Greetings from the FredParent family!

I am definitely missing the traditional Easter fun that the FXBG area usually has going on this time of year but there are still some great ways to celebrate and have fun while social distancing and staying home!  We have some indoor/outdoor ideas with an Easter theme this week in addition to our usual round up of virtual field trips, educational sites and ways to keep us all active and moving!

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

Stay healthy and safe! 

~Leigha, Fred Parent’s Calendar Mom

Virtual Field Trips

Spy School 101:  A Live Online Program

Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Explore the shadow-world of espionage through the stories, artifacts, and tradecraft that only the Spy Museum can uncover. Families will participate in various tradecraft activities and test their spy skills. 

When:  Friday, April 10 @ 12 pm

Cost:  Free but registration required HERE.

Air Force Thunderbirds

Check out the Air Force Thunderbirds on FACEBOOK and ride along with this premier air demo team!  You just might learn a few things about gravity and G-force too!  

Getty Art Museum 

Seeing famous pieces of art work with a hilarious twist?  Education and virtual field trip all in one!  The Getty Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA,  issued a playful challenge on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to re-create your favorite art using just three objects lying around home.  Thousands and thousands of re-creations later, the museum is in awe of the creative powers and sense of humor out there!    Check them out HERE and get tips on re-creating your own pieces of famous art!  

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Georgia’s hospital for sick and injured sea turtles is holding online lessons for children.  Check out their live stream videos that include segments on the different sea turtle species found in coastal Georgia and a virtual field trip to the marshes of Jekyll Island.

Also, check out  “Scute School” after the name for the bony plates that form turtle shells, the series is being streamed on the FACEBOOK pages of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Jekyll Island.

Keeping Active

Above the Barre Dance & Fitness FREE Virtual Movement Class

If you’re looking to add some fun to your little ones’ day, join us virtually for a FREE children’s movement class on Wednesdays at 3:30 PM. We’ll be going LIVE in this event so make sure to jump onto FACEBOOK to join.  

Virtual Races

Virtual races, an option in the past, are now our new reality.  Check out the FXBG Area Running Club for some great tips and a list of races to sign up for and keep motivated!  

“Frozen” Toddler Dance Class

Is your little one missing dance class?  Check out THIS Frozen-themed ballet class!  

Education Station

National Geographic Kids Science Lab

Get science experiments, videos, articles and more from National Geographic Kids. Find fun projects like how to make a human spirograph or a ghost hand!

Quaran-TEENS FB Live with Dr. Yum

Learn 5 stress-free ways to help get your teen in the kitchen during these stressful times.

When:  Thurs, April 9 @ 11:30 am.

Check out the EVENT page here for more info.

Melissa & Doug FREE Printables/Game Challenges for Kids

Our 10 free printables this week include many variations of bingo/scavenger hunts to do at home (great for independent play!), as well as memory games, drawing challenges, and Tic Tac Toe. Print them out, grab some coloring tools, and let kids enjoy some activity sheets play time so you can go get some work done (or just enjoy some much needed moments of relaxation!)

10 University Art Online Classes 

Interested in mastering a new, hands-on creative skill? You can learn to draw your own comics or capture artful digital photographs.  Wish you could brush up on Art History 101? There are courses exploring the art and archaeology of ancient Egypt and the development of the artistic avant-garde.

Check out THESE 10 art and design classes offered by colleges and universities across the globe for FREE!

Indoor & Outdoor Fun

Egg My Yard

Wake up to a yard covered in candy or toy filled eggs!   you are interested in having us egg your yard, message us today! We have open slots for Friday night and Saturday night.

  • Contact-less transactions only. Online payments or cash left in a safe place for us.
  • Due to current restrictions we are limited to Stafford and Spotsylvania county and Fredericksburg City.
  • Eggs will be filled with miscellaneous candy, and small toys. We cannot be held responsible for any allergies etc.
  •  We will be starting after dark. We will contact you to let you know when we are on our way and when we are completed.

Cost:  25 eggs for $25; 50 eggs for $50; 75 eggs for $75 or 100 eggs for $85.

Go HERE to sign up.

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

You never know how the weather will turn out so it’s always good to have a plan B!  Not to mention, you can do these activities before Easter as a fun way to keep your kids busy while having fun!  Go HERE for some great ideas from hunting in the dark to word search egg hunts and many more! 

Kids Egg Hunt To Go

Bluemont is in bloom and the Easter Bunny has prepped over 20,000 treat-filled eggs to be picked up at Great Country Farms. Bring the egg hunt home this year with fun flair to get the kids up and moving!

Take the Hunt Home with our Easter Egg filled pick your own bucket. Each bucket includes 25 toy or candy filled eggs and a free single pass to Great Country Farms for your next visit. Bring your bucket back for pick your own this summer!

You can also place a curbside order for cider donuts right HERE-yum!

Cost:  $10/Bucket

Go HERE to buy tickets and check out the EVENT page for more info!

The Icing Baking Company – Easter Cookie Kits

Decorate your own cookie kits for Easter! They are in limited supply, so please call ahead (540-659-8955) or ONLINE.

Option #1:   “Painted Eggs” for $10. This has 2 large iced cookies, a small brush, and an edible paint pallet.

Option #2:  “DYI Easter Cookie Set” for $25. There are 9 large cookies with 5 bags of colored Royal Icing, and 2 containers of spring themed sprinkles.

We will be cutting off pre-orders at the close of business on Thursday 04/09/2020.

We have opened up our “Pickup Window” on the side of our building for you to get your orders with minimal contact.   Go HERE for more info!



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