As we find ourselves in lock down period, for those stuck at home with kids – these lock down phase can be a little difficult with trying to find things to keep your children entertained. Indoor activities for kids can be fun, creative as well as innovative. Young children are naturally active and will move, run, kick, throw, and play on their own in nearly any environment. We all want our kids to get involved in something that is more productive than entertaining. Integrating physical activity into young children’s lives is essential for creating a foundation of movement and activity that they will carry with them throughout the rest of their lives.
Here are some awesome activities you can try with kids:
Clay is a fun and exciting way to boost kid’s imagination. Best way to keep kids entertained and engaged at home in making different shapes and objects with clay dough. They can develop their imagination with three-dimensional form.
They will help develop problem solving and creativity skills, as the kids will be faced with interesting and difficult decisions, they will need to take in order to win. Some boards games are Scrabble, Monopoly, Candy Land, Checkers, Chess, Snakes and Ladders, Ludo, carrom etc.
Take old papers and make essential origami shapes likes cat, frog, swan and more.
Just blow the balloon or make a ball with old newspaper with plastic sheet. And make them play tennis with their hands. Alternatively, you can try using ping pong rackets, plastic plates or cardboard as rackets.
You can also enjoy picnic at your home or into the backyard with some food and a sheet, allow every family member to join this home picnic. You can also play some memory game with picnic.
Make TikTok videos:
If you love to dance or acting, you can make Tiktok videos with your kids. Kids can easily learn dance and acting, it would be fun if you engage them in these activities.
Learn from YouTube:
You can find inspiring videos for kids on YouTube, which they can learn and get inspiration. There are many YouTube channels for kids, they can get inspiration from them. Maybe they’ll want to even create their own channel.
Cleaning or organizing:
Everyone off from school and off from work, the house is bound to get messy, and pretty quickly at that. You can give them small task of cleaning and organizing.
Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In this lock down period you can also practice yoga with kids, either you can all do yoga together as a family.
Painting with kids not only helps their creative development but it can provide kids with vast amounts of learning. Through the use of different colors, they can express themselves without the use of words. Painting allows children an educational opportunity that is also fun and exciting.
Virtually visit museum:
You can visit many museums with just click, kids can learn about history, art, science, culture and many more without stepping out. Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives all over world.
Cooking with kids provides practical experience with many essential skills such as following directions, patience and measuring. Getting involved in cooking helps your child to develop fine motor skills, eye hand coordination.
You can start an indoor herb garden with your kids. Gardening is a healthy, fun activity for kids, they develop new skills and learn about science and nature from growing plants.
Writing a diary:
Writing down your thoughts is a classic way to pass the time. Gratitude journals are also a great way to remember some of the positives in the world during uncertain times. Journal writing can help your children process feelings, build writing skills, and communicate their ideas.
There are many art projects that help kids to explore their talents and also lot of benefits of doing DIY, it can increase the strength of arm with brain. You will not only get to have quality time with them, but they will learn and have a great time. DIY can mostly be done with everyday items that you have around the house.
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