Warmer weather is on the way and we hope it will bring the blessing of sunshine along with it to brighten our days! Although we want to continue to care for each other through social distancing, I hope your family will take some time to head outside for a walk, a bike ride, or to play in the yard.
Fun at Home
Planning to stay home? Try these ideas:
Brick Builder Club
Create a LEGO challenge with a theme. Need some inspiration, check out these LEGO Christmas Ornaments, the LEGO Animals & Nature Sculptures that were at the Cleveland Botanical Garden's a couple years ago, or the LEGO Monument Display held at Beechwood Mall in 2016.
Where: The Basement
Kids Cooking Class
Teach your kids how to fry an egg. Give them a lesson in doing the dishes too
Where: Your Kitchen
Read to your pet – Stuffed Animals Work too!
Have a family read aloud. Wondering where to start, check out our 6 Tips for Reading with your children.
Where: Your favorite chair
Board Game Competition
Dust off the board games and have a tournament. Here are our top board game picks
Where: The dinning room table
Check Out Our Virtual Playdates!
If you're looking for boredom busters, safe entertainment, and educational things to do at home, look no further! In case you missed them, these recent Virtual Playdates will get your kids moving, learning and creating at home.
Create a Laser Maze — 🧶Grab some yarn and tape and get ready to play! In our Virtual Playdate with the Children's Museum of Cleveland you'll learn how to make a super easy Laser Maze that will get your kids moving and having fun.
Make an Origami Tie — 👔Our friends at Akron Canton Jellystone demonstrate and teach us how to make our own Yogi Bear inspired Origami Tie. All you need is a piece of printer paper!
Use Science to Create a Lava Lamp — 🧪Nutty Scientists Cleveland teaches us about density while having fun! In this video you'll learn how to make your own colorful lava lamp using items you probably already have at home.
If you enjoy these activities as much as we did, please share them using the hashtag #NEOhioFamilyFun!
Our Fun at Home Bucket List also has more great Ideas
Get Out and Enjoy Nature
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please make sure you are following recommended social distancing practices while you are out.
Looking to get out and enjoy some time in nature? These are good options.
Hike the trails at a nearby park. Looking for paved paths? Check out our list of Stroller Friendly Hiking Trails.
Grab a frisbee and play a game of Frisbee / Disc Golf. There are lots of local courses to choose from.
Fido might want some fresh air too so you could check out a local Dog park.
What is your Favorite Place to go Hiking?
Because we all need a little fresh air, we are working to put together details on the best places to go hiking. We have our favorites and we want to know yours too. Please email us your recommendations. Thanks!
Use our HUGE Summer Camp Guide to daydream about a time when this is all behind us!
Have a great weekend!