Just one fun thing today please! Your daily virtual event.
It is actually to the point that there may be too many virtual streaming events. I can’t believe I am saying that but we run an events site and we have gone from canceling every event to repopulating the calendar with tons of virtual events from zoos, museums, theatres and government agencies like NASA.
It is really an amazing time to learn but it can be overwhelming since most of us are homeschooling our children for the first time and working from home. Oh, and when have we ever hung out this much together….all good things…but we need things to be simplified…even our fun.
So here is a daily post of just one thing you can watch or do. We will keep each prior day’s events up too, so if you visit one day and think…”meh, I don’t like that one thing,” you can scroll down to the prior day’s activity. We still have till June 10th so we will have a lot of options soon! For a full like of virtual events visit our calendar or our virtual events category.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 – 42 Days Left of Quarantine
Wine Bottle Art: “Stay at Home” Williamsburg’s Community Art Project
All Ages Welcome to Participate in this Community Art Project with Culturefix
Ok, so you are looking for something crafty and fun to do while being part of a bigger picture? Here is the perfect fun project: Stay at Home – Williamsburg Community Sculpture Project.
Culturefix is excited to announce a new project for everyone to enjoy. Since this pandemic has made it impossible for them to physically bring people together to enjoy music, culture and art at an event, they are bringing the fun to you. The plan is that people in the community will paint or decorate an empty wine bottle – bet you may have one of those laying around – but if not they have a bunch waiting for you to come pick up. They have empty wine bottles to pick up outside Spoke & Art Provisions Co. (3449 John Tyler Hwy) and Williamsburg Event Rentals (4403 Ironbound Rd). Just drive up and pick up an empty bottle, decorate then return it to one of these two locations and Voila! you will be part of this Community Art Sculpture.
Learn more here.
Monday, April 27, 2020 – 44 Days Left of Quarantine
EduHam at Home – students producing original productions at home!
EduHam Home is an extension of the Hamilton Education Program (EduHam) created March 2020 due to COVID-19. Since schools are closed EduHam home comes to students at home. With this free program kids can access primary source documents such as the ones Lin-Manuel used to create his musical Hamilton and create their own production pieces. They can also watch clips from the show. Learn more about this program here.
Friday, April 17, 2020 – 54 Days Left of Quarantine
Muscarelle in the House is a new video series by Artist in Residence Steve Prince of the Muscarelle Museum in Williamsburg. This first video shows you the basics on how to draw a face. Stay tuned because each video breaks it down for you – kids can follow this too. Love this One Fun Thing! Here is his first video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6pOUSK1LI4
Thursday April 16, 2020 – 55 Days Left of Quarantine
Ok, so here is a cool thing. How about learning piano for free? Well that is whatSkoove, the piano learning app with over 1M downloads is offering everyone during this time of social distancing! They decided to make a bold move and offer a significant part of their premium content free for everyone!!! So you can sign up and learn to play piano. Plus teachers and educational institutions get Skoove Premium for free. Here is their announcement – and we tried it out to see if the offer is valid and it is – if you have a keyboard or piano you just turn on your microphone and then ready set go – it is super fun too!
Wed April 15, 2020 – 56 Quarantine Days Left –
If you have ever visited York River State Park or attended our Williamsburg Annual Summer Camp Fair in Williamsburg you have probably met Park Ranger John Gresham. He is the ultimate supporter of getting outside and exploring nature and while we are all stuck at home he is bringing the York River to us. His videos are short but very informative and will give you some topics for conversation in the house. Remember, you can still visit York River State Park – it is open – just not the offices – and remember to social distance. He has three videos so far but here is one for your One Fun Thing on Blue Crabs!
Facts about a favorite crustacean
Do you know how to tell if it is a male or female Blue Crab or what it is also known as?
Tues April 14, 2020 – 57 Quarantine Days Left
TED/Ed – Cool video-based lessons by age and subject! These 5 min videos give insight into a subject – and are really cool for adults too! We gave you 3 – one for Elementary, Middle and High Schoolers.
Elementary School Students: How an Igloo Keeps You Warm
Middle School Students (5:38 time) : How Do You Build a Tunnel Underwater
High School Students (4:50 time) : How to Practice More Effectively for Just About Anything
Monday April 13, 2020 – 58 Quarantine Days Left
National Geo Kids – Are you Right Brained or Left Brained Coin Trick
This activity is from National Geo – a little coin trick. It may take you a minute to master so watch before you show the kids. Or just watch it together and they can try the trick. Really, do whatever is easier and more fun!
This one is from National Geo Kids and is a simple coin trick to see if you are Right or Left Brained…or is it? Only 2.25 minutes! Click here to view