We know. Everything is weird right now.

And although there's a lot we can't control, we can choose to have a little fun and fight back against going stir-crazy with a mundane quarantine schedule.

Here's how some of our local friends are tackling the cabin fever itch.

 

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Flower Power

Even if you love your home, it's probably in need of some freshening up after being stuck inside for days. A bouquet from a local florist like Tipton & Hurst is a simple way to brighten your day and remind you that the world is still beautiful.

Tipton & Hurst is offering curbside pickup and free local delivery. Call (501) 666-3333 or order online at TiptonHurst.com.

 

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Battle It Out 

Time to channel all that pent-up energy with some friendly competition. Get your reflexes going again with this table tennis set from The Full Moon and challenge your family members just for fun or to decide who gets to choose the next movie night feature film. 

The Full Moon is offering curbside pickup and free local delivery. Call (501) 663-4367 to order and browse online at TheFullMoonLittleRock.com.

 

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Get Crafty 

Wait, schools are closed for how long? Oy vey. Keep your kiddos busy with arts and crafts kits from The Toggery. Remember how much you loved ironing these little beads into shapes? Trust us, they'll be obsessed, too. Some things never change. 

The Toggery is offering curbside pickup, shipping and free porch delivery in Little Rock. Call (501) 227-8492 to order.

 

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New Material 

Raise your hand if you've gotten stuck in a Netflix scrolling vortex at least once in the past 48 hours. Yeah, us too. Cue the library. The Central Arkansas Library System has a free database full of hit movies and TV shows for you to enjoy. Don't have a library card? You can sign up for one online. Bonus: They have digital books, audiobooks, music streaming and podcasts, too. 

Learn more at CALS.org.

 

(Virtual) Knowledge is Power

For everyone who suddenly found themselves being homeschool parents while still working full-time from home, we see you. Luckily, some of your go-to local institutions have stepped up to the plate and are bringing (educational!) fun for the whole fam via the World Wide Web. Here are some of our favorites.

 

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The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is going live on Facebook every night at 9 p.m. with a series it calls Bedtime with Bach. (Don't worry, the videos are saved on their page if your kids' bedtime is earlier.) ASO members perform short and soothing classical collections that are great to help kiddos wind down for bedtime. Spoiler alert: It has the same effect on adults.

 

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Animal lovers will enjoy the Little Rock Zoo's virtual safari. Zookeepers are hosting Live Keeper Chats on Facebook at 2 p.m. every day through March 29 where audiences can learn about and get rare glimpses of some of the zoo's inhabitants.

 

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The present may be nuts but the past doesn't change. The Historic Arkansas Museum has moved all its spring break programming online. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for educational videos, crafts, blacksmith demonstrations and more.

 

Cliff & Susan, the musical duo who launched Yadaloo Music and Arts Festival, are also getting in on the Facebook Live fun. They're streaming family-friendly concerts every Monday-Saturday at 6 p.m. with guest dancers and performers joining in with split-screen appearances. Viewers can even text in their requests to (501) 456-4114.

 

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Forget the structured lesson plan and channel Bill Nye with the Museum of Discovery's At Home Discoveries. The MoD is sharing science experiments and activities on Facebook you can easily recreate at home with the littles.

 

Pro tip: Find more kid-friendly activities from our sister publication, Little Rock Family.

 

Find more information like this here: How to Do Quarantine in Little Rock