Together We Stand: Draw a rainbow and place it on your window for everyone to see!
Relax while Drawing: Have your parents put on soothing instrumental music( such as Disney instrumental songs on Youtube), dim the lights (if possible), and color/draw! Pay attention to your breathing and relax your body!
Stress free!: Make a stress ball with two balloons (one for protection), rice, and /or flour. Take a balloon and fill it with rice or flour. Then tie it up! Finally, place the filled up balloon inside a second balloon for protection.
Bake cookies: Younger kids can gather ingredients and older kids can help measure them out.
Creating Together: Draw half of a drawing and have a friend or a family member draw the other half. Use old newspapers to protect your surfaces. This can be done virtually.
Create a fort in your living room out of blankets: Flat sheets work great for forts! While in your fort, come up with an adventurous story!
Facetime a family member or friend: Grandparents will definitely appreciate seeing everyone.
Stage a family photo shoot: Pick a theme (like princess glam or crazy colors) take a family photo.
Create a treasure hunt: Leave clues all around your house. Use picture clues for younger kids.
Write a play: You can use old Halloween costumes to get into character. Perform it for other family members.
Research a favorite animal and give a presentation to your family: Give them a pop quiz to see who paid attention.
Collect rocks and decorate them: Write inspirational words on them with paint pens for cute memory stones. Leave them at Neighbors doors, to send a positive message. (Remember to wear gloves, and practice social distancing)
Make homemade playdough: Then, use the dough to create an animal kingdom or fun fairy-tale characters.
Do a puzzle together or/and create your own puzzle: Put little kids in charge of finding all of the edge pieces.
Have a dance party: Make up your own dance routine to your favorite music on Friday night to celebrate all the great work being done online.
Yoga: Check YouTube for kid-friendly yoga sequences. Use bath towels for mats.
Hoop Challenge: Throw balls into a hoop or garbage can. Stand 5 feet away and see how many hoops you can make in a minute. Challenge your family members. Then challenge your friends and their families.
Stack Attack: Stack up plastic cups (7 in the bottom, then 6,5,4,3,2,1). See how fast you can stack them up. Record your time and then challenge your family and friends to see who can stack and un-stack the cups the fastest.
Watch a movie!: Have family movie night during the day. Pop some popcorn and snuggle on the couch. Watch a movie based on topics such as empathy, friendship, and hope. After, discuss with your family about an experience you had in school about empathy or friendship.
Create a calendar of special days, take pictures and send them to your child’s teacher:
- Superhero Day:
Children can wear their favorite superhero costumes, make a cape from a blanket, or even show off their “good deeds” for the day. Write a letter or draw a picture to someone serving in your community (such as doctors, nurses, police officer, EMT, post office)
- Parent Day:
Showcase the parents, have the students dress up like the parents, or even showcase what working from home might look like.
- Sports Day:
Sports may be canceled, but it doesn’t mean you can’t pull out your sports outfits or support your favorite teams. Challenge a family member to play and a classmate to beat your record at the Hoop Challenge.
- Future Day:
Have children think outside the box and put together something that futuristic to share. What do you want to be when you grow up? Design something that you think can be used in the future.
Remember to always stay positive and we will all get through this together! Stay connected to us, we would love to hear from you.