At Home Activities
Stuck at home during this COVID-19 pandemic lockdown makes it difficult to keep yourself and your family busy. To help with that, we've pulled together some fun at home activities from stores, attractions and other businesses across the Region. We have also listed virtual events you can join in from home.
Arts and Crafts
We have an iconic South Shore Poster for you to color. Sports fans will enjoy all that Mascot Hall of Fame and Gary SouthShore RailCats have been doing to help you fill the time until sports are back. Click on the links below for activities.
- The Dunes Beaches South Shore Poster coloring page
- Mascot coloring sheets from MHOF (follow them on facebook for more)
- RailCats printable activities (follow them on facebook for more)
Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center has posted on facebook some videos of crafts to do at home and books they're reading.
Crossroads YMCA has some at home activities for families to enjoy here.
Northwest Indiana shops are finding new ways to connect to their customers. Sweet Home Indiana gift store in St. John has been posting videos on facebook showing how to creating crafts using items around your house. You can also order craft kits as well as other items and pick them up curbside.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City has a number of videos to keep you busy and in touch with your artistic side. Education director Hannah Hammond-Hagman has art activities you can do at home. Lubeznik also has virtual exhibit tours as well as a few studio tours from local artists.
Dunes Learning Center now has a series of videos where Naturalist Nate, aka “Neature Nate”, shows some of the ways you can explore, play and enjoy nature in your neighborhood! They also have projects finding art in nature, a video series on the Search for Sandsquatch, and a collection of more distance learning activities.
If you're good at sewing, you can keep busy and help your community by making masks. The facebook group, Masks for NWI Healthcare Workers, is a generous group of seamstresses in the Region sewing masks and distributing them where they are needed. They also have instructions on how to put one together, materials and more on their website nwimasks.com.
Shelf Ice Puzzle
Do you like to do puzzles? We used a beautiful photo of shelf ice on Lake Michigan by Rafi Wilkinson for an online puzzle through Jigsaw Explorer. Try it out!