Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Camping, Candy Wrapper Crafts, and More

It’s August already? How did that happen? Anyway, welcome to another socially distanced summer weekend! We’ve rounded up some fun and family-friendly things to do to help you spend your time. Check ‘em out!

This weekend, 41 Theaters for Young Audiences will present A Kids Play About Racism, an online performance for families. The play explores racism including how to know it when you see it and what you can do about it. It is based on the book A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory. The play will stream for free on August 1 and 2 and is hosted by Broadway on Demand. Recommended for ages 5+.

If you’ve ever had candy and wondered what you could do with the wrapper besides throw it away, then this article is for you. It links to numerous crafts that can turn your trash into treasures. The article is aimed at tweens, but kids of all ages can get in on the fun, even if it’s just to eat the candy in the first place. There are instructions for coasters, hair bands, jewelry, a pencil case and more!

This one is just plain silly. It’s quick and easy, but it’ll be good for some laughs: A frozen t-shirt race! Wet some t-shirts, fold them up, and freeze them until they’re stiff. Each player gets a shirt and the challenge is to unfold it and get it on first. This game is good for anyone old enough to put their own shirt on. The article has a bunch of other summer activities, too!

Thinking about camping but not able to make it happen this summer? This article provides plenty of fun ideas for indoor camping. Everything from stargazing to s’mores and tent building to classic camping activities, you’ve got instructions to do it all right here!

What could be more fun than a marshmallow launcher? This super easy craft is quick to put together and can keep the kids busy as they shoot marshmallows all over the place. This tutorial uses a Styrofoam cup, but you can also try a paper towel or toilet paper tube. Set up some targets or things to knock over and the kids will surely get a kick out of it!

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