Don’t let a “shelter at home” order get your spirits down! Fort Worth Moms has put a virtual spin on our monthly Around Cowtown lineup of events. We’ve gathered a list of online, family-fun happenings your kiddo can do online in the safety of his or her home.
This list contains the names of businesses, short descriptions, and links to learn more, such as available dates and times.
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Back Home Bakery :: Call 817-594-4003 to order pre-assembled cookie decorating kits. Kits are dino or spring themed box, and each start at $15. Kit contains six cookies, with three colors of icing and two types of sprinkles Visit Back Home Bakery’s Facebook page for more info.
Bloom 2020:: This event is FREE for ALL expectant moms and moms who are currently parenting children two years and under. (Foster and adoptive moms are welcome, too!) And you don’t have to live in the North Texas area to participate. Visit Bloom’s Facebook event page for more information.
Chick-fil-A, varies by location :: Chick-fil-A will be offering Story Time craft kits while supplies last. Kits are available with drive-thru orders or when you place a mobile order. Visit your local Chick-fil-A for more information, such as Saginaw.
Coyote Music Studio :: Coyote Music Studio is offering free music activities on Facebook Live five days a week while schools are closed. You can Join Ms. Tonya on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays on Coyote Music Studio’s Facebook page.
Explorium Denton Children’s Museum :: Join Explorium each week as they host Virtual Story Time! Tune in at 11am to Facebook Live for a fun story time at the museum. The books will be related to our themed Make and Think Activities. It will be reading one to two themed books and engaging in dance and movement activities.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Virtual Classes :: The museum will draw on the breadth of its expertise and collections to present state standards-based content in a wide variety of fields, including hands-on art and science, artifact-based science and history, and live animal demonstrations. These programs will be targeted at a variety of ages, providing content appropriate for preschool through middle school audiences. Hands-on activities will draw from supplies many students are likely to have at home. Visit the museum’s YouTube page for more information.
Fort Worth Zoo :: Follow Fort Worth Zoo on their Facebook page as they take questions, offer fun games and activities, and give an inside look at the zoo behind closed doors.
Indigo Yoga :: Indigo Yoga in Fort Worth is offering free yoga classes for children. Tune into Zoom to watch a class.
Josh Gad Does Nightly Story Time :: Everyone’s favorite voice actor Josh Gad, who is the voice of Olaf in Frozen and Frozen 2, is doing nightly readings of popular children’s books. Follow him on Twitter to learn more. #GadBookClub
KERA At-Home Learning :: At kera.org/learn, parents, teachers, and caregivers will find services they can use to “turn every home into a classroom.” They’ll also find an educational TV schedule, digital media collections, and curated tips and tools for teachers.
The Kimbell Art Museum’s Kimbell At Home program :: Experience the Kimbell from Home. Explore the collection, download family art activities, and take an audio tour.
Lindsay’s Art Cart :: This arts and crafts studio is offering daily virtual art class! Follow on Facebook to learn more.
Museum and Zoo Virtual Tours :: Scroll through this list of iconic museums and zoos around the world, and take a tour without leaving your home!
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame :: Need activities to keep your young cowgirls and cowboys busy? Take advantage of this free online resources and activities!
Pickled Picasso :: Pickled Picasso is delivering, to your doorstep, FREE (within a five-mile radius) and offering curb-side pick-up for anyone outside of the area. It offers awesome ceramics to keep you and/or the kiddos occupied for hours! It’s also delivering pre-sketched canvases, paint, brushes, and step-by-step instruction — great to offset cabin fever! Visit the calendar at www.pickledpicasso.com and look at what is currently available.
Play Wisely :: PlayWisely will host live classes for littles through Facebook Live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 11:00 a.m. Visit Facebook for more information.
Royally Fun Parties :: Book an online party to connect a birthday girl with her friends and her favorite character, or have a princess give your little one a call to brighten her day! Virtual services include phone calls, video calls, video messages, and virtual parties.
Snapology :: Snapology is offering daily online programs for students ages four to 14. It has adapted the curriculum so that your child can make screen time count with engaging and entertaining STEAM enrichment. Classes are being offered by most Snapology locations. Visit Snapology’s website to learn more.
Storyline Online :: Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more. Visit Storyline Online for more information.
Van Grow Art Studio for Kids :: The artists at Van Grow can mail your kiddos a Mystery Bag Challenge, which is a package of art supplies filled with items that don’t appear to go together — but that’s where creativity comes in. See if your kids can take the challenge and visit here!
What did we miss? What virtual activities and events do you want to share with Fort Worth Moms readers? Let us know at [email protected].