Here is an ever-evolving list of activities — online and off — for kids and families to enjoy.
Addison County Readers: Sign up to receive free books in the mail for your child (ages 0-5) from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Atlético Middlebury: soccer
Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center: Cross-country ski and snowshoe at this nonprofit trail network in Goshen. Rentals and indoor spaces available.
Books on Sticks: Take a walk and read a picture book at Riverside Park (Marble Works) and Harrow Way in Middlebury. Every two weeks a new picture book appears thanks to Ilsley Public Library.
Crown Point State Historic Site: Explore the fort ruins along Lake Champlain.
Dead Creek Visitor Center: A beautiful natural area to explore, observe wildlife, and learn about conservation.
Find Your Wings: A Middlebury-based public art installation project.
Frost Mountain Nordic Ski Club: Cross-country skiing programs for kids in grades K-8 and their families.
Get Air: trampoline park
Girls On The Run: Programs for girls in grades 3-8, based at the Middlebury Rec Center.
Hescock’s Ice Rink: Book the pond-hockey rink at Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham — there’s also a fire pit! — or check their website for open skating hours.
Ilsley Public Library: Check out snowshoes, a movie projector or a ukulele! You can also, of course, check out books and DVDs.
Middlebury Marquis: movie theater
Monkey Do: indoor playground
The School of Psychogeographic Arts: after school art classes, homeschooler art classes and summer camps in downtown Vergennes.
Spotlight Vermont: dance classes
Sun Is Up Farm: Ride a horse!
Town Hall Theater: entertainment and education
Vermont Children’s Museum: a fledgling effort to build a children’s museum in Middlebury
Community Friends: Sign up your 6- to 12-year-olds for one-on-one mentoring with Middlebury College students.
The Good Citizen Challenge: Developed with a coalition of statewide partners, this kids’ challenge is filled with activities in four subject areas essential to a responsible citizenry: history, government, news literacy and community service. Most of the tasks — such as making cloth face masks, playing Virtual Vermont Trivia, reading a community newspaper — can be done from home.
Magic At Home: Live and interactive magic shows by Vermont-based Magicians Without Borders
UVM Extension 4-H At Home: Find a variety of activities for kids of all ages.