21-Day ‘Home for the Count’ Kid Challenge Starts Monday, 3/16

21 Day LFF Challenge (1)

We’re Giving You Something to Look Forward to Every Day for the Next 21 Days

As you already know, events are being canceled, businesses are temporarily closing and kids are out of school for three (or more) weeks.

We also know it will be a challenge for kids to be away from school for so long, for working parents trying to juggle child care, and for parents home with little ones all day. Not to mention trying to keep everyone healthy while unsure what to participate in during the break.

Beginning next week, we will be sharing things to help you over the upcoming weeks — the Lansing Family Fun team is putting on a 21-Day ‘Home for the Count’ Challenge.

We’re lining up community members & organizations (their response to this spur-of-the-moment project has been phenomenal!) to lead us through daily 15-20 minute activities via video.

These videos will be streamed over our Facebook page and families will be able to participate every day. You’ll have a chance to share a picture of your accomplishments – and we may even have some prizes (still working that one out!)

We hope that this will be a great way to keep our families engaged in the community even while practicing social distancing.

Look Forward to:

  • Follow-Along dance + Yoga lessons
  • A Cartoon Drawing Lesson
  • Easy Art & Craft Ideas (How-to videos with these too)
  • Family Challenges
  • Fun Science Experiments (Video demos you can follow along to)
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Ideas for Helping Families in need


How to Follow along with the 21-day ‘Home for the Count’ Challenge

Fun, interactive videos will be posted to our Facebook page every day at 10 am starting Monday, March 16th.

Stay tuned for all this and more in our upcoming emails. We’ll also be sharing videos and tips on Instagram and Facebook and we would love to have you follow along there.

Follow Lansing Family Fun on Facebook

Follow Lansing Family Fun on Instagram

See below for links to each day’s videos. We’ll add them as they’re published and give you a heads up on any items needed for the next day.

Make it More Fun

Complete the challenge, get a sticker!

Follow along every day and at the end, we’ll tell you how to get this sweet decal for yourself.

Check off Your Challenges. Start at Any Time!

Print a checklist and check off challenges as you complete them.

Thanks to our community partners – and the GRKIDS & Co team – for making this project possible:

Do You Have a Business that Would Like to Get Involved?

We’re looking for prizes for the 21-Day Challenge participants and potentially more video partners.

Let us know you’re interested and get more info here.


Daily Video Links


March 16

Day 1: Fort Building
  • Description: Today’s challenge is FORT BUILDING. Watch the video to get great tips from Bekah’s family and a look at the cool fort they built. We’re excited to see how your family participates! We want to see your forts and hear about how you’re building them!! — drop photos of your forts as a comment here. Who knows, we may “show off” your fort on our Instagram page!
  • Needed for tomorrow: – A black or dark-colored marker – A white piece of paper – Scrap paper (scrapbook paper, construction paper, old magazines, wrapping paper) – Glue (glue stick or white school glue) – Scissors (optional)

March 17

Day 2: Bunny Doodles
  • Description: Today’s challenge is BUNNY DOODLES. Watch the video and follow along!
  • Needed for tomorrow: Just you and be ready to move!

March 18

Day 3: Learn to Break!
  • Description: Today’s challenge is HIP HOP BREAKING! Watch the video and follow along!
  • Needed for tomorrow: Toilet paper tubes, bottle caps, glue (glue gun if you have one but Elmer’s will work just fine,) crayons or markers, and scissors.

March 19

Day 4: Toilet Paper Roll Cars!
  • Description: Toilet Paper Roll Cars! Watch the video and follow along!
  • Needed for tomorrow: You! Get ready to have some fun and move your body!

March 20

Day 5: Boot Camp Workout for Families
  • Description: Boot Camp Workout for Families with Burn Boot Camp – Grand Rapids!
  • Needed for tomorrow:

March 21

Day 6: Card Houses
  • Description: Card Houses and GIVEAWAY time with CADL in Greater Lansing! Plus, bonus little kid sing-along with GRPL in Grand Rapids.
  • Needed for tomorrow:

March 22

Day 7: Science Experiment
  • Description: Science Experiment with The Burguillo Family!
  • Needed for tomorrow:

March 23

Day 8: Puppeteer Sing-A-Long!
  • Description: Puppeteer Sing-A-Long with Kevin Kammeraad from The Kent District Library!
  • Needed for tomorrow: Crayons or paint and your imagination!

March 24

Day 9: Surprise Story Book!
  • Description: Surprise Story Book with the Pumphrey’s!
  • Needed for tomorrow: Empty cereal box, scissors, stapler (or clear tape or glue stick), crayons or markers, pencil, 1 yard of string or ribbon, hole punch if you have one.

March 25

Day 10: Cereal Box Masks!
  • Description: Cereal Box Masks with REACH Studio Art Center in Lansing!
  • Needed for tomorrow: A mat, toilet paper or anything stackable like play-dough or cups!

March 26

Day 11: Pilates for Kids!
  • Description: Pilates for Kids with team member Jen Cassel and her family!
  • Needed for tomorrow: Socks and art supplies

March 27

Day 12: Puppets Making!
  • Description: Puppet Making with Grand Rapids Children’s Museum!
  • Needed for tomorrow: 2-Liter Bottles (or other large, clear plastic bottles you can squeeze) matches, paper or incense, water, adult help.

March 28

Day 13: Science Project!
  • Description: Science Project with team member Beth Rudd and family!
  • Needed for tomorrow: Rice, spices, flour, and a few more cooking supplies!

March 29

Day 14: Kids Cooking Class!
  • Description: Kids Cooking Class with Kids Cook Real Food in Grand Rapids!
  • Needed for tomorrow: You and your favorite stuffed animal!

March 30

Day 15: Yoga!
  • Description: Yoga storytime with Renew Mama Studio in Grand Rapids!
  • Needed for tomorrow: All kinds of things from around your house – stay tuned!

March 31

Day 16: Obstacle Course!
  • Description: Obstacle Course with the Kranzo family from Lansing + bonus little kid challenge with The Little Gym in Kalamazoo!
  • Needed for tomorrow: Your eyes, ears, and/or binoculars!

April 1

Day 17: Birdwatching!
  • Description: Birdwatching with The Kalamazoo Nature Center plus bonus video all about the opossum!
  • Needed for tomorrow: Just you and be ready to move!

April 2

Day 18: Zumba for Kids!
  • Description: Zumba for Kids with Heather and Tess from Just Move – Fitness and More in Kalamazoo!
  • Needed for tomorrow: Paper and Pen!

April 3

Day 19: Poetry & Writing!
  • Description: Poetry & Writing with The Brooks family from AOTA Creative in Lansing.
  • Needed for tomorrow: Chalk or any art supplies!

April 4

Day 20: Public Art // Kindness!
  • Description: Public Art and kindness pictures with the Pumphrey Family!
  • Needed for tomorrow: Flour, salt and toys for little kids! Drawing supplies for big kids!

April 5

Day 21 Part One: Little Kid Dino Fossils!
  • Description: Salt Dough Dino Fossils with the Bernatche Family from Bernatche Studio of Dance in Kalamazoo!

April 5

Day 21 Part TWO: Big Kid Cartoon Drawing!
  • Description: Cartoon Drawing tutorial with Wade Gugino!

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