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Cool Things to Do: April 29

Apr 29, 2020 03:39PM ● By Leigha Pecher

Greetings from the FredParent family!

I hope you all are doing well and hanging in there!  If boredom has hit your family, 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. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!  Stay healthy and safe! ~Leigha, Fred Parent's Calendar Mom

Virtual Field Trips

Space Songs: Through the Distance - Virtual Concert Thursday April 30 @ 8 pmJoin the National Air and Space Museum for a YouTube concert event, sharing songs about space and isolation to celebrate how extreme situations can bring out the very best in us all and why there’s no challenge we can’t face together.The concert, hosted by Tested’s Adam Savage, will feature special guests and performances by Clipping, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Dan Deacon, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson, Grace Potter, John Roderick, and Vagabon.

Read more HERE.

Access Mars

The real surface of Mars.  Recorded by NASA's Curiosity rover.  Now in your browser, right HERE.

The British Museum

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.

Check it out HERE.

Keeping Active

Little Twisters Yoga

Little Twisters Yoga provides a fun and engaging experience for children ages 2+ to playfully move their bodies following traditional yoga poses (modified to be age appropriate),  and paired lots of creative movements, imitating nature and animals, and nourishing both the body & mind. The program teaches strength, balance, breathing, focus, calming techniques and fun!

Everything is FREE!  Check it out HERE!

Martial Arts Classes 

We have started Live Online Classes through Zoom!  We are excited to be able to offer an outlet to the community that will benefit them both physically and mentally through the quarantine with a FREE Community Martial Arts Class every Friday at 1:30 pm.  This class is for non-members to be able to try Martial Arts completely FREE.

Go HERE to sign up or more info.

**We are also offering a Free Korean Language class on Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 5pm.**  Go to the website to sign up!

Education Station

EduHam at Home-For Hamilton lovers! 

EduHam at Home – students producing original productions at home!  EduHam Home is an extension of the Hamilton Education Program (EduHam) created March 2020 due to COVID-19.  EduHam at Home is family friendly and kids can do it at home, outside of a school environment.

Students access primary source documents from the Founding Era, and learn how Lin-Manuel Miranda created his musical  Hamilton by using primary source documents. But the best part is that students will get to create their own original performances based on these materials.

Read more about this FREE program HERE.

360 Degree Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to James River Association’s first ever 360 Scavenger Hunt! Experience the James River underwater, just like the wildlife and organisms that live under the surface! We’ve got six different creatures and habitats for you to find, keeping in mind this precious aquatic life only survives and thrives in a healthy river.

There’s also a corresponding lesson plan for students to learn all about the unique organisms of the James.

Read more HERE

Learn in Color

Learn in Color equips parents and teachers with creative teaching ideas. Find book lists for your next great read, hands-on math and science ideas, educational movie night ideas, cheat sheets, and more.

​Learn in Color does not have any memberships or games for kids to play on this website.  Just fun, creative and educational ideas.  There is a TON of info on this site.

Check it out HERE.

Indoor & Outdoor Fun

Virgina State Parks

This week's virtual programs can be found Monday through Friday at noon on the Virginia State Parks FACEBOOK page.  Past virtual activities can be seen via their You Tube channel.

Topics include: April 30:  Pocahontas State Park:  Live Stream - How to Make a Toad Abode. Join Ranger Rebecca in exploring our natural world and learn how to make a Toad Abode.

May 1:  Wilderness Road State Park:  What's Shakin'?  Ranger Nathan demonstrates the tools and skills needed to make cedar shakes.

Online Escape Room Adventures

A FREE online escape adventure for the whole family right HERE.    Also check out what is NEW FOR 2020 - Print and play game, Locked In.  

Boards & Brush:  DIY Wood Sign Workshop

When:  April 30, 5 - 7 pm.  Check site for additional dates.

Looking for a fun DIY kit to do at home? Our @Home Kits using BYOPaint are the perfect option for you! First, select a design from a wide variety of options! All of our @Home Kits include a design stencil, pre-stained wood board, foam paint brushes, plastic paint cups, sandpaper, cloth, a color mixing guide, and instructions. Everything you need for a beautiful sign for your home.

How:  Parking lot (trunk) delivery.  Pick up on Thursday 4/30 between 5-7 pm. Please call: 540-216-4069 upon arrival and we will bring your order to the trunk of your car.

More info HERE

Virtual Kids Club Mon - Fri @ 11 am

Don't forget to tune in each week day at 11 am for our Virtual Kids' Club! We are sharing fun content online for your little ones on our FACEBOOK page.

Goochland Drive In Theater:  Opening Week:  May 1 - May 7. 

Note:  Fri 5/1, Sat 5/2, Sun 5/3 --- SOLD OUT; Mon 5/4, Tue 5/5, Wed 5/6, Thur 5/7 --- Tickets available!

For our first week re-opening, we're offering a Special Carload Admission (limit 7 people per vehicle) :) Get yours now! Don't forget....for the time being, all tickets are purchased in advance online on our WEBSITE.

Please see our earlier posts for all of the modifications we are making to ensure social distancing and enhanced hygiene.

Read more HERE.



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