Dreaming of the playground or long hikes? We know you’re doing your part to shelter-in-place but we also know kids need fresh air! We’ve rounded up some ideas that still respect social distancing but can help the kids feel free. You’ve got this!

Make a Splash with Science
Channel your inner Bill Nye and try out these science experiments that you can do with stuff you have around the house. You just might learn something yourself!

Don’t Scrap the Scrap Paper
We all have scrap paper, so why not put it to good use with one of these upcycle projects. You can make a card to send to the grandparents, decorate your room with a paper garland and make bookmarks for all those books you’ll be reading this week.

Cast Your Line
Fishing is pretty much a solitary sport so find out if your local fishing hole or pier is open for business and then grab your gear and go. You might come home with tonight’s dinner!

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Cook Together
Get out of your usual food routine and try breakfast for dinner, these unique hot dog recipes or a brand-new chocolate chip cookie recipe. You can find loads of recipes for kids here. Or, support your local businesses and take a break from planning your meals by reaching out to these at-home local meal delivery services to see how they can help.

Movie Night, Here We Come
Put on the PJs, pop the popcorn and pick one of these family-friendly flicks that will have you all laughing on the couch.

Pack up a Picnic
Whether you opt to hit the park or make it a backyard picnic, this list of easy-prep picnic foods is just what you need to get everyone excited for the adventure. Need some picnic spot inspo? Check out this list of our favorite local spots to spread out your blanket and fly a kite.

Get Your Game Face On
Bust out that board game you’ve been waiting to open, try one of these games with LEGO bricks or send them outside for some backyard time with these yard games. Everyone loves a little friendly competition!

—Shelley Massey

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