The kids are stuck at home and there’s a heck of a lot of time to fill, so we’ve put together some activity ideas for kids during isolation. There’s so much schoolwork to do, but between social distancing and not wanting them to sit in front of the TV for hours, why not let them be creative with some of these activities:
When you’re thinking of activity ideas for kids during isolation, this is one of the most obvious. Colouring is proven to relax the mind and promote motor skills and coordination, as it utilises both sides of the brain’s cerebral cortex. Colouring engages the logical part of the brain through the choice of colour and pattern too.
FREE RESOURCES: Pen and Gwyn are offering FREE doodle packs, Daffodowndilly are offering a FREE printable colouring sheet for your drawing pleasure, and Hollie Childe Fine Art is offering FREE colouring sheets and downloadable resources!
Toto and Fifi hand-print unisex clothing for all ages, with prints designed by kids, for kids. They offer personalisation too, so you could get your little ones to create a special drawing then get them printed up – creating something they can wear and be proud of, or the perfect gift for a grandparent, cousin or other family member that will be missing them right now. There are also matching grown-up sizes available so that the whole family can match!
There’s nothing better than a bit of art therapy. Craftykidz run workshops and activity projects, but in these times of social isolation they’re offering a ton of FREE craft ideas on their website! Check them out here: http://www.craftykidz.co.uk/category/things-to-make
The DIY Tribe create craft kits that suit all ages. They are plastic free, made in the UK, designed for beginners and have step-by-step guides – ideal for a crafty afternoon!
I DID IT! is dedicated to fun learning for Primary School age children and inspired by science, technology, engineering, art and maths, with kids inspired by the solar system, nature, superheroes, dinosaurs and more! There’s no reason that having fun can’t involve learning something too, and it’s a great excuse to play together and bond. All kits can be personalised with your child’s name too!