As children are staying at home due to lockdown, a sub-crisis has risen to parents. But, what will kids do all day? Therefore, this is the time for you to find ways to smoothly transition your kids into a stay at home life. Are you wondering how? No worries.
To avoid the spread of novel coronavirus, Lakshya, one of the best schools in Kakinada shares some creative stay-at-home activities for kids that they really enjoy.
10 Ways To Make Kids Happy and Learning During Lockdown
Here are some ideas to help your kids entertain while they stay at home in a coronavirus outbreak.
1. Make painted rock art
Rocks are free materials that offer endless creative opportunities. Take some acrylic craft paints, white paint pens or vibrant colors and allow your kids to create a family portrait or write inspirational quotes on rocks and pebbles.
2. Build cardboard furniture
Make your kids learn to build furniture using recycled cardboard or duct tape. It is also a great family activity as the adults can cut the cardboard and kids can do the assembling and decorating.
3. Make pop up cards
Pop-up cards are a great alternative to the ordinary greeting card. These cards make a gift and message a special. Allow your children to make a few simple cuts into a piece of decorative paper to create a tab.
4. Create a mini Jungle Terrarium
A terrarium is a glass container that is used to create an indoor mini-garden with soil and plants. Ask your kids to find a glass jar and create a mini tropical jungle that lasts for months with minimal care.
5. Make an indoor water garden
Growing plants underwater and also inside home helps keep a home cool in the summer and also brings the beauty of nature into your home. Tell your kids to use recycled jars to make a little indoor garden with some plants that grow in water.
6. Leaf Prints
Leaf prints are a fun and easy craft activity for kids of all ages. Ask your kids to collect leaves of various sizes and shapes, and prepare material to paint a leaf on the paper. These beautiful leaf prints can be used as wall art and greeting cards.
7. Watercolor Flowers
Watercolor is a painting method in which paints are made of pigments suspended in water-based. Make your kids learn how to paint watercolor flowers and capture the beauty of your garden.
8. Puppet show
Making puppets that either have eyes open and close or mouth that open and close is always a fun activity for kids. Have your kids make a paper bag puppet and put on a puppet show for you. This creates lots of fun!
Origami is the art of paper folding which is one of the best stay at home activities for kids. Paper boat folding, easy origami fish, dog face, jumping frogs, origami tulips, and foxes are some of the fun-based origami activities that your kids really enjoy.
A puzzle helps young children develop basic skills such as shape recognition, concentration, goal setting and a sense of achievement. Make your kids participate in puzzles to develop fine motor skills. So, tackle a challenging puzzle as a family.
We at one of the best schools in Kakinada hope the above tips help you keep your kids active and learning during coronavirus lockdown.
Stay Home. Stay Active!