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.
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!
Listen to our animated PJ Library books playlist:
Activities for Babies and Toddlers
5 Super Easy No-Prep Toddler Activities
Hebrew Words & Phrases to Practice With Your Kids
A Quick Introduction to Ladino
How to Learn Hebrew With Your Kids
Arts & Crafts
20 Jewish Crafts to Make With Washi Tape
Easy Activity: Make a Question Jar
Make a Homemade Cat Toy
Start a Gratitude Journal for the New Year
Make a Summer Treasure Box
Make Your Own Question Catcher for Passover
Unplugged Activities for Quiet Weekends/Shabbat
9 Fun and Easy Ideas for a Shabbat Family Game Night
15 Unplugged Ideas for 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:
Make a Challah Cover
Make Encouragement Stones
Make a Gratitude Stick
Make a Tamburitza
Make Leaf Art
Make a Tzedakah Box
Have a Living Room Campout
Make an Edible Moon Chart
Make an Indoor Tunnel
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.