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Fun and Creative Ideas to Explore from Home

Relax and enjoy a virtual trip to the zoo or a museum, a story with your teacher, ideas for art, music, and building projects to help keep everyone active (and sane) during this time away from school. We hope these resources help sustain, encourage, and enrich your efforts to keep your child learning through play.

Especially for
our youngest:
Mrs. Attar & Ms. Schaefer's
Classes
Go!
Especially for our 3's classes:
Ami, Mrs. Purvis,
Ms. Lipford &
Mrs. Abernathy's Classes
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Especially for
PreK:
Mrs. Frank & Mrs. Creer's
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Spring and chicks go hand in hand and we are super excited to share this adorable cork chicks art and craft idea with you.

Art

Cork Chicks

Spring and chicks go hand in hand and we are super excited to share this adorable cork chicks art and craft idea with you.

Learn Trumpeting, Rumbling, and Roaring Sound Effects of Elephants

Animals

Elephant Sounds for Kids

Learn Trumpeting, Rumbling, and Roaring Sound Effects of Elephants

Home Safari! The Cincinnati Zoo has expanded past their coverage of the darling baby hippo Fiona and now include a whole variety of interesting animals!

Animals

Cincinnati Zoo

Home Safari! The Cincinnati Zoo has expanded past their coverage of the darling baby hippo Fiona and now include a whole variety of interesting animals!

This website provides a great variety of ideas for crafts, games, projects, science experiments, recipes, jokes, and even magic tricks.

Science

Funology

This website provides a great variety of ideas for crafts, games, projects, science experiments, recipes, jokes, and even magic tricks.

Follow @Todd Parr on Instagram for story time each day at 11:00 Pacific (2:00EST).  Todd Parr reads one of his books each day and midweek does a cooking project!

Stories

Todd Parr

Follow @Todd Parr on Instagram for story time each day at 11:00 Pacific (2:00EST). Todd Parr reads one of his books each day and midweek does a cooking project!

Try these these staples from Ami’s classroom

Cooking

Apple Bread & Irish Soda Bread

Try these these staples from Ami’s classroom

Use this coupon to give your child the gift of laughter on their birthday with an awesome virtual performance by The Great Zucchini

Community

The Great Zucchini

Use this coupon to give your child the gift of laughter on their birthday with an awesome virtual performance by The Great Zucchini

Stay connected through the mailbox! There are so many friends and grandparents who would love to receive a drawing. Don't forget our US military service!

Community

Send Some Mail

Stay connected through the mailbox! There are so many friends and grandparents who would love to receive a drawing. Don't forget our US military service!

Episode 2 of JumpBunch at Home.  Get ready for martial arts with Coach Grant.

Movement

JumpBunch Episode #2

Episode 2 of JumpBunch at Home. Get ready for martial arts with Coach Grant.

From shelter kittens to wild polar bears to manatees, let these critter webcams take your mind off social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.

Animals

Animal Livestreams

From shelter kittens to wild polar bears to manatees, let these critter webcams take your mind off social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.

Smithsonian National Zoo presents live webcams for pandas, elephants, lions and naked mole rats!

Animals

National Zoo

Smithsonian National Zoo presents live webcams for pandas, elephants, lions and naked mole rats!

The Kid Should See This - This is Linda's favorite video blog to see great science, art, and animation videos.

Science

The Kid Should See This

The Kid Should See This - This is Linda's favorite video blog to see great science, art, and animation videos.

Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo Willems to explore ways of writing and making together!

Stories

Lunch Doodles

Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo Willems to explore ways of writing and making together!

Make at home recipes for Puffy Paint, Slime and Play Doh

Cooking

3 Recipes for Sensory Materials

Make at home recipes for Puffy Paint, Slime and Play Doh

The National Association for the Education of Young Children has many online articles and resources to browse through.

Community

NAEYC

The National Association for the Education of Young Children has many online articles and resources to browse through.

Children's National Hospital is launching a drive-up COVID-19 test site just for pediatric patients.

Community

Drive-Thru Testing

Children's National Hospital is launching a drive-up COVID-19 test site just for pediatric patients.

CCPC Nursery School's special activity partner, Jump Bunch, helps your kids stay moving and active.

Movement

Jump Bunch

CCPC Nursery School's special activity partner, Jump Bunch, helps your kids stay moving and active.

10 live cams that include jellyfish, sharks and sea otters plus Violet the Tuffted Puffin has her own YouTube channel!  The aquarium also offers guided morning meditations with the sea creatures!

Animals

Monterery Bay Aquarium

10 live cams that include jellyfish, sharks and sea otters plus Violet the Tuffted Puffin has her own YouTube channel! The aquarium also offers guided morning meditations with the sea creatures!

Eagle Cam - Watch this pair of eagles nesting at the National Arboretum. Mrs. Abernathy's kids will remember watching them on Camping Day.

Animals

Eagle Cam

Eagle Cam - Watch this pair of eagles nesting at the National Arboretum. Mrs. Abernathy's kids will remember watching them on Camping Day.

Listen and act-out The Very Hungry Caterpillar with theater luminaries from Imagination Stage!

Stories

Imagination Stage

Listen and act-out The Very Hungry Caterpillar with theater luminaries from Imagination Stage!

Is it a solid or is it a liquid?  Try this easy to make slime.  The children will love to touch, play and explore their gooey creation.

Cooking

Oobleck Recipe

Is it a solid or is it a liquid? Try this easy to make slime. The children will love to touch, play and explore their gooey creation.

Cooking, letters & numbers! Oh, my!

Cooking

Homemade Pretzels

Cooking, letters & numbers! Oh, my!

Join the fun and join the Chevy Chase listserve to get all the details on our neighborhood bear hunt. (Don't forget to check the CCPC classroom windows from the alley behind our school!)

Community

A Bear Hunt

Join the fun and join the Chevy Chase listserve to get all the details on our neighborhood bear hunt. (Don't forget to check the CCPC classroom windows from the alley behind our school!)

"My School is Closed Today" - From Noni Lindahl, this social story can help you explain to your child why there is currently no school.

Community

Social Story

"My School is Closed Today" - From Noni Lindahl, this social story can help you explain to your child why there is currently no school.

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