Lockdown Activities For Kids To Fight Boredom And Keep Them Engaged
It’s been almost six months since lockdown has been implemented in India, that means, six months of home-made food, six months of no haircut, six months of no outdoor games, and six months of staying within those four walls all the time. Imagine, what must be going on in those young fragile minds. They must be feeling bored and frustrated. Try these lockdown activities for kids that can fight boredom and keep them engaged
First-five years of a child are very important and critical. They go through physical, mental, and socio-emotional development during these years. But, this lockdown has limited their exposure and learning to a great extent. To make this time useful for them, keeping them involved in different activities is a must. It will not only help them in their development but will also keep boredom away from them.
Here we are sharing some of the activities, you can try it at home during this lockdown. We hope this will work as a good parenting tip for you.
Open Doors For Indoor Games
It is said that playing indoor games like chess, caroms, puzzles can actually help in improving concentration, focus and generate higher levels of patience. So your kid will not just be having fun playing these games but he/she would also be developing a growth mindset that would help to sharpen his/her brain according to the need. This is also a good way to spend time with them that will make your bond stronger with them.
Try Cooking Some Yummy Dishes
Hypothetically, what if your kid’s birthday happens to be during the lockdown. Ideally, you can’t go against the social distancing norms and keep a birthday party. Well, that’s a little disappointing for your kid. So for a change, why don’t you guys bake a cake. Cooking is a beautiful art and it is necessary for every kid to know how to cook. You can start with simple recipes like Oreo shakes, sandwiches, simple salads. You can do this activity daily as well.
Try Some Easy Yet Useful Science Experiments
Science is fun. Its scope and development are never-ending. Having a basic understanding can also help them in the future in many ways. You can try easy science experiments such as, making a homemade solar cooker, performing the mentos-coke experiment, making a volcano, homemade play dough, making small circuit boards. While performing the experiment, you should also explain the importance of solar energy, environment, and other basic yet important concepts. You never know, maybe you are training the next Einstein.
Hone Their Language skills
You can hone their reading and writing skills during this time. If they already know the alphabets of a language. You can buy online comics for them to encourage them to read it regularly and hone their reading skills. You can start by asking them to read the newspaper’s supplement that has tiny comic strips and small blogs. Ask them to encircle new words and learn. This would help them improve their vocabulary and also might help them pick up on their orating and writing skills.
Teach the Importance of Cleanliness
Cleanliness is a must to stay healthy. It is important for a child to understand that s/he needs to keep herself clean. Teach them to clean their teeth nicely, wash hands before having food, and after using the washroom. Also, ask them to help you to clean rooms, racks, rearrange their shelves, and teach them how to keep it organized. This can help improve your kid’s planning and organization skills.
Art and Craft Activities
Give them paper and colors to explore their creativity. Ask them to start doodling their favorite cartoon characters, draw a basket of fruits, make a landscape painting, bring out the Picasso in them. Drawing means imagining a figure, putting that down on the paper, coloring it according to the imagination, and adding their strokes. This is a lot of brain exercise and a whole new process for future artists. This develops creativity, imagination, and a sense of creating something new that makes them more confident.
Try these Kids’ Lockdown activities and help them to explore and learn new things during this lockdown. Knowledge can be gained from these activities too. Help your kid to explore their new passions and interests. You can analyze your kids’ thinking process and tune them the way you want. And at the same time, you get a chance to strengthen your bond with your kids like never before. Let’s say bye to boredom and welcome those simple hobbies to make lockdown a more productive period.
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