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COVIDwithKIDS

A TOOLKIT FOR COPING WITH KIDS AT HOME DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Disclaimer: While we highly recommend outdoor time, please follow social distancing guidelines by maintaining at least 2 meters (or 6 feet) from others at all times and avoiding public spaces such as schoolyards and parks.  

GENERAL IDEAS

Ideas from Pinterest

Hiking & nature walks
Scavenger hunts
Window Walks
Find shapes in the clouds
Start a collection (leaves, rocks, buttons) and make a museum display or a store
Make a nature collage

 

LARGE OUTDOOR SPACE ACTIVITIES

Bikes
Scooters
Frisbee
Soccer
Catch

Jump rope

See how many times you can dribble the basketball
Obstacle Courses

Races

  • Hop on one foot, crabwalk, backward walking, relay races

Running Games

  • Red light, green light.

  • What Time is it Mr. Wolf?

  • Hide and seek.

  • Capture the flag

  • Tag

 

BACKYARD & SMALL OUTDOOR SPACE ACTIVITIES

Blow bubbles
Chalk drawings
Play hula hoop games

  • jump rope with them, use them for a bean bag toss or have hula hoop contests

Set up a toss-across game

Get some sidewalk chalk and bean bags- you can draw a tic tac toe board on the ground, and toss the bags into the squares to play.
Play hopscotch
Dig a hole in the backyard
Give the dog a bath
See how many times you can dribble the basketball
Have a water balloon fight 
Make a fairy house for your garden
Plant some seeds

 

WARM WEATHER ACTIVITIES

Gardening
Picnic

Sprinkler with an outdoor dance party
Car or bike wash
Paint the fence with water

Give kids sponges and a bucket of water outside, and let them toss them to each other

COLD WEATHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Tobogganing
Make snowpeople
Make snow angels

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