Having kids around during this time of quarantine and social distancing can be tough. Not their fault that they get bored because kids just want to have fun. Here are a few indoor activity ideas that will cheer them up and keep them entertained.
Let Children Be Children! Here Are Some Indoor Activities That Will Keep Them Entertained
Make Greeting Cards
This is time to spread positivity. Grab a book with plain papers and get artsy with your little one. Recall all your crafts classes in school and make some with pencil scrapes, paints, literally anything.
Let your child's imagination run wild and encourage them to doodle. It's a stress-buster and super therapeutic. Once doodling on the paper is mastered, you could maybe guide them to a doodle of ceramic plates and bowls with a marker and take their creativity up a notch.
Make A Card Tower
Do you have playing card lying around in your house? Maybe a set that is missing a few cards or a faded one? Put that to good use by teaching your little one how to make a card tower. Not only is it fun, but also improves focus and concentration. And let's admit it, we've all tried to do this at some point in our lives but couldn't commit to it, so now is a good time to do this activity with a kid. Once you've aced it, you can also glue it all together.
Teach Them To Stitch
Stitching is a basic life skill. So now is a good time to teach them how. They say a stitch in time saves nine, so why not use the time we have now to show them something new? You can start off with really basic stitches on a cloth, and hey if you yourself don't know how to, find a tutorial and make it a group activity.
Origami is a paper folding technique that is super intricate. Let you child's imagination run wild and help him/her learn to create different origami shapes. From wind chimes (attach them all to strings) to bookmarks, grab some papers and start folding. We're not pros too, so look up YouTube tutorials.
Make Sock Puppets
We bet you didn't think of this one. If you have a toddler who has a knack for creativity, get hold of some socks, markers, and paper to make sock puppets. You don't really need a tutorial for this because it's a work of imagination. You can make eyes, nose, ears with paper or draw designs on them with markers and have your own puppet show. And you thought story time can't get any more fun.