With some childhood imagination and a little bit of help from our friends at Children's Fairyland, Playworks, OMCA, and Chabot Space & Science Center, there is a lot of fun and learning to be had from home!
Color Oakland Favorites
Dig up your crayons, markers, and colored pencils, and let your creative juices flow with pages from our Oakland coloring book. Color in the lines (or not!) with images of the Tribune Tower, our favorite mascot Stomper, the majestic Cranes, and more.
Write a Letter to Fairies
Draw, paint, write, and decorate a letter to be sent over to the Fairyland elves and fairies, who are patiently waiting to write back on special stationery!
Send to: Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94610.
PC: Children's Fairyland
Draw Your Neighborhood
Enjoy the Oakland Museum with fun and easy at-home activities, like crafting your own Oakland map or neighborhood zine, and watch behind-the-scenes videos of your favorite museum exhibitions. And nothing says OMCA like a dance party to the Cupid Shuffle in true Friday Nights fashion!
PC: Oakland Museum of California
Create Butterfly Wings
Get crafty and creative with Oakland-based artist, Favianna Rodriguez! Make beautiful butterfly wings to wear around the house and during playtime.
PC: Favianna Rodriguez
Just Play, Explore & Imagine
We can’t forget how important it is to PLAY during this time at home. Playworks' #PlayAtHome offers free video tutorials of games and activities that can be played anywhere with little to no equipment. Stay active and play along for live virtual recesses three times a day Monday-Friday to games like “The Big Cheese,” and “Beans on Toast.”
Explore our great big universe and planet earth from home with hands-on experiments and activities on Chabot Space and Science Center's Learning Launchpad. Imagine you’re visiting the moon, and your pet is coming with! Design a moon habitat for your pet, and practice critical thinking with the White Bread Experiment.
PC: Chabot Space & Science Center
Other Ways to Enjoy Oakland From Home
There are plenty of ways to "visit" The Town without having to leave your humble abode. Subscribe to Oakland Zoo's "Behind the Scene" series, make Rocky Road ice cream, or do an Oakland jigsaw puzzle!