Inside with Fort Riley Family and MWR

Welcome to Fort Riley Family and MWR's virtual landing page. During the ongoing response to COVID-19, we will be constantly updating this page to feature a host of online opportunities for every member of the greater U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley Family. 

For a list of Fort Riley Family and MWR facilities that are closed, click here.

Now, join us in exploring a wealth of opportunities available, courtesy of local Fort Riley MWR programs and online resources.

Notice:

See the individual links if online registration is required.

Please note -- no endorsement is implied for non-MWR links by DoD, the U.S. Army or Fort Riley Family and MWR.

Fitness Activities

Fitness Equipment Checkout for Home Use

Looking to checkout some fitness equipment to use while at home?
Click here for more information.

 

Bi-Weekly Fitness Calendar 

Includes 2 different types of fitness challenges: Abs and Buns and Guns.

Fitness Challenge Calendar Week 1 - Week 2 

Fitness Challenge Calendar Week 3 - Week 4 

 

GO Noodle (Kids Fitness)

Daily interactive kids fitness activities!
Website: https://www.gonoodle.com/ 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames

 

Name Game Fitness Challenge 

Stay active in a fun way!
Click here for a printable Name Game

 

Hydration Challenge

Are you drinking enough water?
Click here for printable Hydration Chart

 

Healthy Habits

Week 1
Monday: Try a new smoothie recipe
Tuesday: Pick a new book and read for at least 20 minutes.
Wednesday: Take 15 minutes and stretch or foam roll.
Thursday: Listen to a new podcast about a skill or topic you’re interested in.
Friday: Try a healthy dinner recipe share with your family.
Saturday: Do a plank for 2 minutes (or as long as you can.)
Sunday: Digital Detox.

Week 2 
Monday: Do some spring cleaning donate anything worth giving
Tuesday: Stand instead of sit (when you can)
Wednesday: Wash your hands a minimum of 10 times.
Thursday: Try a workout you have never done before.
Friday: Write down 5 things you’re grateful for.
Saturday: Call a friend you have not talked to for a while.
Sunday: Meal plan/prep for next week.

Week 3 
Monday: Share a healthy snack with a family member.
Tuesday:  Get at least 8 hours of sleep.
Wednesday: Donate your lunch money to a worthy cause.
Thursday: Drink 2 full glasses of water before your morning coffee.
Friday: Unsubscribe from 5 emails you delete without opening.
Saturday: Bundle up and take your workout outside.
Sunday: Find a creative way to volunteer your services.

Week 4 
Monday: Find a way to pay it forward.
Tuesday: Get some extra steps in today.
Wednesday: Have a fitness date with your spouse or partner.
Thursday: Add a new veggie to your dinner.
Friday: Take some you time.
Saturday: Create a new playlist.
Sunday: Start a list of goals for when stay in place order is over.

Indoor Recreational Activities (Craft Videos, Trivia, Games and Bingo)

Hobby Studio Craft Videos

(New videos posted weekly)
Video 1: Bird Feeder Craft

Video 2: Sock Bunny Craft

Video 3: Welcome Sign Craft 

Video 4: Butterfly Feeder Craft

Video 5: Mod Podge Floral Pot

Video 6: Herb Garden Container 

Video 7: Toilet Paper Roll Animals 

Video 8: Betta Fish Watercolor Painting

Video 9: Felt Flowers

Video 10: How to Grow Strawberries 

Video 11: Salt Painting DIY

Video 12: Water Bead Air Freshener

Video 13: Yarn Art 

Video 14: Pom Pom Bookmark 

Video 15: Clothes Pin Bumblebee

Video 16: How to Grow Squash 

Video 17: Tea Towel Painting

Video 18: Toilet Paper Roll Dandelion Painting

Video 19: Framing DIY

Video 20: Paper Sack Kite 

Click here to access all Hobby Studio Craft Videos on YouTube

 

Trivia Time

(New questions posted weekly)
Week 1: Parks and Recreation Trivia
 Click here for questions and answers

Week 2: Harry Potter Trivia 
 Click here for questions and answers

Week 3: Friends Trivia
 Click here for questions and answers

Week 4: Pixar Trivia                                                                                                          Click here for questions and answers

Week 5: Star Wars Trivia                                                                                                Click here for questions and answers

Week 6: The Office Trivia                                                                                                      Click here for questions and answers

Week 7: Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia 

Click here for questions and answers

Week 8: Disney Trivia 

Click here for questions and answers

Week 9: 90s TV Trivia 

Click here for questions and answers

 

Family Game Time

(New game posted weekly)
Week 1: MWR WordWarrior
Rules:
Make sure everyone playing has their own copy of the list below. Randomly select a letter to use. Put three-minutes on the timer. Everyone fills out their list using words that start with the chosen letter. All words should match the categories provided on the list. When the timer ends, everyone stops. Each player reads their list. Players receive one point for words that no one else has, and zero points for words that multiple players have on their list.

Click here for category list

 

Week 2: Word Search 

This week's Friday Family Fun Game is a Word Search. Using the grids below, players have three minutes to find as many words as they can. To form words, letters must be adjoined in a chain: horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Words must contain three letters. No letter cube may be used more than once in a single word.

Scoring:

  • Fewer than 3 letters: no score

  • 3 letters: 1 point
  • 4 letters: 1 point
  • 5 letters: 2 points
  • 6 letters: 3 points
  • 7 letters: 4 points
  • 8 or more letters: 11 points

Click here for Word Search Grids

 

Week 3: Family Feud

Rules: Try to identify the four most popular answers for each of the following rounds. Players will give answers in each round in hopes that they will say one of the top four answers. Each of the top four answers is worth a set amount of points. Players will collect points for every top four answer they guess correctly. The player with the most points wins the game!

Round 1: Name a sound you would hear a lot of at the beach.

Round 2: Name something people do in the water at a lake.

Round 3: Name something you might find in a pond that you would hate to find in your swimming pool.

Click here for Family Feud answers

 

Week 4: Disney Movie Bracket 

Fill out the bracket with your Family and friends and let us know which Disney movie is your favorite!

Click here for the Disney Movie Bracket

 

Week 5: MWR WordWarrior Round 2

Rules:
Make sure everyone playing has their own copy of the list below. Randomly select a letter to use. Put three-minutes on the timer. Everyone fills out their list using words that start with the chosen letter. All words should match the categories provided on the list. When the timer ends, everyone stops. Each player reads their list. Players receive one point for words that no one else has, and zero points for words that multiple players have on their list.

Click here for category list #2

 

Week 6: Word Search Round 2

This week's Friday Family Fun Game is a Word Search. Using the grids below, players have three minutes to find as many words as they can. To form words, letters must be adjoined in a chain: horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Words must contain three letters. No letter cube may be used more than once in a single word.

Scoring:

  • Fewer than 3 letters: no score

  • 3 letters: 1 point
  • 4 letters: 1 point
  • 5 letters: 2 points
  • 6 letters: 3 points
  • 7 letters: 4 points
  • 8 or more letters: 11 points

Click here for word search grid

 

Week 7: Family Feud

Rules: Try to identify the four most popular answers for each of the following rounds. Players will give answers in each round in hopes that they will say one of the top four answers. Each of the top four answers is worth a set amount of points. Players will collect points for every top four answer they guess correctly. The player with the most points wins the game!

1st Round: Name something you think of when you hear the word "rover."

2nd Round: Name something that has roots.

3rd Round: Name a sport in which the distances are measured by laps.

Click here for Family Feud answers

 

Quarantine Bingo 

Play with your Family, significant other, or best friends to get 5 squares in a row! Squares can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal.

Family Bingo 

Download your Family Bingo card

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Couples Bingo 

Download your Couple's Bingo card

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Battle Buddy Bingo 

Download your Battle Buddy Bingo card 

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Outdoor Recreational Activities

Outdoor Challenges

Week 1
Youth Activity Challenge: How many outdoor kid activities can you get do in one week?

Week 2
Backyard Camping Challenge: How many days can you camp in your backyard?

Week 3
Planting Challenge: Plant herbs, vegetables or flowers at home.

Week 4
Earth Week: How many Eco-Friendly Activities can you do at home?

 

Links to other Activity Ideas

Social Distancing Outdoors
- https://www.nrpa.org

Bike Safety for Kids
- https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/bike-safety.html

36 Outdoor Activities for All Ages
- https://www.playpartyplan.com/fun-outdoor-games/

100 Fun Back Yard Games
- https://www.prudentpennypincher.com/diy-backyard-games/

10 Eco-Friendly Activities for Kids
- https://teachheart.org

Using Coffee Grounds in the Garden
https://www.growveg.com

Library Activities

The Library is now open for Pickup and Curbside Checkout! 

There are two ways to check out the books you've been waiting to read. Our Librarian explains how the new curbside and pick-up options will work and what to expect during your next visit to the Fort Riley Post Library.

Click here to watch a video about the Re-Opening of the Fort Riley Post Library

Option 1: Curbside Checkout 

  1. Search the library catalog online for available books, https://mwrlibrary.armybiznet.com/search~S44
  2. Call the Fort Riley Post Library at, 785-239-5305 to reserve your items and schedule a curbside pick up time. Max of 5 items per request. 
  3. Drive to the Fort Riley Post Library for your scheduled pick-up time (5306 Hood Dr., Fort Riley, KS 66442).
  4. Call the Fort Riley Post Library at 785-239-5305 to let them know you have arrived. 
  5. Remain in your car, and an employee will deliver your items to your vehicle

CURBSIDE SERVICE HOURS: Monday-Saturday, Noon-5:30pm (All pickups must be completed by 5:30pm), Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm (All pickups must be completed by 4:00pm)

Option 2: Lobby Checkout 

  1. Search the library catalog online for available books, https://mwrlibrary.armybiznet.com/search~S44
  2. Drive to the Fort Riley Post Library (5306 Hood Dr., Fort Riley, KS 66442)
  3. Follow safety measures while in the lobby (sanitize hands before entering, wear a face mask, and follow 6ft physical distancing)
    • Only 1 patron will be allowed in the lobby at a time
    • No browsing or computer usage will be allowed
  4. Make item request and an employee will retrieve items for you

Return Process
1. Return items to the Fort Riley Post Library and place items in the designated dropbox
2. Returned items will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours
before they can be checked out again.

Click here for Lobby Pickup and Curbside Checkout rules 
 

Army MWR Library Account

If you have an existing Army MWR Library account you have access to a wealth of e-resources. Click the following link to start enjoying:
http://mwrlibrary.armybiznet.com/screens/resources.html

Need an Army MWR Library account?
If you are not registered for an Army MWR Library account, you can request an account by sending an email to usarmy.riley.imcom-central.list.dfmwr-library@mail.mil

 

Story Times

Virtual Story Times by Fort Riley Post Library
To access the local Fort Riley Story Times, you will need to have an active Army MWR Library account. Once you have an MWR Library account, please e-mail us at usarmy.riley.imcom-central.list.dfmwr-library@mail.mil and a link will be emailed directly to you. 

Storytime Videos Available:

Video 1, Contains 2 readings:
- April Fool, Phyllis! By Susanna Leonard Hill
- There is a Bird on My Head by Mo Willems

Video 2, Contains 1 reading: 
- PB & J Hooray by Janet Nolan, illustrated by Julia Patton.

Video 3, Contains 1 reading:
- Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner; illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal

Video 4, Contains 1 reading:
- Superworm by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Video 5, Contains 1 reading:
- When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes; illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Video 6, Contains 1 reading:
- Easter Mice! by Bethany Roberts; illustrated by Doug Cushman

Video 7, Contains 1 reading:
- The Busy Beaver by Nicolas Oldland 

Video 8, Contains 1 reading:
- Such a Little Mouse by Alice Schertle; illustrated by Stepanie Yue

Video 9, Contains 1 reading:                                                                                                    - If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss

Video 10, Contains 1 reading:                                                                                                     - Suki the Very LOUD Bunny by Carmela & Steven D'Amico

Video 11, Contains 1 reading:                                                                                             - Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner by Gareth Williams; illustrated by Guy-Parker Rees

Video 12, Contains 1 reading:                                                                                                     - Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Video 13, Contains 1 reading:                                                                                                     - Curious George flies a kite by Margaret Rey; illustrated by H.A. Rey

Video 14, Contains 1 reading:                                                                                                     - Hummingbird by Nicola Davies; illustrated by Jane Ray

Video 15, Contains 1 reading:                                                                                                     - Peppa Pig and the Family Reunion

Video 16, Contains 1 reading:                                                                                                     - The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Drywalt; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Video 17, Contains 1 reading:                                                                                                     - Suki & Mirabella by Carmela & Steven D'Amico

Video 18, Contains 1 reading:                                                                                                     - Camp Rex by Molly Idle

Video 19, Contains 1 reading:                                                                                                     - How To Teach a Slug to Read by Susan Pearson; illustrated by David Slonim

Video 20, Contains 1 reading:                                                                                                     - Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

Video 21, contains 1 reading:                                                                                                       - Waddles by David McPhail

Video 22, contains 1 reading:                                                                                                       - Turtle Island by Kevin Sherry

 

Storytellers Project
Storytellers Project is launching a series of national virtual storytelling nights as part of the USA TODAY Network's response to the novel coronavirus.

This live show will air on network websites and social channels, including Storytellers Project's YouTube channel and Facebook page, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Thursday. Organizers hand-picked the best stories from more than 1,000 to be told live. Five Americans from across the country will tell a true story that affirms our most deeply held values — hope, perseverance, compassion and love.
https://www.storytellersproject.com

Goodnight With Dolly
Beloved pop culture icon Dolly Parton will begin a weekly web series Thursday called "Goodnight With Dolly," where she'll read a bedtime story. Parton will read stories, pulled from her international book donation program Imagination Library, each Thursday at 8 p.m. EDT for the next 10 weeks. She'll read books "specifically chosen for their appropriate content at this unique time.

Viewers can watch the web series on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.


Mo Willems Videos
Mo Willems will be sharing a daily video, which will be available at 1:00pm ET each day. Doodle and play along with Mo every afternoon: www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems