Staying entertained while staying safer at home

Child using a tablet, Photo Date: August 1, 2017 / Photo: Pixabay / (MGN)
Child using a tablet, Photo Date: August 1, 2017 / Photo: Pixabay / (MGN)
Published: May. 20, 2020 at 5:40 PM CDT
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Staying active and entertained at home is top of mind for everyone right now but especially parents. Here are some ideas for activities to keep families busy at home.

Support agencies that need hand made donations, like

, which supplies birthday parties in a box to kids who might not otherwise have one. Their demand has increased with more people in need. To create a party in a box you provide party favors, a card, party decorations and even decorate the box itself, or check out their wish list on Amazon.

Try keeping a journal. Getting thoughts out of your head at bedtime can help you sleep, and this locally produced

journal documents your memories and your memoirs and includes prompts to help get you started.

Looking for some new games? Facebook Messenger offers augmented reality games to play with friends and Messenger Kids is great for young kids--it allows them to connect on their own with people like Grandma.


, where you can play cards with friends while you chat via video or audio.

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