While we are all home social distancing, you might want to try some of the activities listed below to keep your kids busy, courtesy, of The Goddard School in West Orange’s "Things to Do with Kids" column. In addition, National Goof Off Day is celebrated this week, so you can try some of these activities too.

NATIONAL GOOF OFF DAY 

We are all home, so celebrating this holiday won’t be hard. If you are social distancing with your family, take some time out of your day to do something fun and silly together to let off some steam. It is a tough and serious time right now, so adding a little levity to the day will go a long way. You can play Charades, have a contest to see who can make the silliest face, dance, start a band. Regardless of what you do, it will make a memorable moment in time for your kids to remember years from now when they remember this period of time. Below are some other ideas that you can do on 3/22 or on any day with your kids:

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…

The next time you sit down for a family dinner, toss out some of these facts to spark a lively and informative family conversation. After dinner, look up some of these dates and facts and explore the historical moments as a family.

  • On March 21, 1963 – The infamous Alcatraz prison is closed.
  • On March 23, 1775 – Patrick Henry declared, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
  • On March 24, 1958 – Elvis Presley joined the U.S. Army.
  • On March 25, 1957 – The European Economic Community (ECC) was established by the Treaty of Rome.
  • On March 26, 1827 – Ludwig von Beethoven died in Vienna, Austria.
  • On March 26, 1885 – The Eastman Dry Plate and Chemical Company manufactured the first motion picture film.