101 Things To Do With Kids Indoors (and your own garden)
Much as most of us love being at home, there’s only so much home schooling we can cope with (teachers, you’re amazing!)
If you’re running out of steam, or simply looking for something different to do, here are 101 fun and easy ideas that you can do at home or in your own garden.
Enjoy, please share your favourites – and let us know if you have any ideas too! I’ll be sharing lots more useful blogs over the next few weeks and don’t forget, you can also find lots of useful local information on the Calderdale Mumbler News Page on Facebook.
And if all else fails, don’t forget CBeebies!
Grab a torch and make shadow puppets on the walls
Fold a piece of paper accordion-style, cut out paper dolls holding hands then colour them in after
Indoor obstacle course (create zig zag laser lines in the hallway with string and get the kids to wriggle underneath or hop inbetween them. )
Make a den under the kitchen table, take in torches, cushions and snacks
Think of five things beginning with a letter
Glow stick bath
Have an empty chocolate box? Make pretend chocolates out of plasticine to go in it
Build a spaghetti and marshmallow tower
Put on a show!
Line a baking tray with foil, fill it with water and freeze – it’s an ice rink for toys, or a science experiment to see which items have the most traction when you slide them around
Finger painting – draw faces onto your prints afterwards to create bugs, people and more
Make flower perfume with water and flowers in the garden
Gather leaves, paint them and press them onto paper
Have a dance party! Glow sticks add extra fun.
Play hide and seek
Set a Lego challenge (can you build me a dinosaur? A spaceship? A rollercoaster?)
Build something with clean recycling
Learn how to tie shoe laces
Teach them how to knit or sew
Write funny sentences onto slips of paper, fold them up and put them into a hat then pull them out one at a time, reading aloud to hear your hilarious story unfold!
Use up any old craft kits/colouring books
Make paper bag puppets
Bake something using simple ingredients (look out for our baking blog soon!)
Make faces using bits and pieces from the garden
Choose a fairytale (or any book), and have each person pretend to be a character with one of you as an interviewer/journalist to ask you all questions. Make sure you answer them in character!
Do a simple science experiment such as a volcano, or pour lukewarm water over Skittles sweets on a plate to make a rainbow