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!
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!
Try a new workbook for your kids – click here!
Fun At-Home Activities
Check out these LOCAL Craft businesses provided AT-HOME kits!!
- Alina Cakes & Cookies – Curbside Pickup & offering cupcake kits to go!
- AR Workshop – Delivery and Curb Side – Kids Craft Kits
- Ganim’s Garden Center – Kid Seed Starter Kit & Make your own Succulent Planter Kit
- Happy Hands Art & Pottery – Curbside pick up for Pottery on the Go, Virtual Pottery Classes, Virtual Birthday / Play Dates, and giftcards are available for future purchases!
- Hands on Pottery – Delivery and Curbside
- MK’s Classroom – Playdough Kit (part of the proceeds goes directly to Harbor Light Preschool)
- Splatter Box – Offering virtual art lessons!
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!
Be safe & keep those hands clean!