10 activities to keep your kiddos occupied through lockdown

Two weeks of lockdown done. Are you all finding your new normal?

We’ve had moments when everyone has run out of patience, and the kiddos have had enough of being cooped up together 24/7. But for the whole, we’re getting along just fine.

I know it will be tough to keep on going at this for weeks on end, it’s still new enough to not have gotten so boring yet… while we’re missing groups and friends, I’m sure that will get harder as time goes on.

For us, we’re finding the key is to keeping lots of activities planned throughout the week. A mix of fun stuff, school work, solo things and stuff we can do together.

I thought I’d share a little list of some of the things we’ve been getting up to;

* PE – we’ve been loving PE with Joe Wicks, it’s a great way to start our day!

* Paw Print Badges – they’ve been sharing a different badge each day, with three easy activities. We haven’t done everyone, but they’ve been so much fun to do.

* Nature walk – I’ve been trying to get us out for a walk once a day, luckily there is some parkland and a river not far from us. It’s good to get some fresh air, stretch our legs and run around a little.

* reading – Beastie and I have been reading a chapter book together – this week’s was George’s Marvellous Medicine.

* Projects – the last two weeks, I’ve set them a project. The first week was to pick a person, this weeks was to pick a place. THey’ve researched and then created something {poster, booklet, etc} to share what they’ve found out with us.

* Games – We love playing games together. Uno and Dos are big favourites at the minute!

* Outdoor play – if it’s dry, we’re outside. The kids have spent hours in the garden. On the trampoline, playing in the mud kitchen, playing ball games

* arts and crafts – my kids have always had free access to our craft stuff, but a couple of times a week, I’ll try and do a more organised craft – like these fab butterflies we made last week.

* computer games – we have the kids dad’s Wii at the minute, and have been having great fun playing games of bowling or Mario Kart together. THey’re a great whole-family activity!

* baking – the kids love baking anyway, but it can be a great educational activity – plus you end up with tasty treats!

What things have you been doing this last week or two?

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