Two Inexpensive, simple, and satisfying crafts to try this weekend...and also some humor :)
We've worked hard to get those rolls of toilet paper so lets make sure we get the most out of each of those rolls of gold : ) Fun for ALL ages and a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle!
Funky, Fun Bird Feeders
Three different ways to create funky, fun, and FREE bird feeders. This is an especially great way to use use up milk cartons from school lunches and gather found materials on an outside adventure. Click each image for directions!
The great thing about all of these projects is that you can really improvise and use whatever you have on hand at the house!
Kids and Adults alike will have a blast with these free/low cost outdoor activities!
“250 Creative Ways to Keep Your Family Sane During the COVID-19 Crisis.” Kids Out and About Rochester,rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/content/250-creative-ways-keep-your-family-sane-during-covid-19-crisis#perimeter.
Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go
To celebrate Thursday’s 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, Google has launched “The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks,” an interactive on-demand documentary that utilizes the latest 360-degree video technology to give viewers short private tours of five U.S. National Parks, as seen through the eyes of the park rangers who know them best.
If you can’t visit the parks in person this year, this free offering from Google is a perfect alternative.
“The U.S. National Parks are full of wonders, but most people don’t get the chance to visit in person,” Google's Nick Carbonaro said in a blog post. “While nothing beats the real thing, for this month’s 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, we wanted to see if we could use Google’s technology to help share the parks with everyone.”
Tkaczyk, Christopher.“Take a Tour of 5 U.S. National Parks in Google's New Immersive Experience.” Travel Leisure, 25 Aug. 2016, www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/google-national-parks-centennial.
Get your art and history fix with more than 2,500 museums tours!
Google Arts & Culture’s collection includes many of the world’s biggest museums: Tate Modern and the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in NYC, among hundreds of others. In most, you can browse through entire exhibitions online, and in many, you can also walk through the museum using Google’s street view.
Here are 12 museums that you can visit virtually right now:
New YorkSee online exhibitions like But a Storm Is Blowing From Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa and The Little-Known Glass Works of Josef Albers here and virtually tour the building here (you’d save yourself $25).
British MuseumLondonTour the museum’s Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone here.
ParisGet a close look at the works of Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and hundreds of other French painters here.
AmsterdamWalk among Vermeer, Rembrandt, and many more masters from the Dutch Golden Age here.
BerlinThe Pergamon is one of Germany’s largest museums and it’s home for the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Greek Pergamon Altar. Visit it here.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, SeoulCatch up on the best of contemporary art from Korea here.
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DCExplore an exhibition of American fashion from 1740 to 1895 and a collection of Vermeer paintings here.
Van Gogh Museum
AmsterdamHere is where you can find the largest collection of artworks by van Gogh, including more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
Louvre, ParisThe Louvre doesn’t need Google to create online tours for itself. It has its own virtual tours, thank you very much.
São PauloThe Museu de Arte de São Paulo is Brazil’s first modern art museum. Do visit it here.
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los AngelesTravel back in time to the 8th century with this collection of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European, Asian, and American photographs.
FlorenceItaly was hit hardest by the virus in Europe. Show some solidarity and pay this magnificent gallery a visit.
Bishara, Hakim, et al. “2,500 Museums You Can Now Visit Virtually.” Hyperallergic, 17 Mar. 2020, hyperallergic.com/547919/2500-virtual-museum-tours-google-arts-culture/.