Schools out, it’s like the summer holidays all over again. However, with much of the world in isolation or quarantine, schools closed and unable to send the children to grandparents for help with care, it may be that you are racking your brains as to what to do with them. Therefore, we’re sharing some ideas for keeping kids entertained during lockdown.
This is the PERFECT time to connect with your inner child. Therefore, this isolation phase has come about to force us to go inward and connect with our own personal truth. Much of this starts with our inner child. In the 3D world, where running around, juggling work and kids is a fine balancing act, often putting us in survival mode and focused on the practical side of things and logistics. Now, we have been blessed with an abundance of time to sit and reflect but I would encourage you to PLAY.
How often do you just do something for the sake of it? For the sheer joy in that moment? For this, you can actually use your kids as inspiration and learn from them. You could ask them what they want to do or how they want to play.
Just go all in and indulge your playful, silly, childlike side. Let your imagination run wild with them.
If that is a little too much of a wildcard, here are a few suggestions for keeping kids entertained that you could try out. See how both your children and your inner child respond.
Ideas for Keeping Kids Entertained
- Lego Building.
If you have it in stock or whether you have some budget to get one of those huge castle projects, it’s always a fun way to bond and create. Warning: you may get more satisfaction from this than the kids do.
- Dance parties.
Pick the music, blast it and get dancing. This is my FAVOURITE way of getting going in the day.
- Messy play in the garden.
Whatever this means to you, whether it’s getting stuck in and making gardening fun, or whether you play in the mud or roll around in the grass and doing acrobatics. Getting into nature and connecting will help with going stir crazy.
- Arts & crafts.
Painting, sticking, glueing, whatever you have in the house. Whether it’s origami or full on painting fun, it’s such a fun means of expression for everyone.
- Play dough.
If you don’t have any in stock, make a salt dough and use food colouring to dye. Here’s a recipe!
- Bread baking.
Make up the dough then get playful with the roll shapes. Snowmen, turtles, lions, tigers and bears. Anything goes.
- Pizza decorating.
Get or make a base and chop all the toppings into bowls and get decorating. (also works for cupcakes and biscuits)
- Make a pillow fort.
Because who didn’t love stripping the sofa of pillows and cushions and making it into a giant fortress to fight off the bad guys?
- Dress up.
Delve into the wardrobes of the household and see what you can put together. OR you get your child to pick an outfit and accessories for you and vice versa.
- Face painting.
Pick your spirit animal and paint away.
- Workout with child weights.
Use your kids as weights for your squats. Get them to hold a punching bag or pillows to punch when you do your sit ups.
- Go for a family run.
Be sure to check out our recent blog posts, were we’ve been sharing as many types of tips as we can to try and help you all through this very strange, uncertain time.
Finally, if there’s anything else you would like to see from us then please do not hesitate to get in touch and let us know!
Stay safe everyone x