As you encounter the challenges of keeping children engaged and learning new things, please know EACC is here
to help you be creative with programming. Try these great ideas to
have fun with your children, learn new things and also stay healthy and engaged.
Keeping Kids Busy!
DIY Citrus Bird Feeder-Make use of your leftover orange, lemon, or grapefruit
rinds by turning it into a mini bird feeder. It won't last long, but if you eat a lot of citrus fruit, you can easily replace it. This activity is great for kids/adults of all ages.
Instructions here - https://mamapapabubba.com/2013/04/25/citrus-cup-bird-feeders/
Learn how to Tie Dye Something Unusual: Paper
Towels- A super kid-friendly way to learn how to tie-dye using the ubiquitous paper towel.
Explore symmetrical patterns when you make these beautiful tie dye paper
towels. This project is great for all
Outdoor Puppet Show- We’re going back to basics with
this simple Outdoor Puppet Show! So easy to create, and our bright and darling printable puppets will have kids using their imaginations for
hours. Kids will love using their creative side and putting on shows
for each other and for you!
Here are a few virtual tours of zoos and aquariums:
- The Cincinnati Zoo: Check in around 3 p.m., because that's the time the Zoo holds a daily Home Safari on its Facebook Live Feed.
- Atlanta Zoo: The Georgia zoo keeps a "Panda Cam" livestream on its website.
- Georgia Aquarium: Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales are the stars of this aquarium's live cam.
- Houston Zoo: There are plenty of different animals you can check in on with this zoo's live cam, but we highly recommend watching the playful
- The Shedd Aquarium: This Chicago aquarium shares some pretty adorable behind-the-scenes footage of their residents on Facebook.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium: It can be Shark Week every week thanks to live online footage of Monterey Bay's Habitat exhibit.
- National Aquarium: Walk through tropical waters to the icy tundra in this floor-by-floor tour of the
famous, Baltimore-based aquarium.
Virtual theme park experiences:
you already “Walk” through the museums? Check these out ....
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: The works of Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Jeff Koons, and Franz Marc are just some of the 625 artists whose
work are a part of the Guggenheim's Collection Online.
- Getty Museum: Los Angeles's premiere gallery has two virtual tours, including "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry," which is a closer look at food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
- The Vatican Museum: The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and Raphael's Room, are just some of the sites you can see on the Vatican's virtual tour.
- Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: Madrid's must-see art museum has the works of some of the continent's most celebrated artists like Rembrandt and
Dali available online.
- Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: Six virtual exhibits are available online from this museum named for the "Mother of American modernism."
- NASA: Both Virginia's Langley Research Center and Ohio's Glenn Research Center offer online tours for free. Also, you can try some "augmented reality experiences" via The Space Center Houston's
- National Women's History Museum: Have a late International Women's Day celebration with online exhibits and oral histories from the Virginia museum.
- High Museum of Art, Atlanta: This museum's popular online exhibits include "Civil Rights Photography" — photos that
capture moments of social protest like the Freedom Rides and Rosa Park's arrest.
- Detroit Institute of Arts: Mexican art icon Frida Kahlo is the focal point of two of the four available online exhibits.
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: The Golden Age of Dutch art is highlighted in this museum which includes the work of Vermeer and
- National Museum of the United States Air Force: You can't take a ride in Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential airplane, but you can check it out, in addition to other military
weapons and aircraft, online in the Air Force's official museum.
- MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art): New York's extensive collection is available for view online.
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The 16 virtual
exhibits include a special section on 21st Century Designer Fashion.