What is This Initiative?

Introducing the Play and Learn at Home initiative! During these times, the East Longmeadow Recreation Department and ELCAT are teaming up to bring our residents' additional resources to remain active. 

On the Recreation Department Facebook page, we will be posting resources that residents can utilize to gain knowledge in certain areas while staying active in the comfort of their own home. 

Join the Initiative!

Want to join the initiative to stay home and stay active? You can join by adding your name to the mailing list! 


Resources for You and Your Family


April 1: At home with your kids due to COVID-19? Take this time to teach valuable cooking, kitchen and food safety skills! Explore HERE


March 31: While school is on pause, kids can listen to free audiobooks at Audible! Check out the link for some fantastic resources to keep your child engaged and learning. Explore HERE. Join Don Maki as he reads The Tortoises' Picnic. Read with him HERE


March 30: Some companies are offering free entertainment or workout services to help keep families entertained, educated and healthy as they stay at home. Explore HERE!


March 28: As America is in the thick of fighting the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and dealing with the global pandemic's rippling effects, iHeartRadio is teaming up with FOX for a good cause during FOX presents The iHeartRadio Living Room Concert for America. Experience the concert HERE

Mickey Mouse

March 27: Learn how to draw Mickey Mouse! Explore the magic HERE! Send your creative pictures to recreation@eastlongmeadowma.gov to be shown for everyone! To view a video description from ELCAT Director Don Maki, please click HERE


March 26: Take a behind the scenes look at Mystic Aquarium. Explore HERE!

To view a video description from ELCAT Director Don Maki, please click HERE

USA Today Museum
March 25: Take a virtual tour of some of the most famous museums in the world! Explore HERE!

To view a video description from ELCAT DIrector Don Maki, please click HERE

Fun Projects with ELPS Teachers!

Connect with your teachers as they teach you something new! To view the video, click on the title. 

How to Make Paper Clay with Therese Moriarty

Video Learning with Ginger 

Experience a "Moment of Calm"

Feeling stressed with the current events of the world? Take a load off your shoulders with a "Moment of Calm". This segment created by Don Maki, Director of ELCAT, provides tranquility to your every day life. Explore the scenic locations around town below! 

Jarvis Wildlife Sanctuary Sunrise: View the video HERE

What Are You Doing to Stay Active?

Send your pictures to recreation@eastlongmeadowma.gov to be featured in the slideshow! 
Which has the best costume?!
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