Happy National Dolphin Day! Energetic, playful porpoises provide not only joy for people but also help protect the marine ecosystem that is our ocean waters. From bubble blowing to yoga story time, we have lots of fun ways for your kids to celebrate dolphins today!
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!
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Did you miss a day? No worries! You can view all of our (cool) fun at home ideas here.
Cool Fun at Home: Dolphin Discovery!
Get out the bubble solution and step outside with your little one(s) to make your day “pop.” Dolphins breathe air just like we do, but instead of a nose, they have a blowhole. Talk to your child about how dolphins also make/blow bubbles when pushing out air underwater (just like we do when we swim!)
Virtually Visit the National Aquarium in Baltimore!
Have your child join Sam of Nat Geo Kids as she visits and learns about the dolphin friends at the National Aquarium right here in Baltimore!
Make a Dolphin Silhouette Suncatcher
For your child to make this craft, all you need is a coffee filter, water colors, some glue and blue or black paper? These beautiful sun catchers will look great hanging on your windows! You can learn how to make it and access free patterns at A Little Pinch of Perfect!
Dolphin Story Time Yoga
Your child will love stretching and moving with Popcorn the dolphin and Jamie of Cosmic Kids Yoga during this story time yoga session!
Winter is a bottlenose dolphin that was found injured and caught in a crab trap line. She was rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium but unfortunately lost her tail due to the injury . Winter managed to teach herself how to swim again without her tail and later adapted to a prosthetic tail developed to help with her physical therapy. Winter’s inspiring story of survival went on to be the basis for the Dolphin Tale films. She continues to live at CMA with her dolphin friends and can be seen by visitors of the aquarium or on a Winter’s Live Cam! Learn more about her amazing story and try to catch her swimming by on one of the live stream cameras!
Dolphins vs. Octopuses
In this Brains On podcast, they’re asking kids to decide which animal reigns supreme. Is it the eight-armed, three hearted, shape-shifting octopus? Or the speed-swimming, echolocating, super-jumping dolphin?