With schools closed, it can be hard to think of engaging, fun, and healthy activities to keep your kiddos busy. Check out these ideas and feel free to send Health Matters strategies that have worked for your family!
- Create a “Someday Soon Jar” for all the things you are looking forward to doing again
- Participate in Idaho’s virtual Easter egg hunt
- Enter the ideal College Savings Program’s “When I Grow Up” art contest
- Learn about Idaho agriculture with these fun worksheets from Idaho Preferred
- Discover science with the Discovery Center of Idaho’s online activities
- Exercise your ABC’s with the Treasure Valley YMCA’s word of the day
- Write cards or letters to friends and family you cannot visit
- Set up a virtual play date using video chat
- Download a free e-book or audiobook
- Tour a museum, park, or national icon virtually
- Learn a new language
- Compete in a free daily Lego challenge
- Try an online activity with the Treasure Valley YMCA
- Practice drawing during Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
- Use the free digital learning resources available for all grade levels provided by Idaho Public Television.
Remember that social distancing guidelines still apply outdoors. Remain 6 feet away from anyone who is not in your household.
- Use sidewalk chalk to create uplifting messages around your neighborhood
- Pick up litter in your neighborhood
- Pull weeds and see who can get the most
- Do yard work for an elderly neighbor (maintain social distance and do not go in their home)
- Plan, prep, and plant a garden
- Go for a walk or bike ride as a family
- Go on a bear hunt
Free Meals for Kids
Free meals for children are available at approved sites across the state. Children ages 1-18 may pick-up meals at any site, regardless of enrollment. Children must be physically present at the feeding site to receive a meal. Please contact individual sites for meal service times. To locate a feeding site near you, go to the Feeding Site Locator below. New sites are added as they are approved.