Online Activities

The Town of Forest City is starting a new weekly series of activities that families can do together - right from the comfort of your own home!

New activities will be posted every Monday, and we invite you to take pictures of your family participating in the activities and share them with us by tagging our page and using the hashtags #ForestCityForCommunity and #FCForCommunity. We will share as many posts as we can! Please invite all of your friends to join in so we can reach as many people as possible! If you cannot post to social media, share your photos with Courtney at courtneyashley@townofforestcity.com.

Don't forget to practice social distancing and wash your hands. We hope you have fun!

HEALTHY KIDS WEEK — 4/27-5/3

The first activity is Healthy Kids Week! There is a different activity each day that promotes physical and mental health and wellness. You can follow our daily themes or build your own activities based on your needs.

PET WEEK — 5/4-5/10

The second week of our virtual summer event series is Pet Week! There is a different activity each day all about man's best friend. You can follow our daily themes or build your own activities based on your needs.

Pet Week Word Search

SCIENCE WEEK — 5/11-5/17

The third week of our virtual summer event series is Science Week! There is a different science project each day that you can easily do at home - with materials that you already have around the house! You can follow our daily themes or build your own activities based on your needs. These activities have been modified from the NC SciFest produced by Morehead Planetarium Science Center.

MOTION MONDAY

Conduct an experiment demonstrating a force moving an object and understand Newton's laws of motion and how they apply to racing.

NASCAR Motion

TECH TUESDAY

Learn how computers use data to find patterns which they can use to identify objects.

Computer Vision

WATER WEDNESDAY

Explore the properties of soapy water and geometry by blowing bubbles.

Build A Bubble

TOWER THURSDAY

Explore an engineering concept by using simple building materials to investigate which shapes are the strongest.
Marshmallow Towers

FLIGHT FRIDAY

It doesn't have to look like an airplane in order to fly! Build different flying machines to experiment with the 4 forces of flight.

Flying Machines

STRAW FLUTE SATURDAY

Explore how sounds are made by building a noisemaker.

Straw Flutes

SOURDOUGH SUNDAY

The Public Science Lab at NC State University needs your help with this tasty citizen science project. To make your own sourdough starter, all you need is flour, water and a little bit of time.

Wild Sourdough

CRAFT WEEK — 5/18-5/24

The fourth week of our virtual summer event series is Craft Week! There is a different DIY project each day of the week that are great for kids of all ages. You can follow our daily themes or build your own activities based on your needs.

MINI BANJO MONDAY

Make some mini banjos from old jar lids and stretchy bands with a craft stick handle.

Mini Banjos Craft

TAPE TRACK TUESDAY

Create an indoor race track completely out of masking tape.

Tape Track Craft

WINDOW ART WEDNESDAY

Make beautiful artwork with multi-colored paper on your windows.

Window Art Craft

TIN CAN THURSDAY

To welcome the warm weather, make these colorful recycled can windsocks to hang up outdoors.

Tin Can Windsocks Craft

FAMILY TREE FRIDAY

We love these 12 different DIY ideas for displaying family photos and your genealogical history.

Family Tree Craft

STICKY SLIME SATURDAY

Make the perfect slime with this easy recipe.

Sticky Slime Craft

STORY STONE SUNDAY

Make up your own story with these homemade story stones.

Story Stones Craft

SPACE WEEK — 5/25-5/31

The fifth week of our virtual summer event series is Space Week! These activities and DIY projects will teach you more about space, and they are great for the whole family. You can follow our daily themes or build your own activities based on your needs.

MOON MONDAY

This phases of the moon mobile is easy to make and only takes a few supplies, which you probably already have at home.

DIY Moon Mobile

TELESCOPE TUESDAY

When Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei heard rumors of the first practical telescope at the beginning of the 17th century, he was quick to craft his own version and turn it toward the heavens. Following his pattern, you can make your own Galilean telescope at home and use it to study the stars, just like he did.

DIY Telescope

WORD SEARCH WEDNESDAY

We will provide a sky-themed word search for you.

Space Week Word Search

TIME THURSDAY

Learn how to tell time by using the stars with two different methods.

DIY Sundial

DIY Star Clock

FILM FRIDAY

Watch a movie about space.

Space Movies List

STAR DECK SATURDAY

Here's a great free download that uses a deck of playing cards to introduce you to the night sky's constellations in a fun, entertaining way.

Star Deck Guide

STARGAZING SUNDAY

Check out this week's Sky At A Glance to see unique features of the sky today!

Sky At A Glance

Family Stargazing Guide

GREAT OUTDOORS WEEK — 6/1-6/7

The sixth week of our virtual summer event series is Great Outdoors Week! This week reminds us to explore our town's abundant natural beauty. You can follow our daily themes or build your own activities based on your needs.

MUD PIE MONDAY

Is there anything better for kids than playing in mud - and not getting in trouble for it? It's a childhood sensory activity not to be missed! Just don't eat these!

Mud Pie Instructions

TENT TUESDAY

Go camping in your own backyard.

28 Genius Backyard Camping Ideas

WATER BALLOON WEDNESDAY

The possibilities are endless with water balloons!

Water Balloon Games

TRAIL THURSDAY

Head out to the Thermal Belt Rail Trail for a walk, run or bike ride.

Thermal Belt Rail Trail

PHOTOGRAPHY FRIDAY

Take pictures of the natural beauty around you. Check out some nature photography suggestions below.

Nature Photography Ideas

SCAVENGER HUNT SATURDAY

Keep the kids busy with this fun outdoor scavenger hunt! All you need to set up this backyard scavenger hunt for kids is to download and print out the scavenger hunt, grab some markers and a clipboard and head outdoors.

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

SIDEWALK SUNDAY

Create your own chalk with this simple recipe and decorate the sidewalk outside of your house.

DIY Sidewalk Chalk

OCEAN WEEK — 6/8-6/14

The seventh week of our virtual summer event series is Ocean Week! No matter how many times you've been to the beach, there are unlimited exciting discoveries to find about the ocean. You can follow our daily themes or build your own activities based on your needs.

MURAL MONDAY

This activity is great to teach your kids more about the ocean while sneaking in some shape learning and writing practice too! Vertical surfaces like walls are fantastic for developing proper wrist muscles and form for writing so be innovative and find ways to get your kids writing on the walls... or easels... or white boards... you get the point.

Ocean Shapes Mural

TIDE POOL TUESDAY

Understand what low and high tides are and how they affect sea life with this simple tide pool science experiment.

Tide Pool Activity

WAVY WEDNESDAY

Create an exciting ocean-themed discovery bottle which creates waves and bubbles when tipped from side-to-side! Lots of crafty, scientific and sensory fun for beach-themed summer play-time for kids and great entertainment for long car journeys too!

Waves Discovery Activity

TENTACLE THURSDAY

Check out these two crafts and decide if you want to make a jellyfish or an octopus - or both!

Paper Plate Jellyfish

Paper Plate Octopus

FISHY FRIDAY

This fishing for letters game will be a favorite for your kids, and it's super easy to make. This fishing game will teach kids: letter recognition, persistence, hand-eye coordination and patience.

Fishing For Letters Game

SENSORY SATURDAY

This sensory play idea is a huge hit with kids of all ages. Sensory play is so much more than squishing things - it's about discovering with all of your senses.

Ocean Sensory Activity

SEAHORSE SUNDAY

Seahorses are incredible creatures, and this activity can also help your kids with learning the alphabet.

Seahorse Craft

SCAVENGER HUNT WEEK — 6/15-6/21

The eighth week of our virtual summer event series is Scavenger Hunt Week! The great thing about scavenger hunts is that they don't require much at all. They are easy, inexpensive and can be done using things you already have at home! You can follow our daily themes or build your own activities based on your needs.

MOVEMENT MONDAY

Movement Scavenger Hunt

TALLY TUESDAY

Tally Scavenger Hunt

WORD WEDNESDAY

Word Scavenger Hunt

TONE THURSDAY

Tone Scavenger Hunt

FIVE SENSES FRIDAY

Five Senses Scavenger Hunt

SUMMER SATURDAY

Summer Scavenger Hunt

SHAPE SUNDAY

Shape Scavenger Hunt

NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY WEEK — 6/22-6/28

The ninth week of our virtual summer event series is North Carolina History Week! North Carolina has a very rich history, but how much do you know about it? Let's learn together! You can follow our daily themes or build your own activities based on your needs.

MOMENT MONDAY

North Carolina Fun Page

Two-Minute Tour of North Carolina Video

TAR HEEL TUESDAY

DIY Tar Heel Artwork

WRIGHT BROTHERS WEDNESDAY

Wright Brothers Cartoon

Wright Brothers Worksheets

TRIVIA THURSDAY

North Carolina Trivia Game

FOODIE FRIDAY

6 Famous Foods Born In North Carolina

Copycat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Copycat Bojangles Recipes

SCALLYWAG SATURDAY

Blackbeard's Online Scavenger Hunt

Blackbeard Coloring Page

SETTLEMENT SUNDAY

Lost Colony Cartoon

Lost Colony of Roanoke Puzzle

FREEDOM WEEK — 6/29-7/5

The tenth week of our virtual summer event series is Freedom Week! This week is in celebration of Independence Day and all things America! You can follow our daily themes or build your own activities based on your needs.

MELT MONDAY

Fourth of July Ice Melt Activity

TIC-TAC-TOE TUESDAY

Stars and Stripes Tic-Tac-Toe

WREATH WEDNESDAY

Patriotic Wreath Craft

THROWIN' THURSDAY

Balloon Dart Game

FIREWORKS FRIDAY

Fireworks In A Jar

STARS SATURDAY

Frozen Stars Science Experiment

SKITTLES SUNDAY

4th of July Skittles Experiment