Due to the pandemic, many kids across the country are going to be home for a few days or even weeks. My kids are going to be home for at least two weeks. This weekend, we just kind of “winged” it. All of our normal activities have been cancelled and to be honest, it was kind of nice. We didn’t have to rush to get anyone anywhere and we spent a lot of time together as a family. That being said, I knew that as Monday was rolling around and we started this “social distancing”, that we needed some kind of schedule to keep us all on track. Otherwise, we all might end up watching 12 hours a day of Disney + and eating Cheetos by the case.
Let me start off by saying that in no way do I think that we’re going to strictly follow a schedule around here. But if we have one and can refer to it somewhat loosely, while still having fun – it will make a HUGE difference when it comes to my sanity and the kids. I don’t know about your kids, but mine do much better when they’re busy.
My kids are 9 (3rd grade) & 2 (almost 3) – so I tried put together a schedule that would work for both of them. You may see things like Spelling / Letters (spelling work is for my 3rd grader and letters are are for my 2 almost 3 year old – make sense?). Hopefully, you can take my schedule and create one that works for you and your kiddos!
|8:30 am||Get Dressed / Tidy Room|
|9:00 am||Facebook Live with School Principal (I love this!)|
|9:15 am||Writing & Spelling / Letters|
|10:00 am||Snack / Play Outside|
|10:30 am||Art / Online Museum Tour / Craft|
|11:00 am||Math Worksheets & Online Resources / Numbers|
|12:00 pm||Lunch / Clean up|
|12:30 pm||Play Outside|
|1:30 pm||Reading / Nap|
|2:30 pm||Geography & Science / Online Zoo or Museum Tour / Project|
|3:30 pm||Snack / Free Play|
Resources – Here are some links to resources that I’m planning to use with my kids over the next few weeks.
I’m not promoting any of these resources, just sharing a few that may be useful to you too.
Online Museum Tour – Tour some of the most famous museums around the world from your home.
Virtual Zoos and Field Trips – Tour zoos, national parks and more virtually.
National Geographic – Cool videos, games and resources from National Geographic.
PBS Kids – We love PBS all the time, especially for our little one.
Scholastic – Visit Scholastic online resources while your kiddo is at home.
NASA – Check out NASA’s resources for kids.
Many schools use these and other online resources.
Hopefully you find some of these suggestions helpful for you and your kids!
I’d love to hear any other ideas for learning resources or fun activities. Send them my way!