Activities for children at home

Thursday, April 23, 2020

With strict social distancing regulations in place and schooling moved back to online, many parents have found themselves again juggling between work and ensuring their children are staying motivated and entertained.

To prevent boredom from creeping in, we’ve put together a number of fun activities for children that you can try out while everyone is at home!

Activities for children

Home activities for children

Fill out the form below to download the following activities now:

  • Hidden Colours Experiment
  • The Floor is Lava
  • Nature Treasure Hunt – Bonus certificate included!
  • Nature Painting
  • Shaving Foam Play Dough
  • Indoor Laser Maze
  • Run and Find

Download your free activity flyers and let the fun begin!


 

 

Virtual activities for children

If you would prefer some online and virtual activities to keep children busy, there are a range of different ways to have fun, stay fit and learn all from the click of a mouse. We’ve compiled a list of engaging virtual activities that children of any age will be interested to try:

PE with Joe

YouTube fitness instructor, Joe Wicks has become a PE teacher for the world after the coronavirus pandemic caused many schools to close and children to be stuck at home in self isolation. From his home in London, Joe live-streams child-friendly workouts every weekday and uploads them to his YouTube channel to keep children moving and energised. His 30 minute videos include warm-ups, workouts and cool down exercises and are a great way for children to keep entertained in a healthy and positive way.

Virtual Zoo

Zoos Victoria invites you to enjoy the zoo all from the comfort of your lounge room. Live stream cameras have been set up around Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo to allow children to watch various animals such as penguins, zebras, snow leopards, lion and giraffes throughout the day.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Cosmic Kids Yoga provides a range of yoga designed specifically for children aged 3 and above. Each video has a different theme and offers dance videos, guided relaxation and work outs. Each video contains colourful backgrounds, a storyline and a range of poses that correlate to the theme of the video, making it a fun and engaging way for children to learn yoga.

Story time from space

This is as cool as it gets – children can have a storybook read to them by an astronaut in space! Choose from a list of different books, click play and watch as an astronaut defies gravity while reading a storybook out loud to viewers. Children will love getting to see inside a real spacecraft while listening along to space-related stories.

Melbourne Museum online jigsaw puzzles

Melbourne Museum have a large range of virtual activities available through their website. One of these fun activities includes online jigsaw puzzles where children can can try to piece together pictures of museum collection items.

Letters of Happiness

Symbio Wildlife Park have created a fun little activity where children can write a letter to their favourite animal online (such as Imogen the Koala) and in return, will receive their own Letter of Happiness back from that animal!

At Selmar we use our years of knowledge and experience in childhood education to help centres and students each and every day. For more information get in touch today or check out our courses here.

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