Local + virtual activities for Greenville kids during coronavirus

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Any parents ready to send the little ones back to school yet? It’s ok. We won’t judge if you said (read *screamed*) “yes.”  A reader wrote to us asking for local resources + online activities to help supplement the kiddos’ homeschooling, e-learning, and general entertainment needs. We’ve done our best to round up some options, but let us know if we’ve missed anything. 


STEM activities 

🐢 Visit the S.C. Aquarium virtually on Facebook weekdays at 10 a.m. The aquarium is also hosting a virtual spring break eventVirtual Passport to Fun.

🦒 Take a walk on the wild side with The Greenville Zoo’s famous Giraffe Cam. Don’t miss Kiden’s virtual going away party on Facebook live on April 15.

✏️ Help your baby Einstein learn with Ivybrook Academy’s STEM (+ reading/writing) lessons for children ages 2-5.

🧪 Become a mad scientist with Roper Mountain Science Center’s science (and social studies) lessons for elementary + middle school students. 


Hittin’ the books

📚 Sign up for a library e-card from the Greenville County Library System + unlock their digital resources.

📜 Learn about the tremendous history behind the Underground Railroad with the Upcountry History Museum. More eLearnings will be added in May.

🎭 Read the books that inspired the upcoming season at the South Carolina’s Children’s Theatre


All about the arts

🎨 Join Dorothy Shain’s weekly art history lessons. She’s already covered Matisse and Picasso.

🔍 Participate in Artisphere’s #remotelycreative challenge. You can even get the furry children involved on this one.

🖍️ Color your boredom away with coloring book pages from Douglas Piper + the Landmark Project.

🤚 Create clay monsters or gnomes or make a cardboard helmet with Clay to Go Projects from Hollowed Earth Pottery.


What’s cookin’?

🍕 Pick up a make-your-own pizza kit from Fork and Plough. Bonus points if you successfully toss your dough.

🦄 Inspire some magic with these custom unicorn cupcake decorating kits from Couture Cakes of Greenville

🍪 Decorate some DIY Easter cookies just in time for Sunday from Ethel Mae’s Bake Shop.


Other family fun 

🚛 Join the City of Greenville tomorrow at 10 a.m. for a virtual Touch-a-Truck Facebook Live.

🔮 Learn magic in Upstate Magic Academy’s online Purple Wand Magic Camp. 

🧘‍♂️ Practice child’s pose with your mini yogi in Soul Yoga’s Parent + Child class.

📺 Watch SCETV’s modified programming offering specific pre-K-12 resources.

🌟 Help your little ones send a “Message of Hope” to children waiting + dreaming for wishes from the Make-A-Wish foundation.

✏️ Sylvan Learning Centers of the Upstate are now offering all tutoring programs online. 

🪁 Kidding Around Greenville has also created a great list of resources to help with educating + entertaining the little ones.