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March 2020

5 of the Best Boredom-Busting Activities to Keep Kids Happy At Home

From arts and crafts to treasure hunts, here are a few ideas to keep your little ones busy.

 

A young boy with painted hands


Fun-filled activities for kids at home while social distancing 

 

Staying home and social distancing does not have to mean endless hours of screen time and computer games for your kids – there are plenty of alternative and affordable ways to keep the little ones entertained. Just look below, where we are counting down a few of our favourite games to play at home with the kids and creative ways to keep them busy. 

 

Bake Off

 

Three young girls decorating colourful cakes

We love these colourful cakes seen on Poppi Kit’s Instagram  

 

Host a family bake-off in your kitchen by teaching little ones how to whip up simple recipes such as vanilla cupcakes and blueberry muffins. You could also set up a small cookie-decorating table with icing, sprinkles and colourful candies – we are game for any activities that involve dessert!

 

Treasure Hunt 


With Easter on the horizon, why not plan your egg hunt around the garden or house? If you are running low on chocolate (or want to avoid significant sugar highs), order reusable plastic eggs from the supermarket and fill them with pocket change, little treats or tiny toys instead. 


Movie Magic 

 

A child wearing an astronaut costume


As seen on Taza’s Instagram, outfits like this one will come in handy for home movie making 

 

If like us, you have been watching a LOT of Netflix recently; we say put all that film knowledge to good use and inspire your brood to write up a mini-movie or skit script together. Create a makeshift stage with a curtain (bed sheets work well for this) and perform your play for the other parent. Your kids can even show off their acting skills in a fun video to send to family or friends. Every Oscar-winner started somewhere!


Positive Painting

 

A young boy holding a picture of a painted rainbow


Spread smiles by painting the rainbow-like @themasenhelders


Create a picture and pasta painting station for your little ones to get creative – just make sure to layout plenty of newspaper to protect your dining room table. 

You will need: 

½ cup baby cereal 
¾ to 1 cup of water
Food Colouring 


Steps: 

Add the baby cereal, water and food Colouring to a food processor. If you do not have one, you can mix with a whisk. 
Mix until colour is well blended and adjust water quantity based on the consistency you would like. 


Help spread a little cheer in the neighbourhood by encouraging your young ones to make brightly painted rainbow signs splashed with positive sayings such as “In this together” and “Let’s all be well”, which you can then hang outside your home or in a window. Symbolising unity and hope, this mini-movement is picking up momentum all around the world and sends a simple yet powerful reminder that we can all create #MomentsTogether. 

 
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