Most residents in Santa Cruz, CA continue to stay at home after health and safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic deemed it necessary for the county’s shelter-in-place order to be extended until further notice. However, the lockdown was eased a bit to allow the resumption of operations of certain industries, including golf courses.
Staying at home all day can be difficult especially for those living with kids since their usual routines like school and extracurricular activities have been canceled. To keep the whole family active and well during this time, it’s best to maintain a routine and keep everyone busy.
Here’s a list of activities the whole family can enjoy while staying at home:
Visit virtual museums
You don’t have to leave the house to enjoy a trip to the museum. Art galleries and museums from all over the world have launched virtual tours so everyone can gain access to their exhibits.
Check out the British Museum in London’s The Museum of the World where you can learn all about the art, culture, religion, belief, and history of different civilizations. Google Arts & Culture also has a collection of paintings from an array of acclaimed museums. The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History will also be releasing a virtual community program soon.
Read books from the online library
The Santa Cruz Public Library has a whole host of e-books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and music available for free. All you have to do is sign up to get access to their extensive online collection.
You can also choose something from the children’s section so you and your kids can learn something new together. They have coronavirus resources, Spanish courses for kids, programs for older kids, games, and movies. You should also check out the section for teachers and parents.
Keep healthy while staying at home by checking out online workout videos. Santa Cruz Power Fitness has been posting live video workouts on their Instagram page to encourage people at home to keep active.
Paradigm Sport has at-home daily training guides and videos provided by professional trainers. Their daily virtual training sessions offer simple workouts you can do in the comfort of your own house. YouTube also has plenty of resources for child-friendly exercises.
Start an arts and crafts project
It’s the best time to get creative while staying at home. Take this opportunity to create something and have fun with your kids. You can start with simple projects like making a snowflake or popsicle stick art. The Spruce Crafts has over a dozen Macramé projects from plant hangers to bracelets. You can also learn the art of paper folding at Origami Way. Learn how to make butterflies, cranes, and even Yoda by following the website’s easy to understand instructions and diagrams.
The City of Santa Cruz has plenty of resources to help its residents deal with the ongoing pandemic. For more information about Santa Cruz and its surrounding communities, as well as for real estate updates in the area, get in touch with me. I am Amber Melenudo, your go-to Realtor in Santa Cruz, CA. Call me at 831.661.5591 or drop me a note at amber(at)davidlyng(dotted)com.