Activities to Keep Your young Kids Occupied While Everyone’s at Home

Many schools are currently experimenting with remote learning, but if your kids are a little too young to stick in front of a screen, here are some recommendations for activities you can easily order to keep your little ones occupied.

COVID-19 pandemic is transforming our society and family lives overnight, and it will take a while to adapt. These playful approaches will improve difficult situations and help everyone in your family stay calm and sane

Kids can help you with chores!

This will not only keep them busy, but also it teaches life skills. The best way to motivate kids is when they’re involved in the decision-making process, so have them help create the chore list.

Turn chores into a game!

young children can pretend to be their favorite superheroes, and older kids can race against the clock to music.

Try to do fun group activities like baking cookies, choosing the family movie or whatever your child enjoys.

At the end reward them with stars and keep a star chart stick on fridge

Fun Activities

Sticker books/ Puzzles

Draw some simple puzzles, dot to dot shapes, crosswords etc., in your child’s rough note and help the child to complete the task. It helps to engage child in useful manner, improves child’s memory, attention, concentration, problem solving skill, processing speed or flexibility of thinking. Examples are given below.

Set up a treasure hunt

Treasure hunts are pretty easy and depending on how many items there are, could last a while. Hide anywhere from 10 to 20 items around the house to keep kids occupied for a few hours. Hide some useful things and ask the child to spell the name and use of that thing once he/she found.

Have an indoor picnic

Grab a sheet, whatever food you have, and enjoy a living room picnic. You can even play that memory game at the same time

Family-Photo Bingo

Take nine family photos and arrange them into rows of three, then give your child nine playing cards or checkers pieces to serve as bingo chips. When someone calls out “Daddy” or “Grandma”your child cover the photo with he card. Whoever gets three in a row wins.

Sorting Colours

This game helps cognitive development. Things needed.Bowls, Marbles or small items of different colours

How to Play:Mix up items of all the colours together. Now ask your toddler to sort items of the same colour and put them each in a different bowl.

ONLINE RESOURCES

YouTube Channels:

– Crash Course Kids

– Science Channel

– SciShow Kids

– National Geographic Kids – Free School

– Geography Focus

– TheBrainScoop

– SciShow

– Kids Learning Tube – Geeek Gurl Diaries – Mike Likes Science

Free learning websites

https://www.starfall.com/h/

https://www.abcya.com/

https://www.funbrain.com/

https://www.splashlearn.com/

Home

https://pbskids.org/

https://www.highlightskids.com/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

http://www.mathgametime.com/

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.switchzoo.com/

https://www.seussville.com/

https://www.turtlediary.com/

https://www.e-learningforkids.org/

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