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It may not feel like it but it’s officially the first weekend of Spring! After a long week at home, spend time outside and take in some fresh air. If you need help filling a day’s worth of new activities and ideas, we’re sharing daily guides full of activities, crafts, nature and games that will help you and your littles have fun at home!
- Have the kids help you in the kitchen to make a delicious breakfast that you can enjoy all weekend long. Here are our favorite recipes.
- Rest your mind with outdoor yoga and start the weekend off right. Bring a yoga book, print a yoga stretch sheet or watch a video on YouTube.
- Leave the house and head to a State Park (they are currently free, no Recreation Passport is needed during the crisis), Metropark or local hiking trail. This is within the bounds of social distancing instructions. Avoid close contact with other individuals and families and evaluate playing on plays-capes (bring a ball or outdoor toy from home) if there are other people and clean hands if you play on equipment. It’s also a great chance to work on Outdoor Activity Bingo!
- Pack a lunch and have a picnic outside or consider getting carry-out from a local restaurant. At this time, there are no advisories against take-out food and it is good to support local business.
- Quiet Time – Cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie you loved as a kid.
- Facetime a friend or Google Chat with your buddies. We may not be able to visit in person but we can still socialize.
- Take family selfies and create picture frames from paper, Popsicle sticks, regular sticks or broken crayons to put up in the house or gift to a relative.
- Play a game – favorite board game, video game or card game.
- Have a parade in your neighborhood. Decorate your bikes or dress up a wagon, carol through the streets and send wishes of good health and cheer to those you see.
- Think about the good stuff. It’s been a hard week and the anxiety we feel as parents is easily sensed by our kids. Here are 3 easy activities to do that can make your kids smile.
We know that times are hard and resources can be scarce. Please note that these activities are simply meant to be a guide to help you fill the day and inspire ideas that fit your family. Try all of the activities, just a couple, or binge your favorite show and cuddle on couch – whatever makes your family feel happy and safe during times of uncertainty is the best thing to do.
Photo credit: Stephanie Jacobson
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..