Ways to care for your kids during COVID-19

Below are some suggestions about how to promote holistic health for your kiddos. Consider building one activity from each activity into your daily schedule.






  • Draw with sidewalk chalk.
  • Garden (or pretend)
  • Make patterns on the ground with spray bottles filled with water.
  • Take a walk around the neighborhood.
  • Walk around a local park (maintaining social distance).


  • Designate a specific communication hour each day.
  • Make cards to give or send.
  • Teach and practice the art of letter writing.
  • Send e-mails.
  • Take and share photos.


  • Keep the Sunday morning routine by finding a church that live streams, or by having your own family church.
  • Commit to a daily time of prayer for the pandemic, or just people who are sick in general.
  • Memorize Bible verses. (Using hand motions or drawing pictures are great ways for kids who don’t read to memorize.)

– Sarah Earles, MS, LPC, Child & Family Therapist