We will be updating this list throughout the COVID-19 crisis. If you have information on an important resource for families, or ways that parents and children can help their community, please email our editor Jessica Gregg at email@example.com.
Here is a list of activity ideas and fun resources for your family.
Art Activities from the Baltimore Museum of Art
Make art from everyday objects with these instructions from the American Visionary Art Museum.
Aquatic activities from the National Aquarium
Also from the National Aquarium: Three live cams
It’s still Youth Art Month. To inspire you and to celebrate the children in our community, here’s a gallery of artwork from our readers!
Taking Care of Yourself
Here are self-care tips for parents and personal essays. Take care of yourself, moms and dads!
When My Kid Became My Hero — an inspiring essay that’s not about COVID-19
Class of Corona: One Senior Mom Reflects — and an inspiring essay that is about the pandemic
Just for fun
- Make a key lime pie.
- Make a cocktail.
- Look at this beautiful house.
- Read this essay called “I’m With the Band.”
Check these websites for academic information as well as a listing of places where free meals are being provided to students.
How You and Your Kids Can Help
Is your neighborhood engaged in an effort to help others at this time? If so, let us know. Again, you can email our editor Jessica Gregg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- #CarryoutWednesday (or any day): Support small businesses by ordering carryout from your favorite local restaurant on Wednesday or any day. Check out this list from our sister publication, Baltimore Style. It will be updated regularly.
- Baltimore Neighbors: When you purchase merchandise from your favorite small businesses, they receive $10 of the proceeds.
- Opens Works in Baltimore is making protective face shields for health care personnel. Donate to the effort here. Read about executive director Will Holman who was our Dad Life interview in December. He spoke then of the importance of relying on our villages as parents.
- The Maryland Historical Society is looking for first-person accounts for their latest initiative, “Collecting in Quarantine.” Here’s how you can share your story.
To all of our readers, please stay safe and healthy! We are thinking of you during this time and will do our best to get you the information you need.