Keeping everyone occupied during the pandemic is no easy task, especially with access to outdoor activities now limited so if you’re running low on inspiration, then here are 4 quarantine friendly activities that you can do with your kids.
1. Make cards for your family, friends, and neighbors
Isolating at home can be difficult for children, and they may not understand why they can no longer play with their friends or visit their relatives. To help them stay connected with those they are close to, and to provide some company for those living in isolation, why not set up a card-making station and create hand-made cards filled with a special personalized message. Let your artistic spirit run free, or take your cards to the next level by using a die cutting machine to cut out perfectly identical shapes. Your friends, neighbors, and relatives will love to see the children’s artwork and will enjoy reading their little messages.
2. Put together a parcel for your local food bank
COVID-19 has had a disastrous effect on the local economy and as such, more people than ever are looking to food-banks for supplies. Although it’s important to take care of your family’s needs first, if you have any excess food or personal care products in your cupboards at home then you may want to consider putting them together in a parcel for your local food bank. Because coronavirus has been found to live on food packaging, many food banks have introduced new donation measures to keep you and their staff safe, so please check their website to ensure that you are making a donation safely.
3. Create a bug hotel in the garden
If you have a garden or access to some form of outside space such as a balcony, then why not spend a few hours making a bug hotel to provide shelter to solitary bees and other insects. To create a bug hotel all you need to do is to forage some natural materials such as sticks, wood, and leaves and then to arrange them in a box for bugs to live in. You can find simple templates for different kinds of bug hotels online, and if you have a few tools, such as a hammer or some screws, then you can create some very impressive bug houses.
4. Come up with questions for a family quiz
Finally, get your brains working and get together to create a fun, video linked family quiz. Work as a team to create a set of questions and provide 3 possible answers. Then get together via a video link with your family or friends and host a quiz for everyone to enjoy. At the end of the quiz, the team who has answered the most questions correctly wins and will get to choose who hosts the quiz the following week. Family quizzes are a great way to interact and socialize while maintaining a social distance and can also form a part of your homeschooling too.
So there you have it – here are just 4 activities you could get up to during quarantine, will you try any of them?
**This is a contributed post. While Amber did not write it herself, she has approved it for your viewing pleasure 🙂