Finding ourselves in another lockdown can be daunting for most parents and children. It’s important, in this moment to take a deep breath, focus and relax. Yes, this is not what we were hoping for especially during the last week of school holidays, but it is now more essential than ever to stay calm and stay home.
Being through a lockdown before, we know what to expect and we are a little more aware of how to approach it. With an extra week of school holidays in place and the possibility of remote learning returning, you might feel like you’ve run out of ways to keep your children occupied, but don’t worry we’ve got you covered. In fact, we’ve compiled a list of unique activities away from the tv or computer screen, that you can do as a family from the comfort of your own home. We hope this list helps you keep your children, and of course yourself, entertained during this period. Remember to appreciate the time spent together as a family and make the most of these unusual circumstances.
- Make a fort – Start by using spare cardboard or chairs, pillows and bedsheets. A simple idea that can last for hours, after setting it up your children can make it their very own cosy den to chill out in
- Set up a treasure hunt – Hide anywhere from 10 to 20 items around the house, set up clues for your children to solve and find the treasure.
- Learn to juggle – This one will take time to master and is a great way to keep your children occupied for a while. You can follow the step-by-step guide here or watch a tutorial on YouTube.
- Write a letter – Get out the envelopes, stamps, pens and paper. Have a break from Facebook messaging, its time do it the old fashion way. Write a letter to a loved one, your grandparents or a family member who lives far away. They will cherish the time and effort put in to write by hand.
- Create your own recipe book – If you’ve already done a lot of baking and cooking during the previous lockdown period, this round it’s time to put together all your favourites in your own recipe book. This is a great way for you to perfect your cooking skills, and a chance to design the book!
- Make your own board game – are you getting bored of all the games you have at home? If so, it’s the perfect time to make your own. Pick a game style, make the rules, build the board, make the pieces and your set to play.