How to keep your kids busy during the coronavirus lockdown

With everyone confined to their houses due to the current coronavirus pandemic, there’s an ongoing challenge to find new and exciting activities to keep your children entertained. But being cooped up at home doesn’t mean you and your kids have to go stir crazy!

It’s not an easy task to keep the kids busy, so here are some suggestions for some simple and fun activities to help keep you and your children occupied to make lockdown a little easier.

  • Bake together: Cookies, cakes, brownies… the kids will love baking and decorating all kinds of baked goods. This is also a great chance to teach them measurements. Alternatively, you can buy decorative ingredients such as fondant and sweets to decorate ready-made biscuits and allow them to experiment and create different designs. 
  • Host a paint night: Together with your family design different drawings and paintings. This can be a family project, or, if you’re more competitive, have a competition and offer prizes as an incentive.
  • Create pasta jewellery: Paint the pasta different designs and colours. Next measure and cut pieces of string or ribbon into the right lengths for necklaces, rings, bracelets and then thread the pasta on the string and your kids will be able to wear and show off their new jewellery!
  • Pavement chalk: Draw fun and colourful pictures and designs on the pavement for your family and passersby to enjoy. The great thing about this activity is that the fun can begin once again when it rains and the kids can create new designs. 
  • Gardening: This will allow your kids to get some fresh air and give the satisfaction of seeing their hard work paying off. There are so many possibilities and choices of what to plant and grow- you might even be able to use it in your cooking! If you don’t have a garden this activity can easily be done in smaller plant pots in the house.
  • Make a time capsule: Have your kids cut out newspaper clippings, make collages, print out and draw pictures and write down their experiences to put inside the capsule. You can either hide the capsule to find in later years or bury in a plastic container for someone to stumble upon in the future. 
  • Write letters to friends: Video chatting isn’t the only way for your kids to stay connected to their friends while they’re stuck at home. This is the perfect time to reach out to friends and family by sending them mail. And this doesn’t only benefit your kids, it also brightens up the day of the person receiving it. You can even have your kids decorate blank postcards or send art projects to send in the post. 

Self-isolation with children can be a difficult task, but these activities will help pass the time and keep the kids entertained, and will hopefully make the lockdown more enjoyable. 

Here at Kosher Kingdom, we offer a lot of the supplies required for these activities and we look forward to seeing you in-store.