Virtual Playdate Ideas with Free Printable Checklist

March 18, 2020 separator Free Printable

Find out how to host a virtual playdate and print off a checklist of playdate ideas!

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With social distancing fully in place all over the world at this point, many of us are getting stir crazy — kids included. 

This will be hard on us all in many different ways, but our children in particular will suffer from a lack of social connection outside the time. 

Fortunately, there are so many ideas to keep your kids from feeling too sad or isolated during these difficult times, including virtual playdates!

What Is a Virtual Playdate?

A virtual playdate is a video call between little friends. They can feel like they’re in the same room while maintaining a safe physical distance.

How to hold a virtual playdate:

  • Talk to the parents of your kids’ friends to set up a time.
  • Set up your phone or tablet on a stand, or put your computer somewhere your kid can play in front of. 
  • Pick an activity — or even a couple — and make sure the other parents have the same activities planned. 
  • Gather up everything your kid(s) will need for the playdate activities, and set them up in front of the device. 
  • At the designated time, use FaceTime, Skype, Whatsapp, or another video calling service to make the connection. 
  • Don’t forget to take screenshots or pictures to remember these sweet little moments!

Read on for a list of activities, project ideas, and a printable checklist you can work your way through. 

What Are Some Good Virtual Playdate Ideas?

There’s so much that kids can do without being in the same room together. They have the most incredible little imaginations, and they just need our help setting up the systems to let them activate those brains!

  • Play charades
  • I spy (on the other person’s screen)
  • Play Headbanz or Guess Who
  • Do a magic show
  • Write a story together

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  • Play dress up
  • Sing songs from moviees
  • Show and tell with favorite toys
  • Hold a fashion show

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

  • Just play together
  • Draw each other’s portraits
  • Play musical instruments
  • Put on a play or concert
  • Build block or LEGO cities

Virtual Playdate Ideas: Crafts to Make “Together”

Virtual Playdate Ideas: Crafts to Make "Together"

 Free Printable: Virtual Playdate Ideas

Get this free printable list of virtual indoor playdate ideas for kids. Keep your kids feeling busy and connected with FaceTime, Skype, or WhatsApp play date activites. These ideas are toddler-friendly but are also perfect for elementary school children and tweens and will work for girls and for boys!


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