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What to Cook and Do When You’re Staying Home

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We’re all about to spend a looooot of time at home. Trying to do our best to feed our families, educate our kids while school is out, and stay sane in the process.

Here is a list of easy recipes using pantry staples and educational/movement/art resources to help you get through this!

This list is by no means extensive and I plan on adding to it frequently. Please share your favorites (in any category) with me in a message on social media or an email: emily@myeverydaytable.com

Ground Pork Stir Fry 4

Ground Meat Easy Dinners

bowl of easy chicken taco soup with toppings and spoon

Turkey & Chicken Easy Dinners

Nutritious little quinoa cakes, perfect for any time of the day.

Vegetarian Easy Dinners

Teaching Kids How to Cook

There is no better time to get your kids in the kitchen! In my newer recipes, I’m trying to add in ideas to each post but start simply if this is new to you!

Kids can stir together ingredients, help prep toppings (ie taco toppings) on a plate, peel and slice veggies with kid’s knife, make their own plates. Anything goes!

Movement Resources

  • Blooma Yoga – My neighborhood studio is offering classes online, and I’m definitely looking forward to their family and kid classes.
  • Cosmic Yoga for Kids – I haven’t tried this yet, but have heard a TON of great things about this free resource for kids.
  • Cli Studios – Free dance classes, recommended by our dance studio. Maybe I’ll learn a little ballet?

Educational Resources for Kids

Educational Resources for Adults

  • 450 Ivy League Courses – These are free and available online! Take advantage.
  • The Great Courses – Free month with code ‘FREEMO’ to watch free for a month. They offer everything from art to history to cooking!
  • Insight Timer – Tons of free guided meditations. It may not be a perfect meditation practice, but I snuggle between my kids and urge them to be as quiet as possible. 🙂

Ideas for Art + Fun for Kids

  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – The author and illustrator is sharing lunch doodles weekdays at 1pm EST.
  • Pre-K Daily Schedule – I love this outline from the Lean Green Bean that puts the kids in charge of what they want to learn about each day. Great way to get them involved.
  • Quarantine Art Party – My friend Alias started this (she’s an artist and designer) and she’ll be posting one word every day. Make a doodle, drawing, or piece of art! (I plan on doing this with my kids, because FUN!)
  • 30 Days of LEGO Play – A prompt for lego building.
  • McHarper Manor – Guided art projects.
  • My Bored Toddler – Daily themed activity challenges.
  • The Artful Parent – Huge lists of art projects featuring drawing, print, sculpture, and more!

Ideas for Art + Fun for Families

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