5 Activities To Do with the Kids at Home

5 Activities To Do with the Kids at Home

With coronavirus tearing across the world, many of us are stuck inside our homes waiting for our daily lives to go back to normal. Children are waiting anxiously for their normalcy to return as well. In the meantime, keep them entertained by checking out these 5 indoor activities that are great for kids of all ages.

  • Make a game out of cleaning! Have kids give their toys a bath in a bucket of soap and warm water. Not only will they enjoy this activity, but those toys are getting disinfected and cleaned in a time when this is so important.
  • Tune in to the Cincinnati Zoo’s Facebook page at 3pm everyday to see a live event that is sure to keep everyone watching entertained.
  • Cool Math, Khan Academy and Fun Brain are all great online educational tools that have an abundance of learning activities that are actually fun for kids!
  • Set up a treasure hunt around your house. Not only will this entertain kids, but after the setup is complete adults will have time to finish a few household tasks.
  • Take a virtual fieldtrip to Yellowstone, The Planetarium or The Great Lakes. With google earth and interactive tours, these locations are more accessible than ever. Check out Discovery Education for more information on these tours.

In this stressful time, it is important to remember that children are having their lives interrupted just like we are. Creating a schedule and being understanding of their needs is important in making this time as stress free as possible. Take this time to enjoy family activities and trust that soon enough, life will return to normal.

4 Tips for Setting Up Your Home Office

4 Tips for Setting Up Your Home Office

Today, more and more people are working from home than ever before. Creating a space and schedule that is conducive for success is key to getting your work done in an effective and efficient way. Here are some tips and tricks on how to turn your space into the best work environment that it can be.

Distraction Free

Make your environment as distraction free as possible. It is easy when working from home to get distracted by the laundry piled in the corner or by the dishes that need to be done. Take care of these tasks before you sit down to work. Not having household chores and tasks on your mind will help you be able to focus on the task at hand.

Maintain a Schedule

If you do not normally work from home, it is important to try to maintain as much of a normal schedule as possible. This means waking up at the same time as you would to go to the office, getting dressed for the day, and sitting down to do your work like you typically would.

Pick a Designated Space

Find a space in your home that is exclusively yours to work at. This may mean a specific chair at the kitchen table, a desk, or another spot that is distraction free. This space doesn’t have to be large or very isolated. As long as the space you are working at is designated as your space, and that any family members or roommates know this, you will be less prone to distractions and other bothers.

Stick to What Works

Find what works for you and stick to it! A change in routine can be very stressful for people, so if you find a schedule that works for you, stick to it! Each person has a different idea of what their ideal environment looks like, so try to recreate that idea to the best of your ability.

Apartment Exercises

Apartment Exercises

Practice social distancing and workout from the comfort of your apartment or townhome! These apartment exercises won’t annoy your neighbors and will still provide a great workout. The best part? Most exercises require little to no equipment. However, if you would like to add equipment to enhance your workout, consider a yoga mat, jump rope, sturdy chair, exercise ball, and a pair of weights.

There are several styles of workouts you can do within the comfort of your home, like yoga or high intensity interval training (HIIT).  We have put together a list of exercises that will both get your heart rate moving and your muscles toned. To learn the exercise, click on the name and it will pull up a tutorial video from YouTube.

Get your heart moving

Tone your muscles







Bonus! Here are a few YouTube workout videos to try out!

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

At Prairie Property Management, we are closely following the situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our priority continues to be the health, safety, and wellbeing of our customers and employees. In an effort to keep communities healthy and safe, please note the following:

  • Per Governor Walz, all Moorhead community amenities (fitness centers, clubrooms, etc.) will be closed until further notice. Community amenities in other cities will remain open for the time being.
  • When using workout equipment, please sanitize before and after use.
  • If you are able to pay your rent online, please do so.
  • All Prairie Property Management employees have been educated on best practices recommended by the CDC and are taking extra steps to keep offices clean.

As always, we are available by phone or email. While we can, we will continue to hold tours and fulfill maintenance requests.

In addition to in-person tours, we are offering video tours by appointment. You may also visit our Virtual Tour Library to view properties 24/7.