So much of our ability to stay healthy – and The Glen’s ability to stay open – is dependent on our exposure to the coronavirus. None of us want to miss out on birthday parties, dining out, time with family and friends, or a weekend getaway!
But there are ways to make these events safer – and still meaningful. Hopefully, in ten years, we will look back on this crazy coronavirus pandemic as a memory. Not the uncertainty and fear that many are experiencing – but the good stuff! The creative ways we have chosen to spend time together as a family …
To that end, here are few ideas, gathered from Glen families, of successful ways to celebrate while we are physically apart:
— Create your own Trip Around the Sun (a Montessori tradition!) to do at home; videotape yourself as you tell stories of your child when they were born, age one, two, etc.,
— Virtual Bingo! Send home-made bingo cards to everyone invited to celebrate – and play Bingo via Zoom or Google Meet!
— A Lego building party – everyone gets the same # of legos and sees what they can build!
— Have a family Campout! Set up a tent in the backyard and roast marshmallows. Facetime friends or family from underneath the stars.
— Ask friends and family to send birthday cards instead! Kids love mail and so many of us have ceased sending it.
— Send out your child (or your own) version of Flat Stanely and ask your friends and family to find creative places to take a picture and post it to social media with birthday wishes on the big day!
And of course, a google search will turn up any number of great ideas to celebrate while physically distancing: