If there is one thing that can put parents in a spin, it’s the unexpected closure of a school or the need to self-isolate at home due to a pandemic. School holidays are often already a challenge for parents.
Unfortunately many of the usual outings like going to the movies or heading out to the museum, won’t be on the cards due to Coronavirus.
If you’re a parent who has had to start working from home, it’s even more problematic to keep kids entertained while work gets done.
Despite having the internet and digital devices at our fingertips, having a mix of sensory, interesting and creative activities can help with learning development.
These 70 kids activities when self-isolating at home are bound to come in handy on the days you need inspiration to keep the kids busy and entertained.
There will be craft supplies needed for some of the activities. Hopefully you may have them in your craft box. Alternatively, if you are able to grocery shop or get a home delivery, order the particular item in your online shop.
For all the art and craft projects, you could get a scrapbook to paste each finished project it. This can become a memento of the items made during self-isolation.
Kids Activities When Self-Isolating at Home
3. Magic milk marbling (do this with expired milk)
11. Paint sticks
12. Water Painting
21. Leafy Owl
22. Leafy Lion
23. Animal Crown
32. Make play dough
41. Make a pet rock
42. Make a knifey
43. Make a forkey
47. Make felt sushi
52. Make pom poms
54. Paint leaves
55. Tennis ball puppet heads (Use Brown Paper Bags if you can’t get tennis balls)
58. Make a Lego bed
62. Wool crafts
64. Bubble fun
65. Backyard hurdles
67. Chalk hopscotch
List of Materials and Ingredients
To keep the kids entertained, make a craft and activity circuit. Set up activities around the house. Choose a few crafts and activities from the list above and create a circuit. You can also make a checklist where each activity gets stamped once completed.
Plastic forks and knives and spoons
Brown paper bags
Paint and paintbrush
Masking Tape or Duct Tape
Cream of tartar
All purpose flour
Paddle Pop Sticks