Great idea, Debbie. Kids are missing their friends (parents too!) so online face to face is a great idea.
Here's a thought:
- Invite Zoom Families to watch a video or do an activity together BEFORE the Zoom get-together. Then use the Zoom Time for "show 'n tell."
I've done a lot of Family Ministry and Young Adult ministry over the years and one of the things I heard over and over again was that parents were MORE LIKELY to do at-home learning when they knew their PEERS were doing it too, and when they knew we'd be talking about it in our get-togethers.
- Invite older members to peek in on your Zoom meetings. My wife and I have encountered several "live alone" senior adults in our condo complex who are struggling with the ISOLATION. One old fellow admitted to walking his dog a lot just to come across people to talk to!