Virtual Programs

Welcome to the City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Virtual Playground! This is your place to find activities to do at home. While we miss seeing everyone in our parks and at our programs, it is important to us to continue to bring the fun to you until we can resume normal programming and events. 


scavenger hunt logoKannapolis Scavenger Hunt will give families an opportunity to work together and get outside while completing fun challenges! This will be a 7-day scavenger hunt run through the mobile app Goose Chase.

Family and individual teams can upload videos and photos as they complete a list of fun challenges appropriate for all ages.

Have fun, try new things, and beat the social-distancing blues!

Cost is $5.00 per team.  You only need to register your team contact person.

More information will follow once registration closes on February 7th. The dates of the scavenger hunt are February 10 - 17th.


pan of browniesEarn "brownie points" with this Valentines Activity box.  This Valentines Day take home kit will include:

  • brownie mix & heart shaped pan
  • 1 Valentine science experiment- heart crystals
  • 1 craft heart- tissue paper by number
  • other Valentines Day goodies


Cost for the full kit is only $8.00.  Additional science experiments and craft kits can be added on for $1 each. 
Please note, after registration you will be contacted regarding pick up of your craft kit. All pick ups will take place at Kannapolis City Hall, drive thru style.


GUARANTEED SNOW DAY (register here)

Enjoy a Guaranteed Snow Day at Home!

While it doesn't snow much in Kannapolis, there is a 100% chance of snow AND fun with these take home craft kits.

Choose from Sensory Snow & Snowflake Craft Snow Cream & Snowman Craft for $5 each, or buy both together for $8.


The Sensory Snow Kit contains:
- Ingredients to make sensory snow
- Snowflake craft and glue
- 2 packets of hot chocolate
- Other snow themed goodies

The Snow Cream Kit contains:
- Ingredients to make snow cream in a bag (milk and ice not included)
- Snowman craft and glue
- 2 packets of hot chocolate
- Other snow themed goodies

Pick ups for kits will take place at Kannapolis City Hall. You will be contacted after registration with information regarding pick ups.

Young Explorers: Birdseed Hangers (register here)

This is for the birds!

This young explorers kit is a great way for your child to interact and learn about nature while helping birds in the winter months. This kit will include materials to make 2-4 birdseed ornaments, a nature activity guide and a craft to make binoculars to watch the birds!

Cost is $5.00 per kit; all materials are included.


Share the Love: Card Making Kits (register here)

We would like to invite you to get creative and make a card for a senior in the Kannapolis community for Valentine's Day!

For a cost of $2.00, this registration is for a card making kit that you can use to create a card for a Senior. Your kit will include everything you need to create up to 5 Valentine's Day cards. Paper, stickers, heart dollies, and more.

If you already have supplies at home, you can still share the love! Design a homemade card or write a note in a pre-made card, whatever you decide to do, your cards will be appreciated. Feel free to make and drop off as many cards as you would like!

Drop off your cards at the Parks and Recreation office located on the 3rd floor of Kannapolis City Hall (401 Laureate Way Kannapolis, NC 28081) Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm no later than Friday, January 29th at 5 pm.

We will then mail your card to a senior in the Kannapolis community before Valentine's Day!

When creating your card please stick to these guidelines:

  • Only include your first name (if you wish)
  • Do NOT include your address or any other personal or identifying information
  • If you place your card in an envelope, please do NOT seal the envelope
  • Do not included anything in the envelope other than your card
  • If you do not need to purchase a kit, you do not need to register, simply make your cards at home and drop them off in our office by January 29th.


Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Coloring Book & COVID-19 Time Capsule

We made a special coloring book with all of your favorite Kannapolis locations, fun facts, and a COVID-19 Time Capsule!  

Download Here

Social Distancing Trivia

Trivia will resume in September on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. 

September 15th, October 20th, November 17th 

Webinar Zoom Link:


Want more trivia? You can still try your hand at our past trivia challenges here:


Virtual Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to pass the time and work your brain. Check out these jigsaw puzzles that feature a race from our Run Kannapolis series and the beautiful scenery at Village Park. 

Village Park Jigsaw Puzzle
Run Kannapolis Jigsaw Puzzle

Virtual Story & Craft Time

Join us for a virtual story and craft time each Wednesday at 11:30 am. Typically, story & craft time will consist of a read along with a special guest, question and answer opportunity, and a simple craft instruction or prompt. 

The story time will be hosted using Zoom. Join the Zoom meeting HERE. Visit the Facebook Event HERE

Watch Past Story & Craft Times:

Book & Reader Youtube Link Activity Materials
Ninja at the Firehouse with Firefighter Dan  
 What Should Daisy Do? with Maria  
Hooray for Fly Guy with Ryan  
Our Great Big Backyard with Laura  
Loud Lula with Maria  
America the Beautiful with Maria  
Hooray for the 4th of July with Maria  
Maybe Something Beautiful with Irene  
Officer Buckle and Gloria with Hannah Click Here
The Day You Begin with Pam  
My Mouth is a Volcano with Becky  
Camping Books with Maria