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Be healthy workout

Stay active at home with a quick series of moves that will get your heart pumping. No special equipment required!

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Be a great pen pal

Swapping stories with a faraway friend can be a fun hobby. And you'll find out how it feels to wait by the mailbox, excited to receive an actual letter!

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Make your own face planter

Gather supplies from around the house and start planning a silly or smiling face to hold your plants.

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Four games to play with a Frisbee

There’s so much you can do with these flexible discs! Just grab one, head outside, and try one of these ideas.

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Make chicken ranch wraps

The recipe for these tasty sandwiches was written by a teenager! You can buy ranch dressing or follow the easy recipe to make your own.

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Start a collection

Collections are a way to express yourself, show interest in something you care about, remember special places you’ve visited, and make your space feel like “you.” Here’s how to get started.

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Stay active workout

This series of simple moves will help you keep fit at home, and all it takes is 25 minutes.

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Take a nature walk

Take in the sights and sounds of the world around you! We have tips on what to do on the walk—and how to use your treasures once you return home.

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Make a greeting card

Gather a few supplies from around the house to craft these special greetings. They’ll bring a smile to anyone’s face.

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Create your own dance workout

Get your body moving and your heart rate up by putting together your own dance routine. Pick the music, try out your moves, and have fun.

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Grow a container garden

From playing in the dirt to watching seeds sprout, gardening is a great way to get outside right now. No yard required: All you need is a porch, front step, or patio.

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Make stovetop mac and cheese

This easy, cheesy, delicious recipe was created by a 13-year-old chef and cookbook author. You'll be eating in no time.

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Five games to play on a bicycle

Riding your bike is a great way to get outside and exercise. Switch things up with these ideas you can try on your own or with your family.

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Calm your mind

Meditation is a way to take deep breaths to relax. Just find a quiet place and follow our easy steps. 

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Create your own marble game

It's easy with a little creativity and cardboard tubes, paper plates, and other materials you have around the house.

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Stay fit workout

Have fun and stay healthy at home with these easy moves. No special equipment necessary!

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Stargaze in the night sky

To see something out of this world, just look up! We have tips on how to spot planets, stars, and more.

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Make pancake squares

Try our easy recipe that makes delicious pancakes in a sheet pan. Have some now and freeze some for later.

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Four fun chalk games to try

Chalk games are an easy, fun way to get active and creative. All you need for these games are chalk and some sidewalk or driveway space.

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Write a poem

Award-winning poet and novelist Kwame Alexander shares his advice on how to write poetry that's meaningful to you.

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Create an indoor garden

A terrarium is fun to make with a reused pasta jar. Follow our easy instructions and watch it grow.

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Stay strong workout

Keep active at home with these simple moves. You can do the workout anytime—no equipment needed.

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Create kindness rocks

A little kindness goes a long way. Making these rocks is a fun activity that can spread cheer.

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Make a berry smoothie

Whipping up a smoothie is easy and delicious. Try our recipe for a strawberry smoothie with a surprise ingredient.

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Keep a journal

Writing down your thoughts can help you get to know yourself better. Here are some easy ways to get started.

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Make cardboard animals

These colorful cardboard animals are a simple and fun way to decorate your desk or bookshelf. How creative can you be?

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Apps to keep you active at home

To stay healthy and fit while you’re at home, try these apps and videos. They can be done inside or out.

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Make egg muffins

This recipe is like making omelettes you can hold in your hand. Just grab a muffin pan and get started.
 

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Fun tours to take from home

Museums, zoos, and historical sites are open online so you can see amazing art and important places. Plus: live animal cams of polar bears, pandas, and gorillas!

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Five outdoor activities 

Check out these five outdoor activities to keep you moving! They can all be done in your yard or at a park. 

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Draw a cartoon of yourself

Award-winning illustrator Jerry Craft (author of New Kid) shares tips, tricks, and advice to help you draw a cartoon character who looks like you.

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Make rainbow pizza

With tomatoes, peppers, corn, and other veggies, it’s easy (and delicious!) to make a pizza in the colors of the rainbow.

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Talk to your grandparents

Find out what their lives were like when they were kids! We’ve got suggestions for what to ask and how to stay in touch with calls, video, and email.

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