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Ideas to Entertain Children During Lockdown

 
To help ease the transition to fulltime home-based working, we’ve created a list of activities that kids of all ages can enjoy. And hopefully, you’ll get enough time to check your emails while they’re occupied.

How to entertain your kids during the lockdown Parents and carers across the world are slowly adjusting to the reality of working from home without childcare. Keeping children entertained without neglecting their education (or your work deadlines), is a fulltime job. To help ease the transition to fulltime home-based working, we’ve created a list of activities that kids of all ages can enjoy. And hopefully, you’ll get enough time to check your emails while they’re occupied.

Colouring pages Colouring is calming, creating, and time-consuming (if you do it properly). All you need is some paints, pencils, or crayons, and a printer. Assuming you have all these things, try our colouring pages, which are free to download here.

Green fingers Spring is in the air, so now is a fantastic time to get outside and start getting the garden ready for summer. Get kids involved in the process by including them in the process. From growing cress on windowsills to beautiful flowers or tasty fruit and veg in the garden, it’s surprisingly easy to grow from seed. Many online garden centres are still delivering, so why not start things off with courgettes, chili peppers and tomatoes? They’re easy to grow from seed, and you’ll get some extra veg on the dinner table over the next few months. For a sweet treat, order some strawberry and raspberry plants – you’ll be thanking yourself as you tuck in during the summer months.

Education Many schools are trying to provide remote learning. Still, if you want to top up the educational experience, you need to get creative and start looking at the wealth of free resources available. Our handy factsheet is full of links to learning providers and experiences online, all the way up from reception to GCSE. With everything from virtual field trips to places like The Louvre and the National Gallery, to specialist STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) classes. Download our factsheet here.

Creative projects Discover a whole world of creativity with our boredom-busting book for emergency afternoon projects. A lot of these activities can be completed with items you’ll find around the house or easily ordered online. From homemade ice cream to clay you can make out of store cupboard staples, there’s a craft for every interest (and ability). Download our activity guide eBook here. Enjoy your projects and let us know which ones your kids preferred – we’d love to see pictures. For help sourcing anything you need to make home life easier in these trying times, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our concierge team.

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