For many students in King County, this time of year heralds spring break, a much-anticipated week away from school. The coronavirus outbreak has caused many families to cancel plans for break, leaving them in search of creative ways to keep their kids entertained while practicing social distancing. Below are some ideas for activities you can do as a family, both during and after spring break, that promote well-being while observing guidelines for staying healthy.
- Build and plant a raised flower or vegetable bed. It will continue to amaze you year-round.
- Install a poetry mailbox to share great poetry with your neighbors.
- Take a walk through your neighborhood, or through a new neighborhood, observing spring flowers, while maintaining a safe distance from others.
- Build a rain garden. It’s good for the environment.
- Help your child schedule a virtual dance party with their friends. Zoom works well for this!
- Do a STEM craft or art project. NASA has some great ideas.
- Tour the Smithsonian Air and Space museum or watch a webcam at the National Zoo. Many museums are offering free virtual tours during this time.
- Cook together. Cooking together is a great way to spend time together while creating memories for a lifetime.
- Write a story together. One person writes a chapter per day building on what the others have written. Have fun with plot twists and turns.
Do you have other recommendations for spring break activities during COVID-19? We’d love to hear them! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 263-9626.
For more information, a list of King County employees’ Frequently Asked Questions regarding the coronavirus can be found here.