THings to DO WITH KIDS

Stuck at home with the kids during lockdown? Entertaining them whilst working from home can be a challenge!

Even when it comes to the weekend, all you hear is “I’m bored…” 10 minutes later… “I’m bored…”

So, we asked the parents at Kinetic what their kids have been up to.

Here's the top 15 things...

1) PE with Joe

On Monday – Friday, from 9am, Joe Wicks will be hosting a free live PE workout aimed at kids. The half an hour session is suitable for all ages, meaning even you can get involved!

2) Helping Children to understand self-care

This interesting blog will take you through steps on how to help children understand self-care and encourage them to build it into their lives.

3) 15 self-care ideas for Children

After reading the blog above on how to help children understand self-care, it’s time to put it into practice. This blog explores self-care ideas for children.

4) Colouring in

Colouring in is not only a great way to soothe anxiety, but also a lot of fun for the kids! We've created a colouring in template for you.

5) Draw a rainbow

You’re likely to have seen lots of rainbows in windows as you go for your daily walks, so why not create your own?

These rainbows are a way of sharing hope during these challenging times.

6) Build a den

Indoor den-building is a win-win! It will give the kids something to do as they build it and then somewhere to chill after. Here’s a simple guide to creating a successful den!

7) #DrawWithRob

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10AM, Rob hosts a draw-along video. You can also find previous draw-alongs on his page!

8) BrainPOP

BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access to lessons during school closures.

9) Stop motion animation

Does your child fancy themselves the next Walt Disney? This blog will show you how to create stop motion animation with an iPad or similar device.

10) Kids yoga

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.

11) ABCMouse.com - storyline-based videos, quizzes, and activities

ABCmouse.com is available both as an app and a website. It uses fun storyline-based videos, quizzes, and activities — there's even a virtual map outlining your child’s learning path to keep kids engaged.

12) Baking

We’ve put together our top 15 recipes for you to try. Get the kids involved and make some delicious treats!

13) Epic! - Reading for kids

Epic! is an app for kids with an e-book library that contains over 35,000 children's books. It also contains a read-to-me feature for those smaller ones who are still learning to read.

14) Sign up to Crikey Club

Providing insight and behind the scenes vision into everything that makes Australia Zoo a global conservation leader, Crikey! Club is the best way to stay connected to Australia Zoo, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and Wildlife Warriors.

15) Netflix party

This is a great way for friends and family members to watch Netflix together, so you little ones can still have movie nights with their friends.

We hope this list will give you an idea on things for your kids to do whilst stuck at home!

Check out our other "Top 15 during quarantine" blogs below!

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