48 Things (and Counting) To Do While Physical Distancing

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, the most important thing to remember is that you’ll be spending a lot of time at home. Physical distancing (also known as social distancing) can save lives. At SaintA, we want to emphasize that while we want you to be physically safe, having close social and emotional connection is needed now more than ever. Below, you can find a range of activities, deals and offers for you and the rest of the family to take advantage of as you practice physical distancing. Stay safe and check back often for updates!

Education
For the kiddos

  1. Borrow free e-books and audio books from the library
  1. Listen to free kids books with Audible
  2. Take a virtual trip to the Milwaukee Public Zoo
  3. Tune into PBS for At-Home Learning

For you

  1. Feed you curiosity with Ted Talks
  2. Create a lesson plan
  1. Learn about a new topic: you can start with historical trauma
  2. Boost your brain by taking an Ivy League class
  3. Expand your communication skills and learn and new language with Dulolingo
  4. Prepare and schedule lessons for your kiddos

Get Active
For the Family

  1. Take an online yoga class here or here
  2. Take your pick from 60 free virtual classes at the YMCA
  3. Have recess at home
  4. Start with star jumps and mountain climbers, then find some more fun at-home workouts for you and the kids here
  5. Dance it out
  6. Get moving with Go Noodle

    Museums
    For the Family

    1. Learn about the history of slavery at America’s Black Holocaust Museum
    2. Dive into artwork at the Milwaukee Art Museum
    3. Travel to the world’s largest art museum through The Louvre Online Tours

    Outdoors
    For the family

    1. Tend to your garden
    2. Take the dogs for a walk
    3. Turn your backyard into a classroom

     

    Self-Care & Caregiver Capacity 
    For the family

    1. Book an online therapy appointment
    2. Read a book
    3. Gather some inspiration from Pinterest
    4. Catch up on sleep

    For you

    1. Stay Calm and meditate
    2. Clean and organize your space like Marie Kondo

    Stay Connected
    For you

    1. Keep it old school and call a friend
    2. Facetime, Skye or Zoom
    3. Have a Netflix Party

    Social Media
    For you

    1. Like and share all your favorite brands and businesses on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
    2. Leave a review on a restaurant you recently ordered from

    Support your community
    For you and the family

    1. If you’re healthy, donate blood
    2. Practice physical distancing
    3. Tip your delivery drivers very well!
    4. Attend an online Foster Parent Information Session
    5. Learn the basics of fostering

    Services

    1. Get free Wi-Fi from Spectrum for households with students. To sign up call 1-844-488-8395.
    2. Forget about moving your car because parking enforcement is temporarily suspended

    Food and Meals

    1. Find emergency meals here
    2. And here are more meals across the city (Attach YTA document, Demonte sent an updated version)

    Family Fun

    1. Go on a scavenger hunt
    2. Enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    Local Live streams

    1. Take a dance lesion with Signature Dance Company
    2. Meditate with SKY Schools
    3. Get creative with No Studios
    4. Rec at home with Milwaukee Recreation

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