It’s amazing how creative you can become when you have to be isn’t it? I find that our actual days in ‘lockdown’ seem to be going quite quickly on a day by day basis – although they seem long on a week by week basis. We have started to settle into a bit of a daily routine and structure, based around meal times and my youngest nap times. We are doing lots of crafts, baking, playing in the garden alongside school work, screen time and the bedtime routine. So, I thought I would share 30 fun things to do with your kids during ‘lockdown’.
Here are 30 ideas of things you could do at home with your kids during 'lockdown'
Do a family watercolour challenge
Craft an animal from a toilet roll tube
Make ice lollies
Hunt for bugs
Grow something – sunflower, tomatoes, cress etc.
Draw self portraits
Build a den
Keep a diary
Make an Afternoon Tea
Set up an obstacle course
Count the birds in your garden or from your window
Have a picnic
Do a scavenger hunt around the house or garden
Make a banner or flag for your family
Bake a cake
Have a movie night
Play a board game
Have a disco
Learn a new skill e.g. British Sign Language, take an online course, learn a new craft
Listen to a podcast
Read a new book
Write a letter
Make a scrapbook
FaceTime / Skype / Zoom – friends and family
Have a fancy dress day
Play a sport in your garden – e.g. cricket, football, tennis, catch, yoga
Count coins in a money box
Make homemade pizza
Do a jigsaw puzzle
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*Disclaimer – Please make sure, if you do any of the above activities they are age appropriate for your child, using age appropriate equipment and supplies which you believe are safe for participants. Click here for the Berkshire Mummies disclaimer.*