We're all feeling the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, whether it's working from home, getting laid off, or suddenly having to find a babysitter... We know it's a difficult time and keeping the kids entertained all day can be challenging. That's why we've put together a list of ideas for parents to help keep their kids safe, healthy, and busy during these tough times!
1. Backyard Color Powder Party
2. Driveway Chalk Art
You can use colored powder to create art on the driveway! It works similarly to colored chalk. Just have each color of powder in it's own bucket and let your kids use their hands to scoop up the powder and create their masterpiece. Colored powder is a great alternative to chalk if your kids want to play with something new!
3. Yard Games
We all remember the days before cell phones, iPads, and XBOX. Get your kids outside and enjoy the sunshine while playing yard games! You can bring back the classics like hop scotch, ghost in the graveyard, freeze tag, a bean bag toss, sharks and minnows and more! Or, let you kids create their own! Creating fun games to play is a great way to boost you child's creative development.
4. Inside Games
5. Card Games
Card games are a great way to provide endless entertainment for children. You can break out the all-time classic: go fish, or you keep it even more simple and teach your kids how to play War! Either option is great for children who like to play card games.
At the end of the day, being safe, healthy, and happy are the most important things! Take this opportunity to be grateful for the time you get to spend with your kiddos!