21 Social Distancing Games and Safe Activities for Kids to Do This Summer

Fence Art

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 2
  • Where to play: Outdoors

How to play: Leave inspiring messages for neighbors and friends with fence art. Whether your child has one friend or many coming over, create individual art stations around a large outdoor table or sitting in a circle in your driveway. All you need is construction paper, markers, paint, and paper plates for designing “fence flowers”. To make one: cut small slits into the parameter of a paper plate, color your plate like your favorite flowers, and then make a small hole in the middle of the plate. Place a piece of string through the center hole and tie your flower plate to your fence. Everyone driving will look twice when they see!

Lab Rats

  • Best ages: Grades K – 5
  • Players: 2
  • Where to play: Outdoors

How to play: Turn the backyard into a science lab! The Awesome Science Experiments For Kids has 105 science experiments to choose from that involve materials you have around your house or can easily and inexpensively find at the store. Your little scientists—as many neighbors and friends that can safely sit 6 feet apart—can help construct their own experiment and see results in minutes.