My wife and I send our kids to a preschool where one daughter attends the class the meets in the morning and our other daughter attends the class that meets in the afternoon. This means prepping the kids for a trip, loading them in the car, driving to school, unloading all of them, walking in, dropping off, loading back up, traveling back home and unloading them, FOUR TIMES A DAY! That may not seem like much, but it is a hassle.
When the government came out with their response plan to COVID-19, our preschool shut down for two weeks, and rightly so. When we heard, my wife said, "I don't know which will be tougher, driving them back and forth to school or having them all at home all day for 14 days?" While it may be easy to look at what's going on with social distancing as a benefit for staying at home and getting rest, it can easily lead to restlessness. For families with young children, staying stuck at home can lead to hysteria, insomnia, and is a surefire way to see John the Baptist's words, "[Jesus] must increase, I must decrease" become the reality in your spiritual life (side affects are not clinically proven or researched, so don't quote me). Therefore, I wanted to help get some activity ideas for parents whose kids can't leave the nest, and I found a great resource compiled by Dan Nichols from Princess Awesome and Boy Wonder. Here's the list:
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR KIDS AT HOME
(Princess Awesome & Boy Wonder)