We are selecting some of these awesome ideas to post as challenges on Instagram. We hope that you will accept the challenge and post a picture of you/your family completing the challenge! See below for the full list of ideas and challenges to do at home. We hope you enjoy doing them and spending time together with your family!
Here is the full list we have selected from, there are 125 different things to try!
1. Make a cardboard fort
Everyone loves building a fort! Put those empty Amazon boxes out in the garage to good use, or use anything else you would like to build an awesome fort.
2. Set up a treasure hunt
Treasure hunts are pretty easy and depending on how many items there are, could last a while. Hide anywhere from 10 to 20 items around the house or outside to stay occupied for a few hours.
3. Watch the beluga whales at the Georgia Aquarium
There’s a beluga whale webcam set up at the Georgia Aquarium, so you can see what your whale friends are up to at anytime.
4. Read-at-home bingo
As your kids accomplish each reading task, they should cross off each bingo square.
5. E-visit the Louvre
Transport you and your family to Paris, France by taking a digital tour of one of the most famous international museums, the Louvre.
6. Bake together
Cookies, cakes, brownies. Anything! Baking is a great lesson in measuring, ingredients, and of course, making delicious goodies. Then the best part - enjoying them fresh out of the oven!
7. Watch the Cincinnati Zoo live-stream
The Cincinnati Zoo will be live-streaming animals on their Facebook page daily at 3PM.
8. Have an indoor picnic
Grab a sheet, whatever food you have, and enjoy a living room picnic (without the ants). You can even play that memory game at the same time: “I’m going to a picnic and I’m bringing…” Each person takes turns remembering (in order) what everyone is bringing and then adds one thing each turn. Or, if it's nice outside and you're able to have the picnic outside - go for it!
9. Train the dog
No, seriously, this could be a good one. If the family dog doesn’t know how to sit or stay, start there. If he’s ready to move onto more complex tricks, try focusing on training an hour a day. You can move onto down and roll-over.
10. Make elephant toothpaste
Making elephant toothpaste is a great science experiment. Using the laws of both chemistry and biology, this recipe will cause an enormous foaming reaction, fit for an elephant. Check Scientific American for a how-to.
11. Film TikToks
Quarantine? It’s perfect time to choreograph and film TikToks.
12. Take a virtual field trip to Yellowstone National Park
Virtually visit the Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more with a digital field trip to Yellowstone.
13. Keep to a schedule
Schools may be closed but one of the ways to keep things running efficiently at home is to stick to a schedule.
14. Take a virtual field trip of the Boston Children’s Museum