Activities for Days without School: Neighborhood Bike Rides, Giant Bubbles, and Family Games

Last updated: April 18, 2020, at 11:20 a.m. PT

Originally published: March 17, 2020, at 12:27 p.m. PT

Boy showing off his rock stacks at the beach.

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. 

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Mom with two kids doing yoga in living room

Kindness & Mindfulness

  • Begin the day saluting the sun or get centered and calm mid-day with yoga videos for kids. Practice breathing and stretching, hear stories, and have fun in your living room. 
  • Step outside your door and engage the senses with these mindfulness activities. Let your imagination wander as you watch the clouds roll by or practice your physics and engineering techniques as you stack rocks. Try a new activity each day.
Dad and two kids making giant bubbles

Games & Crafts Galore

  • Get silly and have a friendly competition with Minute to Win it Games! Race with chopsticks, use your nose to roll a potato across the room, or make a bracelet with one hand. These fun games will bring out the giggles in every kid. 
  • Make homemade giant bubbles that will blow your mind. Compete for creating the largest bubble or see how many bubbles you can have floating through the air at once. 


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Family Fun

  • Games! Roll the dice and have a blast with your favorite family games. From Banagrams to Uno, there's tons of great games for your family to try. 
  • Get some fresh air on a family bike ride in your neighborhood. Try a new trail, count how many squirrels you spot, or ride to a favorite overlook.