I think all you parents and caregivers who are now watching over your children 24-7 and trying to homeschool deserve medals – and boxes of wine delivered to your door. And while I can't arrange that, I can pass on something pretty incredible I found on the Hatley website. They compiled a TON of kid-friendly activities!
This collection of what they call "COVID-19 links and tips" is made for those of you with families who are struggling to fill your days and keep sibling fights to a minimum. As Hatley says, people all over the world are using their time in social isolation to produce FREE content to help us all through these uncertain days.
They compiled specific activities, online gym classes, printables, virtual tours and crafts your kiddos might love. Hatley will continue to curate this collection, so I'd check back every so often in case they post something new. Some activities will require specific supplies, but many only need an internet connection, like this super-cool Google Earth Hawaiian Lava Tube Walkthrough that I plan to check out later today.
I'm a diehard Elizabeth Banks fan for a number of reasons, and I just added another to that list. She launched an at-home scavenger hunt on her Instagram account a little while ago, and it's perfect for those days you want to get the family up and moving – without leaving the house. Time to dig out those baby pictures!
If you're sick and tired of reading the same bedtime stories, I feel you. Oliver Jeffers can take the task on, since he's reading books LIVE every single day of this quarantine! Don't forget to check out the other activities and pour yourself that second glass of wine, mommas and dads. You deserve it now more than ever.
And if the kids need new clothes during all of this, you might want to check out their Winter Sale, which includes clothes for EVERY season. Items are up to 50% off, and women's styles are marked down, too. Because the one thing you can count on in a quarantine is that your littles will keep growing.