Ideas for families staying in

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  1. Warner

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    I thought it might be helpful for people to share activities they are doing with the kids while you are staying home. 0E9D7BD8-DFCD-4FA8-ABF5-BD05B7D8A2C1.jpeg Yesterday we took a walk at a conservation area. We bushwacked so we wouldn’t run into people. F0FDC21C-DDFF-4139-9134-5DD7449BEE0D.jpeg In the morning I had noodled some large pine rounds. Son and I collected some to make egg carton fire starters for next year.

    We have been watching a lot of zoo cams as well.
     
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    I think it’s time to get out a puzzle, that can be a lot of fun.
     
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  5. Warner

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    Tonight we learned s is for shovel. 0DD1E865-B329-4343-9513-DF6796F8C1E4.jpeg
     
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    I have been using drier lint and wax in egg cartons but it seems I am using up the fire starters faster than I can collect the lint. Do you use noodles from green wood or dry wood. Green wood would noodle easier. I may have to try that.
     
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    They've closed the conservation areas and walking trails here in Town. The beaches and parks are closed.
    Mass Audubon has closed all their wildlife sanctuaries and trails.

    I suppose you could revoke the no playing with your food rule temporarily and have some pasta art contests.
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    Although stores seem to be out of this at least temporarily so you would have to be well stocked.

    You could have the kids help put up one of those # of days without an injury billboards like some businesses and their insurance companies have at the employee entrance only the home version would be #of days with kids at home and they are still all alive message.
     
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    So what do you do when the zoo cam suddenly show some animal "adult content"? :bug: :faint:

    Great idea making the fire starters! :yes:
     
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    You ignore it unless the kids ask about it. Then just say the basics. "That is part of their behavior"
     
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    Of scratching her back.... :whistle:
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    My parents told me he's "going for a piggy-back ride" when the cows would do that...:rofl: :lol:
    Hey, it shut me up! :salute:
     
  12. Warner

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    I’m more concerned about what they might see on the 6oclock news!
     
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    The noodles are green. I put them on a frame with hardware cloth staples to it I use for drying herbs. 72E13C31-A18C-4BF4-9231-D190C9FE17C9.jpeg its holding the slide up here.
     
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    Yeah..... "piggy back rides"! That's it! :rofl: :lol:

    Kinda gets you in the mood to play leap frog, I bet! :thumbs:
     
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    ………..or the half time show of the super bowl!
     
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    We play a lot of card games and board games here. Although I don't know why.....it just one more opportunity for 99 lbs to beat me! :heidi:

    Try having a game night! Seriously though. We start the day out with a game called "phase 10" that she picked up at a rummage sale. And another older but established board game called parcheesi is for later afternoon or evening. The game is much like "sorry" but superior IMO. I think "Sorry" is patterned after parcheesi.

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    Yup we have a weekly game night already, kids are 5 and 2 yo. So the games are a bit more simple.
     
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    ……..meaning...…..I might be good at them! I'm on my way over! :rofl: :lol:
     
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    If you have a decent size yard, out door play no matter what the weather is could be part of your routine. Hard though if it is really cold out.
     
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    Also, kids at that age would love being read to.