In this “NEW NORMAL,” we are doing everything we can to try and keep the kids busy, the house clean, and our minds free from negative and pervasive thoughts on what is exactly happening in the world. COVID19 has forced people all over the world into their homes, and here in Manila, the only establishments open are hospitals, supermarkets, and pharmacies. This means that mommas like me and you are looking for different ways to make home school learning fun. We are also looking for different ways to serve up nutritious meals that are filling with zero waste. And it also means that we are looking online activities during Lockdown Luzon that are entertaining AND educational.
I have compiled a list of activities that are appropriate for both parents and children, so please feel free to hit the share button with others who may be looking for meaningful activities for kids of all ages…
Sir Patrick Stewart is reading #ASonnetADay.
Click here to visit Patrick’s twitter profile.
Lisa Macuja is teaching ballet.
Check out this link to see when her next class will be.
My friend Karrots Nazareno is teaching Kids Yoga.
You can tune in every day from Monday to Friday by clicking here.
Amazon is opening up Story Time for everyone!
Click here to start reading.
Visit The New England Aquarium.
#VirtualVisits will be posted every day on their Facebook page.
Visit this link to start touring.
Massimo Bottura is teaching people how to cook.
You can attend his classes through his #KitchenQuarantine hashtag every day at 8pm CET. (That’s 3am for us here in Manila.)
Check out this link to visit Massimo’s Instagram profile.
Visit a dairy farm with the American Dairy Association.
Click here to see which Dairy Farm you would like to tour.
Attend The Opera in Paris.
This initiative, which started on March 17th, will be putting its most beautiful shows from its archives online free of charge.
Tune in, to see Don Giovanni, Swan Lake, The Tales of Hoffmann, and more.
March 17 – 22: Manon (2020)
March 23 – 29: Don Giovanni (2019)
March 30 – April 5: Swan Lake (2019)
April 6 – 12: The Barber of Seville (2014)
April 13 – 19: Tribute to Jerome Robbins (2018)
April 20 – 26: The Tales of Hoffmann (2016)
April 27 – May 3: Carmen (2017)
March 17 – May 3: Cycle of Tchaikovsky’s six symphonies played by the Orchestra of the Paris National Opera, conducted by Philippe Jordan
When Nino and I first got married, we invested in season tickets at Lincoln Center in NYC.
Perhaps we can attend one of these performances at the Paris Opera with the kids virtually.
It will certainly be a learning lesson for everyone.
Click here to be taken to the website.
Mo Willems is teaching kids how to draw.
Visit this link, to be taken to the YouTube playlist for Lunch Time Doodles. Mo teaches kids how to draw in an easy and fun way.
Visit The Zoo.
Holiday Pirates put together a WHOLE list of different zoos you can visit ALL over the world to keep kids busy, and give us the opportunity to educate them about animals. Plus, putting them in front of a screen for a little bit while we throw together dinner, or fold the laundry, or tidy up our space, is a great way for us to feel like we are winning…
Check out this website to visit more zoos around the world.
Do you guys have any other ideas or links that are keeping you and the kids busy? I would love to hear about them! Remember: Sharing is Caring!