What can we do now?
Creative Learning from Home
Online lesson plans from schools do a great job at meeting academic needs. Creative learning and exploration is a great way to supplement online school assignments and keep kids engaged and active. In the spirit of Big Thought, and from Entertain Kids On a Dime, this creative – and shortened – ideas list (there are more!) may be a print-and-tape for the kitchen wall.
4. Host a Draw-and-Color Contest. Set a timer and, appropriate to kids ages, assign themes. Starter ideas: A dog astronaut. Any story character. The perfect house.
22. Collect a Collage
Use magazine pages, computer printouts, package wrappers, or family photos.
25. Make Ice Eggs
28. Write and Shoot a Video. Take it in steps: Brainstorm ideas. Narrow to a storyline. Write storyline. Storyboard (optional!). Rehearse. Shoot. Consider costumes and venues. Host a computer-screen debut.
29. Be an on-air journalist. In the make-a-video spirit, have a young intrepid journalist interview a member of the family. Topics? What do you think of social distancing? Funniest memories. Favorite teacher and why.