Entertain Your Kids During Quarantine
With Michigan schools being officially called off for the remainder of the year due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), you may be concerned about what to do with your children to keep them active and engaged, while also including some form of education in their activities. Thankfully, the Jackson area is packed with great adventures that will entertain you while maintaining social distancing.
Explore Our Art Scene
The perfect way to enjoy art (while also getting some fresh air) is taking the self-guided Bright Walls Walking tour using our free app. The tour will take you around the downtown Jackson area to see the dozens of brightly colored murals that cover our cityscape.
Jackson County Rocks
Start a fun hands-on activity by painting rocks with fun sayings, pictures, or designs to place around Jackson as part of “Jackson County Rocks”. This community generated group helps spread joy, creativity and random acts of kindness throughout the area by painting and hiding rocks.
Getting involved is easy! All you have to do is find a rock, paint it, then hide it on your next walk around your neighborhood or to the local park. This is a fun activity for children of all ages as it provokes thought and creativity. Join the Jackson County Rocks Facebook page today to learn more.
Learn About New Adventures
Experience Jackson has the perfect quiet indoor activity that also engages your child to learn more about the Jackson area – a Jackson coloring book. Print off our “Color Jackson” coloring book, where Jack the elephant will take you on an adventure throughout the area teaching you about the most exciting events, festivals, and places in Jackson. If moms and dads want to color too, we have an adult coloring book just for you!
Dive into History
Jackson has several fun ways to learn more about American history and the big impacts Jackson has had on shaping it. Start your historic journey by taking a self-guided walking tour of the Underground Railroad using the free Experience Jackson app. This once secretive path ran right though Jackson, with our citizens playing key roles in many slaves’ journeys to freedom. Let Rufus guide you around downtown Jackson as he tells you the secrets of the past on this fascinating tour.
If you’d rather not leave your house, you can always listen to the tours at home!
Enjoy nature and learn about ecology by visiting the Dahlem Center. This wonderful nature reserve has several trails that take you throughout the property, showcasing the beautiful natural landscape. Be sure to visit the children’s garden to see the beautiful spring blooms. You can also find and hide Jackson rocks while you are here!
Enjoy Even More Activities
You can find even more activities to do with your children in Jackson, Michigan just by exploring our website. Stay home and learn more about Jackson’s impressive past, pick a trail to explore, or find out what makes Jackson so unique.