You need to do something creative or artistic to fill in the hours when going outdoor is not an option as we are all spending a lot more time at home at the moment and need to keep the children entertained.
There is so much more from audio stories or YouTube fitness classes that kids can benefit from. Here are some activities that can be done in the comfort of your own home or backyard.
This is a great way to teach your child the basics of baking and is sure to go down a treat.
If you make sure to make all the nooks and crannies in your home as child-safe as possible before playing, this will provide fun for all the family.
Salt dough jewellery is an inexpensive way to let your child expand its fashion choices
Making your own playdough not only saves you money but also provides great family fun both during and after the activity.
Use your exercise time to play a simple game of fetch with your family’s best friend.
Follow these easy yummy recipes together, to enjoy the sunny weather with a healthy smoothie in hand
Many of us are missing our Grandparents during lockdown. Even a quick call is sure to keep your children and your parents happy. Afterall, a virtual hug from grandma is better than no hug at all.
Learn how to make homemade ice cream with my easy 2-ingredient ice cream recipe - no ice cream machine required - and enjoy any flavor you want!
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To be fair, my daughter will happily spend 2 hours exercising if it’s on Just Dance. Her younger brother will join in too, although we’ve had to buy the latest version, because she was beating him hands down on our 2014 version. And you don’t want yet another reason for a sibling meltdown.
This can keep the kids entertained for hours (especially if you make their favourite animals) and it makes very little mess. Win-win.
If your child is less than interested in science at school, this experiment could certainly change that.