Pandemic Activities and Resources – Ages 5 to 12

How do I support my child during the pandemic?

The hardest part of parenting during COVID-19 for this age group is online or virtual schooling.  Check out our Back to (Virtual) School resources to keep everyone on task and calm.

The good news is, kids in the 5 to 12-year-old age bracket are often still excited about outdoor experiences – biking, hiking, and backyard play.  There are still lots of ways to stay active outside safely.  Check out this Academy of Pediatrics’ article on Getting Children Outside While Social Distancing.

Here are some other ideas for supporting your elementary-aged children during the pandemic.

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Ideas from Community Partners

The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library has a variety of online activities for local kids.  Check out the options here.

Bring the Virginia Discovery Museum home with free activity ideas from their education staff. Plus, don’t miss their special activity kits to keep kids of all ages learning through play.  To learn more click here.

Virginia Public Media has quality educational programs from PBS Kids to the “Question Your World” podcast about science for kids. Click here to learn more.

Wildrock’s offerings include socially-distanced “dino trail” and “tiny world trail” for kids, as well as time in their nature playscape. Click here for more info.

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