How to Keep Children Engaged in the Midst of a Pandemic
March 2, 2021
Are you wondering how to keep you or your family’s children engaged while we’re all stuck at home? I know what you are all thinking: it was hard enough to keep them entertained before! Well, we are here to help. Here are five fun activities for nannies and families to do at home with children that are easy, fun, and most of all safe!
1. Indoor Scavenger Hunt: https://pin.it/5W8XhSt
Depending on the age of the kiddos, you can determine the level of how challenging you want the scavenger hunt to be. This simple activity will have the kids mentally stimulated while also being physically active. Double whammy! Here’s an example of an indoor scavenger hunt that is bound to get the kids excited.
2. Fruit Loop Necklaces: https://pin.it/4gGrmrL
This is a very well-known and well-loved craft, and for good reason. With little to no expense, you and the kids can create necklaces made out of fruit loops. Grab some tape, string, and a bowl full of Fruit Loops (or Cheerios) and you can make the easiest craft ever! Not to mention, delicious!
3. Healthy Homemade Popsicles: https://pin.it/7zSUSAU
Trying to sneak in some fruits and vegetables into the kids’ diets without them noticing? Here is the way to do it. These ice popsicle makers are inexpensive and incredibly easy to use. Put any kind of juice you want into the popsicle mold, add fresh sliced fruit, and throw it in the freezer for a couple of hours to have a delicious and refreshing treat for you and your kids!
4. Easy Herb Gardening: https://pin.it/5KYkmFm
You probably have never thought of trying to plant with children. But do not worry, these herbs are extremely easy, cheap to grow, and can be a fantastic learning experience for your kids. Plus, you get to have fresh herbs for your meals at home! Score! The kids will love to check on your herb’s progress and will be excited to see its growth.
5. Movie Night with a Blanket Fort: https://pin.it/1frRGkK
Instead of having a regular old movie night, turn it into a magical experience for you and the kids! Using only materials that you already have, you and the kids can build the coziest blanket fort for your next movie night. Get cozy with all the blankets and pillows, add some fairy lights if you’re feeling fancy, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a peaceful night in with your kids.