Going virtual: Cooking classes, story times, wildlife encounters to break cabin fever in Spring, Klein

Roll Out Yoga is offering free guided yoga classes via its YouTube channel to keep yogis of all experience levels on the move during quarantine.
Roll Out Yoga is offering free guided yoga classes via its YouTube channel to keep yogis of all experience levels on the move during quarantine.

Roll Out Yoga is offering free guided yoga classes via its YouTube channel to keep yogis of all experience levels on the move during quarantine.

Whether families want to learn more about wildlife, brush up on cooking skills or take up yoga, several Spring and Klein business and nonprofits are offering free, online ways to break up the monotony of quarantine.

Get up close with wildlife

While TGR Exotics Wildlife Park is temporarily closed for tours and encounters, the park began hosting a Facebook Live series on March 27, during which viewers can learn more about the park’s animals and keepers from the comfort of home. The series streams daily at 3 p.m., and park animals range from sloths and hyenas to baboons and black bears. For more information about how to support TGR Exotics Wildlife Park and its animals, click here.

Learn to cook

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Main Course Cooking School will offer a free virtual cooking class geared toward children. The series began March 24 and will stream via Facebook from noon-12:30 p.m. with each class exploring a different recipe.


Get crafty

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is now offering “Pearl At Home” art projects, which are designed for children age 5 and older and can be completed with easily accessible art materials or items found around the house. A new project will be offered regularly, and free instructional PDFs for each project can be downloaded by clicking here. Additionally, the museum is hosting a “Home Art Challenge,” in which interested participants can visit the Pearl Fincher MFA Facebook page to find easy art projects for artists of all ages and skill levels. After completing a project, artists are invited to post a photo of their creation on the museum’s Facebook page for all to enjoy.

Listen to story time

During its closure, the Barbara Bush Branch Library is hosting online story times for children via its Facebook page. Preschool story times will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and is geared for ages 3-6; Topsy Tuesdays will take place on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.; toddler times will stream on Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and is geared for ages 19 months-3 years; and Toast and Jammies will take place on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The library is also regularly posting craft ideas for parents to work on with their children.

Get fit

Roll Out Yoga is offering free guided yoga classes via its YouTube channel to keep yogis of all experience levels on the move during quarantine. Classes range from 20-60 minutes and target a variety of skills including flexibility and core strengthening.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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