Fun is a serious value

Fun has always been a serious value at DREAM, and even though we aren't coming together each day, it doesn't mean that the fun has the stop! We hope you visit this page whenever you or your scholar need an extra bit of joy in your day.

LEarn something new

Did you know that most M&Ms are made in New Jersey? Learn how they are made & take a trip inside the M&M factory! Which M&M's are your favorite?

Learn how to make three easy breakfast recipes with Brooks and his mom!

Try one of these awesome 10 science experiments with items that you can often find at home!

Read along with a celebrity

Visit a museum: from Paris, to space, to D.C., to London, & Beyond!

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Tour every exhibit in the museum.

  • The Louvre: All the way from Paris, the Louvre has free online tours of three famous exhibits.

  • British Museum, London: This virtual tour features highlights like the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.

  • NASA: Both Virginia's Langley Research Center and Ohio's Glenn Research Center offer free online tours.

  • National Women's History Museum: Head to Virginia to view online exhibits and listen to oral histories highlighting women in history.

  • High Museum of Art, Atlanta: This museum's online exhibits include "Civil Rights Photography" — photos that capture moments of social protest like the Freedom Rides and Rosa Park's arrest.

  • Detroit Institute of Arts: Frida Kahlo, Mexican art icon, is the focal point of two of the four available online exhibits here.

  • MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art): Our very own city has an extensive modern art collection available for view online.

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Explore 16 virtual exhibits in Boston; one even highlights 21st Century Designer Fashion.

See some animals at a zoo Or Aquarium

  • The Cincinnati Zoo: The Zoo holds a daily 'Home Safari' on its Facebook Live Feed at 3 p.m.

  • Atlanta Zoo: This Georgia zoo keeps a "Panda Cam" livestream on its website.

  • Georgia Aquarium: Another aquarium live cam to see your favorite sea-dwellers.

  • Houston Zoo: See tons of animals on this zoo's live cam, including playful elephants.

  • San Diego Zoo: Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! See it all with this live cam option.

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: Check out this live cam at Monterey Bay's Habitat exhibit and like Dory, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.

  • National Aquarium: Head to Baltimore for a floor-by-floor tour of this aquarium.

  • SeaWorld Orlando: The virtual tour of SeaWorld includes a tour of Discovery Cove and the option to 'ride' the steel roller coaster Mako.

go for a ride, at Disney!

Activities to Stay healthy & well

  • Practice Belly Breathing with Common & Elmo! Refresh your memory about belly breaths, then teach someone else how to -- and take 3 together. When do you like to take belly breaths? How does your body or mind feel differently after taking some belly breaths?

Self-Compassion is Fire 🔥

  • Learn about self-compassion by checking out this video! After you watch, make a mantra for yourself -- what is a kind thing you can say to yourself when you're feeling down? Write your mantra and decorate the page. Then send us a picture of you holding it up!

When in doubt, Dance it out! 💃🏻

  • Get up and dance to Saved by the Bell! Maybe someone in your house will recognize this song. Ask them what other TV shows they liked when they were your age!

Notice your breath with Mind Yeti🌀

  • Take 3 minutes for mindfulness with Mind Yeti. Try to follow the instructions for the whole video - then later today or tomorrow, try again. Did it feel easier after a few practice times? How do you feel after 3 minutes of mindful breathing?

Let's get moving! 💪🏼

  • Jumping jacks are a good way to get your energy out in a small space. What else can you do at the same time as jumping jacks? How many jumping jacks can you do in a row? Can you remix it and create your own jumping jacks?