Have you discovered yet that the online or out of school assignments do not take up the entire day?
What are you supposed to do with kids at home during this COVID-19 epidemic? It’s new territory for a lot of parents these days and we wanted to do something that might help out if you are thinking of ways to keep your kids occupied that don’t involve a roll of duct tape and a chair.
Don’t worry. We got you. Here are some fun activities you can do from the comfort of your home!
#1 Michelangelo Maze.
This is just one of many art-themed games you can get your kids to play with. As they’re trying out this maze, we suggest opening the wikipedia article on Michelangelo and making the time educational as well as informative.
#2 Develop a new routine.
Routines are important. Getting up every day at the same time and going to bed at the same time are as important during a quarantine as they are during a normal school week. You can adjust based on the situation, but now would be a good time to think of a new schedule and get everyone on it.
#3 Take a 3D tour of the human body.
Want to show your kids some cool modeling of the human body and organ systems? This site has some really cool graphics and would be a great way to learn while having fun at the same time.
#4 Learn a language together.
Always wanted to learn French? What about something even more exotic? With the Duolingo app, you can try to learn some rudimentary vocabulary and grammar from one of more than a dozen different languages. Challenge yourself to speak what you learn with your kids.
#5 Check out digital content from your local library
Many libraries today provide access to digital content like audiobooks, movies, tv shows, and ebooks through a couple of different platforms. You just have to install Libby and/or Hoopla to get started.
#6 Watch live webcams at zoos.
Who doesn’t want to watch penguins or polar bears? You can try out the live cams at a number of zoos like this one and see what the animals are up to. It can be as informative as it is hilarious!
#7 Teach them to do some adult things.
You could take the time at home to teach your kids basic cooking skills, automotive skills (like checking the oil, checking tire pressure, changing a tire, etc.), and other things like laundry. Then you’ll have some additional help with the things you need to do around the house.