While it may not be ideal for many, staying at home is essential to flattening the curve. Even still, if you’re wondering just how you’ll keep the kids entertained when everything is being canceled or postponed, we have you covered. Check out some of these great ideas for weekend family fun!

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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.

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.

Delve into 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!

Quarantine Book Club

Start a book club! It’s easier than you think. There are tons of books we love about NYC, and some are flat out must-reads. Pick a few from the list to read with the kids, and talk about your favorite parts!

Virtual Lunch Dates

Since we’re all practicing social distancing, and visiting grandparents isn’t recommended, why not schedule virtual visits with video calls, homemade cards, and letters? It’s a great way to keep in touch when you can’t be there. Psst: it even works for playdates!

Go on Safari

No, really. With the Cincinnati Zoo offering virtual safaris, and many other zoos around the country offering virtual tours, a trip to the zoo is just a click away!

Local Scavenger Hunts

If the weather is cooperating and you just can’t face another day in the house, turn a walk around the neighborhood into a scavenger hunt with some of these ready-to-print options.

Magic Potion Workshop

Turn your kitchen into a magic workshop with these super fun potion recipe ideas!

Spend a Night at the Opera

The Metropolitan Opera recently announced they would stream encore performances via their website each night. Play dress up with the kids and have a night “in” at the opera!

When all else fails, check out this ultimate list of indoor activities for kids. There are over 100 to choose from! 

– Jesseca Stenson

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