Tips for entertaining kiddos during social distancing

Posted on Apr 27 2020 in Boone REMC

Social distancing can be hard on anyone, but it is especially challenging for young kids (and their parents). What can you do when school is out and you need to stay home? Here are some tips on how you can destroy boredom and keep your kids entertained! 

Keep Them Moving 

Kids need to exercise, too! In fact, preschoolers need at least 180 minutes of physical activity each day, while kids aged five to 17 need 60 minutes of mild to moderate exercise a day. Here are some things to keep them moving: 

Yoga for Kids: Yoga for kids has become a movement around the world, and there is no time like the present to start your kids on this fun exercise journey! Cosmic Kids Yoga is a great YouTube resource with yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+. Added bonus, this channel also has meditation exercises for kids, perfect to help relieve stress during uncertain times.  

Have a Dance Party: This is good for the kids AND you! Put on some of your favorite tunes and dance like no one is watching! This is a great way to get your heart pumping and relieve a little bit of pent-up energy!   

Do a Book-Work Workout: This is a great way to combine education and exercise! Pick a book that has a word that’s often repeated. Every time the word comes up in the story, get your kid to do a jumping jack. 

Get the Kids Cooking 

Educational, hands-on and no need for an internet connection! But, just in case you want some guidance, you can check out the Food Network’s Family and Kids page.  

Have a Karaoke Party 

You don’t need to leave the house to have a sing-off! Check out SingSnap, which has a library of free Karaoke tunes.  

Boone REMC has other kid-friendly activities on our website at!