Daily Picks for Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Families At Home: June 1-5

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.

As Michigan is under a“stay-at homeorder”due toCOVID-19 concernsfor 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 withvirtual events,indoor activitiesand 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, June 1

At-Home Activities and events

A Rubik's cube with shades of brown
Photo by Tiffany Dahle
  • Talk to your kids about race: Protests and unrest over the weekend offer a perfect opportunity to have a conversation with your kids.
  • Make a rainbow craft: June 1 is the start of Pride Month. Celebrate it — and teach the kids what Pride is all about — by making a colorful craft.
  • Make a bug bin: A sensory bug bin, that is. All you need are dried beans and plastic bugs!

Tuesday, June 2

Lightning McQueen with an arrow pointing to Cars crafts
First image via “Cars.” Second image via rainydaymum.com

At-Home Activities and events

  • Make a rainstick: The lesson and craft activity from our virtual science camp will teach kids all about sound.
  • Watch Cars:And then try some fun at-home activities inspired by the hit flick.
  • Have a fun coloring session and Detroit lesson: Print out some coloring pages by local Detroit institutions and have fun while teaching your kids about the landmarks they’re coloring in.

Wednesday, June 3

A painted smiley face rock in a tree
Photo from St. Clair Shores Rocks Facebook page

At-Home Activities and events

Weekly Must-Read

  • Embrace diversity and teach your kids the importance of loving everyone with a book that showcases diversity including reads like Abuela by Arthur Dorros and Call Me Tree by Maya Christina Gonzalez.

Thursday, June 4

At-Home Activities and events

Friday, June 5

Two kids in a kayak on a river

At-Home Activities

  • Hit up a water trail: Got a kayak or canoe? Bust it out and head out to a local creek for some summertime water fun.
  • Have a backyard campout: Grab a tent and some firewood and treat the kids to a full camping experience from the comfort of your own backyard.
  • Try a new recipe for s’mores: Marshmallows and chocolate are delish but you haven’t lived until you try these twists.
  • Check out the Metro Parent calendar: It’s full of virtual events to help you plan next week!

Weekend Picks: June 6-7

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

This post is updated weekly.

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