Most schools around the world are officially closing next week due to the coronavirus epidemic. Ours here in France will be closed from Monday till next month. Some parents are trying to figure out childcare while they will have to go work or how they will be keeping their kids occupied throughout the day, so let me help make it easy for you. I asked some blogger friends of mine to share some of their favorite posts on how to keep kids busy when you have to stay home.
But before we get to that I am going to share some tips.
- Get outside every day, rain or shine, for at least 30 minutes or more.
- Meet up with friends or neighborhood families for a quick coffee or snack with your kids
- Practice patience, your kids may be bouncing off the wall, take a step back and try avoid getting upset
- Use every moment as a time to connect with your kids and encourage learning experiences.
- Teach them the skills you have been meaning to teach them and have put off.
- Ask them to help you with the chores and other household tasks.
- Make it FUN!
Now onto the activities…
Serving Utensil Day Only from Michelle of Remind and Inspire
Turn an hour movie into an all-day adventure from Michelle of Remind and Inspire
I Like to Move It Move It from Dominique Dunlop of Dominique Dunlop
7 Things to do Inside to Burn your Kids’ Energy from Priscilla of The Mother Lode
5 Steps to an Unforgettable Indoor Scavenger Hunt from Trinity of Moms Collab
Free Disney Movies List of 400+ Films on Printable Checklists from Trinity of Moms Collab
5 Indoor Winter Activities for Kids from Morgan of Mom Uprising
How to Raise a Creative Child: 5 Ways to Nurture Creative Thinking & Curiosity in Early Childhood from Ashlee of The Most Creative Thing
10 Insanely Easy Spring Rainy Day Activities for Kids from Cristi of The Keeper of the Memories
11 Super Fun and Inexpensive activities for Kids to Engage Throughout the Day at Home from Arti of Escape Writers
HOW TO PRINT APPLES WITH KIDS from Adrienne of The Multilingual Home
Toddler & Preschool
27 Taste Safe Sensory Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers from Kimberly of Team Cartwright
Amazing Activities for young kids while mom is sick from Jennifer of What you make it Blog
Easy Peasy Rainy Day Activities for Kids That don’t cost a lot of money from Elizabeth of Tired Mom Super Mom
24 Easy Indoor Activities for Toddlers from Liz of Blue and Hazel
Easy Board Games and activities for 3-year olds from Suchot of The Curious Frugal
Things to do with Toddlers to Beat Boredom from Morgan of Mom Uprising
Top 40 indoor activities for toddlers from Akshay of Cabinet of Thoughts
30 screen free Indoor Activities for One Year Olds from Nicolle of Tales of a Messy Mom
9 Indoor Toys that Will Burn Off Your Toddler’s Energy from Nicolle of Tales of a Messy Mom
Shaving Cream Sensory Activity from Amber of Imperfect Mommyhood
ABC Moon Sand Sensory Activity from Amber of Imperfect Mommyhood
Toddler Sensory Activity : Food Color Painting from Ali of Champagne and Coffee Stains
10 SPACE ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL from Adrienne of The Multilingual Home
Kindergarten & Elementary Age
Moving Kindergarteners to Online Learning during the Coronavirus from Selma of The Blue Brain Teacher
Bored Kids? 5 Tips to Busy Through Boredom with Creativity from Erin of The Rooted Family
Tweens & Teens
14 Unique Outschool Classes for Tweens and Teens from Sarah of Online School Mom
Other Round-up posts
Cool Ideas When it is Hot Outside from Vicki of Surprise AZ mom
Schools Out? Ask a Homeschooler: 51 Activities to Keep Them Busy from Whitney of The Homeschool Globetrotters
Keeping Young Kids Entertained for Hours from Michelle of Remind and Inspire
Surprise! School is Closed. Homeschooling Resources for Working Parents from Lisa of Knocked up Abroad
10 Good Things about Coronavirus from Jo of Jojebi
40 Ways to Keep Kids Active Indoors from Dominique Dunlop of Dominique Dunlop
25 Moms Favorite Tips : Working from Home with Kids from Nicole of Nikky Graber
51 Geeky Crafts Your Kids Will Love from Jennifer Crum of the Nerd Mom Blog