Need something to do with the kids this weekend? Try out one of these Columbus and Ohio–based 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!
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10 Things to do at Home with the Kids this Weekend:
1. Learning with Miss Allie
This local childcare provider has started her own YouTube channel to keep in touch with her daycare kids during quarantine, but hey, anyone can benefit from her stories, games and recipes! This story is a bedtime story Little One’s Bedtime!
- Related: How to Access Books, Magazines, Movies and More for Free Online with Your Central Ohio Library Card
2. Piccadilly Story Time
Piccadilly Play Cafe is getting in on the virtual story time game with a reading of The Big Hungry Bear!
3. Glassblowing at Hocking Hills
This is a good one for the older kids who might be interested in watching this video from Exploring Hocking Hills at Jack Pine Studio as they make a vase by glass blowing.
4. Storytime Series with My Bookworm Box
Head over to IGTV to watch the Storytime Series videos with My Bookworm Box. For older kids you can find the videos reading from The Babysitter’s Club book The Truth About Stacey!
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5. Meet the Turtles with Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks
Come meet the largest known turtle at Blendon Woods Metro Park! Pretty cool!
6. Join in the Virtual Club Experience with Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus!
All kids are welcome to join in on the Virtual Club at Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus! There are educational videos, activities and more!
7. Swim-Inspired Kids Exercises with Goldfish Swim School
Missing your swim lessons? Try out some of these exercises that are inspired by swimming!
8. Make Wind Spinners with Columbus Recreation and Parks
Thanks to CRPD for a fun craft for kids: making Wind Spinners!
- Related: 12 Columbus Parks to Try This Summer
9. Creative Art Bar Hilliard
Looking for a craft to do at home? Creative Art Bar Hilliard hosts a “Slime Day” with instructions on how to make slime! You need standard school glue, clear glue and liquid starch. You can also use food coloring. glitter and other add ins as you desire.
10. Participate in Virtual Opening Day at Ohio Village
Ohio Village is celebrating their traditional Memorial Day Weekend Opening with a Virtual Opening Day on Saturday, May 23! Highlights include Craft and activity ideas for kids like a kazoo band, making a paper hat, meeting Ohio Village Residents through video, a bluegrass concert, singalong and much more!
** Bonus: COSI is offering BOGO Free memberships if you purchase by May 31, 2020! Read more here about this membership deal!**
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