With no school and many parents still working, many Santa Cruz kids may have some ants in their pants! Luckily, a lot of our beloved Downtown businesses have gotten creative - see what they've got to offer for activities, education, and just plain fun.
KIANTI'S PIZZA AND PASTA BAR
Kianti's has always been known as the most fun place for a kid to eat in Downtown Santa Cruz, and now they're helping you take that fun to your own home! Click through to see the wealth of fun activities they're sharing, whether it's their kids make-your-own-pizza kit, games, learning tools, or one of the endless ideas they're adding every day.
LUMA KIDS YOGA
Yoga for tweens and kids - and their parents as well! Click through to find all the options to keep P.E. in place when learning from home.
KUMON MATH AND READING CENTER
If you're puzzled by your kids' schoolwork, there's hope! Kumon of Santa Cruz can offer instruction and tutoring in math and reading, in an accessible and friendly way.
HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER
One thing that we all need right now? Magic! That's why Happily Ever After Parties is offering virtual playdates to give your child a chance to play, sing, and watch in wonder as a real-life faerie (or mermaid, or pirate...) plays with them for an hour.
BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ
Play Bookshop Bingo to expand your little reader's library, and get a chance to win a special prize! Plus, you can donate to their Keep Kids Reading fundraiser
THE PENNY ICE CREAMERY
Aside from their regular pints and other treats, The Penny Ice Creamery is now offering make-at-home sundae kits! Turn dessert into playtime - without the food fight.
PARKS AND RECREATION
There's plenty of recreation to be done while our parks are closed! See their Virtual Recreation page for crafts, education, and ways to get moving, for kids of all ages. They're also sharing virtual resources from organizations all around the world!
SANTA CRUZ WARRIORS
Mav’Riks created some fun activity sheets, coloring pages, and shared some of the Sea Dubs favorite books! It’s as easy as A,B,C or 1, 2, 3 by clicking on the link to download and print!
Sentinel Printers has put together a FREE crafting kit for (assembled with gloves on, of course!) for your creative kids! Starting on Monday 4/13, you can pick one up any day Monday through Friday between 10 AM and 4 PM in front of Sentinel Printers Downtown. Don't forget to tag Sentinel Printers if you share your little ones' creations on social media!