Shared Online Activities for Kids
- What: Virtual Playdate Ideas
- When: 4 years and up
- Why: Keep kids connected from a distance
- Where: At home
Do you need more ideas for your kids to connect with their friends online? Tired of the same online games and having kids watch videos together? If you want to take your virtual playdates up a level, try one of these ideas.
Fuse Beads: Kids can work on fuse beads while chatting. My daughter and her best friend made melting bead creations of each other and their pets, then mailed them to each other. This idea works great for family members and faraway friends as well as gift giving occasions when shopping is limited.
Mad Libs: For older kids who can read and write, have one kid supply the words and the other fill in the blanks. Kids can use the pre-made sheets or make up their own, and get lots of joy and hilarity out of the results.
Battleship: This classic game works great from a distance, as the players aren’t meant to see each other’s boards until the end. You don’t even both need the same version as long as the board and ship sizes remain consistent. Kids take turns trying to sink their opponents ships.
Art Projects: Kids can work on similar art projects, from coloring to string art. Flat final pieces, like paintings or drawings, work well to mail back and forth as well, for an extra bit of interaction at a distance.