While New Orleans is slowly starting to reopen, many family-friendly places have yet to open their doors. And as parents, you probably worry about taking the kids outdoors until the current pandemic passes.
How do you keep your little ones entertained while they’re cooped up at home? These tips have you covered:
Read (or watch) all about it!
Sometimes, the best way to pass the time is to settle down and reada great book. Luckily, there are many family-friendly books set in The Big Easy, such as A Good Night for Ghosts by Mary Pope Osborne or A Catfish Tale by Whitney Stewart. There are also popular movies set in the city, such as Disney’s The Princess and the Frog.
Art you entertained?
When was the last time you or your kids indulged your artistic side? If it’s been a while, you can easily get your creative juices flowing right at home. For starters, visit Walking Man Studios’ website and download free coloring pages featuring iconic structures in New Orleans. Local companies like Lion heart Prints are selling calligraphy and watercolor kits, as well.
Soothe your ears
You can check out the WWOZ Virtual Gig Calendar to see which artists are broadcasting their live performances virtually. And if you’re subscribed to a music streaming service, you can create a playlist of New Orleans jazz musicians your entire family will love (hint: Louis Armstrong is always a good place to start).
Explore from home
One of the perks of living in New Orleans is the many attractions you can visit. But for your family’s safety, you can explore them virtually instead. Stroll down the paths of Lafayette Cemetery, explore the city’s teeming swamplands, or see the marvels of marine life at Audubon Aquarium—all from the comfort of your home.
Get your green thumb on
Gardening can help reduce stress, improve mood, and keep you fit. So why not get the whole family in on the fun? You don’t need a lot of money or space for it—you can turn even a small plot in your backyard into a thriving vegetable patch. Eggplants, okra, tomatoes, peppers, and turnips are especially suited for New Orleans’ weather.
Cook up something sweet
Kids love pastries and you can ask them to help you prepare sweets in your kitchen. French Quarter beignets are an excellent, child-friendly recipe because they’reprimarily fried batter. While you’re at it, whip up some sweet tea to pair with the tasty treats.
Make dining in fun
Want to make dinner extra special? Many dining establishments are still open and offer food delivery or curbside pickup. Gather up the family, decide which restaurant to order from, and set up your table to make it look like you’re dining out. It’s a fun way to mix up family dinners and it spares the grownups from cooking duty for one night.
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