Saturday, January 23, 2021

COVID for Christmas Part 10: Zoom Cousins' Party

On the 10th day of COVID quarantine, my mom and my sisters put together a Zoom party with the Utah cousins.
There was a variety of activities we could do here while they did it there, and then we would periodically get on Zoom to discuss or show what we did.
My boys had a lot of fun with it!
The agenda:
9am: Zoom music video explanation
Breanne assigned us different parts of "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" to make videos to. Later in the day she compiled all the video clips into a music video. The boys LOVED doing this and they laughed ridiculously hard when we watched the video all put together. They were very amused by their cousins' antics! I was going to post the video, but I'm not sure about the copyright restrictions on the song, so you'll just have to imagine it instead. :)

10am: Zoom for paper Christmas tree craft instructions
We then made these cute Christmas trees out of paper:

11am: Zoom for blob opera explanations
The boys had fun playing with the blob opera feature on the Google Arts & Culture app.

Noon: break for lunch

1pm: Book treasure hunt
The cousins in Utah did an actual treasure hunt with clues describing different books. I didn't end up putting together a treasure hunt for my kids, but later in the day we did a guessing game with the book clues they had put together.

2pm: Zoom stop action video explanation
We used an app to make a short stop-action video and share it. The group in Utah made a video to share with us as well! This was our video:

After we finished the fun Zoom activities, we spent most of the rest of the day reading A Return to Christmas and finished all but the last few pages.
It was so nice of our family in Utah to come up with fun activities that the kids could participate in from home!

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