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From reading with Dolly Parton to drawing with Mo Willems, there is a lot to do when you are stuck inside. Here are some of the best resources for kids and grown ups looking for something to do.

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In Asia, a huge, hairy ape-man stomps through the snowy Himalayan mountain range, hunting for prey and terrorizing local people. ...

Robert Service was known as "the bard of the Yukon," and wrote some of the best stories about cold and frigid northern Canada, including the Yukon territory. ...

Can you find the artic animals in this picture? Click the Download button and print the page to get started. When the image opens in a new window, right click on it and select "Save image" to save it to your computer. ...

Lots of arctic animals, including bears, woodchucks and chipmunks, hibernate through the cold winter months. ...

Can you complete the patterns on the train cars? Print this page to try. ...

One-hundred years ago, Amelia Earhart learned to fly. ...

Parachutes help slow down a falling object to give it a soft landing. They are a great way to give a delicate object a safe ride from a high spot. ...

Nearly all forms of transportation started slow, but few have picked up speed as quickly as the train. ...

Counting down this year's good news

Monday, December 28, 2020

We know the top news stories of 2020 weren't exactly uplifting. ...

Typical New Year's Eve parties are canceled. ...

It's tradition to toast with Champagne on New Year's Eve. And for those of us who don't drink the hard stuff, there's sparkling grape juice and cider. ...

Cheers, 2021! Print this page to connect the dots on this new year puzzle. ...

Make your own brown sugar foot scrub

Monday, December 21, 2020

You don't need to go to a spa to treat yourself and pamper your feet. You can make your own homemade foot scrub! After the treatment, your skin will feel soft, smooth and refreshed. ...

Match game: Pair up the comfy socks

Monday, December 21, 2020

Print this page to match up the comfy sock pairs. ...

ReindeerIn North America, we call them caribou, but in Scandinavian countries, and all of Europe, these animals are known as reindeer. Unlike deer, both male and female reindeer grow antlers, but they grow at different times of year. Male reindeer grow antlers in February and shed them in ...

Parents can be pretty sappy. ...

Snuggle into 'hygge'

Monday, December 21, 2020

If you've ever put on fuzzy socks, curled up on the couch and watched a movie or the dancing flames in a fireplace, you have experienced 'hygge.' ...

While there might not be much snow on the ground yet, it's never too early to plan an epic sledding trip. Once there's a few inches in the ground, try these hills in Cedar Rapids, Marion and Iowa City. ...

How to make a perfect snowflake

Monday, December 14, 2020

No two snowflakes are alike, but do all have one thing in common - perfect sixfold radial symmetry. ...

20 things to do this winter

Monday, December 14, 2020

The official first day of winter is next week, but don't despair. The falling temperatures and incoming snow flurries don't have to mean months of cabin fever. ...

Can you get the skier to their hot cocoa? ...

Apres ski (noun)Hanging out and relaxing on the mountain after a long day of skiing or snowboarding. 'I've been looking forward to apres ski since 9 a.m.' ...

How to celebrate a Czech Christmas

Monday, December 07, 2020

Christmas is celebrated around the world, but not everyone celebrates the same way. Here are some of the ways children in the Czech Republic and Slovakia celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. ...

More than 2,000 years ago, a little jar of oil burned longer than anyone expected. Jewish people still celebrate this miracle every year during Hanukkah, which starts Thursday night. ...

Making and giving gifts are fun activities this time of year. ...

Find the hidden pictures in this illustration. ...

The big guy travels all around the world. He visits millions of households one after the other. He's old, he's fat - and no face mask could contain that long, white beard. ...