Stuck inside with your kids? Thinking “it’s going to be a long week”? Many families across the country are in the same boat. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, more and more families are being placed in quarantine to effectively practice “social distancing” and help “stop the spread”. As isolation goes on, children are starting to go stir-crazy as they are becoming bored and anxious to get out and play with their friends.
To help with the quarantine blues, it’s important to have a few tricks up your sleeve to cut down on cabin fever. Whether you are now working from home and need to keep your children occupied during the day, or you are a stay-at-home parent, there are countless ideas on keeping the family and the kids from going stir-crazy.
Projects to do with Kids During the Quarantine
Create a treasure hunt- There are a countless number of objects around your house that you could use during a treasure hunt. These hunts are generally easy to create and could occupy your child for a while depending on the number of objects being hidden.
Write a letter- Since letters rarely get sent these days (by snail-mail), this is the perfect time to teach your child how to properly write a letter. Children will enjoy creating messages for their loved ones using colored pens and fun paper/stationery to send to their loved ones that they cannot visit during this time or a family member that lives far away.
Make elephant toothpaste– To pass some time and create a great science experiment, you could make elephant toothpaste with your child. Watch the fun, foaming reaction! Visit Scientific American for a step-by-step guide.
Go for a walk- As long as you maintain social distancing guidelines, it’s okay to get outside and take a walk. The fresh air and exercise are good for your physical health, as well as your mental health. Walk around your neighborhood, do an outdoor treasure hunt, or go to the park, but do not play on the playground.
Make play dough- A lot of children enjoy playing with play dough and it is the perfect indoor activity. Your children can make their own colors using the recipe from I Heart Naptime. Try it out today!
Make rainbow ice paint- Get creative and find new ways to paint! You can add food coloring to water and pour the mixture into ice cubes to freeze. You can make different colors of ice paint and find different ways to paint like using tongs to hold the ice. This can also spark conversations about rainbows, rain, temperature, colors, and more!
There are so many ways to get creative during this time of quarantine! Since you are going to be spending more time around your house, whether it is outside playing with your kids or inside planning a scavenger hunt, you might notice some home improvements and repairs that need to be done. When the quarantine is over with and you want to take care of these projects, contact Tom Adams Windows and Carpets. Our home improvement company, serving the Churchville, Doylestown, Southampton, and Whitehall, PA areas, can assist you with a variety of projects including ceramic tile flooring, hardwood flooring, siding installation, patio door installation, and much more. We strive to offer the best services for our customers and are sure you will be impressed with the finished product. Until then, stay safe and healthy.