STAY AT HOME ACTIVITIES
I mentioned on Instagram that I am, most often, a “no” mom. I say no to things that will be too messy or that I don’t think we have time for, things (like annoying games with too many rules!) that just sound like a headache. But with the upcoming weeks of quarantine & uncertainty, I’m going to really make an effort to use this time together intentionally. My kids know about COVID-19, but I want them to look back on this time with happy memories, not fear and panic. So, the girls and I sat down and made a Spring Break Bucket List full of all the fun things I’d normally say “no” to. We are calling this time together:
Our “Say YES Spring Break”!
Even if it’s not your Spring Break (Spring Break just sounds way less scary than “quarantine”) I encourage you to do the same & tag #SayYESSpringBreak on Instagram anytime you find yourself saying yes to things you otherwise wouldn’t! Let’s encourage others, share ideas & use this time to bond as a family & make memories.
Games & Activities:
FREE Activities (ideas YOU sent in on Instagram!)
-Go on a walk/ride bikes
-Dump out your craft bin (if you have one) & see what you can make
-Make signs of support for local grocery stores
-Write letters to the elderly in Nursing Homes (DM me if you need an address!)
-Write letters to friends/cousins/penpals
-Spa Day: do manis/pedis, make-up, hair for one another
-Create a snack list on Amazon Fresh to be delivered to the Ronald McDonald House
-Try learning an instrument you have been wanting to learn (lessons online)
-Make Puppets out of things around the house, have a puppet show
-Built tent forts! Hang twinkle lights & read in them!
-Make snack bags and see if you can drop at a local school (where children are still able to pick up lunches) OR call local Food Banks to see what they need
-Bake/cook together/make ice cream sundaes/s’mores/milkshakes, etc.
-Paint “happy” rocks and leave them around the neighborhood when you go on walks
-Family Talent Show
-Read a book aloud together as a family (or listen to an audiobook by the fire!)
-FaceTime Family Members
-Start painting wooden eggs for Easter
-Set up Your Easter/Spring Book Nook!
–Go Noodle Dance Competitions
-Bath with some legos or glow sticks
**For Educational or Homeschooling resources, see this post: Education Resources**
Let me know if you come up with any other great ideas and I’ll add them to this list as they come in!
We’ve got this.