With stay at home orders in the region extended into June, we’re all looking for ways to stay entertained indoors. But as the saying goes, “There’s no such thing as boredom, only boring people."
Now is the prime time to get creative, and make the best of all of this. And yes, we know that by this point, everyone might be on the brink of driving each other insane. It’s part of what makes it that much more important to break up the monotony — and potential intensity — of day-to-day family quarantine life.
Consider gathering around and doing something new together. And if you need a moment of solitude, there’s plenty of activities to keep the kiddos busy on their own, too. From baking cookies to building rockets to playing with clay dough, check out our roster of all-ages entertainment below.
Make your own sculptable “clay” with just three simple ingredients: flour, salt, and water. The Clay Studio teaches you how, plus shares projects to turn the clay dough into projects you can keep. Whether you want to craft ornaments, coffee table coasters, or sculptures in the shape of your favorite animal, you’ll find activities for all ages.
Build a “rocket," send an airplane (without wings) soaring through the air, create a rainbow using food coloring, and more. We asked staff from the Franklin Institute to pick out their favorite projects using household items, bringing entertainment for kids at every age.
There’s no better time to tap your creative side than when you’re stuck inside at home. The Philadelphia Museum of Art invites you to use your imagination and turn what you have around you into art. Get ready to compose beautiful photos, build sculptures from recycled materials, turn your thoughts into sketches, and more.
We asked five chefs to share what they’re cooking with their little ones, along with recipes to try at home. Hear from Peter Serpico of Serpico, Nick Kennedy of Suraya and Condesa, Jeanne Chang of Lil Pop Shop, and others on what they’re making in the kitchen with their kids these days.
Board games are a timeless family staple. If your collection is growing a little stale, pick up some new options designed by people right here in the region. We’ve rounded up an array of Philly-area board game makers and shops, ready to deliver tabletop entertainment to your doorstep. We’ve also got a list of games you can play online, for free.
As with adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises children 2 years and older to wear cloth face coverings when in public settings. How can you get your kid to wear a mask, keep it on, and wear it safely? We talked to local pediatric experts, and checked the latest guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics.