Fun and Games… From Six Feet Apart
By now, we expect siblings are pretty tired of playing with one another and only one another. Ah, brotherly/sisterly love, right?
Fact is you can still provide some social time for your kids while maintaining that sacred six feet of distance.
Paulna Fanfan-Saldana is a CA School Age Services Director who’s been leading one of our distance learning program locations for weeks now.
She knew there had to be a plan in place for play before any child showed up. Here are a few of her favorite games that can be played far enough apart:
Not so Solitaire
“Having the children play games like ‘trash’ with their own deck of cards instead of being across from one another keeps the cross-contamination down.”
Sidewalk chalk Tic Tac Toe
Kids can take turns drawing their X’s and O’s on the blacktop while the other stands off to the side.
A hands-free CA original
“We have made up a game that doesn’t require the students to touch the ball with their hands that we play outside. I have the kids stand making different shapes like a triangle, circle, or square while socially distanced and they kick the ball to one another.”
Staff over at Howard County Public School System recommend this list of socially distanced activities that are still, well, social! It includes things like:
- A good old fashioned race
- Introduction to yoga poses (Insider tip: Haven on the Lake has $5 virtual kids’ yoga classes every Wednesday)
- Frisbee golf
- Dance party (You might want to turn on our kid-friendly dance party mix for this one)
- Simon Says
Interacting is super important when we’re so virtual all of the time, so GAME ON!
CA insider info: Moms and dads, do you miss the motivation of a fitness community? Here are virtual personal training and TRIBE team training sessions from your familiar friends at CA. Oh, and your young athletes should check out new sports conditioning opportunities. We’re pumped just thinking about it…
For more tips, check out the CA Parents’ Corner blog.
To receive our FREE Guide To Distance Learning Success ebook, visit our School Age Services page.
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