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Unique programs provide solution for snow days

MOORE, Okla. – Due to nasty weather conditions, it’s been five days since the majority of metro school kids have been in class, creating a headache for some parents who have to find ways to keep their kids occupied.

Luckily, there are programs, such as Art Education at Abrakadoodle in Moore, that are available.

Even though the sun is shining and the ice is melting, driving conditions on those side streets are still too risky for kids to go back to school.

“Art is always a good therapy,” said April Jackson, the owner of Abrakadoodle.

Abrakadoodle is designed to go into schools that don’t have art teachers and offer art instruction, a perfect program to help kids learn and be interactive during these snow days.

“I was like, you know, those kids still need something to do and the studio is here, so we might as well open it up to whoever wants to bring their kids that has to go to work still. So, they can just drop them off, so we have them all day,” said Jackson.

Even though school is closed, the kids are getting an education, learning about art such as shading and also some holiday crafts that take quite some patience.

From Christmas wreaths to shaded snowman pictures, these kids are keeping busy during their time off.

“It also gave them a break away from the parents and the parents a break away from them, so we’re doing something educational and fun at the same time,” said Jackson.

In the metro, other businesses are hosting kids during these snow days too, such as the Oklahoma City Zoo and Science Museum Oklahoma.

Keep in mind, all of these programs charge for these services.

Abrakadoodle is also accepting registration for art classes during winter break, which runs from Dec. 23rd through Jan. 3rd.