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10 Things to do at Home This Weekend Volume 8

Need something to do this weekend? Try out one of these Columbus and Ohiobased activities with your kids at home this weekend!

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I’m continuing to give you ideas for things to do with the kids while we are asked to stay home! Each week’s list is really applicable at all times, so make sure you check back through the older lists for more ideas! 

If you’re interested in updated Farmers Market info for this weekend, check out my post on Farmer’s Markets in Columbus and Central Ohio!

1. Join Westerville Public Library for an Online Storytime

Westerville Public Library has family storytimes, baby story times, toddler story times, and more on their YouTube page! There are LOTS of videos to choose from here! There are stories, songs, activities and more!


2. Experience Virtual Recreation with Westerville Rec Center

Westerville Rec Center has put together a page of resources for virtual recreation! There are classes you can take in real time, videos to watch, art projects, and list of at home games and DIY projects for families and kids!


3. Watch a Virtual Story Time from the Underground Railroad Museum

The Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing, Ohio is doing a weekly story time. This one features the book Frederick Douglass and is about 10 minutes long.


4. See Aurora Play with her Cub at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Remember when Aurora was the polar bear baby? Now she’s a mama! Aurora has a 5 month old cub named Kulu. Watch a short video of them playing together on Mother’s Day at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! 


5. Listen to a story from Ariel of Paulette’s Princess Parties

Watch Ariel read a story and talk to the listeners about all things Princess!


6. Check in with the Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

Home Safari continues and this video features Henry the Orangutan! After watching click over to the Home Safari Resources Page and school down to Orangutan for instructions on how to make your own Orangutan Maze at home! 


7. Sing-a-long with Michael Frogman of Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Kids can sing or dance along these nature themed songs like I Love Trees, Down By The Bay and the Scat Song!


8. Watch a Parade of Art Cars

Art Cars are cars that are elaborately decorated and they often pop up at car shows and local festivals like Summer Jam West. Summer Jam West coordinated a neighborhood parade of Art Cars through the Hilltop last week!


9. Play Victorian-era Parlor Games from Ohio History Center 

Check out this PDF from Ohio History Center that explains various games that were played during the Victorian Era! These are some pretty simple games you can play with little to no props. Did you know the game of Telephone used to be called Russian Scandal?? Check out this coloring book of Victorian Dresses!

10. Free ABC Printables from Melissa and Doug

This one is not Ohio related, but these ABC printable coloring pages look like a lot of fun for preschoolers and toddlers!

In case you missed it, click the picture below for more online activities!

online activities for kids when school is closed


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