Creative Connections

Creative Connections

Innovators at Work

| By: Britten, Casey

Innovators at Work: How Fox Valley Tech is adapting to these historic times with inventive solutions for students and efforts that uplift our community.   

Creative Connections

Our Parent Child Center team hasn't missed a beat in keeping in touch with its children and families during the public health crisis. Some teachers have made videos while many families are sharing photos with one another in an effort to keep relationships growing.

Check out videos and photos below that capture the creative minds of these amazing people during challenging times.

Tips & activities to keep engaged while at home:

Tips for Parents:

  • Try and keep your child on a schedule or routine
  • If working from home, make a quiet time bag with books, coloring books, puzzles for when you're on conference calls
  • Have your child help with chores
  • Take at least 30 minutes to yourself each day (go for a walk, read, relax)
  • Get outside daily, let your children burn energy
  • Do your best and give yourself some slack
  • Stay connected with others: FVTC Parent Child families and staff connect via a Google Drive page

Activity Ideas:

  • Engage in a themed day
  • Hold an indoor picnic
  • Dress up and play make believe
  • Bake together
  • Play games and build puzzles
  • Read stories
  • Do a scavenger hunt
  • Make a picture or card and leave it on an elderly neighbor's porch or someone who may be lonely
  • Paint with kitchen utensils
  • Leave positive messages with chalk
  • Make homemade 'play dough'
  • Make an obstacle course in the house
  • Build a fort and sleep in it
  • String Cheerios on pipe cleaners or string
  • Let your child wear their swim suit and swim in the bathtub
  • Go for a walk or bike ride
  • Dig in the dirt
  • Throw a dance party
  • Play board games
  • Feed the squirrels/bunnies bread crumbs then wait and watch
  • Wash your bikes
  • Make your own book
  • Celebrate Week of the Young Child at home
  • Cooking project
  • Create a cave of stars - find a large box and poke Christmas lights through it add some pillows and snacks
  • Create bird houses from paper milk cartons
  • Create a race car track with painters tape