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It is said that it takes 21 days to create a habit. Have you created a habit of some great family time? Have you created some habits that you will take with you after the Covid lockdowns are no longer in place? I can say that although I’m still not the most awesome cook – the idea of putting a well-rounded meal on the table (that still fits in my budget) is one I will certainly try to continue.

 Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is offering half-price season passes to residents of Colorado, April 1-30. The passes are good for one year from the date of purchase with unlimited visits. A 2020 adult season pass regularly $72, is now $36 for Colorado residents, a child season pass, regularly $60 is $30, and a family season pass for four regularly $220, is $110.    Passes can be purchased at  You will need to give their valid Colorado address and the Promo Code HFCOIN.

 Noodles & Company. Noodles has created family meals AND giving back. When you purchase a Family Meal (delivery is free through April 30) not only do you get to enjoy the awesome meal but you also donate a meal to a healthcare worker! We are looking forward to getting the Italian Classics meal. It is just $40 to feed four people. To order yours or learn more visit

 Scholastic. Scholastic has launched a “Learn at Home” website specifically designed for kids continued learning. Lessons are broken out by grade level. Kids can learn on their own, learn with the family or even with their teachers!

 Learn Something. There are several companies that are offering free online instruction in the time that you are stuck at home.

·         BluPrint is offering all kinds of classes including quilting, knitting, crochet, cooking, drawing and more. Learn individually or do it as a family. Classes are free through April 9.

·         Fender is well known as a guitar maker. Learn guitar or ukulele with easy online classes.

·         Coursera offers free online collegiate level classes (I loved the Laurie Santos Science of Well Being – which also has a great sister podcast with some special episodes speaking to Covid19).

·         Rosetta Stone. Students can learn a new language (or stay on top of what they are learning in school) with a free three months!

 VISIT DENVER, Boulder Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Eat Denver and the Colorado Restaurant Association have collaborated to create, a free resource for Denver and Boulder restaurants that remain open for takeout and/or delivery service during the current dine-in shut down.

 Library – Did you know that Hoopla Digital can be accessed with your library card. Audiobooks, music and movies delivered to you digitally and FREE!  

 Denver Zoo is reaching out to the community with a new resource to help families stay connected to its animals and stave off cabin fever during this difficult time. Zoo to You: Virtual Safari will be updated daily with new animal videos, wildlife-themed activities and other ideas that families can do at home. 

 COVID-19 Resources

§  Virtually Denver has a growing list of online/virtual activities to Denver attractions like the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Wings Over the Rockies and more.

§  Denver Zoo launches virtual zoo and daily videos and family activities

§  Entertaining and engaging STEM experiences for kids to do at home

§  Amazon supports free computer science for Colorado students during COVID-19

§  Rocky Mountain PBS’ New 24/7 Kids Channel + The White House’s Cool Remote Learning Resources

§  Get dinner help with’s guide to takeout or curbside delivery services

§  Children’s Hospital Colorado Answers Your Top Questions

§   50 fun things to do when you’re stuck at home during the Coronavirus outbreak. 

§  What CAN I do during a time of social distancing? 

§  Incredibly helpful online resources for students and families navigating learning from home

§  125+ ideas for online learning and fun for kids of all ages

Trolls World Tour. Trolls World Tour is on Video on Demand along with a full activity kit for some fun ideas to do with the kids. The kit includes party with decorations, music and dress-up ideas, as well as Troll drawing tutorials from filmmakers for kids and parents to draw their favorite Troll.

Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco. When you drive through Taco Bell on Tuesday, April 7 you can score a free Doritos Locos Taco! Plus, they will be donating $1 Million to No Kid Hungry.

CBS All Access. Get one month free of CBS All Access through April 23 when you use the promo code ALL at checkout.

HBO NowHBO now is offering a free seven-day free trial.


Author: Gretchen

Gretchen loves to be outdoors! She is addicted to coupons and finding the best deals or entering sweepstakes (one day she will win something really great!)

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