Things are starting to open up in MD, VA and DC, but we’re still keeping a safe six feet from others. If you’re running out of ideas on home-based activities, we’ve got the scoop on fun ways to stay safer-at-home. Looking to venture out? You could try your hand at fishing. Or head to DC’s own wine country for open fields (and glasses of vino). Read on for weekend inspiration.

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Join the Club
Check out Arcadia Farm’s Stay at Home Club resource sheet with links to virtual field trips, math and STEM focuses activities, and of course — ways to get your kids in nature! The best part is: lots of the activities require only a few things that you probably already have hanging around your home. Activity details. 

Go Camping
If you’ve been eager to head to an official camp ground, we’ve got good news; State Parks in VA and MD are ready for sleepovers. But if you want to play it safe, we have a number of tips to host a wilderness experience in your own backyard. Activity details. 

Listen to the Tales of Brer Rabbit
Visit with the Ramblers—professional storytellers at the Joel Chandler Harris home, the Wren’s Nest—virtually. They’ll tell stories of Brer Rabbit every Friday, and the videos will live indefinitely on The Wren’s Nests’ YouTube channel. Fri. Event details. 

Take Off the Training Wheels
Weekends were made for wheeling. If your kiddo is still using four wheels we have tips and tricks to help them get up to speed on two. Activity details. 

Move and Shake It
Tots with Tempo is an award-winning music play and movement class for children 6 and under. Your monthly subscription will gain you access to weekly live broadcasts and well as exclusive video on demand access to all class recordings and individual song music videos. Activity details. 

Glow With It
Challenge your family to an obstacle course… at night! Simply use glow sticks to light up your backyard. Or check out one of these obstacle challenges for daytime fun. Activity details. 

Whip Up a Disney Dessert
There’s really only one way to improve upon a PB&J classic; turn it into a milkshake. The classic recipe from Disney’s Prime Time cafe is now available online so you can whip up your own dreamy drink without heading to Orlando. Activity details. 

Party with an Art Teacher
Moxie Art Parties is teaching art lessons online for FREE!! Founded by a K-12 certified art teacher, classes are created with art loving kids in mind. Sat. Event details. 

Get Slimed
Sloomoo Instiute Slime 101 Zoom Classes will teach you all of the nuances about slime and give you insight in how to perfect your slime making at home! Each class covers a different slime types and helps you bring out of creative energy and joy during these times. Sat. Event details. 

—Meghan Yudes Meyers