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This provides links to online activities that can be shared with kids in order to meet the afterschool enrichment activity requirement while providing non-congregate meals.

Overview

Although the afterschool enrichment waiver issued in the spring of 2020 has not been extended, USDA guidance for this school year permits virtual and take-home activities to along with non-congregate afterschool meals and snacks. (See Question #19 in the USDA's Aug. 21st Q&A memo, Question #7 in the Oct. 14th Q&A memo, and Question #3 in the Nov. 2nd Q&A memo.)

To help meet the enrichment activity requirement while providing non-congregate meals, we have compiled ideas and links for 12 weeks (84 operating days) of virtual activities that kids can complete at home. The first file includes activities for weeks 1-6 and the second file contains activities for weeks 7-12.  Each file includes at least one activity for all seven days of the week; this is intended to support sites that also serve meals for the weekends. The format is intended to support documentation for your state agency to demonstrate that an activity was offered for each date that meals were served and claimed. 

If you're looking for handouts and other activity sheets that you can print and include with meal kits, please see http://bestpractices.nokidhungry.org/resource/afterschool-enrichment-print-materials