Supplemental Activities

April 15 update: Online Events and Activities

Common Sense Media has compiled a list of free online events and activities. Check out their list here.


Need some more resources to keep children engaged? Our staff is compiling activities and resources by age group. Please see the subpages menus for links.

Family Activities

Mr. Caris, the NBJH Woodworking teacher, has been combing YouTube for the best small project videos. 

"I am sharing two links to building projects that require a small amount of tools and just tree branches and/or some scrap wood. With all this free time on our hands, maybe this is the right project for you and your family. 

If you do not have a hand saw, the hardware store is open for business :) I recommend either a coping saw, general purpose hand saw, or a hacksaw. In some cases you can clip small branches with nippers or scissors. If you do not have a glue gun, try super glue, wood glue, or Elmers glue.

Also, now is a great time to clean off the workbench and provide an area for the family to work on projects. If you don't have a workbench, pull out a folding table or try laying a board across a couple of chairs, stools, or even garbage cans."

Pull out the old sander that you never use and clean up old outdoor furniture and repaint/stain with your kids. Just a few ideas to start with. This really passes the time, keeps our brain active, leads to problem solving, and keeps the kids busy."

DIY Miniature Wooden Furniture

Building a rustic chair with limited tools

https://youtu.be/HnEsSHC6fQo

Popsicle Stick Projects

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdk12DbU-sU