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Post  Wed, Jun 24 2020, 8:56 am
Please post all of your ideas for activities to do with children at home as well as places that are open that we can bring our kids to.

Help those of us that have been home with our children for months and will be home with them every day in the summer to keep them entertained and keep the mommies from going insane! It will be a very big chesed!!!
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Post  Wed, Jun 24 2020, 8:59 am
Sandbox/sandtable, and add water. Sensory fun, great for sculpting, and older kids can learn about and create land formations and water ways.
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Ora in town


Post  Wed, Jun 24 2020, 9:05 am
Shoot a movie: invent a plot, write a script, cast, find locations, make costumes, learn lines, organise shooting days, shoot... (activity for children of different ages).

Mount a theater play: see above.

Build a puppet theater and play

Publish family newspaper (see thread for ideas)

Treasure hunt


Take up a sport, jump rope

Start learning an instrument

Play chamber music

Build models (plastic, cardbord, etc.)
Modular Origami
Make coasters
Make napkin rings
Make table cards (name tags)
Make rosh hashana cards

Quizz bingo

Trivial pursuit (selfmade)

Taboo (selfmade)

Pyramid (selfmade)

Settlers of Catan

Dungeons and Dragons





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Post  Wed, Jun 24 2020, 11:18 am
Everything depends on age, and how much outdoor space you have.

Water balloons, sprinkler, kiddie pool, water fights...you get the picture. It can keep them busy outside all afternoon.

Order a craft book with recycled craft ideas so they can get creative with whatever's already in the house. We got this one: https://www.amazon.com/Recycle.....75228 for $4 on Ebay. It does tend to waste lots of pages (no pun intended) on the importance of recycling, so feel free to look for a better one.

Have the older ones organize contests for the younger ones. One of mine organized a boat contest (with recycled materials, of course Wink)

Lots of ices on hand to keep them happy

Toy/book exchanges with neighbors

Get fish, a bird, a small pet—a certain type of kid will watch them for hours

Crafts that kids always love: acrylic paints and play-doh. Doesn't need much input on your part. These also happen to be the messiest, and paint does stain, so you have to designate a junk tablecloth and smocks to use, and make a firm rule about it.

Bikes and rollerblades

Hit the garage sales, or look for free giveaways—you can find cool stuff you never thought of
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Post  Wed, Jun 24 2020, 2:17 pm
Such good ideas!
Let's keep this thread going!
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Post  Thu, Jun 25 2020, 12:03 pm
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Post  Thu, Jun 25 2020, 12:19 pm
-Bake sugar cookies and decorate
-Make their own childrens book- illustrate yourself by taking pics of each other dressed as the characters in the scene
-water balloons
-melted crayon art (google)
-science experiments
-make slime
-diet coke and mentos fun (google)
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Post  Thu, Jun 25 2020, 12:25 pm
Make your own ice cream
Bake pizza
Bake and decorate cookies
Dress up in Purim costumes and make a play
Make puppets from paper bags and make a puppet show
Obstacle course with chairs and pillows
Relay races
Treasure hunt
Make a car or airplane out of cardboard boxes
Make a scrapbook together
Water table
Sand box - kinetic sand
Finger painting
Make your own arcade games bowling mini golf
Make a road on your floor with masking tape and play with cars
Mosaic chalk with masking tape
Make instruments out of clics or other toys and make a concert
Play dough
Perele beeds
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