Your NYC Weekend Survival Guide for Mar. 27-29

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With another weekend of social distancing upon us, you may be running low on ideas to keep the kids entertained. Luckily, we have a few suggestions. From crafts to virtual tours to local hikes and more, check out some of these options for weekend family fun!

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Next Best-Selling Author

Inspire your literary wonder kid to write (and publish!) his or her own book or introduce them to poetry with one of these crafty ideas.

Virtual Field Trips

Who says your kids have to miss out on school field trips since schools are closed? These virtual spots let you and the kids travel without having to leave the house!

Make Sweet DIY Music

Did you know you can make instruments with stuff sitting around your house? These DIY instruments will inspire you to start a family band.

NYC Faves Go Online

With museums and shows across the state temporarily closing, they’re moving their access online. From daily videos to 360-degree tours, these are great ways to pass the time indoors.

Get Outside

As long as the weather cooperates, and you keep your distance from others, getting out to local parks for a hike is a great way for kids to burn off energy after being inside for long periods of time. Check out some of these trails around NYC. Maybe you can throw in a nature scavenger hunt!

The Story Pirates to the Rescue

Everyone’s favorite group of top comedians, musicians, best-selling authors, and teachers are rolling out the Story Pirates Creator Club especially for kids to work on while at home. Check it out!

Batteries Not Included

Worried the kids are spending too much time on a screen now that they’re inside most of the time? These activities are just the ticket for some fun without screen time or without battery operated toys.

Get Crafty

Channel your inner artist and check out these online tutorials where budding artists can create their own masterpieces.

Free Printables

Keeping routines going right about now is probably really stressful. These free printables will help keep schedules running – and your sanity in tact – plus they’re in B&W so you don’t use too much ink!


– Jesseca Stenson

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