Fun at Home

Week 1: Nature Week 

Take a virtual tour of these National Parks:

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is giving visitors a virtual look at its colorful sea creatures via free live camera streaming

The San Diego Zoo has live and archived videos of pandas, polar bears, giraffes, and other zoo animals. 

NASA STEM at Home Activities for Students Grades K-4

National Recreation and Park Association - Keeping a Safe Social Distance in Parks and on Trails During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Week 2: Color Week

Color Activity: Crayon Art and Crayon Candles

Supplies Needed:
Crayon Candle - Old broken Crayons, empty glass jar, wick
Crayon Art - Canvas, Crayons, blow dryer, hot glue gun

Crayon Candle - Collect all the broken Crayons in your house. Take off the paper wrapping. Place them in the empty jar with the wick. Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes or until all melted.

Crayon Art - Pick the colors your want in the art. Hot glue the Crayons to the top of the canvas. With the blow dryer, melt the Crayons.

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems (link)Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET

Create Inkblot Creatures with Watercolor Paints (link)

Finger-Painted Place Mats (link)

Take a virtual field trip (link) of the Louvre Museum and explore exhibits at this famous art museum in Paris, France.

Week 3: Easter Week

Easter Activity: Egg Carton Easter Bunny

Supplies Needed: Recycled egg carton, scissors, white/pink paint, a black sharpie, and glue.

Directions: Start by cutting out just one little egg carton cup (you will need to trim around the edges so it sits flat). Then cut a square from the carton to make the ears. Cut out two bunny ears and put some white paint in the middle. Draw on the bunny’s face with a black sharpie and paint the nose with pink paint. Once the ears are dry, glue them to the back of the egg carton then paint on some white whiskers! Step-by-step tutorial (link)

Decorate an Easter Egg Tree - Decorate a tree (indoors or outside) with plastic Easter eggs and any other spring decor (such as pastel ribbons or tissue paper flowers). 

Easter Activity: Weaving Easter Egg

Supplies Needed: Colored Paper and the Egg Pattern.

Directions: The pattern and directions can be found at this link

Virtual Farm Tours (link) - Learn about agriculture through these virtual tours of farms in Canada.

Week 4: Spring Cleaning Week

Cleaning Activity: Declutter Checklist

Supplies Needed: Printed Checklist and Motivation

Directions: The checklist can be found at this link

Adult Stress Relief Coloring Page (link)

Week 5: Discovery Week

Nature Activity: Leaf Matching Game

Supplies Needed: Two Leaves of Each Sample and a Bag

Directions: On a family walk, gather two leaves from each local bush and tree that you find. Place all the leaves in a bag and pull one out at a time and match the leaves together.

Boeing Aerospace Tour (link) - Take a virtual field trip to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

International Space Station (link) - Take a virtual tour of the International Space Station. 

Watch wild animals in the African bush live with Africam (link)

Statue of Liberty (link)Learn about the Statue of Liberty through the videos and photographs in this virtual tour.

MetKids (link) - Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Arts with an interactive map and videos.

National Museum of Natural History (link) - Virtually explore many current and past museum exhibits.

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips (link) - The Discovery Education website offers a wide variety of virtual field trips.

Buckingham Palace (link) - Tour the famous London palace virtually.

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