Your Family's Guide to Staying Safe and Keeping Busy

Virtual Classes, Creative Make & Take Kits, Local Restaurants offering Take Out and More

By Toms River Macaroni Kid March 19, 2020

It is time to get creative. We are in for the long haul. The things that help to entertain and occupy our family today may seem like yesterday's news in a week. So here are some really creative options to mix it up!

Beacon 70

  • Order a DIY Pizza Kit for only $12. Kit includes: Pizza dough, Pizza sauce, Shredded mozzarella, One Topping of your choice, Grated Parmesan (*extra toppings additional)
  • Free Delivery or Curbside Pickup
    Call to order 848.232.4235

Color Me Mine

  • Our online store is up and running! Paints, brushes and everything needed for some fun at-home relaxing time is included in our kits! We are working to get more items into the store- if you have a specific item you’d like that you don’t see online, give us a call! CLICK HERE TO SHOP

Dairy Queen of Manchester

  • DIY Cupcake Kit. Call ahead. (848) 258-7993

Dipped & Drizzled

  • Cookie Baking Kit. All dry ingredients Included plus 3 icings, 3 sprinkles, and two cookie cutters to keep!  All you need is 2 sticks of butter, one egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla then it’s baking time! Recipe yields roughly 24 cookies! Order today! $20/ kit
  • Cupcake Decorating Kit. Includes: 4 cupcakes, 2 icings, 2 sprinkles. Choose your flavor. $15


  • Ice Cream Kits includes 8 Chocolate Chip Cookies, 1 Quart Ice Cream (Flavor of Your Choice), 4 Kraft Trays, 4 Mini Spoons, Sprinkle Topping Pouch, Chocolate Chip Topping Pouch, Lexylicious Ice Cream Scoop. $24
  • Deliveries on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Place your order here.

Lil Monster's Art

  • Creative kit including a: Lesson for the week, 16x20 canvas, Paint brush, Palette of paint for the lesson $15 for first weekly order (any additional orders will be $10)
  • You will keep the paintbrush and return only the palettes each time- simply drop it off when you pick up your second order and a new palette with new colors will be waiting.
  • Video of the lesson on Lil Monster's Art Facebook page weekly on Thursday, so kids (and adults) can follow along at home at their leisure. 

Mangia Brick Oven Pizza & Restaurant

  • DIY Pizza Kit .. for the whole family? INCLUDES one large dough, mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce $10

Pies on Nine

  • DIY yourself pizza kit.. for the kiddos... OR yourself INCLUDES: one large dough, cheese and homemade pizza sauce $10!!!!!

Refresh Your Pallet

  • Take Home Craft Boxes - Each box will be filled with the supplies needed and instructions to complete the project in the comfort of your home. Prices vary depending on project picked. Kits delivered right to your door.

Rollin in the Dough

  • DIY Cookie Kits available in different themes.

Steverino's Pizza

  • Date Night Idea MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA KIT - $9.99 for 1 Large Pizza Dough, Cheese + Sauce - Pick Up or Delivery!

The Chocolate Belles

  • DIY Chocolate Lollipop Kits - assorted themes. Prices Vary
  • Use coupon code TOGETHER to receive 20% off all products until 4/15/20.

The Cookie Momster

  • DIY Cookie Kits - individual and birthday sets. Themes vary.

Witty Piggy Crafts

  • DIY Sign Kits. Each kit gets: 4 paint colors, 4 brushes, 1 blank round sign, choice of stencil, hanger & directions.
  • Local porch drop offs will be made to Ocean and Monmouth Counties this week. If you would like the kit mailed, it can be, shipping is additional $7.
  • These are customizable and I will do my best to accommodate your requests for subjects (football, cheer, Easter, etc.) and colors. I thank you in advance for your patience.
  • Order form here.

Many of our local businesses have gotten creative so they can continue doing business and give us opportunities to keep moving, stay connected and keep us and our families busy during this challenging time. These business are taking a huge hit but are managing to roll with the punches. Later in this guide, there will also be additional resources from businesses across the country but let's try to support local first whenever we can!

Academy of Amazement

  • Check out their FREE fun, interactive, live magic "W.O.W." Workshop various times throughout the week.  Kids can interact directly with the magician as they learn 3 Cool Magic Tricks with items most people have around the house.  For details and Registration go to  
  •  View a little magic at your leisure, from myself and one of my students on their YouTube channel.  

Bee You Kids Yoga Studio

  • Offering FREE Prerecorded Kids Yoga Class Videos. They offer classes for the following age groups: Age 3-8, Age 9-12 and Teens. View their videos here. 

Broadway on Main

  • Virtual Class Schedule for kids and adults.
  • Prices Vary
  • Call to sign up (908) 910-6752

Chef it Up Toms River

  • Free online pre-recorded cooking classes. View videos on their Facebook page.
  • 3 Week Mommy & Me and Jr. Chef Cooking program starts week of April 27th

Gymboree Play & Music of Toms River

  • Facebook Live approximately twice a day with various virtual activities. Follow their Facebook page and set an alert to notify you when they go live.


  • Offering FREE live classes via Facebook Live 

Legacy Gymnastics

  • Offering prerecorded videos and condition from home tips. View videos on their Facebook page.

Lil Monster's Art

  • Free pre-recorded art lesson. You can use your own supplies or order the supply kit to match the lesson via their Facebook page.

Peppermint Tree Child & Development Center

  • Virtual preschool learning lesson - includes storytime and other activities. Visit these lessons their YouTube channel.

Pure Yoga Toms River

Rise Yoga Meditation Movement 

  • Visit their Facebook page for FREE pre-recorded hour long classes.

School of Rock

  • Remote virtual music lessons. Visit their website to set up a Free trial.


  • STEAM classes online so kids(ages 5-14) can interact with each other online via video and participate in STEAM LEGO building lessons 
  • Virtual Private Playdates with Friends, so kids can see their friends and classmates during a private Online Class with our instructors
  • Virtual Birthday Parties as well, where kids can spend time together chatting and building to celebrate the birthday girl or boy. The birthday child can pick the building theme they would like and friends can build with LEGO bricks or any other materials they have at home. This way they are all together via video online being creative together.
  • FREE daily LEGO Building Challenges on FB and Instagram so families can participate by building a project, posting a photo, and the photo with the most likes wins a prize. Our community seems to be loving this, so the kids can stay off electronics and be creative and work together on fun projects at home. 

Superior Fitness

  • 3 LIVE classes a day for you to attend: 6AM, 9AM & 6PM.Saturday and Sunday, we have an 8AM class. All LIVE workouts will be saved for you to repeat or do at your own leisure time.
  • If you never been to SUPERIOR FITNESS, we are offering a 30 Day Free Trial for our Virtual Membership.

The Max of Brick

  • Live FREE classes for all fitness and abilities

Westminster Nursery School



Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation

  • Free Acting Class via Zoom - Ages 11-17 Jules is an alumni of the Performing Arts Academy and has gone on to continue to perform in multiple productions. Acting games will be played and new friends will be made. Mondays at 3:00 p.m.
  • FREE Hip Hop Dance Party via Zoom Get moving and have some fun! Learn fun and easy choreography to keep us moving. Music brings us all together. No age limit to join the weekly dance party. Parents are welcome to dance with us. Fridays at 2:00p.m.
  • Class size is limited.
  • If you are interested in joining either of these classes, please email
  • Although this is a free activity, Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation raises funds to support children with financial barriers connect on an ongoing basis to the performing arts. To make a donation of any size to support their program please visit

As New Jersey and the rest of our nation is faced with a request for social distancing to contain the spread of corona virus, we have compiled a list of local restaurants that will be providing delivery or take-out orders. Please remember, all restaurants must close by 8pm. We will try to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, but please remember this situation is changing daily and we recommend calling to verify the restaurant is open before you head out to place your order.

Small local businesses, such as restaurants, are facing a challenging time ahead. Any time we can support a local business during this crisis will go a long way to allowing these businesses to remain open now and after this crisis is over. Purchasing a gift certificate is another great option to help your favorite local restaurant.

Anchor Inn 400 Ocean Gate Ave Ocean Gate (732) 269-3510

Artisan's Restaurant & Brewery 1171 Hooper Ave Toms River (732) 244-7566

  • Artisan’s Handmade Cocktails to Go - Made fresh to order by your favorite Artisan’s bartenders. Each cocktail is served in a 16oz bottle and contains approx 3 servings. Your choice of House liquor for $10 or Premium liquor for $15. Available drink specials: Dirty Martini, Lemon Drop Martini, BlackBerry Cosmos, Orange Creamsicle, Fruit Basket, Long Island Iced Tea, Manhattan, Appletini
  • Curbside Pickup & Delivery available Sunday-Thursday 12-7PM; Friday & Saturday 12- 8pm (732) 244-7566

Beacon 70 799 Route 70 Brick (848) 232-4235

  • Curbside Pick Up & Delviery
  • Beer, Wine & Liquor available for delivery.
  • $25 minimum delivery

Cool Beans -  635 Bay Ave, Toms River (732) 797-2326

  • Take Out & Delivery 
  • 11AM-8PM Daily
  • Mention their Facebook post and you’ll receive 25% off your order.

Cordi's Italian Gourmet - 2140 Rt. 88 East, Brick Township (732) 892-6734

Ebby's Ristorante & Lounge - 2013 SE Central Ave, Seaside Park (732) 830-4775

  • Open Thursday - Sunday 4PM - 8PM
  • Curbside Take Out & Delivery 
  • Ladies Night Thursday 1/2 Price Appetizers, Pasta and Parm Dishes
  • 20% off Bottles of Wine Every Day
  • 1/2 Tray Family Style Specials starting at $40 feeds 6-8 people
  • Menu on Facebook

Fast Break - 1635 Route 37 E, Toms River (732) 573-1100

  • Take Out & Delivery Available
  • Everyday 9AM - 2PM

Joe's Bagel & Grill - 950 Cedar Bridge Ave, Brick Township (732) 202-7177

Joe's Bagel & Grill - 931 Fischer Blvd, Toms River (732) 503-4433

Moe's Southwest Grill 1 Route 37 West, Toms River  (732) 608-9733

  • Locally owned and operated, 
  • Take Out, Online Ordering, Curbside Pickup and/or Delivery
  • Free Delivery 3/16 – 4/10
  • Free Kids Entree  3/21 - 4/10 (Free Kids entree with the purchase of adult entree-free delivery included)
  • Buy One Entrée, Get One Free Entrée Offer (BOGO) 3/24 - 3/28

Ocean Organics - 570 Fischer Blvd, Toms River (732) 597-0800

  • Open 9AM-4PM (offering extended hours till 7PM some days)
  • Take Out Available
  • Delivery Available via Door Dash

Pies on Nine Pizzeria - 658 Atlantic City Blvd, Beachwood (732) 349-7437

  • DIY yourself pizza kit.. for the kiddos... OR yourself. INCLUDES: one large dough, cheese and homemade pizza sauce $10!!!!!
  • Order online
  • Take Out & FREE Delivery Available

Sandy's Cozy Corner - 414 Route 70, Lakehurst (732) 657-7088

Shore Fresh Meal Prep - 1846 Hooper Ave, Toms River (732) 412-5400

  • Grab & Go meals at location for pick up  (while in stock)
  • Pick up available Monday-Saturday 8AM-8PM; Sunday 10AM-6PM
  • Delivery available (within 15 mile radius of Toms River) 5 meal minimum (No Contact Delivery)
  • Credit card payment required for delivery

Shut Up and Eat! - 804 Main Street, Toms River (732) 349-4544

  • Take Out & Delivery
  • Daily 6:30AM-3:30PM

Solano Bistro - 244 Atlantic City Blvd, Beachwood (732) 244-4124

The Serenity Cafe 2008 Route 37 E Toms River (732) 270-2088

  • CULINARY TO-GO BOXES - The meal prep is done for most boxes and each box will have its own instructions. Pre-Orders taken. Each box feeds 4-6 people. Boxes will be DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME 

Wallachs Farm Market & Deli

  • Curbside Pick up 4-6PM only
  • Orders will be for next day pick up. NO SAME DAY PICK UPS!
  • We'll be adding products daily, as well as offering different grab and go meals. All orders MUST be placed ONLINE at NO phone orders will be accepted.

If you would like to have your local business added to our guide, please email

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