It’s time to hunker down and stay at home as much as possible. But does social distancing have you unsure of how to pass the time with your little ones? It can be easy for kids to get bored and even harder for parents to find activities to make the hours cruise by. If you find yourself in a similar boat with similar concerns, we are here to help! We have comprised a list of fun activities for everyone to enjoy while making the most of your time at home.
With school closures and limited resources to keep your kiddos minds active, we have scoured the web to find fun and free resources to keep your kids learning, while also having fun. Scholastic set up a free “Learn from home” website with four categories: PreK and Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6+ . They have platforms covering everything from animals to history, and everything in between.
What about keeping the creative juices flowing? We’ve found the perfect solution! A West Sacramento artist is offering free virtual art classes for parents and kids to enjoy! Find information the next art lesson here.
Are your kids missing the excitement and curiosity of a field trip? We have found just the cure! Check out these virtual field trips your kids can enjoy from the comfort of their living room!
Don’t forget about story time! Some children’s book authors like Mo Willems are taking story time virtual as they offer live readings amongst other activities for kids of all ages. Follow the link here to learn more about operation Storytime!
We know it can be hard to fill your child’s day with meaningful yet fun activities. During this time of social distancing it can be difficult to limit screen time and find fun ways to keep your child learning. Here are some more ideas for things to do around the house
- Cupcake wars! Baking with your child and following a recipe is a great way to keep your kiddo thinking about what comes next, following directions and also time management.
- Jeopardy! Pick out some topics and let the questions fire away! Whoever earns the most amount of points gets a yummy treat.
- Get moving! While the weather cooperates, it’s a great time for outdoor fun like Red Rover, Red light/ Green light, and Simon Says!
- Dance break: It’s never too late to put together a silly dance routine while practicing following directions and imitation skills.
- Time to experiment. Looking up some kid-friendly science experiments with common household items is a great way to pass the time.
While adjusting to these new norms, we wanted to provide a few ways to maintain structure in your homes while staying positive and keeping the fun alive! We hope you find these tips helpful!