Grab a pillow and get ready for feathers to fly; this weekend marks International Pillow Fight Day (April 4). It’s the perfect way to get those house-bound wiggles out. Are no school days reminding you a bit of summer? Us, too! Insert some camp-like fun into this weekend by pitching a tent and going on a Bear Hunt. Scroll on for more weekend inspiration.
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Rock Out With Laurie Berkner
Stomp around the living room to “We are the Dinosaurs” with Laurie (Live!) every weekday at 10 a.m.
Get Eggy With It
No craft supplies? No problem. Grab some egg cartons and create one of these egg-cellent, toddler-friendly crafts.
Kabob the Candy
Forget stringing beads; let the kid work on their fine motor skills by threading gummies on BBQ skewers. These sweet sticks make craft time delish!
Down on the Farm
The petting zoos are closed, but all the little piggies who stayed home can still have some barnyard fun. Check out these farm-inspired activities.
Celebrate Pillow Fight Day
Whacking your sib with feather-filled sack isn’t just a child’s game. It’s an international holiday! While DC won’t be hosting any flash mobs this year, you can take part in some pillow fighting at home. Don’t forget to lay out the ground rules, first.
Pitch a Tent
Longing to vacate your abode? Add adventure to your routine with a camping trip….in your backyard (or living room). Get some tips on how to start here.
Go on a Bear Hunt
Inspired by the beloved children’s book by Micheal Rosen, families are going on neighborhood scavenger hunts to find stuffed bears in household windows. Hunters are encouraged to turn the game into a science, English or math lesson. Check Nextdoor App for bears near you.
Build Your Own Rollercoaster
Inspired by the virtual tours of Disney rides? Build-your-own theme park adventure in your own basement! Looking for inspiration? Google “homemade Disney rides.”
Bend and Stretch
Join Bluebird Sky Yoga Sat. at 12:30 p.m. for an online workout the kids can even do. Missed the mid-day downward dog? Don’t worry, you can stretch to the replay.
Turn Dinner Time into a $5 Challenge
The popular blog, $5 Dinner, is offering family-friendly cooking lessons on Facebook Live. Tune in for some practical tips.
––Meghan Yudes Meyers