Greetings from the FredParent family!

 

Another week in quarantine!  Many of you, like me, have probably found yourself suddenly wearing the hat of employee, mom, teacher and coach/music instructor/art teacher, etc!  It’s exhausting!   We are here to help with fun links to virtual field trips, fun educational sites and ways to keep those kids (and YOU and ME!) moving!  Our Saturday edition will continue to focus on local businesses who need our support.  Stay healthy and safe! 

~Leigha, Fred Parent’s Calendar Mom

 

 

 

 

Virtual Field Trips

 

 

 

 

Explore National Parks From Home

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the parks from the great indoors. From family friendly activities to an immersive audio experience, there are a variety of ways you can bring the wonder of our national parks into your home.

More info HERE


Virtual Farm Tours

Farm Fresh 360 allows you to immerse yourself in Canadian farm and food tours—from raising pigs to making milk and cheese.


Great Lakes Virtual Field Trip

Great Lakes Now brings along students on a virtual field trip to learn more about the importance of coastal wetlands, the danger of algal blooms and a deep dive into lake sturgeon.

This experience is targeted for 6-8th grade, but is certainly not limited to this age group.  Check it out HERE.


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bring the iconic New York museum into your home  right HERE! Experience The Met online with any of the 26 online galleries, including Christian Dior: Ball Gowns and The Art of Music Through Time.

 

 



 

 

Keeping Active

 

 

 

 

Kids Workouts

Check out THESE fun 25 minute workouts for kids and parents alike and stay in shape and burn off some of that energy! 


Cosmic Kids Yoga

Head right HERE for a fun and interactive yoga experience for the toddler and preschool age kids!  These yoga lessons are bright and colorful, with fairy tale type backgrounds!  


Workout with Thor (aka, Chris Hemsworth!)

Chris Hemsworth is offering up a FREE six weeks of unrestricted access to his CENTR health and fitness program to help get you through these challenging times during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chris stated “Centr was founded to make health and happiness accessible to all, and I hope that this will make that access even easier during the current global health crisis. I think now more than ever is when we need to focus on what I believe to be the 3 key pillars to living healthier and happier- movement, nutrition, and mental fitness.”

 

 



 

 

Education Station

 

 

 

 

Sea World

Sea World is providing online learning resources for students, teachers and parents.  Explore hands-on, multi-disciplinary activities, engage in a fun and creative learning environment, and discover something amazing along the way.  Check it out HERE!


Story Time with Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton will start reading to kids every Thursday night for the next 10 weeks.  “Goodnight With Dolly” will feature Dolly reading a series of Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.  Join the event HERE.  


Virtual Drawing Classes

The Library of Congress is collaborating with Captain Underpants author and illustrator Dav Pilkey to create weekly videos for kids (and adults!) who might want to try their hand at drawing while we’re social distancing at home.

Starting Wednesday April 1, the Library will release videos and other downloadable activities on its WEBSITE and social media feeds. The content is free and accessible to the public. Activities include tips for creating your own characters or acting out scenes from Dog Man, which is part of the Underpants universe and focuses on a half-man, half-dog police officer.

On Friday mornings at 8 AM, Pilkey will release new videos with drawing demonstrations, reading aloud, and more. Hopefully this means you’ll hear Pilkey himself sing out Captain Underpants’ catchphrase, “Tra la laaaa!”


Virtual 4-H STEM Space Camp

Please fill out THIS form and we will send you an official Welcome email from Mission Control around 12 pm CT or 8 pm CT.

All supplies can be found in and around your house, we will a supply list for each experiment on our Campsite!

 

 

 

 

Indoor & Outdoor Fun

 

 

 

 

Open Play Spaces

The following sites remain open (following strict social distancing and CDC guidelines such as closed playgrounds, restrooms etc) for exercising purposes.  Get out and take a walk and enjoy some much needed fresh air! 

  • Braehead Farm
  • Maymont 
  • Virginia Safari Park
  • State Parks (i.e Caledon, Widewater)
  • Ferry Farm-Belmont Trail
  • Rappahannock River Trail
  • Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park 

Crayola Fun

Crayola has fun for all ages-coloring pages (for adults too!), Easter activities, DIY crafts and more!  Check it out HERE!


Grow Food From Home

It’s the perfect time to learn how to grow your own healthy food at home!  Read more HERE on how you can do it from your very own food scraps that you would normally throw away!

 

 

 

 

 

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