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Parents are likely on week two with the entire family home so we are bringing you some more kid-oriented activities. Some of these are educational and some are just fun! If you are interested in creating a schedule for your kids but missed our post about it, you can find that here!

To help your kids get through the rest of the week: 

  • Captain Planet has many online resources for students who are now at home. You can sort out resources your child by age and interest so there may be a little bit for everyone.
  • Emily Calandrilli is a MIT-Engineer turned science TV host who has been doing some experiments on Instagram live recently. If your child is interested in science this is definitely a great resource! Many of her experiments use ingredients you have at home so you could even try some of these experiments yourself!
  • On that note, you could try making slime with your kids. If slime seems a little too messy, you can also let your kids play with shaving cream at the kitchen counter.
  • Have you taken a look at our online Playground? It has been curated with our brilliant program manager, Moretti, from our Franklin/Grand Isle team. While it is geared toward teachers, there are plenty of activities that can be adapted by parents.
  • Yo-Yo Ma has been posting mini concerts on Twitter of himself playing.
  • Does your child enjoy art? Sometimes just a paper and crayons or chalk are great ideas to keep kids busy.

We’ve got you! Here are some other great resources and ideas to keep you and your family informed and going today.

  • Take some time this afternoon and challenge yourself to a longer yoga video like this one called Awaken.
  • If your kids need some time to chill out, try making a calm jar with them. You can talk about the differences in liquid density or what colors are made when two are mixed together. You can also use them to help your kids calm down or as a timer.
  • Make the most of your time at home and enjoy sharing your meals together as a family. Check out RiseVT-Addison County’s Dinner Together page for recipes and conversation topic ideas!
  • Do your kids enjoy sharks? Here are a few shark webinars that they may enjoy!
  • Are you a flower lover and just need a little Spring? The Smith College bulb show was cancelled in person, but has happened virtually. This has allowed us to see this great show though. Perhaps you will get some inspiration for your own garden!
  • After watching the bulb show you can get started planting. No soil? Not a problem for seedlings. Here is a quick DIY to help you get those seeds ready for the garden in a couple of months.
  • Finally, here are some great talking points for discussing COVID-19 with kids and teens.