Kids at Home with MPPL

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Family Friday: Move More Together

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Grab the people around you to be part of a community that is moving through the tough times together. The American Heart Association is livestreaming weekday celebrations to get you and your family up and moving. Follow along on their Facebook Live for dancing, yoga, and more for all fitness levels.

You can also watch recorded workouts and try some of the 25 fun ways to get moving at home.

Can you… Do 10 frog jumps? Read standing up? Practice spelling by doing a jumping jack for each letter?

Go to our Activities from Home page for more fitness and movement ideas.

Northwest Special Recreation Association Virtual Programming

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Our friends at NWSRA are excited to unveil their Virtual Programming lineup, with programs held free of charge! They have opened an online Activity Center with Live Virtual Programming for individuals with disabilities who want to stay active, social, and engaged in a variety of recreational pursuits. 

In order to meet the unique interests of individuals, programs will be held on a weekly basis, including cooking, crafts, fitness, reading, sensory, social and so much more. 

For the schedule and more information, visit the Activity Center on their website.

Building Challenge: Where Would You Like to go on a Trip?

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Spring break may have come and gone, but there’s always time to dream about trips we might take someday. Where would you like to go on a trip? Miss Claire’s son, Logan, would like to visit the Redwood trees in California, and the pyramids in Egypt.

Challenge: Build or create a place you’d like to visit. You can use any materials you’d like.

Then, share your creations on our virtual bulletin board! When you get to Padlet, just click the pink plus sign in the bottom right corner, upload your image, and write something about it. Include your first name if you wish.

Creating and building with a variety of supplies helps kids develop skills that will help them to learn and work effectively. Engineering encourages hands-on, project-based learning, with skills like working together, critical thinking, and problem solving. Building is a great opportunity to have some screen free time as well! For more ideas, check out the Screen-Free Activities section on this page.

Family Friday: Storytelling Podcast

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Getting tired of your screens? How about an evening of storytelling? The only pictures you’ll need are the ones in your imaginations! One of our favorite podcasts is called Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest by Adam Gidwitz. Join the hilarious and energetic author and his students for classic fairy tales like you’ve never heard before.

Each episode is rated on a scale from Grimm to Grimmer to Grimmest based on how scary or gross it gets! Perfect for fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and A Tale Dark & Grimm.

Listen: Season 1 is available on Kids Listen

Talk: What’s your favorite fairy tale? Can you retell it or act it out with your family?

Go to this page for more great podcasts for kids.