CDC guidelines have us keeping our distance physically but that doesn’t mean we have to go through this alone. After all, we humans are social creatures. Here are some creative ideas to help kids (and adults, too) stay connected during this time of social distancing.
- Set up a virtual meeting with friends or family. Free programs like Zoom or HouseParty make gathering online easy.
- Chalk the walk to leave messages for neighbors.
- Facetime a game of Battleship, Connect 4, Tic Tac Toe or other two-person game.
- Teach each other a new skill. Make videos of you doing a creative drawing, recipe or science experiment and share it among family and friends!
- Play a guessing or trivia game via email or a chat. Put each others skills to the test with a virtual game of Hangman, Trival Pursuit or something new you make up entirely.
- Send notes and cards via snail mail. We all could use some little handwritten encouragement.
- Have a lunch date and chat!
- Create a shared play list and host a dance party.
- Organize a team effort and create something to help those in need. Whether you’re collecting clothes for Infant Crisis, baking cookies for an elderly neighbor or crafting cards for nursing home residents, you’ll feel great doing it together, virtually of course.
- Embark on a field trip together. Explore a destination virtually and reconnect afterwards to talk about your favorite parts.
- Call a grandparent or friend and take turns reading aloud to each other.
Got an inspiring idea we should add? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For even more family-focused resources and information, visit our Coronavirus resource guide.