8 Fun, Mind-Stimulating Activities for Kids
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Go on Some (Virtual) Bucket-List Trips
While you can’t actually go exploring, there are plenty of awesome virtual places to check out—including ones you may never actually get to visit in your lifetime. For example, look around Mars in real time or tour Yellowstone National Park. See the Great Wall of China or watch the polar bears in the tundra. Try Googling your fantasy destination to see if there’s a virtual trip online. There is also a slew of museums that are offering virtual tours of exhibits, both in NYC and around the globe.
Listen to Audiobooks
Most kids seem to be reading up a storm while cooped up and trying to stay on track, but there’s another literary world out there: audiobooks. With sites like Open Culture and Audible Stories, you can listen to the classics as a family or let older kids use headphones to get lost in a fictional world. Plus every day, authors and celebrities are reading storybooks to younger kids on social media: Check out @savewithstories on Instagram or #gadbookclub on Twitter (yep, Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf, is reading stories, complete with spectacular voices!).
Since there’s now a waiting room for access to Mo William’s excellent Lunchtime Doodles, check out the Tate Museum’s art projects for kids. There are video instructions for a wide range of eclectic creations from a kaleidoscope to soap carving to Picasso imitations.