JUST FOR FUN!

We’ve pulled together some family fun resources that will help you stay strong while practicing social distancing! Have a suggestion for the list? Please email news@wheelingparkdistrict.com

  Food Coloring + Soap:Pour some milk into a wide, shallow container. Put a few drops of food coloring on top. Dip a q-tip into soapy water and then touch it to the surface of the milk. The food coloring will be repelled by the soap! This is a great analogy for how soap breaks apart a virus and other germs!
     
  Ivory Soap + Microwave: Speaking of soap....put a bar of Ivory soap in the microwave for about 2 minutes. The air pockets in the soap will expand and it will grow into a big cloud of soap!
     
  Oobleck: A classic for any age! Just combine water and cornstarch in a wide, shallow container and play with it! It is a non-Newtonian fluid because it doesn't follow general physics principles.
     

  Red Cabbage pH Indicator:You can make a natural acid/base indicator using red cabbage!
     

  Coffee Filter Chromatography:
     

  Fluffy Slime: What’s easy to make, and even more fun to play with? Fluffy Slime! With just a few ingredients, your family can sit down and make fluffy slime right at home.
     

  Movie and Popcorn Night: Build a fort, grab sleeping bags or blankets and pillows, pop some popcorn and put on the family movie you have been waiting to see but never had the time.
     

  Build your own pizza competition night: To bake follow the directions of your dough of choice. Once all pizzas are done everyone present what they have made, what they named it and have a taste test. Name a winner! Click this link for a homemade pizza dough recipe!
     

  Homemade playdough: Are you looking for a way to keep your family occupied while having fun? Get creative with homemade playdough! Make your own colors, shapes, sizes, and creations as a family. Who can make the brightest color, or the best sculpture? Follow these easy steps to start: https://www.diynatural.com/homemadeplaydough-recipe/
     

  Shaving cream marble art: Freshen up your walls with some homemade décor! Shaving cream marble art is easy, fun, and looks great framed! Your family will love making art for your home, and getting a little messy in the process! Create your masterpiece with these easy instructions: https://artfulparent.com/shaving-cream- marbling-with-liquid-watercolors/
     

  Learn How to Draw with Mo Willems: Let's draw with author, illustrator, animator and playwright, Mo Willems! Mo Willems is best known for his #1 New York Times bestselling picture books, which have been awarded three Caldecott Honors, two Theodor Geisel Medals, and five Geisel Honors from the American Library Association. Can you draw like Mo? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N90fLxaBCGE
     

  Tour the Smithsonian Museum: Have you always wanted to visit the Smithsonian Museum? Now you can! The Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. Take a tour!
     

  Live Webcam of Pandas- Zoo Atlanta: Take a trip to the Zoo Atlanta to visit the pandas! Visit these extraordinary mammals via live webcam.