Student Authors: Margaret Irwin, Katie Kester, and Allison Fialkowski (Harvard Medical School)
Jennifer Pitt-Lainsbury, High School and Middle School Administrator, University of Toronto Schools
Donna Fialkowski, M.Ed., Special Education Teacher, Atlanta City Public School System
Juliana H. Chen, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Rachel Conrad, M.D. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Student Reviewers: Mengting Qiu, Chandler Moore, Rachel Reardon (Harvard Medical School), Toke Odimayomi (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
Here are some ideas , but remember it is your own calendar, so have fun with it!
Monday: Arts and crafts.
Make a scrapbook
Paint by numbers
Tuesday: “Try a new physical activity” day.
How many pushups can you do?
Make a dance to your favorite song
Learn how to do a handstand, forward roll, cartwheel
Run around your neighborhood (with a mask, if it is safe to do so)
Wednesday: Cook or bake.
Bake bread for the first time
New cookie recipe you’ve always wanted to try
Thursday: Go outside and explore a safe new place.
Be sure to attend to your local guidelines on physical distancing
Quiet parks or uncrowded outdoor spaces can be good places to visit
Catch up with a friend over FaceTime
Call your grandparents, aunts and uncles, or other family members
Saturday: Learning or Teaching.
Do a worksheet, crossword or logic puzzle read a nonfiction book, or read through the COVID Curriculum (Link to the Curriculum)
OR choose a topic you are passionate about, become an expert on that topic, teach your family/friends
Write in a journal
What makes you feel most like yourself?
Snuggle up with a furry friend, paint your nails, read a book, play some video games