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Are you looking for something to do with your stay-at-home time? Rancho Cordova is known as a place to play. Following are ideas for fun ways to enjoy our city, at home or outdoors. Remember, you can still go outdoors if you keep a six foot distance between you and anyone else.

It's Storytime!

Join the City of Rancho Cordova for our virtual storytime series for kids of all ages. Each video was filmed by a City Council member or city staff member from our homes or a place where we are practicing social distancing. View the full storytime playlist here or click the links below for individual videos. Stay tuned for new storytime videos! 

Outdoor Activities

You have many options to enjoy the outdoors right here in our city!

  • Take a bike ride or hike on the American River Parkway trail, or spend a leisurely afternoon fishing on the river.
  • Spend play time at over 15 parks. (While parks remain open, playgrounds and on-site facilities are closed.)
  • Go for a bike ride or walk your dog on our 25 beautiful miles of bike and pedestrian trails. Click here for a map, and following are highlights:
    • Anatolia Trail: Pyxis Circle and Kavala Ranch Park
    • Folsom South Canal Trail: Sunrise Boulevard and Gold Canal Drive
    • Hagan Park Trail: 2197 Chase Drive
    • Mather Heritage Trail: Countryside Way and Old Placerville Road
    • Rod Beaudry Trail: Routier Road and Old Placerville Road
    • Stone Creek Trail: Bridgeway Drive and Barden Drive
  • Spend time on the green at the Mather Golf Course, located just outside of our city.
  • Take a walking tour at the Mather Field Vernal Pools, also located just outside of our city.
  • See a movie at the West Wind Sacramento Drive-In Theater, also located just outside of our city.

Virtual Fitness Activities

Indoor Activities

  • RCPD Detection K9 Zoe can come home with your child! Download our Zoe coloring sheet
  • Check out virtual events happening in the City of Rancho Cordova by visiting our events calendar.
  • Take a FREE virtual art class from local artists. For upcoming classes and materials needed, visit the Rancho Cordova Arts Facebook page.
  • Take a FREE virtual tour of the Our Voice exhibit, featuring Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards winners, that was featured at the MACC.
  • Take a FREE virtual tour of the Rancho Cordova City Hall art exhibits.
  • Symphony d’Oro's Pete Nowlen goes virtual with music fun and facts. Receive an invitation to attend the FREE virtual sessions by signing up for Symphony d'Oro's mailing list.
  • Help out first responders while developing sewing skills and learning math W.E. Mitchell Sewing Club.  Find out more about mask making on our volunteer page.
  • Read an eBook, flip through a magazine, or take an online course FREE through the Sacramento Public Library's Virtual Library.
  • Join the Sacramento Public Library for FREE live virtual programs, including storytime, reading recommendations and happy hour.
  • Therapeutic Recreation Services provides therapeutic recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities residing in Sacramento County, and all programs are being conducted virtually for FREE.
  • Enjoy a FREE series of concerts and live art creation through The Sacramento Bee's "Band Together" series.
  • Stream a FREE live virtual concert. Check out this list compiled by NPR Music.
  • Check out a FREE online and streaming events calendar curated by Sacramento 365.
  • Take a FREE stroll through the Old Sacramento Waterfront or the Historic City Cemetery with tour guides through Anytime Tours.
  • Get cooking with FREE hands-on cooking lessons for kids and their parents through the Food Literacy Center.
  • Revisit your favorite landmarks in Sacramento with FREE coloring pages from Visit Sacramento.
  • Looking for comic relief? The Sacramento Comedy Spot offers FREE live virtual shows and online comedy school classes.
  • Unleash your creativity with FREE interactive art classes with live drawings each weekday for kids and parents, and a Saturday night class for adults from Draw with Stacey.
  • Go on 500+ FREE virtual tours from museums, historical events, art galleries and more from Google Arts and Culture.
  • Explore 300+ FREE growth milestone games, sensory DIY and educational videos for newborns up to 6 years old from Pathways.
  • Tune in to FREE nightly streams from The Metropolitan Opera.
  • Have a virtual get together with your family and friends through Zoom, Facetime or another video chat program.
  • Register for a FREE virtual K-12 learning program from California State Parks.
  • Access FREE science-centric games, videos and DIY projects to help your children stay learning and engaged from the California Academy of Sciences.
  • Go behind-the-scenes with engineers and artists to see how they design and build the worlds, attractions and characters for Disney Parks with FREE Imagineering in a Box.
  • Explore some of the main attractions around Yellowstone National Park FREE from your home through the National Park Service.
  • Journey through Yosemite like never before with FREE VirtualYosemite.
  • Have you ever wanted to explore the Winchester Mystery House? A FREE video tour is available through April 7th.
  • Experience museums from London to Seoul through Travel & Leisure's list of 12 famous museums offering FREE virtual tours.
  • Go on an epic safari without leaving your home through Travel & Leisure's list of FREE virtual safaris.
  • Watch Washington D.C.’s cherry blossoms signal the arrival of spring and bloom through the FREE BloomCam.
  • Celebrate the 30th anniversary of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope with contests, videos, fun facts and more, hosted by Aerospace Museum of California
  • Find printable activity pages, arts and crafts and more from Staples.

Toddler and Pre-K Activities

Child and Tween Activities

  • Go on an adventure with Team Leo in the Sacramento Children's Museum in Rancho Cordova's new video series on YouTube. 
  • YouTube launched Learn@Home in partnership with learning creators to bring parents and families FREE resources and activities to complement homework assigned by teachers.
  • FREE at home science experiments from from Sacramento Valley Mad Science
  • FREE indoor activities for kids from Sacramento4Kids.
  • FREE 25+ kindergarten learning activities from Busy Toddler.
  • FREE lunch doodle videos with Mo Willems from The Kennedy Center.
  • FREE 50 indoor activities for a rainy day from Mommy Poppins.
  • FREE 87 energy-busting games and activities for indoor play from What Moms Love.
  • FREE 25 boredom busters for kids ages 8-12 years old from Busy Toddler.
  • FREE daily activity books ranging from math and reading to coding and writing for first through sixth graders from EdHelper.
  • FREE art lessons with instructional videos from Cassi Stephens and PaintBasket.
  • FREE 15 Broadway plays and musicals you can watch on stage from home from Playbill.
  • FREE 10 podcasts for teens and tweens from Common Sense Media.
  • FREE videos and corresponding lesson plans covering science, social studies, English, math, arts/music, health and engineering/tech for kindergarteners through middle school from BrainPop.
  • Help out first responders while developing sewing skills and learning math W.E. Mitchell Sewing Club.  Find out more about mask making on our volunteer page (link at bottom of page).

Volunteer

Give back to safely help those in our community during this unprecedented time. Learn more