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Family activities to keep the kids entertained

Schools are shut, parks are closed, and we are in lockdown meaning kids are at home – all the time. Entertaining them has just become increasingly difficult especially for parents who are also juggling their work from home schedules, so we have a few ways to keep them from going stir crazy and helping you in the process…

Baking

Kids love baking, it keeps them entertained and we get to eat their hilarious attempts. Try your hand at simple traybakes like Cornflake buns, Rice Krispy buns or even mallow tops. You can find a whole host of ideas on Good To Know.

Exercise

With strict new laws announced by the PM, people may only leave their house once a day for exercise which can be frustrating, especially for kids. However, there are so many other ways of implementing a little exercise such as following The Body Coach and doing LIVE family workouts with him.

Garden treasure hunts

This could be a fun and interactive way for both entertainment and learning, where you set out riddles for your kids to solve. It doesn’t need to be too difficult, just a little break from screen time.

Home Cinema

Set up a home cinema and select some of the family’s favourites, get the cosy blankets and popcorn at the ready and turn this lockdown into quality family time.

Games and puzzles

You most likely grew up playing outside with toys as well as spent time doing puzzles, and jigsaws. Why not bring back the memories with some family games. Also, Christmas is usually a time when the family gets together for board games, are you ready for a second wave of competitiveness? Such games will further reduce your children’s electronic / technology screen time while having lots of family fun.

Arts and Crafts

Easter is just around the corner so why not get preparing early and make Easter decorations, gifts and cards or begin to set out an Easter Egg hunt trail in your home / garden.

Develop their skills to become a scout

Bear Grylls is encouraging children in isolation to try new activities and develop new skills. Scouts have made more than 100 free activities, games and craft ideas available on their website which would surely keep your young ones busy.

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