So it’s the 12,093rd day of PAUSE, and we’re fast approaching another weekend of social distancing. Out of ideas on how to keep the kids from climbing the walls? Why not give backyard camping a try (backyard optional!), or why not check out one of these popular NYC-based businesses offering online foreign language classes? Maybe an art class featuring recycled household materials is more your speed. Scroll down for all of our top picks for the kids this weekend!

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Recycled Assemblages Online Art Class

Grab the random puzzle pieces, bottle caps, wine corks and cardboard boxes for this fun project!

Virtual Story Time: Transportation

Kids 6 and under will read picture books about transportation and play an online game in this virtual museum story time.

Bug Month – Online at the Randall Museum

It’s your last chance to celebrate insects at home with the Randall Museum, all while sheltering in place, with hands-on science and art activities, games, contests, demonstrations, and more.

Surprise Sundays With Laurie Berkner

Join Laurie Berkner on a wacky elevator ride with this playful, catchy song that builds with each verse. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing it the next time you are waiting for an elevator!

Play Dungeons & Dragons Live

Join Brooklyn Game Lab for some live game playing, Dungeons & Dragons style. Players will develop characters and go on quests — game play is driven by narrative storytelling.

Show Up, Kids – Online LIVE

Kids from all over the world will feel like they’re a part of this groundbreaking interactive live event as they hear their names, offer story suggestions, and are called on to help Pete put on a real live show.

Discovery Cube Connect

This innovative educational platform connects kids with the best hands-on STEM resources on the web, reviewed by both parents and educators who provide independent expertise.

Spring Sunday From Rockefeller Center

Enjoy free music, live performances, and entertaining activities including puppet shows, book readings, art workshops, wellness lessons, and more

Virtual Workshops at Jewish Children’s Museum

A new virtual workshop has been designed to offer an educational, interactive experience. Each week features an educational topic that will be explored through crafts or science experiments.

Amy DiGi’s Children’s Workshop

Geared toward ages 5 to 8, this free 30-minute class requires mostly household materials, though some call for watercolors or tempera paint.


There are tons more virtual events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


–  Jesseca Stenson


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