ABC’s of a Social Distancing Summer

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Mom reporters, Tina Pratt's, kids came up with a creative list of summer social distancing fun! Give it a try or make up your own, and don't forget to have a blast.

Just for fun, let’s see how many letters of the alphabet you can complete! Share your photos with us on our social media page and hashtag #CincyFamilyABCsofSummer! Can’t waits to see what you come up with! 

A – Arts and Crafts – Be creative and make your kids’ favorite craft. 

B – Bake Cookies – Kids love helping in the kitchen. Get baking! 

C – Campfire Cookout – Roast hot dogs and then marshmallows for dessert, for example. What campfire foods can you come up with.

D – Donut Trail – Grab your favorite donut’s to-go. Try a new donut place every Sunday to complete your “trail.”

E – Explore the Outdoors – There are some may trails and parks to explore! Go somewhere new. 

F – Friendship Bracelet Making – Grab a kit at Target or simply gather an array of beads and pipe cleaners or yarn make bracelets for each other. 

G – Game Night – Let the kids choose the game, pop some popcorn and have a blast. 

H – Hide and Seek Indoors – Kids love hide-and-seek, indoors or out. 

I – Insect Hunt – Search and identify insects right in your backyard together. 

J – Jump in Puddles – Put on some rain boots and have a “splashing” good time. 

K – Kite Flying – Take the kites out to an open field on the next windy day. 

L – Learn a New Skill – It’s never too late to learn something new. What can you come up with? 

M – Movie Night – You have a projector screen, set up an outdoor movie night on a warm evening, or take it indoors and make a big deal of it. 

N – Notes to Friends and Family Members – More than ever, we need to connect with family. Have the kids write family members nice letters and help them mail them out. 

O – Obstacle Course – Create your own obstacle course indoors or out! Think – hula-hoops, cones and jump ropes. 

P – Picnic Lunch – Grab a blanket and a tasty lunch and have a picnic in your backyard or favorite park. 

Q – Quick Races with Family – Kids love to race! Race to the stop sign and back or to the end of the street. 

R – Rube Goldberg Machine Making – tinkerlab.com/engineering-kids-rube-goldberg-machine

S – Straw Painting, Soccer, Strawbees, Sunday Snoozes – Enough said. 

T – Trivia Night – Put teams together and play Kids Trivial Pursuit (you can order this game on Amazon for $16 + or come up with your own trivia questions).  

U – Under the Stars … Sleep or Play – Looking at the stars is a great calming activity before the kids go to bed. Lay outdoors with your sleeping bag or simple sit outside and see what you can find in the night sky. 

V – Vegetables! Grow Vegetables or Try New Veggies – Kids need their veggies! It’s extra motivating if they learn to grow their own. 

W – Walk your Neighborhood – A great way to get moving as a family, easy, too. 

X – Xtreme Challenges – Create fun challenges for your family! How long can your kids camp out in their playscape, for example. 

Y – Yarn Art, Yahtzee – YOU Choose!

Z – Zoo Virtual Tours/Fieldtrips – Lots of your favorite places are offering virtual fun for the kids to stay busy. Check out our list here

 

Tina Pratt is the mom of two littles. She is a former PreK- 5 special education teacher that now works as a behavior coach. She enjoys being a tourist in her own town and finding ways to embed lessons into everyday fun!

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