Activities for Days without School: Candy Catapults, Scavenger Hunts, and Homemade Cards

Last updated: April 18, 2020, at 11:18 a.m. PT

Originally published: March 25, 2020, at 2:44 p.m. PT

Family going for a walk through their neighborhood, with older child on scooter

The Y supports kids and families to learn, grow, and thrive. With fun activities that the whole family can enjoy, intentional moments to calm the soul, and engaging projects to keep minds moving and learning, we're here to help you navigate days without school and work. 

Marshmallows, Spoons, Sticks


Do you have left over candy from Halloween or Valentine's day? Do you have extra Peeps laying around the house?  Use your ingenuity and some sticky sweets to create a catapult, then launch candy to see which type flies the furthest! 

Small hands showing potting a new plant

Kindness & Mindfulness

Garden indoors or out! Early spring is the perfect time to start planning and planting for a summer full of garden treats.

Blue Origami Chicken

Games & Crafts Galore

Lady bugs and pelicans or lucky stars and silly hats! Practice following directions, creating, and crafting with Origami folding fun!

Explore your neighborhood with a scavenger hunt. Print out these templates or draw your own!

Bright homemade card with flowers

Family Fun

Homemade greeting cards are a great way to show off your creativity and let people know that they are appreciated.  Take a few minutes each day to create a greeting card for hospital staff, police officers, firemen, or those in senior homes.