We may be staying home, but there are still fun things to do in Los Angeles with our kids. It’s just that now we’ll be experiencing them virtually.
April 1 – April Fool’s Day pranks can be a nice break from the serious situation we’re in. Try these ideas from the Today Show.
April 2 – Make this super fun Feed the Shark craft from Ocean Wise Conservation.
April 3 – 10am take a Free Virtual Guided Tour of the Sondra and Marvin Smalley Sculpture Garden at American Jewish University. Register here.
April 4 – Take the #DoGoodFromHome Challenge.
April 5 – Check out the California Science Center’s At-Home Science project ideas.
April 6 – This is the first day of what should have been LAUSD Spring Break, so check out our Virtual Spring Break ideas.
April 7 – in honor of National No Housework Day, we suggest you play Board Games all day and do absolutely no housework.
April 8 – Whether or not you celebrate, this is the start of Passover, and you can make one of these delicious Brisket Recipes from Martha Stewart for dinner.
April 9 – In honor of National Unicorn Day, we suggest making some of these terrific Unicorn Crafts.
April 10 – You may need some tips on working from home with kids around and this article is super thorough.
April 11 – It’s National Pet Day, and if you have a dog you may want to check out one of the Dog Parks on our list. Just check to make sure they are open currently.
April 12 – It’s Easter Sunday – try our Ham recipe, adapted from Farmer John.
April 13 – Why not pretend this Monday is a school day and check out these online education resources from LAUSD.
April 14 – Explore the LA Library online. There are a mind-boggling amount of free resources available on the library’s website and by having a library card. e-Media, audiobooks, music, tutoring, videos to stream, free access to the New York Times – the list is long and super cool.
April 15 – Check out the Cayton Museum’s #CaytonRecess each weekday at 11am and 3pm on IGTV.
April 16 – In honor of National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day we suggest – um, doing what you are probably already doing. Keep up the good work.
April 17 – It’s National Haiku Poetry Day, so challenge your family to create Haikus with you today!
April 18 – Listen to a concert at home. The GRAMMY Museum is releasing free digital content every day.
April 19 – Pull out the photo albums (or digital albums) and look at baby pictures with your kids.
April 20 – Have your kids pick one of these Cool Science Experiments and have a ball.
April 21 – Get ready to have a mess and make oobleck with the little ones.
April 22 – Happy Earth Day! Be sure to spend time outside being grateful for the planet we live on today. Take a walk, plant a seed or two, and try not to drive a car if possible.
PLUS: Check out what the Aquarium of the Pacific is doing for Virtual Earth Day – they have programming ALL DAY.
April 23 – It’s National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, which we’re already doing probably, so: Good Job!
April 24 – Spend a few minutes decluttering today – you’ll feel so much better afterwards, and you can get the whole family to help. Check out the Decluttering Club Facebook Group for ideas and support.
April 25 – Even though it won’t feel like it, it’s a Saturday, which calls for having a picnic in the middle of your living room.
April 26 – Bake the famous LAUSD Coffee Cake today – it’s really delicious!
PLUS – Grand Park LA is hosting their annual Our LA Voices cultural event Virtually on their website, Instagram and Facebook page.
April 27 – In honor of National Tell a Story Day, ask each member of your family to prepare a story to share as you eat dinner.
April 28 – National Superhero Day is the perfect day to watch as many Marvel movies as you can – streaming on Disney+.
April 29 – Learn some history together as you watch Crash Course on Youtube. So interesting!
April 30 – we love how much baking is happening right now, and since this is National Oatmeal Cookie Day, we suggest trying our favorite recipe from the Quaker Oats box.
Here’s to a wonderful month!