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7 Fun Things for Kids (and grown ups) While Quarantined

We know you’re loving this extra time with the little ones, but let’s be honest: after a while, you might be looking for something to fill the time.

We put together a few neat ideas that you might not have thought of yet. Take a look.

 

1. Create a daily schedule together

Use a whiteboard, cardboard or blank printer paper, or print out an online daily calendar template. Take turns being the one who decides what to do during each block of time.

 

2. Let an astronaut handle storytime

Listen to a real astronaut read you a book from space!

Watch and listen to Ada Twist, Scientist, Mousetronaut (written by astronaut Mark Kelly and read by his brother, Scott Kelly), Astronaut Annie and Max Goes to Mars.

 

3. Sock Puppets!

Make puppets from socks, paper bags or stuffed animals with their stuffing pulled out. Michelee Puppets, a nonprofit in Orlando, has tons of ideas and videos on their website here

 

4. Visit a museum, virtually

Check out these lists at Mental Floss and Travel & Leisure, or just check out the website of the museum you’ve always wanted to visit. Many have online exhibits.

 

5. Draw pictures outside with sidewalk chalk. 

Send the neighbors warm wishes, or play hop scotch.

 

6. Put on a family play.

Have you got any mini-Shakespeare lovers? OK, maybe you’ll not put on your own version of Hamlet, but you could mimic some of their favorite cartoons!

 

7. Do yoga

There are tons of yoga classes on streaming services and online video sites can lead you through a virtual class. 

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