If it hasn’t hit you by now, you might have to put a curb on the playdates for a while. Adults may be able to keep a 1.5-metre social distance but it would be hard for toddlers and little kids to do the same. The good news is the kids can still have fun at home. Here are 8 cool things you can do with the kids to keep them occupied during this COVID-19 pandemic time.
Easter is coming. Make the most of the festive season by doing some fun Easter craft. Or think of other crafty activities you can do at home like making your own playdough.
Do the pepper experiment
The pepper experiment shows kids the impact of soap on viruses. All you need is some soap, water, pepper and a basin for this super cool science experiment.
Give grandma a video-call
Elderly grandparents may be self-isolating even more than others. Cheer them up by giving them a video-call on your iPhone, iPad or whatever device you’re using.
You may be self-isolating but that doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up in the house. Go for a bike ride or walk with the kids – everyone needs a good dose of fresh air.
Get into online learning
Want your kids to do something educational? Scholastic is running a free educational program on their website for children in a variety of grades, including kinder.
Listen to an audiobook
Audible has made their kids audiobooks free for as long as schools are closed. Which means you can ask Google or Alexa to read your kids a story!
Get the kids cooking
It’s a great time to get the kids involved in cooking. Try this popular Red Apple Easy Pita Bread recipe. You can experiment with different toppings and if it’s good, you’ve got dinner sorted too.
Watch zoo animals live
The Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Zoo have put up live webcams on some of their enclosures. You can ‘visit’ the penguins, giraffes, zebras and other interesting animals any time of the day. How cool is that!