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Deals: Earth Day, Take-out restaurants & more!

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I’ve nearly lost track of what day it is – what makes Monday different from Tuesday and so on? I do daily check-in phone calls with my parents, which they seem to really like. I was reminded that when I was in High School our house burnt down. It was a difficult time living with my grandparents (who happened to live closer to the school) and my parents living on the other side of town with my uncle. My memory of that time was very different from that of my parents. I remember the fun we had on the weekends exploring the other side of town, different parks, different restaurants. So as a reminder to parents – what you see as a daily lost track could very well be the adventures remembered by your kids. Hang in there!

Earth Day. Mile High Mamas has some great suggestions of safaris you can do with the kids! You can maybe think about starting that garden by planting a few seeds in pots or watch “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth” on Apple TV+. 

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is offering half-price season passes to residents of Colorado, through April 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 www.royalgorgebridge.com.  You will need to give their valid Colorado address and the Promo Code HFCOIN.

 Arby’s. I love a great deal. Arby’s is running a special promotion where you can get five regular roast beef sandwiches for just $10. That is one cheap meal for a family!

 Chipotle. In an effort to support healthcare heroes, Chipotle has launched a new program that gives back to those on the frontline: the”4HEROES” buy one, give one program. From April 21 through April 26, Chipotle will donate burritos to medical workers every time a digital customer names their burrito order “4HEROES” on the Chipotle app or Chipotle.com, or you can also support healthcare heroes by purchasing a “Thank You” egift card through May 31 and Chipotle will match 10% of every purchase and donate the proceeds to Direct Relief. 

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 were blown away by the Italian Classics meal. It is just $40 to feed four people. The food was fantastic and the ordering could not have been any easier! To order yours or learn more visit noodles.com/familymeals

 Redbox. Have you gotten to the end of your Disney+ line up? Exhausted all the Netflix series that you had wanted to watch. Redbox is now offering free live tv streaming.

 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! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 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 ToGoDenver.com, 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 ToGoDenver.com’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

 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.

 

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