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Play dough recipe:
1 cup of plain flour
1/4 cup of salt
1/2 cup hot water
2 tbsp cooking oil
Optional: Food coloring of your choice
Optional: a couple of drops of essential oil (I like to use lavender) 

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
Add food coloring to the hot wate
Carefully pour the water into the dry ingredients 
Knead- Knead-Knead: the longer you knead, the smoother the dough

San Mateo County resources

Shelter in Place order: 
This order is to ensure the maximum number of people self-isolate in their homes. Especially the most vulnerable population with underlying health conditions. Please only go out if performing essential duties. Please visit for more information.

Second Harvest Food Bank
 is working hard to provide the community with food. Please follow the link for more information: 

"Grab and Go" free school meals program:

California Employment Development Department information about filing for unemployment:

SAMCEDA’s Business Resourcesduring the shelter in place order:

Video - why washing hands stops the spread of germs - try this at home!



Ideas and Activities

  • Create some art work, or practice writing a card and then send it to a nursing home where the residents can’t have visitors!Write diary entries documenting your days. 
  • Stay up late and look at the stars.
  • Plant a garden. Dig up worms. Draw the leaves and flowers and bugs you find.
  • Make stop motion videos.
  • Wash toys
  • Get binoculars and learn about the birds near your house, look them up on google and search for their birdcalls on YouTube
  • Watch all the hand washing videos & vote on your favorite. Discuss why each good, helpful, funny.
  • Team up and really clean and organize each kid's space, making a donation box for each.
  • Have a board game can also make their own games! Board games, card games, you name it!  
  • Write a story cooperatively. One person picks a character and the other picks a setting
  • Draw self portraits 
  • scavenger hunts, indoor treasure hunt - follow clues through the house to a "treasure" at the end (could be candy, a movie, whatever)
  • charades.
  • "kitchen chemistry" science experiments  making slime, baking soda and vinegar reaction, etc. 
  • glow stick party
  • Listen to kid podcasts
  • Learn the states song
  • Make sushi
  • Try new foods
Lots of great ideas on this Facebook post

Suggested schedules

6:00am-6:30am - wake time, read

7:00am-8:00am breakfast & getting dressed parent: clean up dishes, get organized for the day, also get dressed

8:00am-8:15am discuss the day

8:15am-9:00am flexible subject 

9:00am-9:45am recess outside

9:45am-10:00am quiet time (read, draw, blocks) prepare snack

10:00am-10:30am snack (kids and parents) read to children

10:30-11:00am math

11:00am-11:30am art

11:30am-12:00 free choice

12:00am-12:45pm lunch (plus a little dancing/play)

12:45pm-1:00pm free choice (read art, worksheets) parent: clean up from lunch

1:00pm-1:30pm read (get younger children down for a nap)

1:30pm-2:30pm TV/computer games/apps parent: work, pay bills, take a breather, check the news

2:30pm-3:45pm outside play time (younger children as well, most likely awake from nap)

3:45pm-4:15pm spelling, writing

4:15pm-5:00/5:30pm play time (free choice, dancing games, building blocks, unstructured.) parent: prepare dinner

5:00pm/5:30pm dinner

5:30pm onward - family time, bath time, reading, games parent: take a walk around the block, exercise, household chores

7:30pm - bedtime