How To Keep Your Family Busy During Lockdown



The recent coronavirus health crisis has sent shockwaves around the world. It has disrupted the lives of nearly every person on the planet. One of the ways that it has affected people has been through a lockdown and the closure of schools. If you are a parent of a child who now has to stay at home, you’ll appreciate what a challenge it is to keep your kids busy during this uncomfortable time. Here’s how you can keep your family busy during the lockdown.


Focus On Home Schooling Your Children

Check with your child’s school to make sure that you have all of the resources needed to home school them. If you are looking for more, there are plenty of online resources. For instance, here are third grade writing lesson plans.


Have Your Children Write To Their Friends

Letter writing is something of a dying art, however, having a pen pal is coming back into fashion this year. Your kids will love writing to their friends and getting letters back in return. It’s much more rewarding than chatting online.


Plant Vegetables In The Garden 

Why not plant some seeds and watch them grow? Then, your children can enjoy watering them every day and eventually get to eat the vegetables and fruit that they produce.


Start a Family Book Club 

If you want your children to read more during the lockdown, you could all read the same book together. Form a book club, and encourage your children to voice their opinion of the story afterward.

Create Board Games Together 

Are you bored of the same old board games? Do your kids like to cheat and make up their own rules anyway? Why not make your own board games and invent the rulebook?


Camp Out In The Garden 

If lockdown restrictions mean that you can’t go away this summer, why not bring the holiday to your garden and camp outside?


Visit The Louvre – Online!

Educate your children on art by taking them around one of the most famous galleries in the world. The Louvre in Paris has online tours, why not join one?


Have A Picnic In The House

So days out are off the cards for the time being, why not have a day out at home? You can have a sofa picnic. The best thing about a sofa picnic is that the ants won’t eat your sandwiches.


Have A Treasure Hunt 

Keep your children entertained by laying down lots of fun and complex clues to keep them busy.


Spring Clean The House 

Why not make use of the extra hands and get some spring cleaning done around the home. Having so much time at home means that you’ll be able to get all of those jobs that you’ve been putting off doing.


Build a Fort 

Save up lots of cardboard, or get creative with anything else that you can find around the home. A day off could mean a blanket fort, but why not create something a bit more elaborate? You’ve got time.