While we are spending more time at home, we have put together some fun indoor activities to help keep your kids entertained. It’s always a good idea to have some quick and easy ideas to fill moments of boredom. These activities are also great for a quiet weekend or when you’ve got kids home sick.
Stay at home ideas:
What you need: Download & print out this sheet of paper
What you need: Paper and pen, space.
What to do: Choose an activity to go with each letter of the alphabet. For instance, A = jumping, B = skipping, C = standing on one leg. Help your child to spell out their name using the exercises!
Create your own playdough
What you need: Follow our easy playdough recipe!
What you need: Snacks, paper, markers, movie.
What to do: Make your own movie experiences! Let your children make tickets, money and set up a snacks counter. Practicing early literacy and numeracy skills through play is the best way to learn. If your kids are feeling creative they could even act out a movie for each other or you!
What you need: Ingredients to make vanilla cupcakes, cupcake icing and any cupcake toppings such as sprinkles, lollies and chocolate.
What to do: Set to work cooking up a storm and decorating! Work together to make cupcakes and then let each family member decorate their own. You could share pictures on social media and get friends and family to judge a winner.
What you need: Your wardrobe
What to do: Young children love dressing up and being allowed to raid their parents’ wardrobes is very exciting. Putting on a fashion show is a lot of fun and makes some great memories.
Author for a day
What you need: Pen, markers, and a post it stamps.
What to do: Receiving mail is a real treat these days so why not get children involved in sending letters to friends and family they don’t see regularly? Children love to have a purpose for their writing and drawing. This is a great way to explore storytelling – an older child can write a story while a younger child can draw and picture and explain the story to you.
Artist for a day
What you need: Canvas from the bargain shops and paints. (Food colouring and water work just as well).
What to do: Painting is a fun (and messy!) activity. Have a family painting day, you could try completing a picture together or everyone can do their own thing. For older children you can find great tutorials on Youtube for how to paint a specific scene.