One bright spot in this difficult time has been seeing the new and creative ways that people are staying connected. One way that businesses are doing this is through at-home activities, virtual classes, video tours and more!

Even though we are in our homes, we can travel through the magic of the internet, to many places around our city and the world!

Here are some of the businesses offering FREE at-home activities.

Local Rockford Area Businesses Offering At-Home Activities

EBurpee At Home Learning
Every day at 10:30 am on Burpee’s Facebook page
Burpee is hosting two full weeks of e-learning on their Facebook page! They are posting daily videos on exciting topics like animals, fossils, insects, rocks, teeth and more!

Playful Learning at Discovery Center Museum
Every day on Discovery Center Musem’s YouTube page
Discovery Center Museum is posting fun videos with art and science experiments that you can do at home.

Miss Megan’s Camp Kindergarten
Every day at 9 am in Miss Megan’s Camp Kindergarten Facebook Group
Miss Megan hosts a daily Morning Meeting to get your 3-7 year old ready to start the day. It includes calendar, singing, counting, months of the year and a story.

Talcott Free Library Storytimes
Daily on Talcott Free Library’s Facebook page
Talcott Free Library is posting daily virtual storytimes led by their librarians. 

Other Awesome At-Home Activities From Around the Country

These at-home activities may not be local, but they are awesome!

Home Safari from the Cincinnati Zoo
Every day at 3 pm on Cincinnati Zoo’s Facebook page
The Cincinnati Zoo is taking kids through home safaris every day. They can meet an animal and do an activity from home.

Laurie Berkner Band’s Berkner Breaks
Weekdays at 9 am on Laurie Berkner’s Facebook page
Laurie Berkner Band is offering Berkner Breaks of fun, kid-friendly music every weekday. It’s a chance to kids to get up, sing, and get the wiggles out!

Animal Farm Music Circle Time and Tea Party
Weekdays at 9 am and 2 pm on Animal Farm’s Facebook page
Children’s musicians Animal Farm is offering two videos per day of fun music for kids to sing along and dance with.

Yoga Learning Adventures
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm on Yoga Learning Adventure’s Facebook page
Yoga Learning Adventures empowers kids with self-regulation skills through yoga. Each session includes guided breathing, mindful movement and relaxation practices.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Weekdays at 12 pm on The Kennedy Center’s YouTube
Children’s author Mo Willems hosts a daily 30 minute drawing lesson. These lessons include his characters like Piggie and Pigeon!

Splash ‘N Boots The Big You, Me and the Screen Tour
Weekdays from Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20 at 10 am and 4 pm on Splash ‘N Boots Facebook page
Children’s musicians Splash and Boots sing, encourage movement, and play guitar. 

Draw Every Day with Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Every day on JJK’s YouTube video
Kids can draw every day with author and artist Jarrett J. Krosoczka. 

Make Art Lessons
Weekdays at 1 pm on Make’s Facebook page
Make is teaching kids how to paint, draw, and do other fun art projects every day.

Did we miss any at-home virtual series that you know of? Email us at hello@statelinekids.com to let us know!

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