This Easter weekend, get the family cooking together and learn some of Puerto Rican's most famous dishes with Chef Wilo Benet from the island's renowned Wilo Eatery & Bar. For adults only, there's also a cocktail masterclass from bartender Roberto Berdecia showcasing how to recreate some of his favourite cocktails. Each masterclass is about half an hour long and available to view via Discover Puerto Rico's social media platforms (@DiscoverPueroRico on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube).
Become a superhero
Travel Manitoba is encouraging children’s wanderlust and creativity by creating its very own Manitoba Superheroes. Found on the Canadian province's official website, each character profile can be downloaded for kids to colour in and develop their own superhero story. Although there is no Easter Bunny in sight, Manitoba's heroes include Lady of The Lakes, Polar Warrior, White Out and Bison Man.
Discover a world of dinosaurs
Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science has been releasing interactive new Camp Discovery videos each weekday morning on its YouTube channel. Topics include a dinosaur bone hunt, a workshop on how music works, a class on how to recreate moon craters in your house and a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar for younger children.
Crack the code
Ever wanted to write in a secret code? Well now kids can with a little help from the Bahrain National Museum which offers fun and creative worksheets online that teach kids (and adults if they want) how to crack codenames and write in Cuneiform – which was one of the earliest systems of writing! Master this ancient way of writing as a family and help develop the children’s skills in art, culture, heritage and crafts during the Easter lockdown. The cuneiform worksheet can be downloaded here.
Experiment with science
Baltimore’s Maryland Science Center is providing easy and fun home science experiments that will amaze kids and parents alike! From Alka-Seltzer Fireworks for chemistry enthusiasts, to creating compasses for budding explorers, these DIY experiments feature step-by-step instructions and only require everyday household items. The experiments are sure to make for an explosive (but safe!) Easter weekend but also provide a fun way to keep children’s minds sharp.
Go on a bear hunt
Enjoy a family day-in at Vienna’s Schönbrunn Zoo! Not only the oldest in the world but also crowned Europe’s best zoo five times in a row, Schönbrunn Zoo is offering virtual zoo trips on various platforms this Easter. Families can view some of the 700 species found at the zoo, from elephants and zebras, to the zoo’s most popular residents, the giant pandas! So head to their Instagram account to join the zookeeper's on their daily trips round the grounds to see and feed the beloved animals, or log onto their facebook account to get up close and personal with the animals.
Follow American music maestros
Liven up the living room with documentary film America's Musical Journey, narrated by Morgan Freeman. It follows singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc on a cross-country adventure exploring the musical heritage of the United States. Its companion series, America's Treasures: Musical Cities, delves deeper into iconic musical genres and music cities such as Memphis, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; Miami, Florida; and Chicago, Illinois. GoUSA TV has these and more videos available free, without subscription, on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire Stick and Apple TV.
From educational 'Dinosaur Bone Hunts' in Greater Fort Lauderdale to cooking classes in Puerto Rico, these digital experiences around the globe will prove a great way to keep all the family entertained this Easter.
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