Check out these fun family-friendly activities while sheltering-in-place this season:

Recipes for DIY Drinks

The following is a recommendation from Skylar at St. Paul’s Church. During the pandemic, a few of the youth members (Joshua, Meg, Aubree, and Skylar) started a “Wellness Ministry” team. They’ve been meeting virtually to make newsletters and PSA’s about mental health for their congregation. Their leader Margaret shared – “I’m totally amazed by their wonderful efforts!” Right now they are putting together recipes and DIY craft projects for families at home. Skylar wanted to pass along the following article that has a lot of fun recipes for making DIY Starbucks drinks:

Free Digital Cooking Classes For Kids

Every Week Day, 1:00 PM

Delish’s editorial director Joanna Saltz and her kids will be going live on Instagram every week day at 1:00 PM to share cook-along videos for you and your little ones.

Virtual Programs Presented by The South Fork Natural History Museum

Exciting virtual programs. Register for the Zoom classes by sending an email to  

Heckscher At Home Kids, Ages 5 – 10 Years

Every Tuesday, 3:00 PM

Heckscher at Home weekly kid-friendly activities highlight an art project related to a work of art in the Museum’s collection. Tune in live to the Museum’s Facebook page every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 PM as the Museum Educators create exciting art activities designed for ages 5 through 10! Click below to tune in:

Storytime with The Met, Ages 18 Months – 6 Years

Thursdays, 12:00 PM

Enjoy Storytime from home! Join in every Thursday to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.

New York Transit Museum Tots from Home on Tuesdays and Thursdays

This is a family program that posts new songs and stories each Tuesday & Thursday, 10:15 AM – These posts are available anytime at for Free!

  • Kids can kick-start their morning with Transit Tots on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 AM! Join Museum educators for songs and stories for our youngest transit fans. Recommended for ages 2-5

Lullabies From Brady’s House

Live Stream 30 minutes of sweet, soft songs to help your little ones (and yourselves!) drift right off into dreamland.

Children’s Museum of the East End: Baby & Me at Home

Tuesdays, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

During the weekly Zoom meeting, parents and caregivers of newborns will meet for a virtual “play date,” hear the latest news about early childhood parenting, discuss developmental milestones, and sing to their babies and offer support to one another (while remaining safe and sound at home).

Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 PM

During this time of social distancing, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will bring the programs to you. Over the next few weeks, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at one o’clock they will be live on facebook with their animals and staff to bring you a short segment of fun and education. See previous episodes on FB or on YouTube at the link below!


Music & Art at Home

Join the Staller Center’s Instrument Petting Zoo from the comfort of your own home. Learn about new instruments and download worksheets to work on Music Basics on your own.

-Recommendations from the North Shore Public Library as of May 2020