CONYERS — With an unexpected "school vacation," event cancellations and local facilities altering their hours of operation, parents of nearly 36,000 Newton and Rockdale county students may be concerned about what to do with their children for the next two weeks.

Newton County and Rockdale County schools both confirmed Friday, after receiving recommendation from Gov. Brian Kemp, that all school functions will be postponed starting Monday, March 16 to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. This includes normal school hours, sporting events, extra-curriculars and all other activities.

Rockdale students are set to have Independent Learning Days while Newton County principals and schools will be sending out information regarding continued learning opportunities for students in the near future and will continue to post information about COVID-19 on their websites.

So what are parents supposed to do with all their child's free time?

When they aren't busy doing school work, here are some creative ideas to keep them busy without having them glued to their phone or television screens.

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