While we are all looking for things for our kids to do at home, your local Austin businesses have you covered. From story times to learning about honey bees and WWII, there are loads of learning opportunities that you can find online. Scroll through to plan your week!
Pollyanna Theatre Company’s Distance Learning Programs
Austin children’s theatre company Pollyanna Theatre has developed a free series of educational activities based on its productions of Through the Slumber-Glass and Everything is Round. Designed for distance learning, the activities incorporate video clips from Pollyanna’s performances to reinforce educational objectives for children in both pre-school and grade school.
Red Yarn Live Music and Puppet Shows
Originally from Austin, Red Yarn will be bringing music and puppets to your home three times a week. Head to the Red Yarn Facebook page on Mondays & Wednesdays at noon, and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Two Hives Honey Kids Bee Club
In kids bee club, your kids can join the mission to find worker bees, drone bees and the one queen bee. Some activities will be viewing only (watch beekeepers light a smoker! Find a queen bee in a hive!) others will be hands on and kids can follow along at home (dissect a flower! Make honey butter!)
ATX Once Upon a Time
ATX Once Upon a Time is a storytelling podcast for everyone. Listen in for folktales and fairy tales retold.
Museum of Pacific War Youtube Series
The National Museum of the Pacific War (NMPW), located in Fredericksburg, Texas, recently launched a new Youtube series called Nimitz Minitz which brings the museum’s mission online via educational exploration for youth. Nimitz Minitz are short, three to seven minute videos geared for elementary and middle school students posted on the museum’s YouTube channel every Tuesday and Thursday.
Check Out Our MASSIVE Virtual Events Calendar
For more virtual fun every day of the week, head to our virtual events calendar. You'll find dance classes, scavenger hunts, animal encounters, drawing classes and MORE!