Now there’s a long list of restrictions on what we can and can’t do outside of the house due to COVID-19, you might not fancy doing a lot of the things you used to do to keep the kids entertained. Even a simple trip to the cinema needs a facemask and booking ahead of time. With the weather turning colder and wetter, you could find yourself running out of ideas to occupy the children this autumn. Here are three top ways to keep your little ones entertained over the next few months.
Let them cook their own tea
Many parents might find there just aren’t enough hours in the day to be able to spend quality time with the children. With all the other chores like the washing and the cleaning that need completing every day, you might find yourself tempted to put them in front of the TV or the tablet computer for an hour or two. Instead, why not kill two birds with one stone and get your children to help you complete your tasks.
One of the most fun household chores you can get your children to help with is the cooking. The only problem is finding the time to find a recipe, go to the shops and buy all of the ingredients you need beforehand. Luckily, you can now get a kids cooking subscription box delivered to your door with everything you need in it to make a tasty dish. If you subscribe to the Compass Cook range, you’ll be sent three meals from a different country around the world every month direct to your door. You’ll even get factsheets, activities, stickers and quizzes about each country so they can learn at the same time.
Get making decorations
It looks highly unlikely that trick or treating or any of the traditional Halloween parties will go ahead this year. The same goes for Bonfire night. Instead of completely forgetting about those holidays this year, why not plan how you can celebrate them at home. Over the next few months, start making decorations to turn your home into a spooky mansion! There are lots of ideas of things you can make online with leftover food containers and a little bit of poster paint.
You could even make your own costumes for the big day. Whether it’s the classic cutting some eye holes out of a bedsheet to make a ghost costume, or something a lot more complicated, make sure you remember to make one for yourself too. Once you get closer to the big day, make sure you remember to carve a pumpkin as well!
Make time for family
Whilst it might not be possible to meet up in groups of more than six people, it’s still hugely important that your little ones keep in touch with grandparents, aunties and uncles. If you haven’t already used video conferencing software, download Skype or Zoom for free so your family can see each other from afar.