HOW TO: #stayhome activities for kids
By now, we all know the advantages of staying at home and how sheltering in place will stem the coronavirus outbreak, but what if you and your children are healthy — and the kids need activities?
Many families across the globe in recent days have received emails directing them to start working remotely or announcing that schools would be canceled for weeks in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The closures are a way to enforce social distancing, a crucially important public health intervention that can help stop coronavirus transmission by avoiding crowds and large gatherings such as weddings, concerts, conferences, sporting events, and mass transit. Best practice requires maintaining at least a six-foot distance between yourself and others.
Each week, we will post new activities to enjoy at home as you explore the world inside.
ACTIVITY ONE: plant people
Watch "Part of a Plant" video
Create a flower. Label the root, stem, leaf, and flower. Write what each part does for the plant.
Write several sentences about what plants need to grow.
Watch a video on the Plant Life Cycle
Make a list of the needs of a plant. Make a second list with the needs of an animal. How are their needs alike? How are their needs different?