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COVID Safe Activities: Week 3

We’ve moved into November, and it’s getting chilly!

As we stay indoors more with this colder weather it is more challenging to stay busy and happy while also staying safe.

One of Nick’s favorite things to do when it gets colder is to grab a warm blanket and a cozy pillow and watch some of his favorite movies. Movie nights are a great way to relax, and you can also invite vaccinated friends over to watch with you!

Nick loves leaning back and relaxing for the movie with his warm blanket!
Ready to watch one of his favorite movies, West Side Story!

With the holidays coming up, now is a great time to stay indoors and practice your baking! Not only will the oven help keep the house warm, but you’ll have a tasty treat to share with friends or to eat during your movie night.

Nick’s favorite thing to make is cheesecake! He loves making cheesecake for his family and friends for special occasions or just because. You can adapt recipes to fit so many different dietary restrictions too.

Nick made a dairy free, gluten free cheesecake this time!

Cooking and baking is a great way to get some sensory stimulation!

Baking is so fun, even if you need a little help mixing!

Winter will be here soon, and Nick is looking forward to more movie nights and baking more tasty treats. Nick says his favorite part of the holidays is how much good food people get to eat. He can’t wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

What will you do this season to stay happy and healthy?

COVID Safe Activities Week Two: Halloween Edition!

It’s spooky season everyone! This week Nick wanted to share some ideas for having a fun and COVID safe Halloween. Nick loves getting to dress up in a costume, and he is very excited to be able to go back out trick or treating this year with his friends. You definitely don’t have to wait until the 31st to start the Halloween fun though! Here are a few things Nick has been doing to prepare for Halloween.

Last weekend, Nick went to “Something From The Farm” pumpkin patch with his friends to pick out pumpkins to decorate. It was super fun, and the great thing about outdoor activities is that a mask is only necessary if you’re in a big crowd. Nick spent time looking for the perfect pumpkin, and afterwards he got to watch the pumpkin trebuchet, which is basically a giant catapult that shot the pumpkins super high in the sky and all the way across the farm! There was even a corn maze and a hay maze, and Nick got to feed the chickens on the farm. It was a great way to spend the Saturday.

Nick with his friend Alex and their giant pumpkin

After the pumpkin patch, Nick wanted to decorate his pumpkin. He didn’t have a pumpkin carving kit, so he decided to paint it instead. Nick chose to paint a witch because he wanted a scary pumpkin, and he says witches are scary!

Showing off his artistic skills
Very happy with his work

Once Nick had his pumpkin painted and set up outside to scare all his neighbors, he started unboxing all his Halloween decorations so he could get them set up inside. Nick enjoyed setting up the decorations to scare his care providers and friends. Even if you don’t have any fancy decorations, you can always make your own by cutting out some spooky bats, or filling a sheet with tissue paper to make a creepy ghost!

Nick’s homemade ghost to scare his care providers

Of course, one of the best things about Halloween is all the candy! Nick wanted to think of a way to make handing out candy safer this year, and he came up with the idea to make individual goody bags. The bags were super easy to make, and all you need are some small baggies, a little ribbon, some stickers, and plenty of candy!

All ready for Halloween!

Nick hopes this post gives you some ideas for a fun and safe Halloween. Do you have any fun Halloween traditions? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to check back next week for some more fun COVID safe activities!

Happy Halloween everyone, and stay safe!

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