Too dangerous to let your children play outside due to the threat of dangerous germs, bacteria, and viruses like Covid-19? However, staying inside all day without any entertainment has caused them to become restless and tantrum-prone? For this problem, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. Try out any or all of the indoor activities for children we’ve listed below. They’ll be sure to provide not just fun and entertainment but also useful life lessons if you play your cards right.
There are various types of puzzles that can be enjoyed by children according to their age as well as interest. From word puzzles, to number puzzles, and the classic picture jigsaw puzzles, these are only just some of the puzzles available. For younger children, the best puzzle is, of course, the photo jigsaw puzzles that have been printed with eye-catching images while for older children more challenging puzzles can be given that tests not only their memory but also their general knowledge.
2. Dramatic Play
You can easily set up your own theater showing at home where you and your children are the stars of the play. If you want, you can get a storybook that has all the roles as well as lines assigned but that’s not a necessity. You can just as easily make use of the storybooks at home and assign the character and speech lines yourself. This type of indoor play will help to improve your child’s speech ability as well as stimulate their creativity.
3. Cooking Class
Usually, you’re the one that cooks while your children watch TV or do whatever it is they do while waiting for the food to be ready. If you have the time, why not teach your children some child-friendly recipes that they can easily make with your supervision of course. It can be a simple snack, appetizer, main course, or even dessert. Don’t know any easy recipes that can be made by kids? Just search for it online! Tons of them can be found with just a few taps of the keyboard and a few clicks of the mouse.
4. Board Games
If you’re a child of the 90s then you must have played a number of board games back in the day. Therefore, introduce this once favourite pastime of yours to your children. They might not warm up to it straight away but give them time and a little persuasion on your behalf (cough, treats), they’ll be sure to end up enjoying the various types of board games you can get your hands on. Our recommendations; The Game of Life, Monopoly, and Mouse Trap.