As Greater Sydney hits the middle of our projected lockdown period, many parents are stretching for things to keep the kids busy. It’s no easy task. If you’re working from home, with your kids bouncing around, this might seem almost impossible.
We have a list of some of the best things you can get your kids doing during lockdown, keeping them busy and out of your hair!
This one’s simple. Set your child up with a bucket of water, a brush and a fence or wall. Let them paint pictures to their little heart’s content, with no mess to clean up.
If you have the space, a mud kitchen can keep kids entertained for hours. Give them some old pots and pans- they’re great for baking mud pies!
This is a great option for tapping into nature. Find out how here.
On your riveting Woollies trip to get out of the house, pick up some bumper chalk and let your kids decorate the driveway!
This is a longer project, but it is great for creativity and learning. If you’ve never done it, watch this video.
Do your children have some old clothes laying around? Help them to cut them up and stitch simple doll clothes. They don’t have to be perfect.
We all love a good walk right now. Next time you’re out, get your kids to pick some flowers they love. Tuck them inside baking paper, and use some heavy books to press them.
There’s a lot on offer through Australian Museum.
Honestly, no explanation needed.
For your older kids, it’s great to help them feel like they’re getting out of the house! Grab some face masks and delicious snacks.
Though not as many as last year, GooglePlay is still fast-tracking movie releases for you to watch at home. Disney+ also have some great offerings, most notably the recently releases Luca. Find something your teens love and settle in.
It’s a win win, really.
By Lucinda Garbutt-Young