Whether you're choosing to keep your children at home or out of other options since schools and daycares are closed, let's face it: you'll need to keep them entertained. PAW Patrol episodes can only keep them busy and engaged for so long, and I definitely wouldn't resort to blaring Peppa Pig's voice through the house.
There are all kinds of online programs, virtual museum tours and STEM games the kiddos can try out, but sometimes, you just need a break from screens. Luckily, stores across the country are holding sales on books, toys, games and other things you can turn to whenever someone inevitably says "I'm booored."
In their statement addressing new COVID-19 protocols, Toys R Us announced plans to sell what they call "Stay at Home Play Packs." I had no idea what that meant at first, but the Play Packs are finally available online! There are now six to choose from, and each bundle consists of at least $44.41 worth of toys.
They're selling fast, so you might want to hurry if you hope to get your hands on a Play Day! Fun Pack that comes with all kinds of activities and kits, including a LEGO Dots set and the LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Chick, along with kid-sized binoculars and a Toys R Us version of UNO. The entire thing only costs $49.95.
If you have kids who love to build and create things, look no further than the Big Imaginations Fun Pack. It comes with different kinds of blocks, modelling dough, a game and art supplies valued at $147.94.
All these kits are still in stock and will either ship to your door for FREE, or you can arrange for curbside pickup. That policy might change as more malls and box stores are closing, but it's still an option right now.