After a year stuck inside, it’s safe to say that we have all become slightly restless and
that is none more so than for kids not used to being indoors for so long. We are
almost at the end of a long journey, so let’s not give up now! In a few months’ time,
things should be almost back to normal, so for now, here are a few ways to keep the
kids entertained for the remainder of this lockdown.
Star Events Online
Why not join Star Events Online in one of our live interactive children's events or cook alongs every Saturday at 16:00 GMT. With leading children's entertainers every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month and a star children's chef leading a kid's cook along on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month there is fun to be had by all and what's more these events are strongly safeguarded so you can allow your children to have fun in an extremely safe online environment.
TV and Movies
I know it’s an obvious one, but hear me out. Watching TV and movies is something
we all do, but let’s turn it into something more. Make their favourite TV show into a
game by re-enacting a scene of their choice. Or, get creative and get them to do
some art in-line with what the show/movie is about. Suddenly one hour of fun
Now is the perfect time to support local shops and buy interesting art supplies to use
for craft time. Create beautiful pieces of artwork to put around the house, this could
be pictures, or hanging designs, anything to get those creative juices flowing. Putting
their art around the house for everyone to see instils a sense of accomplishment in
children and they will be proud that something they made is good enough for the
entire household to look at.
The time for buying delicious chocolate eggs and putting daffodils around the house
is here, Easter 2021 is just around the corner! This is an occasion that some people
don’t particularly celebrate, but this is the year to go all out and celebrate Easter the
way you’ve always wanted to. Bake yummy treats and get crafty making little chicks
to place all over the house. Make this an Easter never to forget.
Productivity and kids don’t normally mix, however, coming up with an idea that
includes something they love can create a sense of responsibility and helpfulness
that they wouldn’t feel otherwise. For example, get a bunch of their toys and make a
washing station where they can clean and dry their own toys. Not only fun, but also
At the end of the day, a year of lockdown is going to make things boring, however,
using your imagination is something that can never be dull. When doing things they
don’t want to do, tell your kids to imagine another scenario in their heads to get
them through it. As Einstein put it, ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’.
By Pia Talbot