GiGi’s At Home – Twin Cities

We miss you all so much and we still want the show to go on… just from home for now!
With the help from GiGi’s Playhouse Indianapolis and GiGi’s Playhouse Houston, plus we already have many other contributions from other playhouses — we have now started to put together activities and lesson plans for you all!

The lessons below are for ALL AGES, infant to adult. They include LMNOP (Language, Music, N’ our Peeps), Reading, Young Athletes, General Fitness, GiGi’s Fit, GiGi’s Kitchen, Life Skills Resources, Theater, Music, Songs, Arts and Crafts, Numbers, Letters, Shapes, and so much more! We are so excited for these lessons and we hope you check back for more in the coming weeks.

Check out our YouTube Channel, and we will continue to add content connected to our videos: HERE

We hope you all have fun with this and please reach out if you have any questions! We hope to see you all soon! #strongertogether #GiGisAtHome

Santi Bromley, Program Manager:

Sarah Sender, Operations Director:

Tim Hawley, Executive Director:

All National and local virtual programming will use GOTO MEETINGs, for LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS, GO: HERE


 RSVP through our calendar is required

All Virtual GiGi’s Local Programs we currently offer in 2021, and age range the program is for:

  • Drama Troupe 7-12 (Spring 2021)
  • Drama Troupe 13-17 (Winter 2021)
  • Drama Troupe 18+ (Fall 2020)
  • Dance 10-18+ (Some months in 2021)
  • Yoga All Ages (Some months in 2021)
  • Social Skills for School Age Learners (Self Advocacy) 7-12
  • Social Skills for Teens (Self Advocacy) 13-17
  • Social Skills for Adults (Self Advocacy) 18+
  • LMNOP – Language Music ‘N Our Peeps 0-6
  • Leaps and Bounds 3-6 (school year program)
  • GiGi’s Music 0-10
  • GiGiFIT Kids 7-12
  • GiGiFIT Teens 13-17
  • GiGiFIT Adults 18+
  • GiGi’s Kitchen Kids and Teens 7-17
  • GiGi’s Kitchen Adults 18+
  • Kids Club 7-12 (Some months in 2021 – school year)
  • Teen Tastic 13-17 (Some months in 2021 – school year)
  • Fantastic Friends 18+ (Some months in 2021 – school year)
  • Story Telling – PJ’s and Books all ages (Some months in 2021 – school year)

Summer 2021 In-Person Programming

  • GiGiFIT Kids, Teens, Adults (7-18+)
  • Social Skills for School Age Learners, Teens, Adults (7-18+)
  • GiGi’s Kitchen Kids, Teens, Adults (7-18+)
  • Dance (10-18+/Family)
  • Yoga (All Ages/Family)
  • LMNOP (0-6/Family)
  • GiGi’s Music (0-10/Family)

More details for each of our programs

More local in-person and virtual programming to come each month!


Sign up through GiGi’s INC calendar


All Ages (One on One) – Literacy, Math, Speech

All Ages (Group) – Destination Discovery, Art Explosion, Family Yoga

Early Learners – LMNOP , Leaps and Bounds, Music, GiGiFIT Infant and Toddler

School Age Kids (Ages 5-12) – GiGiFIT Kids , Yoga, Music, GiGi’s Kitchen, Social Skills

Teen and Adult (13+) – GiGiFIT Teens and Adults, GiGi’s Kitchen, Teen Tastic, GiGi’s Dance

More to come…as this is in continuous development!

Videos for on demand are created from our national live programming.



St. Patrick’s Day Yoga

Valentine’s Day Yoga

GAMES FOR Ages 7-18+

Check out some games we’ve done in our virtual programs


Lesson 1: Gross Motor + Healthy Snack

Lesson 2: Fine Motor + Gross Motor


Lesson 1: Dinosaurs 

Lesson 2: Apples

Lesson 3: Ice Cream


Lesson 1: St. Patricks Day Activities

Lesson 2: Spring Activities

Lesson 3: Carnival Activities


NEWS-2-YOU (Mostly geared towards teens and adults — with various themes that will be added)

Amtrak is 50 Years Old

Luca Movie

Exploring the Titanic Shipwreck

Youth Poet Laueate

Video Game Hall of Fame

Tulip Time Festival

Celebrating National Parks

Special Ship

Wrestle Mania

Super Nintendo World

Gitanjali Raos

Great Backyard Bird Count

Black History Month

Super Bowl

Grammy Awards

Inauguration Day

The Great Kindness Challenge

Jack Hanna Retired

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Soul Movie

Geminid Meteor Shower

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

New African American Music Museum

2020 Election

Very Endangered Animals

COVID19 Vaccine

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Store

Hero Dog Awards

Kentucky Derby

New Mars Rover

School Year Decisions

Mulan Movie

Social Story for George Floyd (Created by Rose Hozjan, St. Paul educator)

The Ocean Clean-Up

2020 Graduations

Grow Your Own Food

Thanking Hospital Workers

Irwin Family Helps Animals

Sharing Happiness

Greta Thunberg and Earth

Stress Awareness Month

SPECIAL OLYMPICS & YOUNG ATHLETES PROGRAM (Activities can be for various ages)

2020 Virtual Summer Games

SOMN @ Home

Activities to do at home or outside

Video – Special Young Athletes Local Story

General Special Olympics Resources


Green Team

Green Team 2

Three Rivers Blog

Three Rivers Digital Learning


Introduction to Gravity from Lillian PDF and  PPT

Erupting Apple Volcano Science Experiment

ARTS AND CRAFTS – Fine Motor Skills (Various Ages)

Jellyfish with Jordyn

Coffee Filter Butterfly with Jordyn

Beachball with Jordyn

Mr. Sun – Anna

Rainbow Popsicle – Anna

Squish Butterfly Painting – from Taylor

​​​​​​​Paint the Rainbow – from Taylor

Suncatcher – from Jordyn

Shamrock Hat – from Jordyn

Hugging Heart Craft – from Aisha

Valentine’s Day Arrangement – from Aisha

Cotton Ball Snowman – from Lauren

Puff Hat Craft – from Lauren

New Year’s Eve Countdown Clock

December Fine Motor Activities – Anna  Handout   Video

Finger Paint Thank You Card – from Taylor

Fork Feather Turkey – from Taylor

Mummy Craft – from Jordyn

Candy Corn – from Jordyn

Art History with Ann for Fantastic Friends, August 7th

Art History with Ann for Fantastic Friends, July 10th

Making Homemade Clay   Handout

Making a Bird Feeder   Handout

Making Oobleck (Magic Mud) Stress Balls (Ages 6-18+) with Owen!

Butterfly out of a toilet paper roll – Spring Craft Activity

Mister Fish Oil Pastel or Crayon Drawing:
Lesson | Video | Student Handout

Watercolor Toucan:
Lesson | Video | Student Handout

Durer Pattern Rhino:
Lesson | Video | Student Handout

Indy Humane – Making cat toys:

Video Tutorial 


Program Description: 

Early Actions!

Guides parents and young children through learning basic sign language and other forms of communication using music and language based activities.

Join Katie in learning American Sign Language!

Welcome Song and Goodbye Song

Pete The Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons:
Lesson | Video Student Handouts | Learn the signs for: Cat and Button | Groovy Sing A Long

Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes:
Lesson |Video from our community / Video | Student Handouts | Learn the signs for: Cat and Shoe | Groovy Song: Petes Go Marching On

Pete The Cat and The Cool Cat Boogie:
Lesson | Video Student Handouts | Learn the signs for: Cat and DanceBoogie Dance A Long

The Cow that Went Oink:   Video   Handout – Signs

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?  Video   Handout – Signs

The Very Hungry Caterpillar:  Video   Handout – Signs

From GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte – Let’s Go Camping:

Camping Video

Camping Lesson Plan – R Sound

F – Sound Development

F – Sound –  Flash Cards and Activities


Resource for beginning readers to read books written by other kids on hundreds of books. You can also write a book and add it to the website TARHELLREADER

READING OF BOOKS (Various Ages – some have lessons)

Harold and the Purple Crayon: Video

Duck on a Bike:  Video

My Friends, the Penguins, Having Fun Together:  Video    Handout

My Friends, the Penguins, Play in a Band:  Video

My Friends, the Penguins, Get a Pet Pig:  Video

My Friends, The Penguins, Make Soup Together:  Video

Hooray for You: Video

A Bad Case of Stripes:   Video     Another Video    Handout

Storyline Online YouTube 

and more info: Storyline

Free Stories for Kids

Children’s Storybooks Online

Save with Stories

Read Works (More advanced readers)

Site – Memberships:

ABC Mouse

RAZ Learning




Sign up for these FREE tools from TouchMath:

Free & downloadable workbooks found HERE!


I know it


Stages Theater – Beyond the Stage, Virtual Programming

Sensory Story-Time 18 months – Pre-K

Sing + Dance Alongs – Grades K-3

Build-A-Play – Grades 4-6 and 7-12

Musical Moment – All Ages!

Behind the Scenes – All Ages!

Meet our Virtual Artists


Toneworks Music Therapy Facebook Live Performances

Rhythm Stick Fun

Workout Music from Libby (Spotify)


Happy and You Know it!

You are a Bright Light!

Good Morning!




Scavenger Hunt – Geared towards Ages 3-6

School Age Acts of Kindness

Donut Sprinkle Kindness

Personal Strengths Flower – Teens and Adults

Virtual Self Advocacy – Adults

Virtual Self Advocacy – Teens

Speak Up

Cards for Virtual Meetings

Storytelling Template for Teens and Adults


Five Little Monkeys


Signing Savy – Your Sign Language Resource

Join Rae and work on your speech and social skills (Early Learners): Video       Handout

April Articulation Calendar

May Articulation Calendar

May Language and Social Skills Calendar

B Sound:    Video     Phonogram   Sound Development



Sign up for these FREE tools from Handwriting Without Tears:

A+ Worksheet Maker Lite: Create your own worksheets using the unique Handwriting Without Tears font and double lines to send home with children. Get Started Now

Pre-K Interactive Teaching Tool (Pre-K): Get Set for School for Pre-K comes to life with an abundance of exciting and engaging multimedia options. With this digital platform you can access activity books, lessons, demonstrations of letter and number formations, music, videos, stories, and more. Platform flexibility allows you to use an interactive white board, a laptop or a tablet. Get Started Now

Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool (K–5): Bring student workbooks to life with the Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool. This no prep, comprehensive approach to teaching includes digital letter formations, teaching videos, and fun animations your children will love. Get Started Now

Once you’ve received the email from Learning Without Tears ( please follow the prompts to unlock your license(s) with the activation code. Once activated, you will be logged into your +LiveInsights dashboard. Full Instructions


Number Formation

1. Number Formation Chart
Learn the step-by-step, child-friendly way to teach number formation.


2. ABC Names For Pre-K
Children learn to put names in ABC order.


3. Where Do You Start Your Letters?
Send home this fun song so families can help instill good starting habits for capitals.


4. Print Letter Formation Charts

Download Capitals 

Download Lowercase Letters

5. Cursive Letter Formation Charts

Download Capitals

Download Lowercase Letters 

6. Alphabet Strips for K–5
An easy, child-friendly method for alphabetizing.


Grades 1–2

Grades 3+ 

7.  Shapes

Shape Flash Cards

Trace the Shapes

Q-Tip Shapes

Play-Dough Shape Mats

Shape Construction 2-D

GiGiFit Kids 

GiGiFIT Kids – Infographic

GiGiFIT Kids Movement Cards

Week 1: March 21st – March 27th

Week 2: March 28th – April 3rd

Week 3: April 4th – April 10th

Week 4: April 11th – 17th

Week 5: April 18th – 24th

GiGi’s KITCHEN (Various Ages)

Embark on a culinary adventure! Learn new cooking techniques and create your own recipes with the Raddish Cooking Camp Challenge booklet. Plus enjoy some videos from our GiGi’s community and through out the internet to aid in your cooking skills.

Adult and Teen Focus

Download your Cooking Camp Challenge skill booklet here!




Joke Resources!


Individual Workouts | Deck of Cards Workout Tutorial 

Partner Workouts | Partner Workout Tutorial

GiGiFIT ADULT – Preview!

Materials and Resources

GiGiFIT Adults Fitness and Nutrition Journal

GiGiFIT Adults Movements – Infographic

*Challenge yourself to complete these workouts twice during the week!

*Please note that all videos were pre-recorded in 2019

Week 1: March 18th – March 24th

Week 2: March 25th – March 31st

Week 3: April 1st – April 7th

Week 4: April 8th – April 14th

Week 5: April 15th – 21st

Week 6: April 22nd – 28th

Thank you Amazing Educational Resources for assembling this list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.






Lip Sync Challenge

Another HUGE thanks to GiGi’s Playhouse Indianapolis and GiGi’s Playhouse Houston for sharing some these amazing Resources! #strongertogether #GiGisAtHome

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  1. […] Check out the NEW virtual programming offered nationally HERE! Check out our virtual programming that we are developing in the Twin Cities HERE. […]

  2. […] Check out the NEW virtual programming offered nationally HERE! Check out our virtual programming that we are developing in the Twin Cities HERE. […]

  3. Tom Heidemann on May 3, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Tom Heidemann I’m looking for volunteer math opportunity. I have medical issues so it would have to be virtual.

    • sbromley on May 3, 2021 at 11:15 am

      Hi Tom,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. I’m going to email you with more information next — directly to your email address from my email address.

      Santi Bromley
      Program Manager
      GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities

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