You might think that right now the only way to keep your kids safe is to make sure that they stay indoors or at least in your home. A lot of parents are certainly worried about sending their children back to school and that’s totally understandable. However, there are definitely activities that adhere to CDC guidelines on how to stay safe and that could be great fun for kids. Let’s take a look at some of the possibilities.
Anything outdoors could potentially be safe for children to enjoy. The only factor here is that they do need to be at least six feet apart from other children. Now, this does rule out team sports such as football and basketball. Although, kids can certainly practice their skills in these sports individually. That way, they can stay socially distanced and still get some benefits of outdoor activities. You might also want to think about activities that can be completed outdoors but would usually be outside. This could include arts and crafts on the grass.
In The Water
You might have noticed that some water parks have now reopened and wondered how on earth this is possible. Well, it’s quite simple. According to the CDC, there is currently no evidence that the virus can spread through recreational water areas. However, it’s important that you do still wear a mask when you are not in the water. When kids are in the water, there is a strong possibility that the chlorine will kill the virus. So, it’s just a case of ensuring that the pool or water park you visit is being maintained to the right standards.
On The Water
You might also want to explore activities that kids can enjoy on the water too. Getting out on the water is a great way to maintain social distancing. In fact, it’s one of the ways that they are reconsidering bringing movies back to the nation. However, for now, you might want to think about a fishing trip. A fishing trip can be great fun regardless of whether you have been before or not. It could definitely be the perfect activity for beginners.
If you are taking your own boat, then you don’t need to worry about cleaning down surfaces. However, if you are renting a boat it will be important to take the right precautions. There are lots of fish that you can consider trying to catch. For instance, you could explore learning how to fish for walleye with your child. Or, you might want to opt for something more common like trout. The choice is entirely up to you and regardless of your decision, you could have a great time out on the water.
We hope this helps you understand that there are still some great activities that you can enjoy and explore with your kids. Even in the current pandemic, these activities will be safe and allow you to put the right measures in place to avoid the possibility of you or a member of your family contracting the virus.