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5 Fun (and Screen-Free) Things to Do in Greenwich During School Closures

 

With so many school closures, many of us are looking to fill time left over after any distance learning or “homeschooling” activities are done. To help, we’ve compiled a list of local ideas your kids will love (and that adhere to social distancing efforts). Bonus: they’re all screen-free!

 

Go for a Hike

Greenwich is lucky to have so many public green spaces. Bundle up, pack a picnic lunch and bring your crew to the Montgomery Pinetum, the Babcock Preserve or Greenwich Botanical Center (open as of posting date).

 

Teach Them A New Skill

Head to an empty parking lot or tennis courts and finally teach them to ride that scooter, bike or skateboard.

 

Make Your Own Sensory Bins

Preschools and daycares have fancy tables (and you can buy those on Amazon if you want) but any Tupperware filled with grass, oatmeal, beads or other household objects will work well.

 

Go on a Scavenger Hunt in Different Neighborhoods

Live in Cos Cob? Create a scavenger hunt (examples of templates here), head to Byram and start searching. Or if you live downtown, head to Old Greenwich. The idea is to explore a new (to your kids) part of Greenwich and have some fun!

 

Enjoy Tod’s Point

Always a winner if the sun’s out—summer, winter, or during coronavirus-related closures.

 

And if you’re trying to work and you need to let your kids have a movie marathon? Break out the  popcorn and don’t judge yourself (because we all know a little screen time won’t hurt them—and nobody judges us as harshly as we judge ourselves).

 

Stay safe and be well, Greenwich Moms!

 

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