They are chock full of challenges, activities and always something cool.
Baseball Team Short Hop Footwork Baseball Practice
Thanks to Coach Scott and family for producing this at home video so players and do some drills at home! Can't wait to have everyone back soon.
Coach Daniella Keeps Gymnasts Moving
Guided workouts for our gymnastics teams are available on this Darien YMCA Gymnastics Playlist.