We know that staying home during COVID19 can be a challenge. Therefore, each day schools are closed, (cool) progeny will offer easy activities to keep the the whole family engaged. If you try any of these activities, post pictures to Facebook and Instagram and tag us (#coolprogeny and @coolprogeny). After all, we’re all in this together!

Last week was the first day of spring — and although we may have all gotten outside, we may not have felt much like celebrating with all of the craziness in the world. So today we are having a SPRING FLING! 

You can download a PDF of these ideas here.

Did you miss a day? No worries! You can view all of our (cool) fun at home ideas here.

DAY FOUR - Spring Fling - (cool) progeny

Cool Fun at Home: Spring Fling

Explore Outside

Puddle Jumping

It’s raining here today — but that’s not keeping us inside! Grab a coat and your rain boots — and go jump in some puddles. 

Nature Notebook Exploring

If it’s not raining in your neighborhood, go outside with a notebook and look for signs of spring! Flowers are bloom, birds are chirping, and the trees are starting to bud… what other things can you find outside that are clues to let you know that spring is coming? Write/draw them down in a nature notebook. (Don’t have a spare journal/notebook lying around? Fold over a few sheets of white paper and staple them!).

Learn

Virtual Cherry Blossoms

Every spring, guests from all over the world visit Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossom trees bloom. The National Park Service cares for roughly 3,700 cherry trees and about 90 cherry trees need to be replaced each year as the average lifespan of a cherry tree is only 40-50 years. 

Last week, the Trust for the National Mall and the National Cherry Blossom Festival announced a live cam is available for people to view the cherry blossom trees in real-time as they bloom. You can view the #BloomCam here!

History Lesson with National Geographic Kids

Did you know that the cherry blossom trees were a gift to the US? Find out who gave them to our country and learn about the job of the “indicator tree” with Nat Geo Kids!

Creativity Challenge

Make Tissue Paper Flowers

No flowers on your kitchen table? No problem! Open up your gift wrap drawer, grab those random sheets of colored tissue paper and some pipe cleaners and let’s get crafting!  Check out this tutorial from Kid Friendly Things To Do for quick refresher and your flowers will be blooming in no time!

Move

Dance the Tooty Ta

Take a Brain Break and dance to “A Tooty Ta” on the Jack Hartman Music Channel for Kids.

Move with Silly Goose and Val

Last summer, Baltimore’s own Silly Goose and Val appeared on the The Curious Giraffe Show in Amherst, MA with local musician Dorothy Cresswell. You can watch, sing, and dance along with the Ss is for… Springtime with Silly Goose and Val!

Extra Craft Fun

Craft with Danny Joe’s Treehouse

This afternoon, spring on over to our friends at Danny Joe’s Tree House’s Facebook Page! He has a special friend on his show today and her name is Carly!  You may recognize her from Sprout’s Sunny Side Up Show where she co hosted with her puppet friend, Chica!

Animal Fun

Wildlife Encounter

Tune into Wildlife Adventures’ Facebook Page every weekday at 12:30 PM EDT for an animal encounter! The Baltimore-based organization is showcasing   a different animal everyday to “meet” and answering kids’ questions. They’ll also have a fun activity like a book reading, science experiment, or craft.