Parents are struggling to find new and exciting things to keep their children busy during this COVID-19 lockdown. Here are some fun and easy ways to keep them engaged and happy.
Owing to the complete lockdown because of COVID-19, it is becoming a challenge (but not impossible) to keep your tiny little souls to sit at home. They are used to going outside and playing with their friends. Why not make your home into a fun-loving place for them so that they enjoy being indoors too?
The following are a few ways to keep your tiny little tots busy during the lockdown period:
Children love tall castles and towers. So, why not help them build a big one! Layout various colorful blocks and help them make their imaginary tower as desired. They surely are going to love being engaged in this entire fun-loving activity. You can later take their help to clear the blocks and put them back in place after the activity gets over. Teach them the art of cleanliness so that they learn to instill the art of cleanliness within themselves.
Whether it is a boy or a girl child, it does not matter. You can teach your child to master the art of fireless cooking. You can teach them how to make their own sandwiches and salads. You can begin by giving them a plastic knife so that they do not injure their tiny fingers. They will even happily have those sandwiches if they prepare it themselves. This will teach them to be responsible, and they will feel a sense of independence.
You can engage yourself by playing cards with your children. If they do not know the rules of the game, you can explain it to them. They will be happy to learn something new. You can even teach them to play memory sharpening games like chess. Business, monopoly, and ludo are other fun-loving games that you can play with your family. Kids will surely love it. These tiny tots need your time, affection, and love. So do not forget to give it to them during this lockdown period as they are the ones who need it the most at the moment.
Children love to make new things with clay. You can teach them to make various fruits, vegetables, and animals with clay. You can even show them what fruit or vegetable they have made today. Look at multiple clay making activities on social media sites to learn to make more fun-loving things out of clay.
Kids always love going for picnics. Since it is not possible to go outdoors during the lockdown, why not organize a small home picnic for them? You can lay a bedsheet in your living room and add a basket of eatables, maybe fruits and sandwiches. You can switch on some music and dance with your family and play passing the parcel. You can even organize a mini-karaoke event for your child to sing on the tune of her favorite nursery rhyme. The mini picnic organized for your child will make your child happy, and they will definitely love being indoors.
Your child will definitely love solving various puzzles. Look at the little bundle of joy after they solve the puzzle correctly. It makes them feel like a genius. It is not necessary that you need to purchase such puzzles. You can even make your own puzzles at home. It is time to showcase your skills this quarantine and build a strong bond with your family, especially with your child. Please make the most of it.
Children love stories and listen to them very curiously. You can also show them various storytelling media forums where someone recites a story for the kids. Your child will definitely love it and keep himself/herself completely engaged during the lockdown period. You can even make some cute little puppets with their help and tell them stories with the help of these puppets by organizing a puppet show for them.
Your child might love watching cartoons on television. Now is the time to make your child a cute little mickey mouse. You can use a mickey mouse hairband for that purpose and a blackberry fruit for the nose and your make-up kit for this purpose. Use your own DIY skills for this purpose. You will also love this activity, and your child will be delighted to be dressed as his favorite cartoon character. Do not forget to click a picture after you are done and make your child recite some favorite line of his cartoon character. Make a video clip of that. All these things help create memories. You can show them all these when they grow up!
Children love to draw and color. Teach them to use all their artistic skills this lockdown. You can draw fruits like apple and teach them that they are supposed to color it red and green for the leaf. Teach them that colors should not go outside a particular boundary. This will prepare them to be more artistic before the actual school begins.
Along with engaging your child into fun-loving activities, do not forget to teach them their lessons for at least one hour daily before school begins. This should be done so that they do not forget what was taught in their previous class. Children need to be taught things repeatedly so that they can keep it in their memory. Hence, revise and teach them lessons on a regular basis. Teach them that balancing studies along with the playing, is essential and important.
I hope you really loved this article on how to keep your kids busy during the lockdown period.
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12 Jun 2020 - 4 min read
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