With the increase of cases, changes to fall activities will be different this year.
With quarantine going on, we will all have to make changes to our fall activities.
In this article, you are going to answer some common questions about second waves, shutdowns, and give eight fall activities you can do this quarantine.
There are many experts claiming that fall will bring another surge in corona cases. If this wave is as bad as the first, our country could be looking at yet another quarantine.
And we are starting to see lock down roll outs in some states so…
Keeping your family entertained for another round may have you ready to pull your hair out, but having some ideas of what to do can really help. Let’s take a closer look at some fall activities during quarantine.
Let’s answer some popular questions as best as we can since we are no expert.
When can we expect a second wave?
In April, experts said that a second wave would be likely during the fall, when the weather became cooler.
An exact time isn’t known. At this time, the country is still experiencing wave one as it spreads to other parts of the country.
Will states shut down again?
We can’t say for certain what will happen, but if we experience the same circumstances as before, there’s a good chance that states will shut down. It is also unknown how long the shut down would last. It’s best to be prepared.
Will schools open for the fall semester?
There is a push from both sides on what to do. The President is pushing for schools to reopen – and many parents and educators are also pushing for this to happen.
But there are also those that are against it, stating that the timing isn’t right. Chances are it will be different for every state and maybe even every county.
Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong decision here. Any personal decision about this is the right one for you.
As parents, we know our children and want what is best for them, their safety. The decision we make about school will be a hard one but remember the right decision for your family.
8 Fall Activities During Quarantine
Having a Movie Marathon
You can never go wrong with movies. A movie marathon can be a lot of fun, especially if you choose a theme.
For example, you could decide to watch superhero movies and serve superhero-themed food, such as Captain America Jell-O (three layers of Jell-O in red, white, and blue). Just have fun with it.
Fall is a wonderful time to get in the kitchen and bake. Baking can also be a great way to help kids practice reading and math skills.
They can measure the ingredients to learn about fractions or read the recipe to you as you gather the ingredients. Baking can also be more affordable than buying snacks for the family.
Crafts are always a fun activity. You can find a lot of awesome craft supplies at the Dollar Tree now. They have a whole new craft section and have greatly expanded what they offer.
Gather up crafting supplies every time you go into the store so that you have the supplies should you need them.
Reading is a great activity because it’s educational. The key is finding books that your kids want to read. If you have kids that claim they hate reading, you probably just haven’t found the right books for them yet. There are so many free to download books on Amazon.
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Games can also be educational. ABCMouse.com, for example, offers so many fun games in their learning plan.
But the average board game can also be educational. Many board games incorporate reading, problem-solving, and math. And video games are a great way to relax.
We recommend this book, Super Fun Family Card Games. Its a book with fun 75 family-friendly card games and everyone can enjoy it.
Building or Creating
Creativity is so important. Sit your kids down in front of a box of Lego bricks and let them start building.
Skip the sets with instructions and encourage your kids to build something on their own. They can also create using clay, paint, and even writing a story.
The entire family can get involved when it comes to purging your home. If you didn’t do this during the first quarantine, fall may be your chance to get it done.
You can either donate the items or sell them online to make some extra cash. Because people will be trapped in their homes, they’ll be shopping online.
Decorating and Home Improvement
Last, but not least, you can use this time to redo parts of your home. You might decide to give your kids’ rooms a makeover or paint your cabinets. There are so many projects you could tackle. During the last quarantine, home improvement stores remained open.
Will we have a shutdown this fall? Who knows. But wouldn’t you rather be prepared? Keep these ideas in mind and get what you need so that you have it on hand.