Being stuck at home doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, all you have to do is stay positive and get creative. Kids usually love using their imaginations in everything they do, and adults often feel the same way. Consider getting involved in these fun quarantine activities for kids.
Do Activities in Nature
You can head outdoors for some fresh air and sunshine. For instance, you and a child can take a pet for a walk to give him or her some exercise, bake delicious, pet-safe treats, or teach your dog some new tricks. Additionally, try making rock art with paint and rocks. You can place your creations on a bookshelf or somewhere else indoors. Other ideas include riding bikes, having a scavenger hunt, playing baseball or something else. You can also use a journal to draw objects found in nature such as leaves, flowers, birds or weeds.
Play an Exciting Game
Playing games, especially with another person, gives you a way to exercise your brains and have a friendly challenge. You can also use this time to bond and laugh together. A few board games for children are Candy Land, Connect Four, Snakes and Ladders, Pictionary, Monopoly and many more. You can also play card games like Old Maid, Go Fish, Slapjack, Crazy Eights or Snap, among others. There are so many games you can play, you might never get bored again. In addition to this, if you have enough time before dinner and you’re bored, try taking out a pencil and paper to play Hangman or Tic-Tac-Toe.
Piece Together a Custom Photo Puzzle
While doing a puzzle can be great fun, piecing together a custom photo puzzle might be even more exciting. Making your own puzzle means you have the opportunity to create it to your specifications. You get to choose which photos to include. If you have a photo of you both smiling at the beach or you took one of your humorous pet, you might want to use these. Plus, you can have a child help you pick which ones to use. This is your chance to get creative, and just have fun with it. Best of all, when you’re finished, you can piece together your photo puzzle. This can be a way to entertain yourselves on rainy days, before bedtime or whenever you want to. Besides this, you’ll always have your memories displayed on a puzzle for years to come. You can save your puzzle by gluing the pieces together with puzzle glue. After this, frame it and hang it somewhere special.
Do Something Artistic
Whether you’re a kid or adult, doing artistic activities is one of the most entertaining things you’ll probably ever do. Plus, you don’t need to be Pablo Picasso or another famous artist to create something you’re likely to love. You can purchase a cheap paint set or crayons online or locally. Try coloring cartoon characters in a children’s coloring book, drawing silly sketches of each other, or hang Kraft paper on an outdoor wall, and use this to paint whatever comes to mind. When you’re done, try framing some of your art, or hang it on the refrigerator for everyone to see. This way, every time visitors or you walk by, you can remember the fun time you had together.
Read Imaginative Books Together
Reading not only makes you smarter, it’s an exceptional way to escape reality by using your imagination. You can read a book to a kid or, if he or she can read on their own, try taking turns reading to each other. Another option is to relax in comfy chairs and read separate books. Some popular childrens’ books you both might like are Charlotte’s Web, Where the Wild Things Are, The Wind in the Willows, The Giving Tree and others. As an individual, you can try a classic such as The Hobbit, The War of the Worlds, Alice in Wonderland, Grimm’s Fairy Tales or Gulliver’s Travels.
Make Colorful Crafts
Making crafts can be an engaging way to spend the holidays or any day. For example, you can make paper flowers to decorate the house for Easter, or create colorful cards for Mother’s Day. Further, you can make monster puppets out of paper bags, smiling rainbow fish out of paper plates or dragonflies out of clothespins. To make the best crafts, try using your imaginations and coming up with unique ideas of your own.
These exciting quarantine activities for kids are sure to keep you all busy and engaged for a while. You can also encourage children to come up with new ideas for activities. Simply give them a pencil and paper, and have them draw pictures or write down their ideas. You can try brainstorming some of your own too.
Being stuck at home gave us a lot of bonding opportunities. We love going out for morning and afternoon walks. Since both of my kids are toddlers, they appreciate play time so much.
Thanks for the tips which are definitely needed after two years of lockdowns and self-isolating.