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Cedar Rapids COVID-19 Resource Guide

Cedar Rapids COVID-19 Resource Guide

We know it’s an unsettling time for everyone with the COVID-19 pandemic and the scary feeling of not knowing what is coming next. To all of our moms, to all of our readers, you are NOT ALONE! We are all feeling many of the same feelings, and have so many questions. Although we cannot provide you with many of the answers we all would like to know, we can do our best to continue providing you with the resources, latest up-to-date information, and activities to keep you and the kiddos busy (and sane!) during this uncertain time.

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{Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post as our latest resources will be added as they are published!}

THINGS FOR KIDS TO DO (EDUCATION, ACTIVITIES, & ENTERTAINMENT)

Having children at home for an unknown period of time can bring some anticipation and worry. How will we keep them entertained for days on end? What can we do to help them keep learning outside of the classroom? We’ve compiled a variety of resources from our team, as well as various other helpful articles that we’ve found. Click on the images below to head straight to the resource!

Things to do when school is Closed
free books and movies
20 Indoor Boredom Busters for Kids
11 sanity saving activities
Advice from a Veteran Homeschool Mom
DIY flash cards
virtual museum tours
routine and chore charts
Free Education Apps
Mega List of Online Resources
20 virtual field trips
STEM Resources for kids

LOCAL & FEDERAL RESOURCES

Staying up-to-date with your trusted local and federal resources is so important with the rapid rate at which things are changing. We encourage you to check these resources regularly and please let us know if you see any information that needs to be added by emailing info@crmoms.com.

Covid information from the CDC
Talking to your kids about Covid-19
Pregnacy and COVID-19

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COVID-19 RESOURCES

Iowa Department of Public Health
Linn County
Iowa Workforce Development (Including Unemployment Information)
Department of Human Services
Childcare Resources
Mental Health Resources
Foundation 2 


LOCAL HOSPITAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Unity Point Health Cedar Rapids
Mercy Cedar Rapids
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


FACEBOOK GROUPS

QuarantinED for Iowa Parents and Caregivers: This group provides educational resources for parents in Iowa.

Cedar Rapids Iowa Community Coronavirus Quarantine Resources: This group provides announcements and local resources.

Cedar Rapids Mama Sisterhood: This group provides connection and support for Cedar Rapids area mamas, sponsored by Cedar Rapids Moms.

LOCAL GUIDES

Free Lunches for Kids in Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Area Food Pantries and Free Meal Programs
Cedar Rapids Local Livestreams

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Mother’s Day Brunch & Events | In & Around Cedar Rapids

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Where to go Bowling | In & Around Cedar Rapids

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3 Tips for Spring Allergy Management

As the vibrant colors of spring emerge, so do seasonal allergies, casting a shadow over the joy of the season for many. Here are 3 practical tips and strategies for [...]

Spring Community Garage Sales in the Cedar Rapids Area

Spring in Cedar Rapids brings not only blossoming flowers and warmer breezes but also the eagerly awaited season of community garage sales. These local gatherings go beyond mere shopping opportunities, [...]

5 Tips for Container Gardening with Your Toddler

We’re officially in gardening season. Now, my thumb isn’t as green as I’d like it to be, but I still enjoy it. I’ve grown everything from strawberries, jalapenos and tomatoes [...]

Thrift Stores & Consignment Shops | In & Around Cedar Rapids

Discover Cedar Rapids' vibrant thrift stores and consignment shops, bustling with treasures waiting to be found. As spring approaches, indulge in the tradition of refreshing your space by selling unwanted [...]

5 Instagram Accounts to Follow for New Moms

Bringing home a baby, whether it be your first, second, or fifth is so exciting; and oh-so exhausting. During those middle-of-the-night feedings, or when you are finding yourself nap-trapped during [...]

Earth Day Seed Bombs

This Earth Day craft not only allows kids to get creative and hands-on, but it also promotes environmental stewardship by encouraging them to plant flowers or herbs that will benefit [...]

10 Must-Have Kid Items for Spring

The sunshine, blooming flowers, warm colors, and increased outdoor time are a few more reasons to celebrate this lovely season.  Add in some increased motivation, productivity, and a positive attitude [...]

5 Spring Crafts for Kids

Spring is a wonderful time for kids to engage in creative and colorful crafts that celebrate the season's renewal and beauty. These spring crafts are not only fun for kids [...]


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Mother’s Day Brunch & Events | In & Around Cedar Rapids

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Celebrate Mother's Day in Cedar Rapids with a delightful brunch and a range of exciting events! Treat the special moms in your life to a memorable day filled with delicious food, fun activities, and...

Where to go Bowling | In & Around Cedar Rapids

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Whether you're a seasoned pro or just looking for a fun night out, Cedar Rapids offers a range of bowling alleys to suit every style and skill level. From family-friendly atmospheres with bumper lanes...

3 Tips for Spring Allergy Management

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As the vibrant colors of spring emerge, so do seasonal allergies, casting a shadow over the joy of the season for many. Here are 3 practical tips and strategies for moms and children to...

Spring Community Garage Sales in the Cedar Rapids Area

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Spring in Cedar Rapids brings not only blossoming flowers and warmer breezes but also the eagerly awaited season of community garage sales. These local gatherings go beyond mere shopping opportunities, serving as lively reflections...

5 Tips for Container Gardening with Your Toddler

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We’re officially in gardening season. Now, my thumb isn’t as green as I’d like it to be, but I still enjoy it. I’ve grown everything from strawberries, jalapenos and tomatoes to purple heirloom peppers,...
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