Inside: An activity pack with 8 learning activities for kids to learn more about the coronavirus
Mom, what’s happening?
That was my 4yo’s question when she overheard our conversation about the latest news on Covid-19.
She caught me off guard. My mind was racing as I thought how to answer her question.
I was unprepared. But I knew she needed to know what’s happening around the world. It’s her world too.
With this goal in mind, I created this special edition Home Explorer Camp activity pack about the Coronavirus. I hope these hands-on activities can help children understand this virus, what is happening around the world and what they can do to help during this global crisis.
I have also put together a list of kid friendly resources about Coronavirus that have helped me navigate this difficult topic with my children.
Scroll to the bottom to download the Coronavirus Theme Home Explorer Camp Activity Pack and the list of kid friendly Coronavirus resources.
8 Learning Activities For kids In a Fun Mission Game Style
This activity pack follows the fun mission game format of our hugely popular Home Explorer Camp. It comes with 8 low prep activities in the form of missions for children to complete. Once they complete a task on their mission card, they unlock the next mission and receive another card until they have completed all the missions.
There are also 3 mission cards that incorporate your daily activities like nap time, meal time and shower and 1 special card for children when they completed all their missions.
The mission number is intentionally left blank to give you maximum flexibility. Use what works for your children. You can:
- arrange the missions in any order,
- leave out any missions if you don’t think they are suitable for your children or
- add in more missions.
Kid-friendly Coronavirus Resources
Before you jump into our activity pack, I like to share more kid-friendly Coronavirus resources with you. Feel free to use these resources and make the learning experience as enriching as possible for your children.
- Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus (Comic for kids)
- How to talk to your child about Coronavirus (Article by The New York Times)
- What is Coronavirus? (a cartoon on youtube)
- The Ultimate List of Kids Books about Germs and Hygiene by Happily Ever Elephant
- Pepper and Soap Science Experiment by Our Little Play Nest
- Invisible Germs on Hands Paper Towel Activity by Mother Could
- Daily Updates of Coronavirus Cases
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Stay safe and healthy.