It’s winter and we’re in lockdown, and will be for a fair few weeks yet, so it seems – which means, no doubt, that there are probably many of you out there looking for ways to keep the kids properly entertained when they’re stuck inside the house.
It can be hard to come up with constant ideas, especially when you’re feeling a little frazzled yourself, so having a few backup suggestions for activities could certainly prove useful when you do find you’re out of inspiration from time to time.
What about sitting the kids down to write letters to the friends and family members that they haven’t seen for a while? This should keep them well entertained and very little ones can do some drawings and scribbles, which can then be sent in the post – sure to bring a smile to the faces of the recipient.
Or you could do some fun science experiments and teach them a little something at the same time as having lots of fun. The Science Fun website has all sorts of ideas you could try, everything from making lava lamps to painting with milk!
For babies and tots, you could consider making your own sensory games to help introduce them to different sights, sounds and sensations. You could make your own sensory board quite easily, featuring items you have around the house – and you can encourage older children to find things to include, as well… keeping everyone busy.
Rock painting is also another fun activity that could keep you all amused for hours. Why don’t you all paint a rock a week and put them outside in the garden to chart your time spent in lockdown?
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