Looking for more fun and entertainment for the whole family while stuck at home?  Here are games, activities, art, and nature lessons. 

REMOTE FUN AND GAMES ... AND OTHER AT HOME ACTIVITIES


CRAYOLA EXPERIENCE presents Creativity At Home
Sign up to access at-home craft and art projects.  Includes crafting ideas, art tips, coloring pages and color experiments!  

Take a Virtual Field Trip to Pony Power Therapies Farm with 23 horses, 3 goats, 2 pigs, and 5 chickens on a 13-acre farm. Get a behind-the-scenes look of what it takes to keep our animals happy and healthy. We'll be sharing new episodes every other week. First up: a tour of the farm!  Watch it on Youtube.  Contact Kerry at kerryb@ponypowernj.org 201-934-1001

Woodloch at Home offers you fun, games, recipes, music, interviews, activities, and more that you can do on your own, with your household, and with all of us – digitally and through social media! Follow along here, and through our social media channels to join in. And remember, when we get through this, we’ll be here waiting for you.  Learn More

Nature Arts and Crafts, Guided Nature Walks and Exploration! The Tenafly Nature Center is offering FREE online content everyday at 10:00am & 2:00pm. Some videos utilize Facebook & Instagram LIVE while others are videos posted to our Facebook page. Content includes recycled arts and crafts, nature story time, live animal encounters, lessons based on nature learning and even guided nature walks and exploration! Join TNC to learn about the outdoors from the comfort and safety of your home.  If you are a teacher, we are also offer Zoom lessons for children Pre-K through High School. Lessons are 40 minutes but can be adapted. Learn More.
Contact: Jennifer LoDico at info@tenaflynaturecenter.org, 201-568-6093. Tenafly, NJ 07670.

Chess and Advanced Math gone virtual! International Chess Academy (ICA), located in both Glen Rock and Teaneck has gone virtual with their highly-rated Chess and Advanced Math Programs! Without missing a beat, the staff is up and running, and there are lots of classes and slots available for students of all ages and all skill levels. If you are not signed-up for an online course, try it. 11 week sessions available and led by our highly-trained coaches. Classes are lively and engaging with lots of interaction, games, and of course competition. Chess students learn via ZOOM while math students communicate with instructors through an online platform called Newrow. Learn More.
Contact: 201-797-0330, chessdirector@icanj.net.

WheatonArts Family Fun Art Workshops: Have fun creating and learning from home with our collection of Family Art Workshop video tutorials! Great for all skill levels and ages, each tutorial is paired with engaging discussion questions and links for further learning. A new video is added every week!  Learn More
Contact: 856-825-6800, tthompson@wheatonarts.org

LIVE Trivia Game Show for Kids! Every Wednesday from 4/8 - 5/27 at 7 PM Varsity Summer Academy will be doing a LIVE Trivia Game Show for kids in grades K-8. Play along on your mobile devices and see the live leader board. Prizes will be granted to all! Special 1st place prizes also awarded! Join the Game each week find the link on Facebook Page.  Follow their Facebook Live for some fun interaction!
Contact:  info@varsitylearningacademy.com, 732-672-9358.

Crime Scene STEM Labs! National CSI Camp has created 15 free STEM labs related to solving Crime Scenes.  There is no sign up or registration.  Follow the link and do the labs at your own pace.  These labs should be set up in advance and supervised by a parent. Learn MoreContact: ncsic1@yahoo.com. 609-792-9549. Ventnor, NJ

Schedule a Character visit with Parties for Peanuts! Social Distanced of course!! For those of you with upset children who can't have a party, they can have your child's favorite character, including the Easter Bunny! available via a video chat or even a live appearance outside the house!  This way, they won't be disappointed that they won't be able to meet their favorite character, princess or superhero. Visits are approx. 10 min. and include songs, a chat, and for live visits, balloons and a gift. Call Howell today @ 973-478-8999 to discuss and make arrangements. Learn More.

Have a Virtual Party! Any Excuse for a Party! Inc presents virtual events and services. Encouraging you to continue the party while social distancing with some new fun and exciting services. Host a virtual party with our Trivia Game Show, or Karaoke Bingo Party. You can even bring Any Excuse For a Party! Inc to you with Ship to You Crafts. 973-808-8700.  Learn More.

Virtual cooking classes with Healthbarn USA. Learn healthy-lifestyle and bring home healthy cooking!  Healthbarn USA is offering online healthy cooking experiences LIVE!   Learn more.

Have a Birthday coming up?  Celebrate with a My Gym LIVE Birthday Party!  We can make your child feel special with his or her family and friends.  Book a My Gym LIVE interactive party and let the fun begin.  With the ZOOM app, we can host a 1/2 hour party with interactive games, dances, and activities all led by our amazing My Gym teachers. Westfield: 908-317-0888 / westfield@mygym.comGlen Rock: 201-444-4644 / glenrock@mygym.comNew Providence: 908-665-2122 / newprovidence@mygym.com.

Stay connected with New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) at Home featuring videos, plant guides, virtual events, recipes for kids, and so much more.  During challenging times, the power of plants connects people and provides inspiration more than ever. While the Garden’s gates may be closed temporarily, our virtual gates are wide open.  Learn More: InstagramFacebook, and Twitter

Oh How Healthy! Kids cooking classes is now online!  They hope to get back to their in-person after school cooking clubs & weekend cooking workshops. For now, they are bringing their teaching background and passion for healthy eating to you.  What a perfect way to help children stay occupied while at home, and at the same time, provide them with a healthy snack they they create with every virtual cooking lesson! All recipes are created with pantry staple ingredients so there is no need to pick up any extra ingredients. Classes are interactive and designed for children ages 4+.There is nothing hot or sharp used in the cooking classes. The online cooking club is designed for children to do on their own and give busy parents a break!  Or, make these classes a fun bonding activity for a family to do together! Oh How Healthy! is currently offering a free trial to families who are looking for something fun, educational and healthy to do! After the free class trial, a portion of all proceeds goes to the “No Kid Hungry” foundation. Try an online cooking class today!  Learn More  Contact :Jamie at jamie@ohhowhealthy.com

Girl Scouting at Home with Virtual Program Activities & Workshops! They will be adding virtual badge- and patch-earning program activities to their web page on a regular basis, as well as offer higher award virtual workshops. Visit our Information and Resources Regarding COVID-19 web page for additional updates from Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. Learn More

Pottery and Canvas Painting! Fire Me Up Studio is offering pottery and canvas to go kits to make beautiful art in the comfort of your own home. They are also offering a FREE canvas painting class every Thursday at 2 pm on Facebook! Join them! Learn More
Contact: tammie@firemeupstudio.com, 908-930-1207

FREE Family Yoga Livestream DAILY 4:00pm at Abilities Therapy Network on Facebook and Instagram and in a Zoom classroom (email for details). Fun fitness and mindfulness for the whole family, for all ages and abilities. Instructor, Andrea Delmonico, is a pediatric occupational therapist, sensory integration specialist, and dancer/yogi. Every class is different and at the end of every class, the instructor teaches a sensory motor activity/game to play at home with your family.
Contact: info@abilitiestherapynetwork.com, 201-447-0303.

STEAM Projects! (Magic, Aviation & Fashion) Hobby Quest is now offering Affordable Video Classes that can be accessed at any time from the safety of your home. They are offering pre-recorded classes with this semester’s STEAM projects to inspire and engage your kids. Pricing:  During this time of financial hardship, they will be a special 30% discounted rate of $96 for a package of 8 sessions plus $8 shipping. Current Offerings: Magic and Aviation.   Fashion Coming Soon! On-Demand sessions allow you can watch them at your convenience. Do a project a day, or space them out one per week.  You decide. They are committed helping you find the balance between keeping everyone safe and achieving the high-quality learning experience that your children deserve. Learn More.
Contact: cnjinfo@hobbyquest.com

Art Online Classes for Children & Teens.  The Center for Contemporary Art will be offering online classes starting May 5th.  Register Today! Also offered Art for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Other Special Needs Learn More.

The Academy of Amazement will help your Develop Life Skills through their Discover Magic Program.  The Discover Magic Curriculum 'empowers kids to build character, confidence and communication skills for life through the art of magic.  In their Orange wand summer course, kids have a blast unlocking the wonders of magic.They learn how to make objects pass through other solid objects, find hidden magical treasures, create unique ways to sniff out a volunteer’s card & more. Each lesson focuses on one of the 8 traits of a true magician including being respectful, prepared, and giving.  Kids will learn a custom professional magic trick and a bonus magic trick with each class, and get access to the online video vault for more magic fun.  Perform in a virtual magic show after each session and earn the orange graduation magic wand (collect all 4.) The Academy of Amazement has been teaching magic for the last 14 years and focuses on STEAM based teaching, as they work to think critically, creatively and collaborate as we have fun learning the secrets of magic. Classes will be held at various times to accommodate multiple schedules.  Not sure how your child likes magic? Join us for a free magic workshop where you learn 3 cool tricks with items you can do from home. Learn More.
Contact: ErinRay@AcademyofAmazement.com, 908-910-5262


  

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