Otherwise known as: “What shall we do now?”
I know there are lots of different social media posts and websites offering ideas for what to do with the children whilst in isolation. And I know schools are offering varying levels of support and resources too.
As I reach parents in both the UK and NZ, I thought some of the ideas I am seeing from both sides of the globe may provide some fresh ideas.
(Also having them all in one place gives me a go-to page when I forget what else we could be doing!!)
I will add to this page as and when I come across new ideas.
(And no, this photo isn't one of my kids....I am not a parent that does messy play well, or at all......well, not intentionally!!!)
Many activities of different types to do at home.
Getting Lost – At Home Edition
From the Kiwi creators of Getting Lost (a neat little game to get you exploring out and about your local area), comes a brand new edition called ‘At Home’, available as a pack of cards or, for a limited time, a digital edition. (If you do go for the digital edition, please take care not to share with others or post online).
Emirates Team New Zealand – colouring sheets
Download and print some black and white images of the ETNZ America’s Cup boats to colour in.
Daily short audio stories from the British comedian and author of many popular books such as Gangsta Granny, Fing and The World’s Worst Children.
Daily doodle sessions with the author and illustrator of ‘Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!’
Sing, dance, relax and stretch with the Go Noodle videos and related activities.
British personal trainer to the stars, Joe Wicks, does a daily phys ed class for the kids.