Utah County is a great place for family fun, but this week, most events around the area have been canceled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. While there may not be fun community events for families, there is still plenty of fun to have no matter where you live in the county.
These fun ideas will help break the routine for your family and still allow you to practice safe social distancing.
Here are four fun activities that are perfect for the whole family this week:
Chalk the neighborhood block
If you are looking for a way to connect with your neighborhood while maintaining social distance, try starting a neighborhood chalk the block event.
Each family in the neighborhood can draw designs in their driveway or stretch of sidewalk, creating a beautiful art exhibit for families taking a neighborhood walk.
Do a neighborhood scavenger hunt
Another suggestion for those looking for a way to include the whole neighborhood is to do a community scavenger hunt. The idea is that each home involved would put an image in a front window — it could be animals, sports team logos, whatever represents the family best.
Then families walking or driving through the neighborhood would mark the symbols as they find them. It's a fun way to include those of all ages in the fun.
If you are wanting an easier spin on it, turn your hunt into a bear hunt and have neighbors put teddy bears in the windows.
Go on a virtual field trip
For the time being, gathering places like libraries and museums are closed to the public. That doesn't mean, though, that you are without some of their amazing programs.
Several local places are doing virtual classes, story time readings and field trips through online exhibits and live videos including the Bean Life Science Museum, BYU Museum of Art, Provo Library, Springville Library, Hutchings Museum, Orem Library and Hogle Zoo.
Take an art class
Check out the April 23 and 24 events of SCERA's #QuarantineArtClub led by its art director. These casual and fun one-hour online classes are only $5. Learn more and sign up at scera.org/art.