Social Distancing with Smokey

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Working from home? Homeschooling? We’ve got your back.

Here’s list of Smokey-approved activities and tools to help you stay home, manage stress, and spend quality time with your family. Go Big Orange and stay safe, friends!

Big Orange Recipes for Kids (or Adults)

Smokey Print Chocolate Sugar Cookies

How cute are these?! Baking is a perfect activity for social distancing and filling an afternoon with fun.

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Focaccia Bread

Ready to try something on another level? Give this bread recipe a try by Chef Tyler White (’10)

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Big Orange Play-Doh

Play-Doh— a universal toy that can be made out of ingredients you have around the house. Make your Play-Doh “Big Orange Play-Doh”!

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Big Orange Drinks

Big Orange Tea

Add some flavor to your tea! Instead of adding a lemon slice to your tea, consider using an orange slice instead.

Orange Julius Drink

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Science Lessons for Students

UT’s chemistry department has provided a resource for students of all ages to learn in quarantine. Choose from more than 300 free, downloadable science lessons shared by Terrific Science staff and program graduates!

Coloring for Kids… or Adults

Do you or your kids need a distraction from the media and your phones? Coloring is a great way to relax. Download and print our Big Orange Coloring Book for hours of fun.

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Athletics Kids Activities

Tennessee Athletics has a variety of activities for Big Orange fans of all ages. Sign up for the GBO Insider email newsletter to receive a Junior Vols Activity Book and other great at-home activities over the coming weeks!

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Kid-friendly Smokey Approved Movies and TV Shows

Tired of Spongebob and Teen Titans Go! yet? Here’s a list of Smokey approved movies and shows to add to your watch list.


  • Bolt
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2
  • Benji
  • Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated
  • What’s New Scooby Doo?
  • Air Bud Pup Star
  • Patrick
  • Dogs

Amazon Prime

  • Wonder Park
  • Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Ace of Hearts
  • Clifford’s Really Big Movie


  • Pick of the Litter
  • Snow Dogs
  • Togo
  • World’s Greatest Dogs
  • The Shaggy Dog
  • A Goofy Movie
  • An Extremely Goofy Movie
  • Goof Troop
  • Pluto and the Gopher
  • Pluto’s Sweater
  • Pluto’s Surprise Package
  • How Dogs Got Their Shapes


Amazon Music Playlists

  • Pet Music World
  • Kidz Bop Party
  • Feeling Silly
  • Party Kids

Pandora Music Playlists

  • Radio for Kids
  • Rockin’ Kids Radio
  • Toddler Radio

Big Orange Drink Recipe for Adults

Sometimes you need to just relax and take a breath. Try making this orange-themed drink that will remind you of Rocky Top. For a tasty, non-alcoholic version, just omit the alcohol!

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Help us recruit this fall’s freshman class!

From January to May this year, we are asking our alumni across the nation to call 10 accepted students and congratulate them on their admission to the University of Tennessee. These calls will help us increase the number of students that confirm their enrollment to UT. Sign up today!