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Activities for All Ages – Kids at Home

May 24, 2020 | COVID-19 Pandemic

Every Friday Drury Pullen, APLC and @CaliforniaDivorce will be posting a Feel Good Friday.  Today we found a great article published by Kiplinger that talks about several activities that families can do together while kids are at home. This article has great ideas for activities that parents and kids of all ages can do TOGETHER! Enjoy and have a terrific Memorial Day Weekend.

Re-post:16 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Take a Family Fitness Class

YouTube is an excellent resource for free fitness classes! Check out the Walk at Home channel for videos that make walking in place fun, or this Yoga for Kids playlist for a low-intensity work out.

Build a Fort in Your Living Room

If you have small children, head over to YouTube and watch Sesame Studio’s How to Build a Blanket Fort video. Or visit RedTricycle.com to find sophisticated fort inspiration if your older child is looking to build their own metropolitan.

Make a Building Out of LEGOS

Once a month, you can visit the LEGO website and download a step-by-step guide for one of their mini model builds.

Teach Your Kids About Money

Because who doesn’t want money-smart kids? Check out this article for Smart Ways to Talk About Money With Your Kids. Download and print free money worksheets from Education.com. You can even play money-themed games like Monopoly or The Game of Life.

Have a Movie Marathon Night at Home

You can take movie nights a step further by starting a movie series such as Secret Life of Pets (for young children) or Harry Potter (for older children). Pop that popcorn and enjoy!

Cook a Meal Together

FoodNetwork.com has an entire section dedicated to kid-friendly recipes for your whole family to enjoy.

Create an Obstacle Course in Your Backyard

Search YouTube or Pinterest for DIY backyard obstacle courses.

Go on a Virtual Museum or Aquarium Tour

Get a tour of the Lourve, check out current AND past exhibits no longer on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, or visit the infamous Monterey Bay Aquarium from the comfort of your own couch.

Tune in to a Story Time Session

PBS Kids in partnership with book publisher Penguin Random House launched a Read Along series, which is live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Additionally, many public library systems are hosting interactive book reading sessions like the Los Angeles Public Library System.

Take a Zumbini Class

Participate in a a virtual Zumbini class with your toddler! Registration is required, and the cost is $10 per class. Find out if there are virtual Zumbini classes being offered by instructors near you by visiting www.zumbini.com/en/virtual-classes.

Register for a Kid-Friendly Workshop with Microsoft

Microsoft is offering virtual sessions for kids. Kids can learn how to code your own video game using Microsoft’s MakeCode Arcade program, or polish their reading skills by participating in  Literary Skills for Emerging Readers session.

Create a Water Park in Your Backyard

Check out this step-by-step guide on how to build your own slip-and-slide. Or watch this YouTube clip to learn how to make a water balloon pinata.

Take an Arts-and-Crafts Class

Set aside 30-minutes to every Friday and head over to GoodHousekeeping.com to watch an arts and crafts course.You can also sign up for Nature’s Art Club.

Plant a Vegetable Garden in Your Backyard

For beginners, visit The Old Farmer’s Almanac. The Natural Ways channel on YouTube shows you how to grow certain vegetables if you live in an apartment or townhouse with no backyard.

Have a Backyard Scavenger Hunt

Pinterest is a gold mind for inspiration here. You can print out sample scavenger hunt lists for the kids to use and tweak to your liking.

 

The attorneys at Drury Pullen, A Professional Law Corporation are available to assist you with your family law needs during these challenging times.  Feel free to call us 24/7 at (805) 879-7523 and leave a message if you do not reach a live person.  Calls will be returned as they are received.  You are also welcome to contact us via the Contact Us page on our website.  We remain available to our clients and community with remote services such as court filings, negotiations, mediation and emergency services.  Please follow us on Instagram @CaliforniaDivorce and come back to this blog for more information.

 

 

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