With zero chance of Denver’s recreation centers, pools, libraries or attractions opening anytime soon, the summer forecast for fun is a bit bleak. Still, the city hopes to help locals thrive, yet stay safe with an array of less traditional summer activities. There are options for youth and families to enjoy the summertime despite recreation centers, camps, park playgrounds and city swimming pools being closed through at least June 30. Below are some of the virtual programs everyone can participate in. [Read more…] about City Of Denver Tries To Provide Alternative Summer Activities For Kids
If you’ve followed Mile High On The Cheap for any amount of time, you know we love the movies! And, with every movie theater closing, many film fanatics (including us!) miss the darkened theater, the smell of fresh popcorn in the air and watching the latest flick on the big screen. There’s nothing like laughing, screaming and crying with fellow movie-goers. It’s definitely a communal experience. With summer blockbusters on the horizon, cinephiles everywhere are wondering, “When will movie theaters reopen and how?” [Read more…] about When Will Movie Theaters Reopen? Sneak Previews?
There may not be the crack of the bat at Coors Field just yet. However, that doesn’t mean baseball fans can’t have some fun waiting for the day they can enjoy a cold beer and hot dog, while watching our beloved Colorado Rockies at bat. (Personally, we’re also missing the Taco Bell special. We’re craving those “cheap” tacos!) [Read more…] about Colorado Rockies Offers Games, Puzzles & More For Whole Family
It’s important we all stay connected with friends and family, especially right now. And American Greetings is making it easier with its complimentary digital postcards — everything from funny to comforting. With just a few clicks and taps, you can let someone special know you’re thinking about them. No trip to the store or postage necessary — all right from your couch. [Read more…] about American Greetings Offers Free Digital Cards, Zoom Backgrounds & More
As parents nationwide try to find new ways to keep their children engaged in learning, help comes — at no cost — from a familiar and beloved source (and Laura’s absolute favorite beagle): Snoopy! Peanuts Worldwide is offering free educational materials that give students from Kindergarten through eighth grade the chance to develop their STEM, language arts, and social studies skills with the help of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the whole Peanuts Gang. [Read more…] about How About Homeschooling With Snoopy…Includes Free ‘Snoopy In Space’ Episodes
Everyone is looking for ways to stay positive. And here’s a fun family project to show the world you care…a complimentary “We’re All In This Together” window sign. It’s the perfect sign for your home or office window. You might even consider posting the sign in a public space, as a reminder to others that they are not alone. [Read more…] about Get Free ‘We’re All In This Together’ Window Sign
Add Disney to the list of major entertainment companies launching website to entertain the kiddos while stuck at home. Disney Magic Moments will be home to some of the best Disney content, stories and resources for kids, families and fans to fill their time. Enjoy Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic with stories, videos, and activities. And it’s all FREE. [Read more…] about New Free Disney Website For Families Stuck At Home
Room to Read, a global organization focused on children’s literacy and girls’ education, has released a library of celebrity read-aloud videos alongside hundreds of free digitized children’s books, available for the first time publicly. The released materials will help children continue to develop the skill and habit of reading, despite school closures. [Read more…] about Room to Read Releases Hundreds of Free Online Children’s Books
Play has the power to teach, to grow and to help us laugh. Mattel Playroom is a new, FREE online resource which features activities and content from the company’s iconic portfolio of brands including American Girl, Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, Thomas & Friends and more, along with play-from-home information and tips, for parents and caregivers to encourage kids to keep playing. [Read more…] about Mattel Invites Families To Keep Playing In The New ‘Mattel Playroom’
Comcast joins the list of companies ramping up their educational programming with nearly 2,000 hours of programming and thousands of FREE titles now available to Xfinity video customers. The collection is a joint effort with Common Sense Media, a leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families whose trusted age-based ratings and reviews are integrated into Xfinity on Demand. [Read more…] about Comcast Launches Free ‘Xfinity Education Destination’ To Help Kids Learn
Here’s another company hoping to make it just a wee bit easier for parents and caregivers by keeping kids occupied and engaged during their extended time at home. Play and entertainment company Hasbro, Inc. has launched Bring Home the Fun. You can explore the new website for family-focused resources, including tips for family playtime, activity challenges to keep kids occupied, ideas for using games and toys to stimulate kids’ brains, and suggestions on how to cope with increased emotional stress. [Read more…] about Hasbro Launches ‘Bring Home The Fun’ For Families Stuck Indoors
First, we must remind you — you should not be having any parties or gatherings of any kind, right now. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t hang out with friends and enjoy the latest must-watch movie, show or series on Netflix. And there’s lots from which to choose. Thanks to technology, you can all still watch the same show at the same time — just online. [Read more…] about Throw a Netflix Party With Friends & Family
Are you a little bored? Everyone loves playing games, no matter their age. Even though the organization is intended for those 50 or older, AARP offers lots of online games for all to enjoy, including Mahjongg, solitaire, word and arcade games. Even within each category, there are multiple versions of each game. There are lots of options to bust the boredom blues, without spending a dime. [Read more…] about AARP Offers Free Online Games & Quizzes — Open To All
A masked bandit roams Colorado. Actually, a number of them. See these desperados for yourself up-close and personal once a month at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge. This FREE event from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. is open to all.
Join a naturalist and meet the Refuge’s black-footed ferrets. Discover how this fragile species was brought back from the brink of extinction and why black-footed ferrets were released into the wild at the Refuge. You’ll also get a chance to see the ferrets have their mid-morning snack. Reservations are required. [Read more…] about See Live Black-Footed Ferrets at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge
Ding! Bang! Swoosh! Pinball wizards (and those with a love of nostalgia) will love this new, fun museum. The Pinball Museum (9625 W. Colfax Ave.) recently lit up in Lakewood and is ready for play. A walk-through museum of vintage pinball machines, see some of the rarest and unique games (antique pinball machines and vintage amusement equipment) usually only found in private collections. [Read more…] about The Pinball Museum Lights Up in Lakewood — Admission Just $2