Virtual Enrichment Activities


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 virtual activities that kids can complete at home. The first file includes 42 activities (enough for seven operating days per week six weeks), and the second file contains another 42 activities for weeks 7-12.  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. 

The third file contains links to dozens of additional activities for all age/grade levels. Many of the resources provide multiple activities to cover multiple days. You can use these to tailor your daily activity offering based on the ages of children you serve and the subjects or topics of most interest.

If you're looking for handouts and other activity sheets that you can print and include with meal kits, please see

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. These activites are also great alongside non-congregate summer meals!