These “unprecedented times” sure are hard on all of us. Children are susceptible to feeling lonely or isolated, but with a little effort and energy, kids will be giggling and bonding with their friends virtually. Here are five virtual meetup ideas to keep kids connected.
1. Two Truths and a Lie.
Have kids take turns playing this simple game. They will get to know each other better and maybe be a little silly, too.
2. LEGO build meeting.
Can you build a snowman? Igloo? Your favorite food? The only materials needed are some bricks and creativity.
Kids love to move, sing and dance along with GoNoodle videos, available for free on YouTube.
4. Show and Share.
Beyond just a walking tour of the house (which kids also enjoy), have them get to know each other better by sharing some personal items – can they find and share something they have made, that they are proud of, a gift they have received, their favorite toy, something from their favorite trip, etc.
Go check what board games the virtual chatters have. It is very possible to play a physical board game together virtually, just keep track of both players’ pieces. Guess Who is a fun and easy game to play, for example. If the chatters don’t have matching games, hit the online games. Minecraft is a free option that kids can play and build together.