Keep entertained indoors

With new social distancing measures in place it is important that we all stay safe, but staying in our homes for long periods can be a challenge.

With new social distancing measures in place it is important that we all stay safe, but staying in our homes for long periods can be a challenge.

Here are a few activities to keep you and your family entertained.

Traditional activities

These are the much loved activities that are great for bringing families together such as baking and crafting. Baking might be a bit more difficult as you should only go out for essential supplies, so raid your cupboards and see what you have. You don’t have to be Paul Hollywood either, no one ever turned their nose up at a chocolatey rice crispy cake.

If you are struggling then why not try a bit of crafting. If you don’t have supplies you can go online and order from online retailers such as Amazon. Why not get the children to make a rainbow to stick in the window (we’ll explain more in a bit…) 

Walking 

At this time, we are allowed to do one walk a day and it must be only with people that you live with. Also, make sure you are following the guidelines and staying 2 meters away from anyone you come into contact with. If you do head somewhere and it is busy, turn around and head somewhere quieter.

If you are walking around your housing estate, remember those rainbows we talked about earlier? Well, they are put in windows so you can count on them on your walk!

Online Classes

Whether you take on a fitness class such as Joe Wicks or if one of your football, signing or yoga classes have been cancelled take a look to see if they are now offering the class virtually.

Online meetups

Missing your friends and relatives, give them a call on FaceTime or WhatsApp. You can also use things like Zoom to meet up with several friends at once.

Stay Active

Staying active is very important and can be a lot of fun! Use your imagination, dance parties, "Simon says" anything that gets the heart pumping! More ideas can be found here! https://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2012/11/winter-activities-to-keep-kids-active.html?m=1

What else

Keep your eyes out for some great offers. For example Audible is offering a wide range of Children’s audiobooks available for free and David Walliams is making one book a day free to listen here: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ 

We would love to hear how you are keeping yourselves and the family entertained at this time! 

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