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Round Two: Resources and ideas brought on by the COVID-19 quarantine


Brothers and Sisters enjoying cupcakes
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I’m loving the support I continue to see on social media! Our community is really coming together to help spread awareness about small businesses and share educational support.


Besides the girls’ teachers, some of my teacher friends send me ideas for the girls. We try to incorporate a couple of educational activities each day.


Lots of people have recommended Cosmic Kids Yoga.


Welcome to Cosmic Kids!

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.


I would say this is something geared towards younger kiddos. We have done this a few times. The first time, Charli would get in my face and laugh. Lu just watched and took it all in. The second time, Lu participated, and she had fun. She now asks for Cosmic Kids Yoga!



Jill and Charli doing Cosmic Kids Yoga
Charli playing around with Cosmic Kids Yoga
Charli doing her best yoga moves with Cosmic Kids Yoga
Jill, Charli, and Lu meditating with Cosmic Kids Yoga
Brian, Lu, and Charli doing Cosmic Kids Yoga

Print worksheets.

Education.com has different worksheets you can print out to help with a variety of things: letters, colors, shapes, etc.


10 Free Learning Websites.

Free educational websites

Mo Willems lunch doodles.

Author and illustrator Mo Willems is bringing you into his studio every day for a 30-minute Lunch Doodle. Weekdays at 1 p.m. a new episode will be posted by the Kennedy Center's Education Artist-in-Residence on The Kennedy Center YouTube channel.


Decorate your own cupcakes for Easter.

Easter is going to look very different this year. Easter is one of my favorite holidays, so of course I’m bummed that my Easter traditions won’t be happening, but it’s on me to create new, happy memories. One cute thing to prepare for Easter is supporting Sweetology (a local small business) and purchase one of their Easter decorating kits. You can choose between cupcakes or cookies.


Here’s what is included in the kit:


Cupcakes, icing, and sprinkles from Sweetology
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Icing and sprinkles from Sweetology
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Here are some friends decorating the cupcakes:

Frosting a cupcake
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Putting sprinkles on a cupcake
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Adding icing on a chocolate cupcake
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Adding icing on top of sprinkles on a vanilla cupcake
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Big sister is helping little sister add icing to a cupcake
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The finished cupcake
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Sisters decorating cupcakes from Sweetology
Photo by Nicole Merritt/PMP Images
Adding icing to a chocolate cupcake
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Mom tries to put icing on her daughters nose
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The finished vanilla cupcake
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Another idea from Sweetology, if you or someone you know is celebrating a birthday during this Quarantine, there’s a birthday decorating kit! My birthday is coming up soon. Twist my arm, I think I may have to partake in this!!!

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