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
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
Make a Challah Cover
Easy Activity: Make a Question Jar
Make a Homemade Milk Carton Bird Feeder
Make a Summer Treasure Box
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
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:
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
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.