Popsicle Is Offering Virtual Recess To Help Kids Spark Creativity While At Home

I’m sure if you’re anything like our family, you’re still trying to find things to keep your kids entertained as we all continue to be at home.

I’ve made a Google doc for my 12-year-old son for all the educational sites, fun videos on YouTube and other places he can visit while we’re stuck at home. And now, thanks to Popsicle®, there’s another link I can add to his list.  

Popsicle has teamed up with educational media company Story Pirates and STEAM-based creator Left Brain Craft Brain, to bring Virtual Recess.

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 am PST/2 pm EST, Popsicle will be posting Live on their Instagram account.

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Virtual Recess will share creative tutorials and activities that your family can do together. This series will be appropriate for kids ages 6-12, you won’t need to bring any special equipment or supplies and everything can be completed in no more than 20 minutes.


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Invent with #StoryPirates and @Popsicle on May 14th at 11am PT/2pm ET on Popsicle’s Instagram live! ? ?? ?? ? We’re excited to team up with Popsicle to bring Virtual Recess to kids at home. At Story Pirates, we believe kids are creative geniuses. That’s why their original ideas are the inspiration behind everything we do. While planning our first #PopsicleVirtualRecess, we found out that Popsicles were invented by a REAL KID! So we thought it would be fun to give kids the opportunity to create their OWN inventions during some imaginative play time!? ??? ?? Stay tuned every Tuesday and Thursday over the next month for Virtual Recess activities!??? ??? ??? ?? #popsiclepartner

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“Popsicle believes that kids’ imaginations are their greatest superpowers and that imaginative play provides critical learning and development skills to help them thrive,” said Russel Lilly, Senior Director, U.S. Ice Cream at Unilever. “By launching Virtual Recess in collaboration with our amazing play experts, we hope to provide easy, fun ways for kids to do what they do best – use their imaginations.”


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Something super fun is about to happen… I’ve teamed up with @popsicle and I’m taking over their Instagram to bring you and your kiddos Virtual Recess!! We figured that you might need some fun recess time right about now!?? ?? For the first one we’ll be playing spies ?? Because imaginative play is super important for kids’ learning, development, and wellbeing. Especially these days!?? ?? But you know me, I always like to put a crafty spin on play. So we’ll be writing SECRET MESSAGES. With art ? And a little bit of science to make it even better ??? ?? Follow @popsicle and tune in with me on Tuesday, May 12th at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT for a really creative craft that you can do with supplies you already have at home. ?? ?? Stay tuned for new Virtual Recess activities every Tuesday and Thursday for the next month!?? ?? #PopsicleVirtualRecess #PopsiclePartner ??

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Can’t watch it Live? That’s OK because every activity will be posted to Popsicle’s Instagram feed so you can watch it any time. If you participate, share your photos and make sure to use the hashtag #PopsicleVirtualRecess  and check out Popsicle.com/Playzone for all of Popsicle’s at-home imaginative play resources, including crafts, games, jokes and more.


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