Daily Picks for Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Families At Home: May 4-8

Looking for something fun to do from home this week? We've got a list of daily picks for your family to try while under the Stay Home, Stay Safe order.

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As Michigan is under a “stay-at home order” due to COVID-19 concerns for the foreseeable future, Detroit- and Ann Arbor-area families should stay at home for their safety and practice social distancing.

We understand that this a challenging time for everyone, especially those with young kids, and we want to help by providing families a weekly list of our “daily picks” filled with virtual events, indoor activities and other fun things to do with your kids while at home.

Are you sharing your at-home activities on Instagram? Tag us @MetroParentMag or use our community hashtag #MPMoment.

Monday, May 4

At-Home Activities and events

Promo image for the movie The Sandlot with dog and boys

Tuesday, May 5

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First image from the Disney film “Frozen.” Second image stock of a braid.

At-Home Activities and events

Wednesday, May 6

Child having a tea party

At-Home Activities and events

  • Have a tea party: Some tea, treats and a little imagination is all you need!
  • Clean out your pantry: You know there are some things in there that can be pitched. Not sure what can stay? Our expiration dates guide can help.
  • Make mom a card: Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday. Make it special with a handmade cupcake flower card.

Weekly Must-Read

Thursday, May 7

Woman and child FaceTiming an elderly couple

At-Home Activities and events

  • Give grandma a call: Keeping up with your relatives is important but can also be difficult, especially when social distancing. These ideas can help.
  • Go on a monster hunt: Download our free Monster Coloring Book. Color them in, cut them out and take turns hiding them and finding them.
  • Make a homemade bird feeder: A pinecone, peanut butter and birdseed is all you need. The birds will love you and you get to check off a #KindKidChallenge square.

Friday, May 8

At-Home Activities

  • Play hopscotch: Simple fun can sometimes be the best fun. Try hopscotch or give one of these other ideas a try.
  • Show your health care heroes a little love: Hang a rainbow in your window, put up a white ribbon or give them a virtual hug in our gallery and help support those fighting for our health.
  • Order from your favorite restaurant: Many eateries took a financial hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Support them by ordering carry-out or delivery.
  • Check out the Metro Parent calendar: It’s full of virtual events to help you plan next week!

Weekend Picks: May 9-10 (Mother’s Day weekend!)

Looking for fun things to do with your kids this weekend? We have plenty of ideas over on our Weekend Picks!

Plus, check out our roundup of at-home Mother’s Day ideas to make mom’s day super special, even if we’re all at home.

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