Gone are the days when children can safely and freely play and do fun activities outside. Because of the covid-19 pandemic, children aren’t allowed to go outside to ensure their safety. But, it doesn’t mean they’re not allowed to have fun and, most importantly, learn new things.
Today, there are many fun activities that kids can do in the comfort of their home. In this post are some at-home activity ideas that can help kids to have fun, learn, and stay engaged.
Plan A Treasure Hunt
Children can’t resist scavenger hunts. As the parent, you can plant dime-store jewels as well as treasures at your garden or backyard. Then, create a map with directions for children. You can also hide the map somewhere in your house and allow the kids to look for it while putting away their toys and fixing their bed.
Invest in A Swing Set
As kids are not allowed to play in public parks, investing in a swing set is a good idea. Aside from being fun, swing sets can help kids to stay healthy. Getting children to stay at your garden to get some fresh air as well as bright sunlight, is necessary. Being outside for a couple of hours may help in boosting the immune system which is crucial nowadays as we’re in the middle of a pandemic. It’ll also generate more positivity and lower chances of depression and levels of stress. Playing outdoors may also improve creativity and focus.
Cooking or Baking
Another fun activity that kids can do while in quarantine is cooking or baking. Children love making pizza, pie crusts, and biscuits as they have fun squishing the dough using their fingers. When the baking is finished, you can sit back and spend quality time with your family.
Children love to colour. So, if you have an available printer at home, consider printing some mandalas, and let your kids colour them. Moreover, a mandala is believed to bring well-being with great vibrations and more harmony.
Kids will be happy to see how the seed they plant sprout into a plant. If you have a backyard or a garden, pick a plant that is simple to grow. For your safety, you can order it online. On the other hand, if you live in a flat, there are many plants your kids can grow inside your home. These include zinnia. coleus, marigolds, and even herbs like parsley, basil, and rosemary.
Create Food Art
If you want your kids to engage in the world of cooking and, at the same time, have fun, creating food art is a good idea. Cooking on a regular basis may seem boring, especially for kids who are impatient. However, making shapes or animals out of vegetables and fruit is a good way to keep the children busy and enjoying.
Learn A New Language
You can also teach your kids to learn a new language. You can do this by checking online resources and lessons, or you could get them books. You can even throw in children’s movies or programs in foreign languages with subtitles. It doesn’t have to be a serious lesson. It’s enough to keep them preoccupied as they learn something useful.
Sing From Windows or Balconies
During the covid-19 home quarantine, Italians became popular because they sang from their balconies and windows. Your kids can do that. They’ll have a great time, especially if they love to sing. This is also your chance to introduce them to any musical instrument that you have at home.
Aside from singing, dancing is another fun activity that kids at home can do. Depending on the desired involvement of your kids, dancing at home may range from choreography lessons online to impromptu steps when their favorite music comes on.
Create Crafts and Arts
If you’re stuck inside, you can still prepare fun activities for your kids. Have your children stick toothpicks in marshmallows to create objects. They could also enjoy simple thumbprint art with the aid of rubber stamp inks.
We hope the above-mentioned list of fun activities can keep your kids entertained, engaged, and happy, especially during this time that they’re not allowed to go out. Instead of letting them use their gadgets for long hours, let them do any of the above-mentioned fun activities or maybe even all of them. Try an activity for a few weeks then move to another to keep their interests up.
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