PJ Library Resources for Quarantined Families


 

As communities seek to lower the impact of COVID-19, many families are spending a lot of time at home with their kids. One great way to pass time with your little ones is to read PJ Library books! Here are other ideas for ways to stay busy and have fun at home.

For guidance in talking with your children about quarantines and pandemics, visit our page on How to Talk to Your Kids About Scary Situations.

Summer At Home

family enjoying a pretend campout in the living room

Download a Summer Bingo Card

Have a Living Room Campout

Cook up a Batch of Indoor S’mores

Make Your Own Suncatchers

Assemble an Epic Ice Cream Sundae

Sing Camp Songs

15 Boredom Busters For Days When It's Too Hot to Go Outside

Summer Reading Tips

Activities for Babies and Toddlers

5 Super Easy No-Prep Toddler Activities

Creating a Simple Bedtime Routine for Babies & Toddlers

Listen to the Sleepy Bedtime Playlist

Family Together Time

Check out PJ Library Listen for hours of free audio content for the whole family.

Storytelling Games to Play With Kids of All Ages

Printable: Story Blocks and Games

Listen to our podcast: Have I Got a Story for You! 

Learn Hebrew With Your Kids or Practice Your Ladino

Listen to our animated PJ Library books playlist

Arts & Crafts

little boys climbing on their mama while doing arts and crafts

Make a Challah Cover

Easy Activity: Make a Question Jar

Make a Homemade Milk Carton Bird Feeder

Make a Summer Treasure Box

Unplugged Time

A Mitzvah A Day (From Home) Chart

9 Fun and Easy Ideas for a Shabbat Family Game Night

15 Unplugged Ideas for Shabbat

Take An Imagination Vacation

Unplugged Activities for Quiet Weekends/Shabbat

Kids in the Kitchen

Brother and sister enjoying ice cream cones together

Easy Challah Recipes to Make With Your Kids

10 Classic Jewish Foods to Make with your Family

5 Super Easy Kid-Friendly Baking Ideas

Hands-on Activities from Favorite PJ Library Books:

Twin sisters enjoy a snack while reading a PJ Library book

Build an Indoor Tunnel

Create a Kindness Wheel

Draw a Self Portrait

Make a Tamburitza

Make a Tzedakah Box

Paint Encouragement Stones

Start an Avocado Tree

For Parents

Different Families, Different Rules: Tips For Talking to Your Kids

How to Talk to Your Children About Cancelled Summer Camp

Sample Daily Schedule for Families at Home

More Resources from Our Partners

Visit the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) for an ongoing ticker of Jewish coronavirus news.

My Jewish Learning has guides to traditional prayers that may be particularly useful at this time, including the Prayer for Healing, the Prayer for Hand-Washing, the Prayer for Travelers, and the Prayer for Doctors

Kveller has published helpful advice and personal essays about coronavirus, including life under quarantine, building community during this stressful time, and a profile of the teen who started the best coronavirus website.

 
 

PJ Library sends free Jewish children’s books around the world to families of all levels of Jewish observance or knowledge. The program is inspiring new generations to explore Jewish values, traditions, and culture through storybooks. Perfect for ages 6 months through 12 years. Sign up the kids in your life today.