As you know, the schools continue to be closed and Creekside Kids is unable to open until further notice. Once we know more, you’ll be among the first to know!
In the meantime, we dreamt up four fun at-home adventures the family can enjoy while social distancing in the COVID-19 era.
Go camping in your backyard. Camping on your back deck or in your backyard is always fun! The kids get to sleep in the tent, burn off some energy outside, and they’re not too far away from the comforts of home. Bonus points if you cook a meal or two outside of your kitchen and enjoy some smores. Yum!
Bury treasure and create a pirate’s map. The idea of finding buried treasure is an age-old fantasy that has inspired a lot of us. What if you and the kids put together a treasure chest that contains a time capsule of goods and mementos that would be fun to rediscover later? Then, you can bury that treasure chest / time capsule and create a GPS map to aid you in finding it again many years later. You can even talk like pirates throughout the entire project. Argh, matey!
Start a fairy garden. At Creekside Kids, we tend to play in the garden as much as possible because it’s a great learning experience for the children. Lately, we saw a fairy garden that was inspired by a broken planting pot. In this fairy garden, you and the kids can find miniature objects and plants that would make fairies feel right at home. If you build multiple fairy gardens with multiple broken pots, you can create an entire fairy community in your yard!
Create a virtual block party. Since so many people are using Zoom and other video conferencing services, how easy would it be to host a virtual block party? Send a notice out to your neighbors — even those that may have moved away — and invite them to your virtual block party. Everyone can gather around their cameras and share stories, play Pictionary or trivia games, and share the recipes of what they’re eating and drinking. If you’re using Zoom, you can send the kids and adults to smaller breakout rooms.
If you decide to enjoy these at-home adventures, we would love to see you share your photos and videos on our Facebook page. Even though we cannot physically be with you and your children right now, we certainly love staying connected with our entire Creekside Kids community.