It’s going to be another weekend at home for families all over Fairfield County. And that means looking for something NEW to keep everyone entertained… especially as we are all going a little stir crazy! Scroll down for some ideas!

GET IN THE KITCHEN!

Make soft pretzels, here’s a great kit!

Make ice cream, here’s an awesome ice cream maker!

Make ice cream sandwiches, here’s a great kit!

Grab some icing, food coloring and sprinkles to decorate a cake!

Make popsicles, here’s a great kit!

Make a cookie house, here’s a great kit!

GO OUTSIDE!

Go on a neighborhood color walk… Have the children to choose which color you are starting with, and as you walk, let them “collect” things of that color by shouting out the object’s name. Anyone can change the color at any time.

Learn how to pitch a tent

Pick flowers and make a flower crown

PLAY!

Sensory Busy Box from Best Place Ever

Make forts out of cardboard boxes

Make polka dot slime, here’s how!

Make a mini kitchen volcano… here’s how!

DIY Skee Ball… here’s how!

Have a fashion show

Learn a line dance

Start a family book club

Fill a bin with toys and give them a bath

GET CRAFTY!

DIY jewelry with a bead kit from iCrave Jewels 

Make cards to thank health care workers

Write cards to bring some joy to senior citizens at local nursing homes

Make a monster out of a tissue box, here’s how!

Make a thumbprint family tree, here’s how!

Make an I-Spy Bag, here’s how!

Start a plant race, Essentially, each family member gets their own identical seeds, dirt, and pot. Each person cares for their own plant and you measure every week or few days to see whose is growing fastest. You can also see who has the first seeds to sprout, etc.

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