Homeschooled kids need to take time away from their screens to unwind and decompress. Last week, Popsicle began rolling out Virtual Recess, a new series of interactive Instagram livestreams, tutorials, storytelling and crafts that inspire families to get creative and play at home. They have partnered with top play experts, Story Pirates and Left Brain Craft Brain, to create this new program.

Parents and kids can tune into Virtual Recess on Popsicle’s Instagram Live every Tuesday and Thurs. at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. ET starting Tues., May 12 for new and exciting sessions.

Popsicle Virtual Recess

Each original Virtual Recess activity is appropriate for kids ages 6-12, requires no special equipment or supplies, and can be completed in 20 minutes or less. Developed by Popsicle’s play expert partners, these activities are also specifically crafted to inspire kids to use their imaginations.

Create a new invention with Story Pirates, an educational media company that collects written works from kids across the country and adapts those stories into sketches and songs for their podcast. Send a top-secret spy message with Left Brain Craft Brain, a STEAM-based creator that explores scientific methods through art in creative and fun ways.

Follow Popsicle on Instagram for the latest Virtual Recess programming updates and check out Popsicle.com/playzone to access fun DIY crafts and games, all created to help imaginations flourish.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

All photos courtesy of Popsicle

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