In light of the growing concern of Covid-19 spreading, many schools have shut down for at least the next couple weeks. Social distancing is encouraged and we’ve been thrusted into this quasi homeschool life in hopes that Coronavirus will not overwhelm our medical resources. Keep scrolling for a free printable quarantine responsibility chart for kids and kid friendly ideas that you can utilize during this time.
We are looking at this unexpected time in quarantine together as a gift. We’ll be slowing down and literally smelling the flowers, 6ft away from others. We’ll be posting kid friendly activities that you can do at home on our Instagram stories to help keep the little ones busy. What a great opportunity to teach children healthy coping skills during a stressful time.
Kelly Ashworth Design created this free printable quarantine responsibility chart for kids and point tracker. Keep on scrolling to the bottom for the blank free printable. It offers some semblance of a flexible routine without being overwhelming. If you are feeling anxious right now, there’s a good chance that our children are also feeling it. I love that this chart offers children something that they can control.
Have your children come up with ideas to place in the learn, clean, move and create categories. You can find some ideas in the chart above. Utilize the point tracker to track daily points. You can decided how the point system will work best in your household. I will be allotting 1 point per task, encouraging my children to pick a task from each category every day. I will be offering some sort of small prize (movie night, family game night, a LEGO set I have stashed away, etc.) at the end of the week if they have completed 4 tasks from each category every day. I’ll adapt our method if needed.
Kelly also compiled a list of resources that might be helpful during this time. I added in some of my own favorites and I’ll soon be compiling a list of my favorite creative activities to do with kids.
Raz-Kids (online reading library for kids, free 14 day trial)
Nat Geo Kids (kid friendly history and science)
Smithsonian Channel (educational videos)
SciShowKids (science for kids)
Time for Kids (kid friendly news)
PBS Kids (kid friendly games and videos)
Khan Academy (Pre-K – First Grade)
Outschool (live online classes for ages 3-18)
Brave Writer (homeschool writing curriculum – free until April 30)
Zoom (free videoconferencing for K-12)
Go Noodle (movement and dancing videos for kids)
Cosmic Kids Yoga (free 14 day trial)
Calm (meditation app with programs for kids)
Art Bar Blog (art and play activity guide for kids in quarantine)
Deep Space Sparkle (free emergency sparkle kit)
Raising Wonder (free daily printables and videos for the next few weeks)
Crayola (free coloring pages)
Art for Kids Hub (free online art lessons for kids)
Usborne (puzzles, activities and coloring sheets)
Kid Made Modern (kits, art supplies and online activities)
Met Opera (free streaming)
FREE PRINTABLE QUARANTINE RESPONSIBILITY CHART FOR KIDS
Download the free printable quarantine responsibility chart and point tracker below.
What are some of your favorite at home activities to do with kids?