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!

Did you know that March 20th is World Storytelling Day? World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the March equinox, on (or near) March 20. So today, we’re celebrating the art of storytelling. 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 Five - World Storytelling

Cool Fun at Home: World Storytelling Day

Explore Outside

Chalk Your Walk
Chalk art is a fun way to tell stories! Grab the sidewalk chalk and head outside to draw. Encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same! Then go for a walk and explore all of the drawings in your neighborhood. Make up stories about the pictures you see. (Remember to practice safe social distancing — no playdates!)

Learn

What Makes a Great Story? Ask Pixar.

What makes a great story? Pixar has has an awesome “Pixar In a Box” video series about storytelling with Khan Academy.

Read Together

Looking for a new picture book? Your public library and school systems have GREAT online resources. Log into your portal and check out what they have. Tumblebooks is one of our favs.

Creativity Challenge

Make a Book!

Sit down and make a book! Maybe your child is inspired by Mo Willems’ Lunch Doodles or any of the other authors reading their stories online. Be sure they illustrate! Then record your child reading their book and upload it to Facebook or Instagram so they can they share their stories. If you’re interested, please tag us (#coolprogeny, @coolprogeny) so we can see, too!

Move

Go Noodle!

Go Noodle engages kids through movement. They have a video library of story-inspired movement fun! Check them out online or on YouTube.

WTMD Dance Party

WTMD is offering a daily six-hour marathon of their popular kids’ music show Young at Heart (hosted by Milkshake’s own Lisa Mathews) on the HD2 channel from 6 AM – Noon starting today! While you groove, talk about the stories that each song tells.

Lego Fun

Take the Snapology Lego Challenge

Create a Lego scene that tells a story! Every day, Snapology Towson-Perry Hall is posting a different Lego challenge. Build, enter their social media contest, and have a chance to win a prize!

Keep-Em-Busy

Stop Motion Animation

This is an activity the older kids will love — but kindergartners and early elementary age will have a great time doing it with help. Tinkerlab has a great tutorial for how to make a stop motion animation film. This is one of those activities that will take time and kids will become engrossed in. It’s an especially good one if the weather is dreary.