I can’t tell you how much fun I am having coming up with these ideas. The kids are into it now too and regularly give suggestions and help me with photographs. Get your family involved! Come up with your own activities (and share them with us!)
With plenty of time on our hands, now is a great time to get the family involved with a large project. Small activities are nice, but as kids get older they need to be able to sustain their interest through investment in a larger scale project. The availability of video apps for free or at a low price point make creating your own film short easier than ever before. Check out these video editing apps. Visit the New York Film Academy for information on how to get started (and finish) quickly. Film Up offers 20 Tips and Tricks for Shooting Your Next Film. Aim high and consider submitting for one of these 5 Best Film Short Competitions 2020. To check out just how much fun this is, gather your family around and watch this absolutely hysterical rendition of Frozen II’s Into the Unknown called Where is My Phone?
Are you getting a bit sick of your hair not getting cut? Don’t trust anyone else in your home to cut it for you? Is your hair getting long and unmanageable? Braid it! Not just any braid. Instead, try out one of the braids from 40 of the Best Cute Hair Braiding Tutorials. 40!!! Try a new style every day…every hour!
The Alphabet Game (aka ABC Game) is an theatrical training game that allows budding actors to learn improv techniques. The game requires you to stay in character for the duration of the game. The winner is the one who can stay in the game the longest without missing their turn. Each person’s turn requires them to say a sentence in which the first letter of the first word is the one that come next in the alphabet from the previous person’s turn. You are out of the game when you forget to start your sentence with the appropriate letter. For a more detailed description of the game visit improwiki.
Epic Games offers a new free online game each week. According to their FAQ, “Epic will be offering a new free game available each week throughout 2020. When you claim a free game, it’s yours to keep – even after the game is no longer available to new customers for free.” For gamers Epic offers pretty exciting stuff. You get to experience the latest in digital gaming, broad game options, and a free game each week. Even for those who aren’t the biggest fans of digital gaming, there is bound to be something to enjoy. As a bonus, through April 16th they are having an up to 75% off sale!
Fraunces Tavern Museum is an iconic New York landmark where George Washington gave his Farewell Address. This amazing historic hotspot offers a monthly lecture series. Though these are suspended currently, the archive of prior presentations is available on their website. Currently there are 26 of these lectures. These are perfect for history buffs or for families looking to integrate learning more about American history into the their weekly routines. These one hour lectures cover topics related to Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson and many others with speakers who are esteemed well-published period scholars. Topics like “The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold” are sure to inform, entertain, and marvel.
115-1. FUN ACTIVITIES
For more great activities check out the 115 ideas we posted yesterday! Read the full post here.
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