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Keeping the kids busy & the grown-ups sane during lockdown

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Natalie Morris

For working parents who are doing the daily juggling act between work, video calls, child care, home schooling, cooking, cleaning, laundry duty, dog walking, essential shopping, check-ins with parents, family, friends, and a fitness routine (yeah, right!). We’ve pulled together a quick list of some of our favourite lockdown “kids activities” that hopefully helps keep the kids busy and the grown-ups sane…and gives a break from TikTok, Fortnite, Minecraft, Pokémon etc. A few links to learning apps, teaching resources and activities/support for those of us with neurodiverse kids included too. Please feel free to share any other recommendations!

Our favourite kids activities during lockdown…

  1. PE – by Joe Wicks
  2. Kids Yoga – Cosmic Kids Yoga
  3. Legos, legos & more legos
  4. Kapla planks
  5. 3D building puzzles – by Revell
  6. STEM & Art projects – by Tinker Crates
  7. Virtual Museum/Art Tours
  8. Art projects -by Tate Galleries
  9. Science projects – by Little House of Science
  10. Coding classes – by Cypher
  11. Keep Cooking & Carry On – by Jamie Oliver. More for the adults but nice to do with the kids
  12. Kids Cooking class – by Kids Cook Real Food
  13. Card & Board Games – Labyrinth, Dobble, Uno, Scrabble, Memory, Jenga, Monopoly – available through Amazon
  14. World map jumbo puzzle
  15. Nature by Wild Days
  16. Reading – by World Book Online
  17. Reading – by Audible
  18. Learning Apps
  19. Teaching Resources – Khan Academy, Tes, twinkl
  20. Activities for Neurodiverse kids – by Understood
  21. Learning support for Neurodiverse & Special Needs

Photographer: Maria Sbytova