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Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari -  Facebook Live each weekday at 12 PST

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

50 ways to play in the rain

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