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.

Metro Parent Editorial Team
Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.


  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!


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