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Humboldt Community School District

Unplugged Enrichment Opportunities


Draw pictures and/or write letters to residents of care centers who can’t see their families.  (All)

Plan and cook a meal for the family with or without help (All)

Play a board game or a card game. (All ages)

Create a story / book. (Elem/MS)

Draw with chalk. Create a hopscotch / game on the driveway. (Elem)

Learn how to make a simple recipe to share (i.e. rice krispie bars) (All ages)

Origami (Upper Elem/MS)

Do a workout / yoga/ dance party. (All ages)

Read a book, magazine, newspaper. (All ages)

Learn how to clean, do laundry, pay bills/budget. (MS/HS)

Learn how to change a tire and change the oil in a vehicle. (MS/HS)

Re-organize closets or clean out and donate items. (All ages)

Make bread / cookies from scratch. (MS/HS)

Scrapbook. (All ages)

Start a Diary about your life in Quarantine (All ages)

Vacuum/Clean out the car (MS/HS)

Ride bikes (all ages)

Plant flowers/veggies/fruit in indoor pots.  (All ages)

Build a fort (Elem/MS)

Journal about experiences (All ages)

Home makeovers / Home spa days. (All ages)

Write handwritten letters/cards to loved ones & send (All ages)

Play “The floor is lava” (All ages)

Balloon volleyball/tennis (All ages)

Put a puzzle together (all ages)

Give the family pet a bath/cleaning (All ages)

Go through old pictures together (All ages)

Build with Legos (Elem/MS)

Draw pictures and/or write letters to military members who are overseas.  (All)

Learn how to sew/knit/crochet/cross-stitch/needlepoint (Upper Elementary/MS/HS)

Create your own clues for a scavenger hunt inside or outside (All ages)

Go for a walk, run, bike ride, etc.

Indoor snowball fight using cotton balls or crumpled up paper (Prek-Elem)

  • Write letters, sight words, or numbers on pieces of paper and crumple them up. Throw them back and forth like a snowball and when you say freeze, they have to name the letter, sound, word, number, or have them count up to the number

Make homemade play-doh (Any ages)

  • Recipe for homemade play dough: 1 cup of white flour, 1 cup of water, ½ cup of salt, 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and your choice of food coloring. (Add peppermint extract for scent.) Stir everything together in a big nonstick pan for 5 minutes over medium heat. The play dough will last for months if you store it in a tightly sealed container.

Shaving cream - (Prek-Elem)

  • Practice making shapes, letters, numbers, sight words, or their name 

Fruit loop or cheerio necklaces (Prek-Elem)

  • Sort the fruit loop colors, string them on and count as they do, then wear and enjoy the edible necklace 

Create a fort together and make up stories and use as a reading nook (Any ages)

Make a family graph - (Prek-Elem)

  • Graph favorite foods, favorite animals, favorite colors, etc. 

Make a pinecone bird feeder (PreK-Elem)

  • Pinecone, peanut butter, and birdseed. Add string to hang on tree

Paper plate ice skating (Prek-Elem)

  • Color and decorate two paper plates, stand on them and pretend to ice skate

Skittles science experiment - (Prek-Elem)

  • Using a small plate, line the skittles up around the edge, slowly add water to the center of the plate until it just reaches the skittles and watch what happens!

Learn magic tricks or card tricks

Color and crafts (All ages)

Build  model cars, airplanes, etc. (Upper Elementary/MS/HS)

Use a deck of cards and make addition and subtraction problems (Prek-Elem)

Play Cards!

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