Kids have been out of school!!! And yes, many parents are struggling with what to do with their kids during the pandemic. While there are plenty of things kids can do online or at the park, there are also many fun and educational activities kids can do at home.
Here are 11 great ideas to keep kids busy:
Kids can make a huge difference in the kitchen.
They might not know what they’re doing yet, but by helping with dinner or lunch prep your child will be learning about cooking and nutrition at the same time!
There are many benefits that come from having kids practice preparing food-prepping ingredients so it’s never too late for them to get into this awesome hobby once we start teaching our little ones how much easier things go when there is assistance around
Create a scavenger hunt around the house or backyard.
The best way to get your kids moving is by having fun activities like a scavenger hunt! They’ll be able to challenge themselves and explore their environment at the same time, with potential hidden treats around or in homes.
A great alternative when you don’t know what they want for Christmas (or any other occasion). You could even make up clues ahead of time so that there’s more creativity involved- this will require some planning but it really pays off because everyone loves surprises nowadays, especially children who love opening presents.
Learn about other cultures
It might be a great way to get them out of their comfort zone and learn about other cultures. The world is a diverse place and introducing your child to other cultures can help them understand the importance of differences.
Have their pick from one country that has attributes different from others, such as its food or music (or art!). This will spark curiosity in not only understanding more but also how varied our world really is!
Set up an obstacle course
We all know that kids are usually more active on their feet than they are sitting down, so setting up an obstacle course would be a perfect idea!
Make a game out of finding fun uses for ordinary items by setting up an obstacle course using everyday household chores! This activity will keep your kids active and engaged, while also getting them thinking outside the box.
Have kids practice meditation or mindfulness
Have your kids practice meditation by sitting quietly and focusing on their breath. There are many apps available for smartphones or computers which will guide them through a mindfulness exercise in an easy step by providing a process that even young ones can do!
Start a Garden
Studies have shown that kids will be more inclined towards gardening if it’s done in an entertaining manner, so teach them about sunflowers or how important rainwater is during these warmer months!
Make sure they know not only do we need water but also love from our gardens because those are what makes everything grow well together as one big family here under skies above us all..
Make homemade cards or gifts for friends or family members
What better way to teach your children about giving than by having them make homemade cards or gifts for friends and family members? This is an easy task that can be done in no time at all.
It’s also important because when we give our happiness away freely, it makes others want more of the same from us!
Encourage to learn art
Kids are always looking for new ways to express themselves creatively, so why not let them take an active role in the process? Let your child use what he or she has around the house – from paintbrushes, bulk watercolors, and colored pencils, all way up through smelly old glue sticks-to create his very own masterpiece.
Another cool idea would be encouraging kids’ interest by letting them choose which medium works best: drawing with crayons on paper might seem too simple at first glance but can result in pictures that look quite realistic when done correctly; while markers allow more intricate designs without having any skill whatsoever.
Teach kids about money management
We all know that kids can be really smart when it comes to money. Why not teach them about the basics of budgeting and how they work?
Have your child help plan for a family grocery trip, or even just go on one together with you as an example so there is no confusion at home!
Have kids put on a play or skit
Organized play dates are a great way for kids of all ages and interests to get together. They’re an opportunity for some friendly competition, creative collaboration (and even sabotage!), but most importantly they give your child the chance to imagine themselves in different scenarios with their friends!
The possibilities don’t stop at your expectation. These activities can promote creativity through teamwork while also encouraging expressionism or performance art skills.
Kids can simply spend time reading
Last but not least, kids can simply spend time reading!
Reading is one of the best ways for children to spend time at home. Not only does reading provide them with an engaging experience, but it also helps develop their literacy skills!
A great book will keep your little reader entertained and learning new things from start to finish. Whether they’re into fiction or nonfiction books there’s always something good available that can be enjoyed by everyone in any situation.
These are just a few of the many things kids can do at home during the pandemic. With so much online content and resources, kids can find something to keep them busy and learning for hours on end. So get creative and have some fun with your kids during this time!