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I wasn’t sure if I should throw my hat in the ring with my 2 cents of how to stay sane through all this since I feel like there is an overwhelming amount of resources. But the poll I put on Instagram voted YES to a “quarantine” version of my summer fun schedule. Our school has now canceled until April 17th (for now, yikes!). So it looks like we’re all in this for the long haul! So here’s a little something to hopefully help you break up the “sameness” of every day. And some ideas on how to implement it!
Movie Night Monday
I’ve tried to compile a list of some of those non-obvious family-friendly movies that my kids have really enjoyed, I’ll try to keep adding as I remember more of them! It doesn’t take much to jazz up a movie night and make it feel a little more special than normal. Make a fun few snacks or have everyone dress along the theme of the movie!
Cherry Family Movie Favorites
- Iron Will
- Richie Rich
- The Spy Next Door
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (both versions)
- James and the Giant Peach (notice a Roald Dahl theme?)
- Honey I Shrunk the Kids
- Mary Poppins
- Spy Kids
- The Indian in the Cupboard
- Daddy Day Care
There’s an incredible number of resources that have been made available, and a lot of them for free, in the last week. I’ve tried to compile a few of our favorites.
- Scholastic Learn from Home– fun activities, books and resources available and organized by day
- Love the Day printable library– Currently free
- Mo Willems Lunchtime Doodles
- Art for Kids Hub direct draws
- Free Audible kids books
- Access Mars– virtual tour of Mars
- Stop Motion Kids Camp from Trisha Zemp
- Daily coloring pages from Camp Castle Play Mats
- Josh Gad reading children’s books on Twitter
Science Experiment Wednesday
There are so many fun science experiments to do with your kids at home. I’ve rounded up a few fun ones.
- How clouds make rain
- What cleans pennies best?
- Salt water density experiment
- Fireworks in a jar
- Fizzing ice science experiment
- Growing crystals
- Static electricity
If you are looking for some fun service ideas check out this great calendar from Bitsy Creations (currently free).
I also love the idea of leaving something out for the delivery men and women that will surely be working extra hard over the next few months! Here’s some cute printables!
I’d love to see what you and your kiddos are up to! Send me a picture or DM me on Instagram!