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10 Family Activities To Do While Practicing Social Distancing

March 17, 2020
By CAK Communications

It's Spring Break for students at Christian Academy of Knoxville (March 16-20, 2020) and it's a much-needed break. COVID-19 has taken over the news, and many of our Spring Break plans have been changed. We are even learning new terms like "social distancing" (staying home as much as possible, putting at least 6 feet between yourself and others, avoiding crowds). 

Even with the best of attitudes, all the business closures, sports cancellations, and arts postponements can be disappointing and stressful, especially to kids, tweens, and teens.

With that said, we wanted to share some ideas for things you can do as a family while practicing social distancing. Some of these ideas will reduce anxiety while getting you outside, and others will help with learning by virtually touring other locations. Note: CAK does not necessarily promote any of the links below, we are just sharing ideas with you. 

10. Go for a Walk

Spring flowers are blooming! Go for a walk around your neighborhood or on one of Knoxville's Greenways to check out the daffodils and other flowers

9. Take a virtual tour

Visit over 30 of our nation's national parks online 

8. Bake as a Family 

Spend time baking with your kids 

7. Zoo to You

Zoo Knoxville is bringing the "Zoo to You" with Facebook Live

6. Learn a New Language

Learn a new language or brush up your skills with apps like Duolingo or Babbel 

5. Virtual Museum 

Visit a virtual museum via Google Arts and Culture 

4. Play Music Together 

Learn how to play a musical instrument together 

3. Turn OFF the TV

Turn OFF the TV and spend time playing board games or reading a book as a family (HERE are some suggestions by age level from Scholastic) 

2. Get Outside

Visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or one of our local state parks 

1. Spend Time in God's Word 

Spend time in God's word together - read scripture, watch videos on Right Now Media (all CAK families get a free subscription), and sing praise songs together (you can find many on YouTube)

We hope these suggestions help you pass the time and calm anxiety. We can all be assured that God is still in control, and He loves us.  We'll be ready for remote learning to start Monday, March 23. See you (remotely) then! 

 

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