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7 things to do at home for you and your kids

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Posted at 1:51 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 11:19:31-04

DENVER — If you haven't gone stir crazy yet, your kids probably have. We know it can be hard for the whole family to be stuck at home.

We normally post the 7 best things to do across Colorado each week but, well, there really isn't much to do, at least safely and while adhering to the state stay-at-home order and other safe social distancing measures. Don't worry — we'll bring back the "7 things" story when the time is right.

Until then, here are 7 things to do at home with you and your kids:

Nova Labs at PBS is a perfect place for science fans to nerd out and discover fascinating scientific topics through multimedia experiences that combine video, animation and games.

Goodnight with Dolly! Beginning Thursday, Country music superstar Dolly Parton will read bedtime stories to children online from selections in her "Imagination Library." It’s a 10-week series that runs every Thursday. Watch on Facebook here.

Nasa recently launched Teachable Moments, connecting classrooms and homes with recourses for investigating the latest discoveries about our universe.

Ranger Rick, the children’s magazine of the National Wildlife Federation, is making its website free to all visitors through the end of June. Parent Reading Guides are also available to parents and educators.

• Want to have a family Skype with a scientist? You can sign up at Skype a Scientist and get matched with an expert for a live Skype chat where you and your family can ask questions and learn about real scientific research.

Color Our Collections offers free PDF downloads of coloring pages created from art in the collections of 117 institutions. Just download, print and color!

• Artist and writer Mo Willems is hosting daily Lunch Doodles video sessions streamed every weekday at 11am MST. Each daily episode is accompanied by a downloadable activity page.