20 Fun Quarantine Activity Ideas!
Posted on March 18 2020
Well who would have thought I would be sharing a blog about quarantine ideas but here we are, in 2020, surrounded by the unknown. So I thought sharing some fun ideas to entertain the kids might be handy!
Feel free to tell us your ideas as well over on our Facebook page!
Here are our favourite at home activities...
Bake - Make cakes, pikelets or just get them to help you cook dinner!
Nature Painting- Wander the yard for some sticks and leaves and use them to paint on paper instead of brushes.
Treasure Hunt - Hide a variety of toys ( already owned) and then create a series of questions hey have to follow to find their treasure.
Bubble Baths ( and not at bedtime) - Fill it up and let them play!! ( Supervised of course)
Meditation - Put the relaxing music on an guide your little ones through a nice meditation. There are some cool apps for meditation with kids too.
Write a Story - Encourage the kids to create a story by asking a series of questions and encouraging their imagination.
Make Up A Dance - Pic a song and create a fun routine!
Lounge Room Disco - Turn the lights down and the music ups and go crazy!
Build a Sheet Fort - Throw some blankets and sheets over the dining table and some chairs and voila - a fort!
Have a Backyard Picnic - Take lunch or dinner outside and mix things up a little! The vitamin D will do you wonders
Backyard Obstacle Course - Create a series of obstacles in the yard to complete!
Science Experiements - Youtube can help with this, but I love the good old mentos in the Coke a Cola, or home made slime. So much fun!
Sensory Play -
Cook up some noodles, rice and jelly and let them play with their hands!
Make Play Dough - Seriously, the whole family loves play dough! Make some and then challenge the family to make something in particular in a fast time frame!
Fun Craft - Anything from colouring in, painting, glueing etc is lots of fun!
Watch the Sunset - Taking the time to appreciate nature around you can do wonders to lift your mood!
Star Gaze Together - Take the blanket outside and look up at the stars. It will be calming and a great bonding session!
Read - Sit down together and read a book as a family!
FaceTime Friends and Family - Don't forget to keep in contact and check in on each other!
Watch a Movie - Choose a movie all together and enjoy the couch cuddles! Make some snacks or home made pizzas and really create a cinema vibe.
What will you choose? Most activities are free or use supplies you will already have at home or around you!