Creating Community during COVID-19

Fun activities that can be done in the context of social distancing – creating community!

Hello, Neighbors! During this tough time of adjusting to everyone at home together, our board of directors wanted to offer a place for you to share ideas. Please use the comment feature to add ideas to this page.

Sing-Along – Email your block for song ideas and then circulate a song sheet. Set a time for a sing-along when everyone comes out to their porch or  street curb with instruments and song sheets to make music together.

Sips at 6 (Feet) – Set a time to BYOB and have an evening chat with neighbors on your block while maintaining the distance of 6 feet.

Street Aerobics – Have someone lead a simple aerobic workout from their sidewalk. 

Chalk your Walk – Ask your neighbors to share an encouraging message or image on their sidewalk for others to enjoy while practicing social distancing. 

New Year’s Eve- Style Block Cheer – Set a time for everyone to come out and cheer together. Do a countdown and then cheer/ bang pots & pans.

Scavenger Hunt – Create a scavenger hunt on your block. Participants place items in their yard or pictures in their windows. Share a list of items to look for via email. Kids of all ages can enjoy.

Poe-tree Story Walk – Hang portions of a poem or story from trees consecutively around your block (or tape them to a stake in the ground). Neighbors can walk the block and read as they go.

Pet or Bike Parade – Set a date for a sidewalk parade. Neighbors come out to their stoop and cheer for little ones on their bikes or walking with their pets as they go by on the sidewalk. You could even have an announcer to make it feel more official!

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