Originally created to bring a moment of sunshine every day in April 2020. Created for families and children while navigating through a rather cloudy world during COVID-19 “stay home; stay safe”. 

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HulaFrog @ Home presents Waters STEM Live April 30 at 9:30 EST (12:30 PST). Layer Density Column. Find out more about this and other STEM live events here

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Today’s a great day for an adventure at home—or at least in your neighborhood. Here’s some ideas for you.

You’ll also find the extreme lengths some adults go to in an effort to simulate their outdoors experiences.

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Today’s activity: How are you making the best of the situation today? Today just might be the perfect day to bake some cookies with the little ones.

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Do you have memories of your grandma or grandpa telling you a story? Stories about when they were young, growing up on the farm? Did you sit on the front porch? Today is a great day to read–or tell–a story to your young children.

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Did you know that the pretzel originated in Italy as a reward for students who learned their prayers? The 3 holes represent the Trinity—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Today it has become a sign of fulfillment, good fortune and prosperity. Find out more interesting tidbits in our Pretzel FAQs.

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Did you know penguins have the highest feather density of any bird, at about 100 feathers per square inch? Find out more here.

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The Front Porch Project is about capturing portraits of families during this pandemic, raising money for local causes and bringing back good memories of this never before experienced time. The photo session is intended to become a good memory and the photograph a keepsake.

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During the Great Plague of London in 1665 Sir Isaac Newton was forced into lockdown at home. Find out what he invented at that time here

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Did you know that Ronald Reagan loved jelly beans – so much that the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield, California, has multiple exhibits dedicated to him, including portraits made entirely of jelly beans?  From baking to academics, you’ll find lots to do with these delightful morsels here.

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Have you heard of Postcards of Kindness? Started as a platform to combat isolation and loneliness for those working at and living in care homes. Today it has become much more since we’re all feeling the effects of isolation.

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National Library Week: April 19-25

The theme for National Library Week in 2020 is “Find your place at the library.” Even though your library is physically closed, it is still open for business online where you can find virtual services and digital content—ebooks, movies, music, video games, virtual story times and activities and more.

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As far as I know, it is legal to go for a Sunday afternoon drive. In the ’20s to the ’50s, families would go for a drive after church on Sunday afternoon. The reason? Find out here.

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Disney sells over 5.5 million churros each year. Find that famous recipe here. Today you’ll find links to Disney’s Magic Moments, Recipes, and featured videos . Today’s activity includes a link to learn how to draw one of your favorite Disney characters from a Disney artist. 

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Make a game out of turning a negative situation into a positive situation. Find this and 14 more Parenting Tips for Lockdown.

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April 16, 2020 is National High Five Day

The well-known hand gesture to congratulate, greet, and celebrate success, the high-5 is likely an adaption of the low-5 that has been around since WWII. More . . .

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Some very good things that have come out of COVID-10 and the stay home-save lives lifestyle.

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Operation Well Wish for vets at the Oregon Veterans’ Home

People across the United States and even as far away as Italy are reaching out to Vets at the Oregon Veterans’ Home. Koala Pete is encouraging children to color and send a Koala Pete hug to the veterans.

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Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers as you’ve never seen it before–synchronized to a chain reaction marble run by hand. Created by the genius over at Chaotic Contraptions on YouTube.

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Since you’ll be staying home this year for Easter, why not pull out some tempera paints and try your hand at Easter window art?

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Moms and teachers across the nation are using pepper, dish soap and glitter to teach about germs and how they spread. Children can see for themselves why it is so important to wash their hands to get rid of germs.

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“There’s nobody in the world that knows me better than my sister.”

Today is National Siblings Day. This is a picture of our identical twin granddaughters. Their first birthday is coming up the middle of May. We’ve got a fun activity for you and your siblings today!

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Did you know that hope is the most common side effect of exercise?

Fitness 1440  right here in Lebanon, Oregon is offering Virtual Workout classes to help keep you fit during this time. Find out more about home workouts.

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April 8 is Zoo Lover’s Day. What better way to celebrate than to visit a zoo—virtually, of course.

Check out some of the nation’s top zoo camps, complete with at-home activities here.

 

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April 8 – 16 is Passover week 2020. Tomorrow, Wednesday, Jonathan Cahn is inviting you to share in the Passover, the Lord’s Supper in it’s original form with him in your own home.

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Do you have some extra toilet paper rolls at home? Here’s some interesting stats about the TP craze as well as an idea to use up some of those rolls by making a wreath for Christmas.

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Beethoven’s 5th Symphony as never seen before! You’ve got to see–and hear–this one!

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Cheering health care workers around the world for literally risking their lives for our good. Will you join this movement today?

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Italians are dancing and singing on their balconies and inspiring Americans to put their own twist on the idea. Will you crank up your radio and dance the Macarena in your front yard?

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“We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day—we’re not scared..” Are you ready?.

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April Fools Day

Mother has spoken.

Unroll the toilet paper and leave a funny message for the unsuspecting user. Be sure to make it funny. It is sure to give someone a laugh today.

Source: Family Friendly April Fools Pranks for Kids