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Entertain your kids (and keep your sanity) during the coronavirus closures

Posted at 6:46 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 18:46:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Families are looking for things to do at home to help keep everyone from going stir-crazy, and local business owners are stepping up to the plate.

The owner of Momma P's Ice Cream Truck did a live story time on Friday.

Danielle Figueroa Art is hosting free virtual art classes for kids.

The Sharing Tree in Tallahassee is putting together art kit projects, and they say, for every box they sell, one will be donated to a family in need.

The Bookshelf in Thomasville is doing "Boredom Boxes" for kids and adults, even offering free delivery in Thomasville and Tallahassee.

"Our manager, Olivia, packs them up based on your budget and kid's ages, and she includes a book/multiple book, games, activities, bouncy balls," said Annie Jones, the owner of The Bookshelf. "Things that they can do, but hopefully not drive the parents crazy, too."

Jones says they have sold about 50-100 boxes within the past five days. You can order them online.

The Fun4TallyKids Facebook page is doing a "Daily Family Challenge."

They will announce the challenge in the morning and encouraging people to share pictures of their completed challenge by the end of the day.

It's all about engaging with others, without being face-to-face.