With spending so much more time indoors than ever before due to the current situation, we know it can be difficult to keep yourself and the kids entertained. Which is why we thought we’d put together some ideas of things to do at home with the kids.
Channel the kids inner artistic sides and get their creative juices flowing with some colouring or painting activities! Print out some free colouring sheets to colour in with the kids! This will be sure to entertain them for a while and you may even find it therapeutic yourself!
Crayola have some fantastic free Easter themed colouring pages to print off here.
Also, The Sugar Crush Company are running a drawing competition to keep kids entertained at home. To enter, your child simply has to draw a picture around a different theme every week for 4 weeks and they could win a delicious cone of sweets! Find out more on their Facebook page here.
Staying active is so important for both you and your child’s physical and mental wellbeing. Find a workout on YouTube and do it in the comfort of your living room or even in the garden! This will be sure to burn off some energy and get all of your endorphins flowing!
Joe Wicks, also known as The Body Coach, is creating a free 30 minute home workout every day (Mon-Fri), which is aimed at kids, as part of his P.E with Joe campaign! Find them on YouTube here.
Why not try your hand at baking? The kids will loving playing chef for the day and you’ll (hopefully) be able to tuck into some delicious treats afterwards! There are so many easy, simple recipes online that you can follow! Here’s a few of our favourite ones:
If the kids enjoy cooking, you could even get them to help with dinner and make some healthy rainbow pizzas topped with all of their favourite veggies! Find the recipe here.
Do some online learning
As well as the work that the school have provided, there are also plenty of resources for additional learning online! For example, BBC Bitesize are adding new learning content to their website every day, for both primary and secondary levels. They have all sorts of videos, information and interactive learning resources for all different subjects, along with some fantastic educational games! Check them out here.
There’s also a website full of Maths learning content called The Maths Factor, created by Carol Vorderman, which includes videos, interactive lessons and fun learning activities for kids to gain more confidence in learning Maths. She has now made it completely free to join! Visit the website here.
Get closer to wildlife
If the weather is nice, why not go outside and discover some of the wildlife living in your garden! As we’re spending a lot more time indoors, it’s so important for both children and adults to maintain a connection with nature in the outside world. Spending time outdoors can have so many benefits and it makes a positive impact to your health and wellbeing.
The Wildlife Trust have provided a great list of fun activities to do with the kids that relate to wildlife! See them here.
We hope you found these ideas useful and make the most out of staying at home by having fun doing them over the coming weeks.
Stay safe and healthy.