Welcome to week two of of our new series, Cool EDventures at Home! This week we are getting OUT of the house (with appropriate social distancing, of course!) and exploring bugs, butterflies, and more! Join us for a week of BUGGIN’ OUT!

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. 

Cool EDventures: Buggin’ Out!

Cool EDventures: Maker Monday Butterflies

MAKER MONDAY: Butterfly!

Monday, May 4 – Saturday, May 9 | All Day | Instagram

It’s another Maker Monday Art Challenge! We are thrilled to be joined by the Genie Arnot, owner of Social Studio, who will show us how kids can make their very own butterfly art project over on Instagram! Take a look at how Genie creates the butterfly art — then make your own with your kids! Snap a picture of your completed project and upload it to the form below. The butterfly project that has the most votes at 11:59 PM on Saturday, May 9, 2020 will win a craft prize pack from FreshCut Crafts! All submissions will also become part of a virtual kids art gallery on our social media pages. MORE

Cool EDventures: Critter Shape Art with FreshCut Crafts

TUESDAY BRAIN BREAK: Critter Shape Art with FreshCut Crafts

Tuesday, May 5 | Facebook Live | 2:30 PM

What kind of critters can you make out of a circle? Join (cool) progeny and our friends at FreshCut Crafts for an art brain break! We’ll be making paper garden critters out of shapes! Bring paper, pencil, scissors, and your imagination. We’ll be LIVE on Facebook at facebook.com/coolprogeny. Join us there! MORE

Buzzin' Beats Tot Time

WEDNESDAY TOT TIME: Buzzin’ Beats with Silly Goose and Val

Wednesday, May 6 | via Zoom | 10 AM (Advanced Registration Required)

Spring is comin’ and the bees are hummin’ And the birds are singin’ in their trees… We’re all a-buzz about this week’s virtual tot time! Join Miss Kelly and special guests Silly Goose and Val for a morning of buzzin’ beats! Enjoy a live reading of Val’s book “Springtime Dance,” songs, and a craft. Don’t worry — you’ll have all materials around the house! REGISTER

Cool EDVentures: All a Flutter with Ladew Topiary Gardens
THURSDAY BRAIN BREAK: All A Flutter with Ladew Gardens

Thursday, May 7 | Facebook Live | 2:30 PM

Take a virtual visit to the Butterfly House at Ladew Topiary Gardens! Join Sue Myers, an Environmental Educator at Ladew, to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and a popular butterfly in our area — the Eastern Black Swallowtail! The Facebook Live event begins at 2:30 PM. To join, just go to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/coolprogeny. MORE