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Virginia Beach Public Library Offers Free Coding Games for Kids

Looking for activities for the kids? Why not try some fun coding games? The Virginia Beach Public Library has put together a list of free coding activities for kids. These games and activities encourage concepts such as sequencing and pattern recognition, plus skills including problem-solving, collaboration, and persistence through these “unplugged” coding activities: Move It,…

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StoryWalk in Virginia Beach Offers an Outdoor Reading Experience For Kids

The Virginia Beach Public Library has set up a new StoryWalk for families to enjoy. A StoryWalk® shares a picture book story through a series of engaging signs along a path. Each page of the book is printed and laminated on a sign placed in the ground. As kids visit they can read each story and…

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Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Offers FREE Virtual Toddler Tuesdays

​The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center offers FREE Virtual Toddler Tuesdays. Miss Jenny brings age-appropriate pre-school programs that may include a letter of the day, colors, stories, and songs. While these events are free, you must register for each event separately! Register HERE.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Virginia…

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Get Free Admission at National Parks on These Select Dates 2021

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has announced free admission dates for 2021. U.S. Residents can visit over 100 national parks across 36 states, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountain, Everglades, Denali, Zion, and more. For 2021, six fee-free dates have been announced: January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. April 17:…

Explore Blarney Castle in Ireland Virtually

Blarney Castle, home of the Blarney Stone, was built nearly six hundred years ago and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Can’t visit it in person to kiss the Blarney stone?  Take a virtual tour instead and…

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Re-Create The Magic Of a Day at Disney With These Seven At Home Activities

Disney World reopened with new guidelines for social distancing but if you aren’t up for the road trip or don’t feel comfortable visiting one in the middle of a pandemic. Here are seven safe, fun, and affordable ways to have a Disney day at your home! via Buzzfeed 1. Dress the Part.  Break out an old…

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101 Riddles For the Family. How Many Can You Guess Correctly?

Need a little break to unwind with some fun brain teasers? Check out Parade Magazine’s ultimate list of the best riddles of all time. Parade divided the quizzes into categories like Easy, For Kids, Funny, Math, Word, and Really Hard Riddles. Easy Riddles: What has to be broken before you can use it? Kids Riddles: I follow you all the…

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Turn Any Room Into a Classroom with These Free Online Resources

  With schools across Hampton Roads implementing distance learning this fall, many organizations are offering free resources for students from activity books to virtual field trips. Our friends at 13NewsNow compiled a huge list of links to help turn any room into a classroom. Free learning workbooks  Live, interactive virtual camps  Interactive study guides  Rosie Riveters…

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20 Local Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads for the Family

MyActiveChild.com has put together a list of 20 Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads. Take pictures throughout Fort Monroe, check out the Mermaids in Norfolk, find painted rocks in Newport News, Dinosaurs in Virginia Beach or sign-up to be a citizen scientist to help the Elizabeth River Project! 1. Chesapeake Arboretum Scavenger Hunt 2. Elizabeth River Project Scavenger Hunts  3. Historical Fort Monroe Picture Biking Scavenger Hunt…

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Chipotle Shares Corn Salsa Recipe on TikTok So You Can Recreate It at Home [VIDEO]

Chipotle already dropped their guacamole recipe, and now we have the recipe for their medium roasted corn salsa too. All you’ll need is corn, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, and lime juice. According to the TikTok, all of the ingredients are finely chopped, and then the red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, and lime juice are thoroughly combined…

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10 Frozen Treats To Make For Your Dog All Summer Long {How-To-Video}

Dogs are man (and woman’s) best friend so treat your BFF to a frozen treat you can make at home.    4 Ingredient Yogurt Pops Banana, Peanut Butter, Carrot and Bacon Pupsicles 3 Ingredient Frozen Chicken Bites Frozen Pumpkin and Banana Dog Treats Banana and Peanut Butter Pops Apple and Peanut Putter Pops Watermelon Pupsicles…