Top 10 easy and fun activities to do at home to keep your children entertained
1) Set up a treasure hunt.
This activity is very easy to set up and you can hide as many or as little objects as you like around the house and in the garden for the children to then find! This will keep your children occupied for a few hours.
2) Enjoy your favourite movie!
Choose a movie, pick a selection of your favourite treats and place them in your sweet bowl, close your blinds and switch off the lights and pretend you are at the cinemas.
3) Start to write a diary.
Include things like what you have done for the day, how you’re feeling, who you have spoken to and what you have eaten. This will be something to treasure and look back on in years to come!
4) Set up an outdoor exercise circuit.
Dig out your balls, hoops, skipping ropes and anything else you can find in the shed and make an outdoor exercise circuit. Encourage your parents to join in too!
5) Do some spring cleaning and organising
Encourage your children to have a big clear out of their bedrooms. As a result of your spring clean you find there are items worth keeping, then them store away until you able to either sell or donate to a local charity. One to remember – Acorns one of our onsite partners accept small household items and furniture!
6) Bake together!
Due to the current ongoing issues we as a country are having, some ingredients are hard to come by, but the BBC good food website have several ‘easy, children friendly’ recipes that will keep you and the little ones busy in the kitchen. Click here for the classic cornflakes cake recipe which can be enjoyed by both children and adults!
7) Dig out your arts and crafts box.
Get creative with paint, pens, gluing and sticking. If you haven’t already created a rainbow for the #chasetherainbow campaign, then we urge you to do so. Rainbows are being spotted in windows all over the country to lift spirits during this difficult time.
8) Make a den.
Den building can happen inside or outside. Homemade dens can be made from old sheets, blankets, cushions and tarpaulin, using the furniture as a frame. Enjoy playing games in your den or having your lunch.
9) Read a book!
Encourage your children to have some downtime from their electrical devices by reading a book.
10) Video call family and friends.
It is very important to even more so now, to keep in touch with your loved ones whilst you’re not allowed to see them face to face, we suggest video calling them, so you can see each other virtually. Take the time to ask them how they are and what they have being spending their day doing whilst inside.