Daily Picks for Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Families At Home: Aug. 31-Sept. 4

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 slowly returns to life before COVID-19, many Detroit- and Ann Arbor-area families are staying close to home for their safety and practicing 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, August 31

At-home activities

Photo from Walt Disney Animation

Tuesday, Sept. 1

At-home activities

Two kids playing on a tire swing

Wednesday, Sept. 2

A field of sunflowers

At-home activities

  • Try an over-the-top dessert: From milkshakes with full cupcakes on top to fancy cakes and huge ice cream cones, these spots have your sweet tooth covered.
  • Watch a multicultural movie: Cinderella, Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse and Black Panther are among our top picks.
  • Visit a local flower field: Michigan is filled with sunflowers, lavender, poppies and more. Take a trip to pick some buds and snap a few Insta-worthy pics.

Weekly must-reads

  • Looking for something fun to do at home this September. Download our free Fun Guide to get the inside scoop on which local spots are reopening — and what they’re doing to keep visitor’s safe — online events and more fun activities.

Thursday, Sept. 3

Image from Back to the future and an arrow pointing to an activity based on the movie
Image one from Universal Picture. Image two from Awe Me

At-home activities

Friday, Sept. 4

Bonbons covered in chocolate powder and surrounded by raspberries

At-home activities

Weekend picks: Sept. 5-6

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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  1. My wife, daughter and I took the advice of going on a hike. We ended up going to the Arb in Ann Arbor and it was such a great time. We went to the steps by the river and dipped our toes in the water. My daughter, Anna, who is 5, got a little more than her feet wet. She was pretty soaked by the time we left. Later that night we watched Moana. It was really a perfect day and a great escape from being locked up during coronavirus. The only downside is we now need a carpet cleaner because I spilled some of my wine on the carpet. Not a big deal, you can’t complain about much after a day like that!