Looking for some activities to stay busy over the next couple of weeks? Our recreation coordinators have put together a fun 14 day challenge with daily activities you can do on your own or with your family. Participants will win a $5 gift certificate which can be used towards a Kentwood Parks & Recreation program. To participate, simply take pictures each day of your challenge completion. At the end of the 14 days, submit your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage you to share your photos in the comments on Facebook each day. Those who comment with a photo will be entered to win a free City of Kentwood 5k race entry or a $10 gift certificate for our programs. Good luck and have fun! We can’t wait to see your photos!
Day 1 Challenge
Complete at least two of these chores before noon!
- Do the dishes
- Make the bed
- Clean the bathroom
- Clean out your "junk drawer"
- Wash the windows
- Take out the trash
- Clean refrigerator
- Organize your closet
Don’t forget to share your pics of your challenge progress!
Day 2 Challenge
Make a fun Easter craft! Our recreation coordinator, Katelyn, gives step by step instructions on how to make these cute Easter Basket Candy Holders. Click here to watch the video and be sure to share pictures of your creations with us!
Day 3 Challenge
Create some tree-themed art! Paint, draw, color, sculpt – be creative! Submit photos of your artwork to the Arbor Day Art Contest at www.kentwood.us/arborday
Day 4 Challenge
Making your own homemade pasta is easier than you’d think! Learn how to make easy 2-ingredient pasta: https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/homemade-pasta-2-ingredient
Day 5 Challenge
Go for a bike ride, walk, or run and count the robins you see. They are a sure sign spring is here!
Day 6 Challenge
Create and play a game outside like hopscotch! All you need is a piece of chalk. For instructions on hopscotch or other fun outdoor chalk games, visit: https://activeforlife.com/8-active-chalk-games/
Day 7 Challenge
Learn how to make an indoor terrarium with our friend Sarah from Tipsy Terrariums. Follow this link and check out their page for more: https://www.facebook.com/tipsyterrariums/videos/198075484816790/
Day 8 Challenge
Do a deep clean of one room in your home. Running low on cleaning supplies? No worries, check out these recipes for homemade cleaners: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/…/a…/make-at-home-cleaners/
Day 9 Challenge
Complete a puzzle. Don’t have a physical puzzle? Do one online: https://im-a-puzzle.com/
Day 10 Challenge
Read, read, read! Books are a great escape. If you don’t have one, try renting an e-book from Kent District Library at www.KDL.org/virtual
Need a reading recommendation? Check out this list of classic books: https://www.abebooks.com/bo…/features/50-classic-books.shtml
Day 11 Challenge
Write a letter! Did you know the month of April is national card and letter writing month? What a perfect time to write a letter to a friend, loved one, or a new pen-pal! If you run out of people to send it to, mail a letter to Kentwood Parks & Rec: 355 48th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49548.
Day 12 Challenge
Getting stiff from all the sitting around? Check out this virtual yoga session from our instructor, Racee Matice. This 30 minute class will help you loosen up and relax your mind.
Day 13 Challenge
Let’s go outdoors and go on a neighborhood scavenger hunt! Watch the slides below for some ideas. Need more inspiration? Visit https://www.thespruce.com/outdoor-treasure-hunt-for-kids-16…. Or, get creative and come up with your own list!
Day 14 Challenge
Pack and eat a picnic lunch! This can be eaten in your backyard or your living room floor. Just changing up the scenery can be a ton of fun!