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ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AT HOME

Childhood is the most beautiful phase of human growth. Living a carefree life,  exploring unknown dimensions, getting into troubles, painting walls with permanent markers so that our moms can spend the entire day cleaning them, peeing on the bedsheets and literally making parents’ lives a living hell (Just joking).

If you feel that life without kids is possible. Then you are outright wrong. Where would we be without them? 

The current pandemic has made it difficult for kids to find an outlet for their creativity. All their stored energy makes them restless and perhaps that is the reason for parents to identify more tools to make their day more productive. In absence of creative mediums, the minds of the children are unable to find the nourishment that they deserve. The threads of the imagination of a child’s mind are so delicate that it tends to break if right nourishment is not kindled from the beginning. 

One repercussion of this negligence can be outrageous behaviour. Since schools where children receive their basic formal education towards becoming responsible citizens are shut, it is quite difficult to build an appropriate atmosphere of cooperative learning at home. However, in no way, it means that the parents are leaving any stones unturned to nurture the young minds. 

Whether it is coming up with unique ideas to arrange activities for kids at home or finding interesting games for kids, families quarantining together are making commendable efforts to keep the young minds engaged through productive tasks. We are sure you must be looking for blogs suggesting kids activities. So here we are! Scour the pages as we bring you this list of activities for kids at home. 

1. WHO AM I?

There is nothing better than educating your child in the wake of fun. It is a proven fact that kids learn better when they study in a play way manner. To conduct this activity, you need flashcards and some pictures of famous known personalities. 

How to play?

Step-1. Paste the pictures of famous personalities on the flashcards and write lesser known facts related to their life.

Step-2. Ask your child to read those facts or read it to them.

Step-3. Show the picture to the kids and ask them to tell those facts. (If they are right, reward them with homemade treats)

Knowledge to gain

Your children will develop an interest in knowing about the other related events that happened in the lives of their favourite character. 

*Note

  • It is important to choose the famous person’s picture carefully in order to ensure meaningful learning. 
  • Do not go out to take prints of pictures. Instead, use newspaper cuttings. 

2. TOSSING THE TOY

Tossing the toy is a kids activity that can be played at home anytime. It’s exciting fun to watch the game for kids. For more fun, join in with family and experience your childhood come back to you. 

How to play?

Step 1. All you need is some of your children’s favourite soft toys and a basket

Step 2. Make your child lie down on a smooth surface and place all the soft toys near his/her feet.  

Step 3. Place the basket near the head.  

Step 4. Now the child shall be required to lift the soft toy using feet and throw the toy in the basket kept near the head. 

Knowledge to gain

The child will develop coordination of mind and body. In order to place all the toys in the basket successfully, the child will implement physical efforts and learn to stay balanced. 

*Note- The toys must be soft stuffed animals. No metal toy should be used to avoid any injury. 

3. MASTER OF IMAGINATION

Did you know that psychologists say that you should never disturb a child while sleeping? Yes! You heard it right. In the growing years, most of the development of the child’s mind takes place when asleep. Their imagination power is so strong that it also leads them to connect with non-living things as real. It’s called animism. The power of imagination can be made concrete by allowing the kids to give shape to their dreams. This can be achieved by activities like:-

  • Painting, 
  • Clay modelling
  • Block building (legos or any other)
  • Working model making

How to play?

Guide your child in creating any specific or non-specific figure, shape, scenery, etc.

Knowledge to gain

Your children will innovate new techniques to complete the task. They will develop an excitement towards how things work, new shapes, etc. 

*Note- Do not interrupt the child. Observation is acceptable. 

4. DIY PROJECTS

DIY projects are a great way to teach your children about best out of waste. You can watch YouTube online kids activity tutorials or invent your own ideas. You can make 

  • Lamps using used cardboards, 
  • Wall art using plastic spoons, 
  • Hanging wind chimes using empty cans, 
  • Ice cream sticks house, 
  • Newspaper castle 

Knowledge to gain

Children will learn about the importance of resource management and the importance of money.  

5. BAKE IT CHEF

Baking is an expressive activity for kids at home to build their interest in cooperative learning. Managing to pull a perfect cake or a dish with only available and few ingredients and sharing together bits of what they know and what you know. These traits will teach them to be better at knowledge gathering and acknowledging the importance of sharing with each other. 

Knowledge to gain

As parents, it is our duty to instil in the children feelings of compassion and sympathy. A heart full of compassion is a human being full of character. Your children learn how sharing knowledge can help us in achieving the goal. 

*Note- Use only the ingredients available at home. 

As Covid-19 cases stand increasing day by day, one can definitely say that these past months have been testing our patience for good. Not to forget that these times have also taught us a few worthy lessons.

Lesson 1. Never take life for granted.

Lesson 2. Treasure the love of your beloved family members.

Lesson 3. Health is the best gift.

These were a few lessons we could derive from the current scenario. Share with us your own thoughts. You can now book a free demo session for your kids at HobSpace.com. Through this demo session, you will be able to know more about our brand’s quality.

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