We hope that you’ve been enjoying our daily themes full of activities to do with your kids over the last month. Beginning this week, we’re excited to announce our new Cool EDventures at Home!

Every weekday, we’ll feature a new activity produced in collaboration with our local sponsors and business partners. Activities are designed for kids of all ages. 

Here’s what’s up for our first week: It’s a Zoo!

Cool Edventures: It’s a Zoo Week!

Maker Monday: Zoo Art

Monday, April 27 | All Day | Instagram

It’s our first Maker Monday Challenge! Join us on Instagram (@coolprogeny) on Monday to find out what the challenge is — courtesy of our friends at Bramble Schell Studio! Take the challenge and submit photo of your artwork — then vote for your favorite art! The project with the most votes by 11:59 PM on Thursday night wins a $25 Visa Gift Card. All entries will be displayed on Friday in our Virtual Art Gallery! MORE

Tuesday Brain Break: Animal Adaptations

Tuesday, April 28 | 2:30 PM | Facebook Live

Via Facebook Live! Take a brain break and go on a cool edventure! In this exciting live lesson, Ms. Glace from St. James Academy will lead you on an exploration of amazing animal adaptations. You will discover the physical qualities that allow ducks to float on water, chameleons to camouflage with their surroundings, and much more! The lesson ends with a camouflage art project you can continue at home. Check out the live stream at https://www.facebook.com/coolprogeny/.

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Tot Time: Zuper Dooper

Wednesday, April 29 | 10 AM | Via Zoom

Lions, Tigers, and Bears — OH MY! Join us for a ZOOPER Duper Tot Time with St. James Academy as we take a “trip” to the zoo! Join us via Zoom for a story, toddler/preschool friendly activity, and craft. Don’t worry — you’ll have everything you need lying around the house! SPACES ARE LIMITED AND MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE. Virtual Tot Times are FREE through May 20th Register Here: https://coolprogeny.com/2020/04/cool-tot-time-zooper-duper/

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Thursday Brain Break: Animal Faces

Thursday, April 30 | 2:30 PM | Facebook Live

Make an animal face during this art brain break! Grab the face painting kits you have lying around from Halloween (or you play make-up kit!) and join face painter extraordinaire Shari Kramer for a live lesson. Use a mirror and paint yourself — or bring a sibling along for the fun and paint one another. Check out the live stream at https://www.facebook.com/coolprogeny/.