Fun ideas for kids stuck at home

Written by Reynolds Defense Firm

On March 18, 2020

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Wondering how to keep your kids occupied now that schools are closed? Luckily, there are many great ways to make time at home educational and fun! First, start with a schedule. Kids do better with the structure than having endless free hours – and at the very least, it’s what they’re used to.

Once you work out a schedule, visit Scholastic.com for special cross-curricular exploration designed for kids to do on their own or with family. Every day includes five separate learning opportunities for grades K-6+, each built around a fascinating, educational story or video. And, the best part is that there is 15 days’ worth of curriculum to experience.  They plan on adding more in the near future.

Or, maybe your child would love to learn another language. Right now, Busuu is giving children around the world access to FREE live language lessons, taught by qualified language teachers. You simply choose the language, select your child’s age group and start streaming the YouTube videos!

Have a budding engineer? Here’s a BINGO-style board of awesome engineering that jives well with social distancing. Craving community?  Share your activities on social media with #EngineeringBINGO and let other families know how they can play along. Or, join the Lego Challenge & create dragons and treehouses and rollercoasters with Lego!

For as long as schools are closed, Audible is offering free listening!  Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories free to stream on desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.  There are selections for the littles all the way through teens and in several languages.

Want to continue your family “field trips”? You can “visit” virtually!  Check out art museums and more, here!

Looking for some ideas for fun activities?  Here’s 100 fun activities that need few supplies or ones you might already have on hand.

We’ll be continuing to share ideas for things for you and your families while you’re stuck at home.  This is a great time to reconnect with your families and friends now that we aren’t running to scheduled activities and sports that are such a big part of “normal” life.  We’ll be sharing more tips and suggestions to keep you and your family happy, healthy and active while housebound.

Our team is here if you need us, if you or your family needs something don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Call 503-223-3422. We’ve also created additional resources for your family during this time.  Check out our blog posts on exercise, mental health, financial resources and how to create community while under quarantine.

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