Lockdown has been a testing time for everyone. Parents and kids alike are getting a little bored of being at home and spending time under the same roof. But we’re on the home stretch now, and thankfully, lockdown restrictions are starting to ease! However, the Easter holidays still need navigating through - so here are some ideas to keep your kids entertained during the Easter break.
Keep the kids entertained with a sensory scavenger hunt
The Children 1st website has some great ideas to keep the kids entertained at home in this article - including a sensory scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunts are always a good idea and can be easily adapted to suit different aged children.
Create a soundscape of your house
Continuing with the sensory theme, how about creating a soundscape of your house? It’s another idea listed on the Children 1st website, under their article: Things To Keep The Kids Entertained At Home.
Keep the kids entertained for hours with indoor ball games
Indoor ball games aren’t necessarily words that parents would want to put together in the same sentence, but hear me out! Over on the Stay At Home Mum website, their 20 Ways To Keep The Kids Entertained For Hours article has a couple of great indoor ball game ideas.
First up, check out their Lounge Room Mini Golf idea. You can get the kids to make the cereal box, and plastic cup ‘holes’, whilst the game itself will test their patience and hand-eye coordination. Another idea to keep the kids entertained is the epic marble run.
Hold your own mini Olympics
If you’re looking to help burn off some surplus energy, why not hold your own mini Olympics? I love this idea, as seen over in the Family Lives article: How To Keep The Children Entertained During The Holidays. You and the kids can both use your imagination to create an assortment of games, such as pillowcase sack race, skipping with dressing gown belts, sock ball throwing etc.
Get gardening during the Easter holidays
Gardening is a great way to spend time with your kids and also get them interested in nature. You can use the time to teach them about plants and being aware of where the food they eat comes from. But also, kids love digging holes and getting messy! The Asda Good Living website has an excellent article showing you How To Get The Kids Involved In Gardening.
Whilst they’re out in the garden, why not give them a chance to explore nature a little more? You could give them a magnifying glass to go exploring or set up a scavenger hunt for nature-related items, such as a specific colour stone or a textured item?
It’s not always easy keeping the kids entertained in the Easter holidays, especially as we’ve just come out of a more extended period of already being locked down together. But use the time together during the Easter break to get outside as much as you can and encourage your kid’s natural inquisitive nature to explore, create and have fun. The ideas above will help make this easier, covering both indoor and outdoor play - because we all know how quickly the weather can change at this time of year!