With Easter on its way, and Stay at Home measures limiting families options for entertainment away from the house, the Red Tricycle team is eager help you find things to do that keep your kids busy while supporting our local family-friendly businesses. You can still catch your favorite local entertainers live online and organize some awesome family activities that will put a spring back in your entire family’s step this…well…spring! Read on to find out more.

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5 Weeks of Virtual Ballet Dance Classes

Classical Ballet Academy of SE Portland is offering interactive virtual dance classes for the month of April. Classes for 3 years old through adult. A set schedule of classes allow dancers to stay connected, stay active, and have something to look forward to during this time of social distancing. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Trackers Online: Backyard Classroom

In these unprecedented times, the staff at Trackers created a Trackers experiences that you can access at home. They connected the best of their unique adventure expertise, curriculum, and many years of educational Forest School and interactive camps — with the world of online learning. Options include:

Backyard Classroom online classes. Course options for reading, science, and math get kids engaged through creative learning. Trackers Teachers guide them to pull these real-world activities into our online classroom.

Trackers Kids Online: Through interactive, fun and social webinars, kids learn with trained Trackers Guides with role-playing game adventures, crafts, drawing, cooking and more.

Trackers Skills (for adults): These courses are taught by top Trackers Guides. Explore subjects like gardening, birding and botany, bushcraft skills like fire-building without matches, knot-tying, fishing, wild plant identification and more. Fri. Sat., & Sun. Event Details.

Penny’s Puppets Online

Penny’s Puppets will post new puppet shows regularly on their social media channels. These shows are great anytime fun for Portland kids who will love the chance to see their familiar favorite puppets! Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Baby Circus With Laura

Explore creative movement and acrobatics with your little one! Learn spotting techniques, partner tricks, games, and fabulous new ways to PLAY together at home! Ages 1.5 – 4 recommended. Sat. Event Details.

Virtual Storytime With Rose City Book Club

A gift for the children at home: Rose City Book Pub is hosting an online story time every weekday at 2:00-2:30 pm on our Facebook Page. This old lady is going to learn how to do Facebook Live. Our friend Ms. Button from Glencoe Elementary is going to from read Fantastic Mr. Fox and then share mathtivities you can do at home. Fri. Event Details.

Build an Epic Fort

Turn your living room into a magical land where you can hide Easter eggs and candy. Here are some cool ways you can build amazing forts in your your house.

Read a Portlandy Book

You may not be able to get out and explore our beautiful city, but there are a bunch of fun books you can read about it that are written by locals. Check them out here.

Forget Easter Eggs…Make Dino Eggs

Make Easter extra special this year with these DIY Dino eggs. Check them out here.

—Annette Benedetti