If you’ve been social distancing for a few weeks now, you may be reaching the point when your kids are beyond the point of being able to entertain themselves. And, if you’re juggling work in addition to childcare, then you’re probably not feeling super creative. Here’s the good news: you don’t have to be. Kids rarely expect anything grandiose—they just want it to feel special. Even the smallest change in the routine can become a lasting memory that they’re eager to repeat. You may just end up discovering a new favorite game.
These ideas don’t require a lot of materials or planning—just enthusiasm.
Melinda writes about health, wellness, and food for the Thrive Market blog. She started her career as a financial journalist in NYC and has written for Where Magazine, Worth, Forbes, and TheStreet.com. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys working out, sketching, and playing with her daughter and mini-dachshund, Goliath.
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