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Watch 13 Night of Scary Stories with the Virginia Beach Public Library.👻 From Monday, Oct. 19 to Halloween night, VBPL will share terrifying tales from “Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales to Tell.” 😱Warning: these stories are not for the faint of heart. Videos will be posted nightly on VBPL’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/VBPLibrary 📚The book is available…Continue Reading
What is a ‘Thankful Pumpkin?’ Here’s What You Need To Make The New Pumpkin Decorating Trend for 2020.
A new trend this year in pumpkin decorating is the “Thankful Pumpkin.” On Friday we talked about what we were thankful for and wrote it on a pumpkin! Even working with Learn@Home students, we all are thankful for so many similar things! @Harriett_Todd #thankful #writeanywhere pic.twitter.com/uJHZM4swMQ — Mrs.Elliotts Kindies (@KindiesMrs) October 14, 2020 According to…Continue Reading
A TikTok user named Ashlee came up with a creative way to have a “ghost hunt.” All you need to do is wrap individual pieces of candy (or small toys, she suggests) in white tissue paper, tie them with a ribbon, draw a face, and then hide the DIY ghosts around your home. View…Continue Reading
NPL offers ghoulishly fun Halloween activities this October. Tune into Facebook to participate with something for everyone! Teens are encouraged to participate in a Selfie contest for TeenTober, and you could win an inflatable chair! TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every in October that aims to promote the innovative ways teens can…Continue Reading
The Chesapeake Public Library is bringing its popular storytime series to YouTube! Check out their channel for a variety of videos for your little ones:Continue Reading
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Virtual Rec Center Offers Free Fitness Classes, Kids Activities and More!
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Virtual Rec Center offers a ton of activities for the family that will keep you busy for days! The Hidden Treasures video series features unique flora and fauna tucked within our city that you might not have ever realized existed. The site also offers free fitness videos for adults…Continue Reading
Halloween may look different this year with some families opting not to trick-or-treat. Whether you choose to stay home or just want to have a little extra fun throughout the month, here are 15 ideas for how you can celebrate Halloween at home. Make Halloween cookies Have a Zoom costume parade Organize a trunk or…Continue Reading
Have you always wanted to learn to paint? Now you have time to delve into 31 seasons of the late Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting, which is now freely available to watch on YouTube. Posted by “The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross on Friday, March 27, 2015 Using Bob’s “wet-on-wet” technique you can learn to paint…Continue Reading
Disney World reopened with new guidelines for social distancing but if you aren’t up for the road trip or don’t feel comfortable visiting one in the middle of a pandemic. Here are seven safe, fun, and affordable ways to have a Disney day at your home! via Buzzfeed 1. Dress the Part. Break out an old…Continue Reading
Take a Virtual Tour Through Yellowstone National Park’s Dragon’s Mouth Spring, Upper Falls and More!
Ready to explore Yellowstone? You don’t have to wait to take a trip, you can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park. Go for a virtual walk from Upper Terrace parking lot to Canary Spring at Mammoth Hot Springs. Go for a virtual walk from Uncle Tom’s parking…Continue Reading
Need a little break to unwind with some fun brain teasers? Check out Parade Magazine’s ultimate list of the best riddles of all time. Parade divided the quizzes into categories like Easy, For Kids, Funny, Math, Word, and Really Hard Riddles. Easy Riddles: What has to be broken before you can use it? Kids Riddles: I follow you all the…Continue Reading
With schools across Hampton Roads implementing distance learning this fall, many organizations are offering free resources for students from activity books to virtual field trips. Our friends at 13NewsNow compiled a huge list of links to help turn any room into a classroom. Free learning workbooks Live, interactive virtual camps Interactive study guides Rosie Riveters STEM…Continue Reading
Free Comic Book Day is traditionally scheduled to take place the first Saturday in May each year. The annual event had to be postponed this year because of COVID-19 and will now take place throughout July and early September, making it Free Comic Book Summer! Between July 15th and September 9th, local comic shops will be getting…Continue Reading
MyActiveChild.com has put together a list of 20 Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads. Take pictures throughout Fort Monroe, check out the Mermaids in Norfolk, find painted rocks in Newport News, Dinosaurs in Virginia Beach or sign-up to be a citizen scientist to help the Elizabeth River Project! 1. Chesapeake Arboretum Scavenger Hunt 2. Elizabeth River Project Scavenger Hunts 3. Historical Fort Monroe Picture Biking Scavenger Hunt…Continue Reading
Big-name companies are offering their own versions of virtual summer camps amid the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon: Through Camp Handmade, customers are provided with arts and crafts workshops, a panel discussion and shop Handmade’s selection of offerings from crafting experts. Apple: Kids can participate in Apple Camp at Home for coding, filming and other workshops provided every week. Michaels: Camp…Continue Reading
YouTube Kids, the child-focused version of Google’s massive video site, plans to add over a hundred movies and specials this summer. YouTube Kids launched “Summer of Movies” to help keep kids entertained with its child-friendly content. The streaming service will release new content every Monday until August 31st. The new selection will include Tayo the Little…Continue Reading
Chipotle already dropped their guacamole recipe, and now we have the recipe for their medium roasted corn salsa too. All you’ll need is corn, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, and lime juice. According to the TikTok, all of the ingredients are finely chopped, and then the red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, and lime juice are thoroughly combined…Continue Reading
Dogs are man (and woman’s) best friend so treat your BFF to a frozen treat you can make at home. 4 Ingredient Yogurt Pops Banana, Peanut Butter, Carrot and Bacon Pupsicles 3 Ingredient Frozen Chicken Bites Frozen Pumpkin and Banana Dog Treats Banana and Peanut Butter Pops Apple and Peanut Putter Pops Watermelon Pupsicles…Continue Reading
The hashtag #smokedqueso is trending as TikTokers share videos on how to make smoked queso on a grill. First, get an aluminum foil pan big enough to hold the amount of queso you want to devour. Pre-cook any meat you want to include. Place all of your ingredients in the pain separately. – Suggestions include…Continue Reading