Sunflower Hill Online Activities

In response to the Covid-19 Shelter-at-home Order, we have created Sunflower Hill Online Activities. Each activity is created to get you moving, learning, or just stepping outside for some fresh air!

Our heartfelt thanks to those who have supported our virtual programming: East Bay Community Energy, City of Pleasanton, Rotarian Foundation of Livermore, #GivingTuesdayNow donors, and our Sun’s OUT Fun’s OUT supporters!

Featured Video

Witches Cackle – Laughing Meditation!
Practice your best witches laugh and join Teacher Edie for another Laughing Meditation! Laughter is truly the best medicine and we hope this fun and silly Laughing Meditation will make you giggle, cackle, and feel lighter as you move through your day.

Online Activities Archive

Recent Online Activities

Monday, October 18, 2021
Teacher Abby is back with another update on what’s growing on in the Sunflower Hill Garden! Over the last two weeks, program participants and volunteers have enjoyed harvesting the last of the summer tomatoes, planting fall crops, and cleaning out the pens of our goat friends! Watch the video and then share with us some of your favorite activities to do during the fall.

Monday, October 11, 2021
Residential Programs Coordinator, Caitee, is back for an update on programs and activities at Irby Ranch! Residents have been enjoying in-person activities like creating gratitude journals, cooking classes, and learning about mindful eating from Chef Claudia!

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Teacher Abby is back with a new pipe cleaner animal activity! For this fun craft, you’ll learn how to make a pipe cleaner tiger and a chameleon. You’ll need pipe cleaners, a pen or pencil, and scissors. Watch the video, get creative, and then share with us which animal you created!

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Join Yoga Teacher Edie for this 10-minute yoga sequence focusing on the back of the body! Watch the video to lengthen and strengthen the back body, undoing the forward folding of the day. Then let us know how you felt afterward!

Thursday, July 22, 2021
Let’s Get Cooking! Join Teacher Abby in the kitchen as she prepares an easy and delicious Stir-Fry Eggplant, using fresh ingredients from the Sunflower Hill Garden! Download the recipe, watch the video, then share with us: do you enjoy eggplant?

Watch Our Year-in-Review Video!

Sunflower Hill Online Activities Year-in-Review
We launched our first Online Activity Video in response to the shelter-in-place order on March 23, 2020. What a year it’s been! We’ve had so much fun creating over 150 videos designed for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities! We’re extremely thankful to all who have supported our efforts, our collaborators, and participants! We hope that you’ll continue to watch our new online activities, as well as visit our website video archive. Perhaps you’ll find an old favorite, or discover something new that will inspire you to move, learn, and explore the world around you!

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