At Fort Worth Moms, we’re taking a “better safe than sorry” approach to sharing events for your family. That’s why our Around Cowtown for the month of May features virtual 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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Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge & Fort Worth Public Library :: Each Friday while the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is closed, it will be airing a nature-themed presentation for children on its Facebook page. It will partner with the Fort Worth Public Library. The library will start Discovery Club with a story, puppet show, poem, and/or song. The Nature Center will present on an array of nature-themed topics such as wildflowers, nests, spiders, owls, trees/plants, and insects. This will be viewed as a premier video with Facebook. You will be able to ask questions during the presentation and after through the comments section. If closures extend past June, it will continue with new topics.
Kids Who Care Story Time! :: Join Kids Who Care’s Deborah Jung to read, explore, and discuss popular children’s books. For all ages — you’re never too young, nor too old, to share a story and a smile with friends! Live streaming from Kids Who Care Musical Theatre’s Facebook page at 10:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday.
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 it hosts Virtual Story Time through the end of May! Tune in at 11:00 a.m. to Facebook Live for a fun story time at the museum. The books will be related to its 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 its Facebook page as it takes questions, offers fun games and activities, and gives an inside look at the zoo behind closed doors.
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.
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.
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.
Sylvan Virtual Family Trivia Hour! :: Looking for something to do at home? Sylvan Learning of Arlington is hosting a virtual trivia hour! Join us on Saturday May 2nd at 12pm for a variety of family-friendly trivia questions. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/triviahour
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].