Advice - Activities

Advice about anything from choosing classes to things to do on rainy days.





It might feel tough to keep connected when you’re at home. You might not know what to do with yourself, or feel lost. Maybe we can turn those feelings into something better, a day of reflection, home activities, or a call to (virtual) action! We’re currently compiling a list of resources for these times of social isolation connection. We’re talking virtual sing-a-longs, crafts, health resources, breathing videos, yoga classes, as well as links to lists compiled by others. 

Below are five of our favorite online activities. For more info, find our MASTER LIST here, and don’t forget to email "> if you have suggestions about helpful videos, upcoming virtual events, volunteer opportunities, etc.  







SING WITH SUZI LIVE Online Show Facebook at 4pm (ET) - FREE



$5 tips graciously accepted at and/or Venmo @Suzi-Shelton-Mitri


Join Suzi (and her special guests) for an intimate performance from her living room to yours. Silliness, musical fun and dancing too! Just open up her Facebook page at 4pm and enjoy! Message Suzi during the show to hear your special requests. You don't know what's going to happen until you tune in...



SNAPSHOT:  Make 1,000 "Happy Cards" and "Happy Letters" to the residents at local nursing homes and senior centers

DROP OFF 1. 438 12th Street (doorman; 8am-10pm)   

If you are willing to be a drop-off place in another neighborhood let me know!

DEADLINE: Friday, March  27th @ 5pm

REMINDER: Practice safe hand-washing before creating the cards!

GUIDELINES:  Fold over a piece of paper, draw some pictures and say something nice and Voila! (If you want to have kids write a letter that works too!). TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR CHILD WITH THEIR CARD and send it to me at ."> .

RULES:  There are no rules!  No message is too silly, no picture too crazy.  Let your kids be creative and do whatever they want!





Trusty Sidekick is pleased to offer FREE streaming of our archival videos for your family to enjoy over and over again!

As theater artists, we always prefer to be in the room with our audience…But until that’s possible again, we’re devising ways to engage in art and community from afar and to provide you with adventurous, bold content — right in your living room!

We’re kicking things off with SHADOW PLAY (Ages 2+) Have you ever wondered what happens to your shadow while you sleep?

Keep checking back in; more videos will be added here soon!

We hope you enjoy this playdate! And please, spread the word and share with loved ones!

LUNCH DOODLE with Mo Willems


Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.




While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, let us help make your children’s hiatus from school fun and educational. Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3pm EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.




Understanding Race in Today's Times

Over the past few months, PSP members have brought up race, racism, inequality, and white privilege and its complexities in everyday life.




Children's Books with a Positive, Feminist Message

"My daughter has asked for books for her birthday. I am trying to find some books that highlight girls/women and all we can do. Or positive messages to help spread love and hope right now. There are so many (and some aren't that on point--Not all Princesses Wear Pink was disappointing)."

Update: the second half of this article now includes recommendations for children's books with characters who do not conform to gender stereotypes.

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Here are what PSP members suggest...



Fun - and some Funny - Books to Read

PSP members share fun - and some funny - books to read with your kids and tween.




PSP Member Recommended Family Friendly Day Hikes

Lake Minnewaska
Lake Minnewaska is a favorite hiking destination for PSP members. Photo via here.

PSP Member Recommended Family Friendly Day Hikes!