We know you are looking for things to do with the kids this weekend while still trying to avoid crowds and keep everyone healthy. Check out this list of local options where you can get some fresh air, as well as at-home activities that will keep everyone busy and happy. Hang in there, parents, we’ve got you covered!

photo: iStock

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!

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.

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.

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!

—Kate Loweth

RELATED STORIES

10 Genius Ways to Keep the Kids Busy (Batteries Not Required!)

Easy Ways to Stay Connected to Grandparents from a Distance

29 Questions for Your Next Family Dinner