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The idea of social distancing with kids isn’t something that most people look forward to. However, given the access we have today, there are things to do to make it fun without hearing the kids say they are bored every 5 seconds. We’ve put together a list of our favorite ways to social distance as a family!

Stream a movie with your family and friends

Did you know with today’s technology you can be in two separate houses, across the country from one another, and still munch on popcorn while watching a movie at the exact same time as your loved ones?  While there are a lot of options out there, we personally love Netflix Party thanks to its simplicity.

Camp in your backyard or living room

Can’t go out to the local campgrounds? Don’t let that stop you! Remember when you were a kid and you’d build a cool fort house to sleep in? Or, if you were like me, you had one of those cool tents that went over your bed. Bring back to memories and set up your tent inside or out and spend time with your kids roasting marshmallows and telling stories.

Take a virtual field trip

Just recently we created a list of virtual field trips you could take with your family. From visiting aquariums, zoos, and even to outer space!

Bake dessert

Whether you’re a family of cake lovers or cookies, what better way to spend some quality time together than getting that sweet tooth fix. We absolutely love this chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Start a garden

There may be no better time than the present to get working on your outdoor garden. Whether you have a huge spot on your yard for a garden or you just want to get a few pots to grow a few herbs, gardening is always rewarding when you get to eat the fruits and veggies you grew. Check out this DIY patio herb garden!

Host a virtual family reunion

With the internet at the tips of our fingers, what a fun way to get the family together is by hosting a family reunion, social distancing style! Send out an Evite to all your family, have everyone make a dish, hop onto Zoom and spend time snacking and catching up with some family you may not have seen in a long time!

Chalk the walk

Neighborhoods are taking on this creative way to brighten the walking paths when families are out on walks. Kids are drawing images and encouraging words on the sidewalks of their neighborhood. If you can’t find chalk online, you can easily make it using this tutorial from Lady and the Blog.

Make family dinner a priority

It’s easy to get lost and only focus on what’s happening in the world, so by making family dinner’s a priority, you can shift that focus on the people that matter the most. We have a great article on 25 Family Conversation Starters to help start the conversation around the dinner table.

What are some fun ways you’ve been social distancing as a family?