Here is an ever-evolving list of activities — online and off — for kids and families to enjoy while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. There are, of course, endless opportunities out there in the wider world, but we’ve tried to limit our list to just Vermont-based or locally created activities.
Four Science Vermont: STEM experiences
Blueberry Hill Trails: curbside trail lunches available
Ilsley Public Library Outside Pickup Service: order books, DVDs and other items from the library’s physical collection while the library building remains closed. This service starts June 2.
Make It Together: Local early childhood educators are working together to create a series of family crafts that we post on MiniBury each Thursday. Here’s the latest.
The Knoll at Middlebury College: walk the labyrinth, enjoy the views
Trail Around Middlebury: take a hike!
Vergennes Bang & Clang Parade: every night at 7
Vermont State Parks: Playgrounds are closed, but folks are welcome to enjoy the outdoors at any of Vermont’s state parks.
SHOPPING FOR KIDS CLOTHES AND TOYS
Junebug: Middlebury’s children’s clothing resale shop is open to the public. Face coverings are required; only 10 people allowed in the store at once. The playroom has been removed.
They also offer personal shopping services for curbside delivery. Send a facebook message or call the store (802.388.1055) 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday to place an order, schedule a Zoom meeting or request pictures.
Simon Says: The “general store for kids and families” in Bristol is closed to in-person shoppers but maintaining a well-stocked online store full of toys, games, treats and more.