Upcoming Virtual Events for Kids Around the Triangle

(The Triangle Trend) — If your children are anything like most adults, chances are they’re sick of being stuck at home. And even as things slowly open back up, it’s no secret that Fall fun is going to look a bit different this year. With a nonexistent 2020 State Fair, online schooling, and what’s looking to be a very “iffy” holiday season, your kids could use some good ole’ fashion fun. With health reigning as top priority, online events are your best bet for interactive, educational activities. Show your mini me just how fun staying at home can be, and steal yourself a moment alone in the meantime.

Family Paint Party

Fri, Oct 2, 8 – 10 PM, Wed, Oct 7, 8 – 10 PM, Wed, Oct 21, 8 – 10 PM, Wed, Oct 28, 8 – 10 PM, Sat, Oct 3, 3 – 5 PM

All the fun of a regular Yaymaker Event from the comfort of your own home. For this event, you will need the usual Paint Nite set up, your own brushes, acrylic paint, and canvas or whatever you’d like to paint on! Grab a snack, pour a drink, and hop on to their live video streaming service. Their expert hosts will then walk you through how to make your unique masterpiece.

Vision Kids: Exploring the Textures of Home

Sat, Oct 10, 1 – 3 PM

Allow your kids to see your home through the lens of texture! Students will learn how to create a colorful composition of surface rubbings related to their homes. For ages 6-16.

This class will take place via Zoom. Your kids will need paper (printer paper or any other thin paper is best, several sheets), Masking or painter’s tape, scissors, and crayons or colored pencils.

Magic Tricks for Kids Virtual Workshop; Session #3

Tue, Oct 20, 7 – 8 PM

In anticipation of his new book, Magic Tricks for Kids, Phil is bringing his hands-on magic class to virtual screens through Zoom.  Each session consists of (4) 1-hour class on Tuesdays for 4 weeks.  The classes are for kids, age 7 and up. Register in advance in order to receive by mail your kid’s Box of Tricks. All the tricks taught are simple and fun,  and yet are challenging and entertaining to learn.

October Zumba for PVD Promise Parents and Kids!

Wed, Oct 14, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Join Providence Promise for a fun Bilingual Zumba class with their PVD Promise Parents and kids!

Halloween Party 2020 Ages 6-12

Sat, Oct 31, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Sat, Oct 31, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Join HSCA Homeschooling Communities for a fun virtual Halloween party and a costume contest for kids. Socialize and meet other children too! This party features a costume contest. The first prize winner gets a $50 Amazon gift card. Each ticket holder will receive 1 box of goodies and sweet treats to be opened and enjoyed at the party. The theme for the costume contest is “innovate”.

Virtual Vision Kids: Monster Dolls

Sat, Oct 31, 1 – 3 PM, Sat, Oct 31, 4 – 6 PM

Just in time for Halloween, kids can make their very own stuffed “monster” doll using fabric and sewing materials! This class does require sewing; younger students may need assistance from an adult. Led by Abby Aspen, for ages 6-16. This class will take place via Zoom.

Your kids will need:

  • 2 buttons for eyes (mismatch if you want!)
  • Scissors
  • Plain office paper to sketch doll pattern
  • Sharpie or permanent marker
  • Pencil and eraser

Virtual Vision Kids: Art Piñatas

Sat, Oct 17, 4 – 6 PM

Inspired by contemporary artists, students will learn about the culture and history of piñatas and make their own art piñata out of recycled cardboard and colorful paper. For ages 6-16.

Your kids will need:

  • 1 Small – medium empty cardboard box – used cereal or cracker boxes, for example
  • Scissors
  • Regular white glue (glue sticks or hot glue would also work)
  • coloring supplies – markers, crayons, or colored pencils

Family Art Days; Kinetic Toys

Sat, Oct 10, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

This interactive program encourages kids and adults to learn about art together with activities, games and songs inspired by Barry Art Museum’s exhibitions and collection. Designed for ages 5 – 105! Every Saturday from 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Purchase their Take and Make Art Kits or gather the craft materials yourself from their weekly material lists.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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