Join Dolly weekly starting Thursday, April 2nd at 6 p.m. central time on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for a 10 week series as she reads one story from Imagination Library. You can also find free printable activities on the website to coordinate with the story. This week’s is The Little Engine That Could. Dolly’s hope is to provide comfort and reassurance to children and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.
Children can create Easter craft projects with A.R. Workshop’s to-go kits including wooden blocks, a tote bag and a wooden sign. There are additional printables for your celebration that can be purchased as well. Brushes, materials, paint and instructions included.
Driving through the Tennessee Safari Park has been the highlight of our “quarantine”. We wore pjs, packed lunches and snacks, turned on The Lion King soundtrack and drove through miles of safari roads. Read about our trip here.
Our family had a tie dye t-shirt party! We took our mess outside and made some cute t-shirts to wear! We found this kit on Amazon and it comes with easy DIY instructions and materials for 36 projects.
Pull out the baby pools, turn on the water hose and sprinklers on a sunny day for a fun outdoor “pool party”. And if you want to make the celebration even sweeter, grab a carton of ice cream and favorite topping on your next grocery run. These spring tulip shaped bowls inspired our ice cream party.
Breakout Games have virtual offerings including some free games
I’m sharing this post with some of my favorite Easter and spring goodies from local shops
If you’re looking for an online community, great book recommendations and fun meet ups (when we are able to), come join us!
- There’s never been a better time to get outside and enjoy fresh air and any sunshine that we can. Here a few ideas on places around Middle Tennessee for hikes, nature walks and explorations.
- Radnor Lake
- Edwin Warner
- Timberland Park
- Natchez Trace-Jackson Falls, Garrison Creek
- Percy Warner
- Falls Creek Falls
- Cummins Falls
- Stillhouse Falls
- Harpeth River State Park
- *Tennessee State Parks are open are free of charge
Find some of Nashville’s best fishing holes here
Check out ways to workout out virtually from home
Support Small Businesses and Restaurants: How to help our local businesses, shops and restaurants
Making The Most of the Quarantine: Resources for “Homeschool”, Kid-friendly activities and ideas for self-care