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Best Virtual Events: Concerts, Storytimes, and Classes To Stream from Home this Week

4/1/20 - ByToby B


One thing this pandemic has really demonstrated is how resourceful people are. Parents have been banding together to share online educational resources, realistic homeschooling tips, and at home activity ideas so we can get some work done. It's actually a bit overwhelming how much information there is.

We've tried to organize some of it for you. Our event calendar is now a one-stop spot for finding the best virtual events and live streams. We're updating our Pandemic Parenting Guide daily with our own best tips for how to parent during a pandemic and, hopefully, teach kids some new skills

One highlight seems to be connecting live for virtual classes and even play dates. We're adding more options for those every day to our Poppins@Home micro-site. You can now gather friends together for a virtual LEGO play date with Snapology, learn how to bake apple crisp, or even host a virtual birthday party with live entertainment from Bubbledad!

Here are our suggestions for the best virtul events to check out this week.

Virtual Enrichment for Kids

LEGOLAND Building Challenge Wednesdays, When we are safer at home, we are all the Special. Kids get in on LEGOLAND fun at home with the new weekly LEGOLAND Building Challenge. Every Wednesday, the Park announces a new theme and releases a new instructional “how to build” video hosted by a Master Model Builder

Barnsdall Arts Sundays Sundays, Poppins@Home Get creative with the family every Sunday when Barnsdall Arts hosts free art workshops via Zoom. A teaching artist will present the project, and participants are welcome to ask questions.

New Victory Theater Arts Break Posted weekly, Poppins@Home New Victory Theater's Arts Break is an opportunity for families to discover new skills from the comfort of their own homes. Each week follows a theme (like Percussion Week or Moving Together), with a different activity offered each day. This week: we've got magic to do!

Heal the Bay Knowledge Drops Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday, Heal The Bay Heal the Bay scientists, experts, and advocates explore the water world and offer fun lessons about the marine environment, in the new interactive science education series “Knowledge Drops”.

Cayton Children's Museum Recess Fridays, Instagram The best part about homeschooling? Home recess! Santa Monica's Cayton Children's Museum hosts twice daily "recess breaks" with music, artmaking, stories, and more.

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