8 Activities that will keep your kids busy and connected

ByNicole Burton

8 Activities that will keep your kids busy and connected

1. WRITE A STORY

Get those creative juices flowing with a story challenge. Kick things off by giving them the first sentence and encourage them to write the rest of the story. Pick a theme they love like Space or Princesses and watch the story come alive! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. GET THE BOARD GAMES OUT!

Now is the time to bring out the old school, non-screen way of having fun. Whether it’s a traditional game of scrabble or something more active like charades, it doesn’t matter as long as it gets the family laughing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. GROW YOUR OWN SUNFLOWER

A simple way to help spread a little happiness is with a sunflower. Plant seeds in cups and set in a sunny spot. Encourage your children to water it every morning and watch as it grows into a beautiful sunflower.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. DOWNLOAD OUR FREE DIGITAL COLOURING SHEETS

Get your colouring pencils and crayons out and download our digital colouring sheets. Share your creations on our social media and we will share them with the world! Download these HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. KEEP IN TOUCH – VIRTUALLY 

Just because they can’t visit Grandma or their best friend from class doesn’t mean they can’t stay in contact! Help your kids keep in touch with their loved ones by using video chat options like Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, and more. You could even organise a regular “virtual playdate” with your child’s friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. GET COOKING

This extra time at home is a chance for kids to learn a few kitchen skills that will serve them well their whole lives! Get kids cooking or baking with the supplies you already have on hand. Younger kids will need supervision but can still help with prep, measuring, and mixing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. BE A CREATOR

What better way to get your science on than a DIY Lava Lamp? Start with a clear bottle filled a quarter of the way with water, then fill the rest with vegetable oil. Once they’ve separated, add about a dozen drops of food coloring and plop in an Alka-Seltzer. Prepare to be amazed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. GET ACTIVE INDOORS

Help your kids compete to the beat with a fun and friendly dance off. It’s a great way to get in some exercise without stepping out in the cold. 

 

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