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Fun & Enriching Activities to Try at Home!


Parents, we've put together this collection for you to explore and find lots of fun and engaging activities for you and your kids -- of all ages!  We'll update our list as we learn about new opportunities and sites.  Click on the link in each offering to take you to that fun experience.  Explore a new one each day! 


Cincinnati Zoo will offer Home Safari casts through Facebook Live each day at 3:00 PM

Check in each day for Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (the author and illustrator of the pigeon books) -  He's teaching you how to draw!

Get up and move!  Try each activity on this List of 50 Brain Breaks for Kids -- and Parents!

Explore the Art Institute of Chicago's Museum Gallery.  YOu may see some familiar pieces -- explore and learn more about each piece of work and its artist!

Check out this List of 25 Non-Screen Activities to Do at Home!

Need a slow-down, soothing moment?  Watch the Jelly Cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Explore the monuments and memorials of our country's capital:  Washington D.C.

Embedded in this article, you'll find links to Explore 33 National Parks through Google Earth! 

Explore the planets and stars in this cool online Planetarium!

Get up and dancing to some of GoNoodle's fun songs and games!

Wow!  Take a virtual tour of the exciting exhibits in the National Museum of Natural History!

Take a virtual field trip to Ellis Island, home of the Statue of Liberty!

Blast off to Mars!  Explore video of the actual surface of Mars through NASA's rover.  Don't skip the intro video! 

Swim through beautiful world in Australia's Great Barrier Reef! (may not open on a phone)

Slow down and learn some basic yoga poses together: this page offers a few videos on basic yoga.

Listen to lots of stories read aloud to you at Storyline Online -- Don't forget our own Ludlow version of this!  

This link takes you to a YouTube Channel with even more Stories Read Online by various celebrities

Take a virtual tour of the college campus of your choice!

Visit Civil War sites at Gettysburg virtual tour!

Learn how to practice mindfulness together!  This is a great way to relieve anxiety and stress.

Set out on an African Safari on these live webcams!

Head out on one of Discovery's Virtual Field Trips!  Use the dropdown menu to filter tours in a wide variety of topics, such as Environment, STEM, Sports, Health & Wellness, Tech & Manufacturing, and Agriculture

Pick a few ideas on this List of Random Acts of Kindness to do!  Make it a fun challenge to do some of them while still practice social distancing.

Tune in for live cameras on various animals (you pick!) at the San Diego Zoo!  Check in on them each day!

Tune in each week for virtual cooking classes for kids!


Also consider:  What are some things you've always wanted to do with your kids, but just don't make the time?  Cook?  Bake?  Play/Teach a certain card game, like Euchre?  Learn How to Do the Laundry?  Play board games?  Go through old photo albums, baby books, or home videos?  Read a long book together?  Write a hand-written note -- maybe even in cursive?  Introduce them to new genres of music that you love?  Try some of these!

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