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Posted on: March 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Resources, Activities, & Boredom Busters!

Boredom Buster - Earth Day Celebration

Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department will be posting an on-going resource list for families to enjoy. This list will include activities, games, virtual tours, baking ideas, on-line video gaming etc. It will be available on our website as well as Facebook. Here are a few links to check out if you are looking for something to do today!

.Resources & Activities Link

For added fun, make sure to check back regularly for our Boredom Busters series; creating a little community unity as we distract from distancing. 

Kicking off on Sunday, April 19th - Celebrating Earth Day! Get ready for a whole week of activities to get you out and busy celebrating our wonderful home!

  • Starting Sunday, watch for the Rainbow Scavenger Hunt challenge! Where will you find the color of the day? Visit a Mansfield park or trail, or make use of your own backyard; send in your photo for a chance at a prize!
  • That adventure not enough to keep you busy? Don’t worry, there’s more. Check out the Mansfield Community Center Facebook from 4/19 to 4/26 for daily earth-friendly and recycled crafts; because after all, eARTh is made of ART! Don’t be shy, we’d love to see what you have made.
  • Still looking for more to do? Check out the Earth Day Clean-up and Composting challenges!

All Rainbow Scavenger Hunt photos must be received by Sunday, April 26th. Submissions may be commented on the Color of The Day Facebook post or emailed to Staff-picks will be shared to Facebook for public vote (4/27-4/30) to determine challenge winners. Please note: by submitting photos to the contest, you agree to let Mansfield Parks and Recreation use your photos in the future.

Looking forward to the next Boredom Buster? Watch for clues of what’s coming next!

Get a jump start on our eARTh day projects - check out these links! 

DIY Instruments from Recycled Materials

Recycled Trash Sculpture

34 Recyclables to Upcycle for the Kids,

Recycled Gardens

25 Creative Ideas for Collages

Pinecone Bird Feeder      Pinecone and Peanut Butter Bird Feeder

Nature Box Dioramas & Fairy Gardens and 18 Tips on How to Garden with Kids 

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