Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Laurie Berkner, Scouts, and More

Here we are, another weekend of social distancing! Here are some ways to spend your time while staying home and staying safe.

On Saturday, the Boy Scouts of America will host a virtual Family Fun Fest on Facebook Live. The event will feature fun online activities like designing a Pinewood Derby car and baking homemade treats for your pets. This is open those who are already Cub Scouts and those who are interested or just want to do cool things. Visit the website to sign up and learn more.

On Sunday at 5:00 PM, Laurie Berkner will host a solo concert, “Dinosaur Beach Party.” Laurie will perform everyone’s favorite songs and invites the audience to sing, dance, and play interactive games. An hour before the concert, there will be pre-show activities. The concert will be approximately one hour. Tickets are $20 for access on one device. For an additional $80, you can add on a Meet and Greet package for a 2-minute virtual 1-on-1 private conversation with Laurie. Visit the website for tickets and details.

Making a Cardboard Box City Neighborhood is activity the whole family can get in on. The best part is it will not only keep kids busy for an afternoon, it can be stretched out over days or longer. If you don’t have many boxes, you can start with what you have and keep it going if you have the room. This article provides ideas and a great tutorial.

Making Coffee Ground Fossils is a fun way for kids to pretend to be archaeologists. They’re made with salt dough with coffee grounds mixed in to create a more ancient look. Using toy dinosaurs, shells, and anything else their hearts desire, kids can press the items into the dough to create their very own fossils. This is also a great conversation starter for so many science topics!

This one is so simple you’ll wonder why you never thought of it yourself! Glow in the dark bowling is a fun game to play after the sun goes down. Take some empty plastic bottles, fill them with water, and add an activated glow stick. A softball makes a perfect bowling ball for this version of the game. This is a great end of summer, stay up late kind of activity for the kids!


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