The best thing we can practice right now is SOCIAL DISTANCING.  With schools closed, and e-learning beginning next week for Fairfield Public Schools for the next few weeks, we thought it would be helpful to share some ideas on how to keep your kids occupied, especially if you are a parent that has to juggle kids & work!

 

 

Enjoy “Theme Days”

 

Have Christmas in March, pretend it’s your kid’s birthday, wrap things up around the house and let them unwrap a “‘present”, and make cupcakes. Follow up with a costume party to celebrate Halloween, or a Frozen party (Frozen 2 starts streaming on Disney + tomorrow 3/15)! Get creative!

 

Follow @yearcheer – a specialty Holiday Subscription box designed to help busy moms decorate, connect and have fun celebrating the holidays through the year!  Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day next week!

 

 

Get Outside!

 

Take a walk around your neighborhood or play in your backyard.

Make a scavenger hunt for the kids! Some ideas here!

Take out the chalk!

Make an obstacle course in your backyard!

Local places to hike in and around Fairfield

Local beaches in Fairfield

 

 

Download Educational Apps/Materials


Whether your school is sending home materials or you’re on your own, try your hand at a little homeschooling. We love this great list of educational sites offering materials for free.

 

Travel + Leisure is offering virtual tours of 12 museums from around the world!

 

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Guggenheim Museum also host online tours.

 

Try a new workbook for your kids – click here!

 

 

Fun At-Home Activities

 

Check out these LOCAL Craft businesses provided AT-HOME kits!!

 

Low-prep activities for toddlers – click here!

Hallway Lazer Maze – click here!

Build an indoor fort!

Have a movie night with popcorn, pillows & blankets

Give your toys a bath!

Save your Amazon boxes and use for painting or imaginative play!

 

 

Create edible sensory play!

 

Edible Frosting Playdough – click here

Edible Slime Recipes – click here

Edible Finger Painting – click here

 

 

Inspiring Moms (& Dads) to follow who share AMAZING at-home activities!

 

@kidsactivitiesblog

@busybeeliteracy

@kidmademodern

@themamanotes

@happytoddlerplaytime

@busytoddler

@busylittlehands

@bestideasforkids

@thedadlab

Be safe & keep those hands clean! 

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