Lockdown Activity Ideas
Finding fun, active and engaging things for kids to do at home can be challenging, so we have put together a list of some things you could do with your kids.
Go on a picnic
Set up a picnic blanket in your yard and enjoy the sunshine while you eat lunch. Make a special lunch together or get midweek take away.
Hide objects in your yard and leave clues to where the next object is or draw a treasure map.
Have a Dance party
You could blast some fun music and dance around for a while, use YouTube on the TV to have a dance competition.
Go for a walk Emu bottom, around the Nook or Spavin lake, use the Field Guide Vic app from Museums Victoria to identify birds, animals and insects.
Virtual Museum tours
There are a number of virtual museum and gallery tours you can do online. Click here to checkout this website of 20 virtual tours from around the world.
Backyard Ninja or Olympics
Set up an obstacle course in your backyard. Yes! Mum and Dad can join in too, but remember safety first.
Just need to get out of the house for a spell? Set up a tent in your backyard, cook on the BBQ.
Play Jenga or Uno, you could learn cup stacking and card stacking. You can even play on-line with friends or family, Monopoly, Battleship or Connect 4.
Den building activity
Use an old bedsheet, some sticks/peg and string and work together to build a den in the backyard, then play some board games under it once it's built and sturdy.
Carnival games competition
Egg and spoon race, sack race, face painting.
Paper plane competition
All you need is scrap paper, scissors and a few tutorial videos on YouTube.
Make bingo cards of sights in your area for the kids to look out for when you go on a walk. Use your knowledge of the area, look on google maps - a blue door, a giraffe statue, a fishpond, BINGO!
Learn something from your kids
Kids have a wealth of knowledge in areas they love, allow them to teach you about the things that make their lives happy.
Make a Kite
You'll need straws or sticks, paper, string and sticky tape.
I always wanted to be of those people who do a spring clean, this year I might just get there. Make a game out of it, earn points for jobs and give prizes/awards.
Plant a vegetable patch
Kids can monitor the growth of the vegetables, how much a plant grows in a day, how long it takes from flower to ripe tomatoes, and learn about how plants grow.
Explore a new hobby together
Learn a new hobby together
Looking for inspiration, this site has some fantastic ideas, click here.
Make a terrarium
You'll need an old jar, rocks, succulents, and dirt
-Whatever you do, have fun doing it-
If you have NDIS funding, you may be able to engage a youth support worker to assist you and your kids to explore some of these skill building activities at home or in the community. Just give David a call: 039811 7052.