With schools temporarily closed and families remaining home, many parents might be searching for stimulating activities to engage their children.
Fortunately, opportunities abound to create and entertain at home.
Many arts-related games and crafts can expand the imagination, and provide valuable quality time.
Check out fun ideas below from The Smith Center for at-home activities to delight children and spark an interest in the arts.
Try a craft project that can follow with a concert! Tweaking basic, household objects can make a variety of instruments for kids to enjoy. Some simple examples include:
Challenge children to reimagine their favorite characters by playing them in a family production.
This can include picking out costumes from old clothes, and drawing pictures of trees, houses and more for set pieces. Children with vivid imaginations might even enjoy writing their own stories to perform.
Storytelling hooks the imagination, with no crafts or props needed!
For this game, a family sits in a circle and picks one person to start a story with just a few sentences. The person to their left continues it with a few more sentences, and the next person to the left carries on, and so on.
Try telling a few stories in a row, to see how long the family can keep a tall tale going.
Drawing can accomplish more than filling time — it can also provide a chance for family members to connect. Invite a few family members to sit together and each draw their funniest or favorite memory. When everyone has finished, each person can describe the memory and what it means to them.
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