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

General Helpful Resources: 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: sbromley@gigisplayhouse.org

Sarah Sender, Operations Director: ssender@gigisplayhouse.org

Tim Hawley, Executive Director: thawley@gigisplayhouse.org

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

GiGi’s TWIN CITIES LIVE – LOCAL

Fantastic Friends, Teen Tastic, Kids Club, 0-6 programming, PJ’s and Books – RSVP through our calendar is required

Summer Plan for PJ’s and Books

More local virtual programming to come each month!

GiGi’s LIVE – NATIONAL

Sign up through GiGi’s INC calendar

GiGi’s ON DEMAND – NATIONAL

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.

WORKOUTS – GENERAL (ALL AGES)

YOGA

KIDS CLUB

Erupting Apple Volcano Science Experiment

Lesson 1: Gross Motor + Healthy Snack

Lesson 2: Fine Motor + Gross Motor

PLAYHOUSE PALS

Lesson 1: Dinosaurs 

Lesson 2: Apples

Lesson 3: Ice Cream

DESTINATION DISCOVERY

Lesson 1: St. Patricks Day Activities

Lesson 2: Spring Activities

Lesson 3: Carnival Activities

LIFE SKILLS RESOURCES (Various Ages)

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

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

NATURE

Green Team

Green Team 2

Three Rivers Blog

Three Rivers Digital Learning

ARTS AND CRAFTS (Various Ages)

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 

EARLY LEARNERS – LMNOP 

Program Description: 

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

BEGINNER READERS

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 Online.net

Free Stories for Kids

Children’s Storybooks Online

Save with Stories

Read Works (More advanced readers)

Site – Memberships:

ABC Mouse

RAZ Learning

Starfall

MATH

TouchMath

Sign up for these FREE tools from TouchMath:

Free & downloadable workbooks found HERE!

Site-Memberships:

I know it

THEATER

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

MUSIC

Toneworks Music Therapy Facebook Live Performances

Rhythm Stick Fun

Workout Music from Libby (Spotify)

SONGS

Happy and You Know it!

You are a Bright Light!

Good Morning!

Welcome

Goodbye

SOCIAL SKILLS/SPEECH

Greetings

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

SCHOOL AGE/TEENS

BUSY HAND BIGGER PLANS

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 (technology@LWTears.com) 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

HANDOUTS

Number Formation

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

Download

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

Download

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

Download 

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.

Kindergarten

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!

ADULT

GiGi’s JOKESTERS

GiGi’s JOKESTERS 2

Joke Resources!

FRIENDS, FUN & FITNESS: CROSSFIT

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.

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

MEMORIES

WDSD2020

WDSD2018

Newsies

Happy

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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