Coronavirus: 50 things to do with children indoors or at home
Families across Newark and Sherwood will be attempting a new version of 'normal' from this week as schools are shut, attractions close and everyone is urged to follow strict social distancing or self isolation measures.
If you're looking for a mountain of ideas to keep the kids busy indoors, here are 50 things you can perhaps try from home...
In the garden...
1 Create a garden obstacle course
2 Go on a bug hunt
3 Plant sunflower seeds and organise a family competition
4 Use pavement chalks on the patio or a brick wall
5 Make a bird feeder or fat balls for the birds
6 Plant bulbs or seeds
7 Enjoy a penalty shoot out competition
8 Make leaf art or collages
9 Make boats from twigs and see if they will float
10 Take part in a garden birdwatch
Arts and crafts...
11 Make a scrapbook
12 Collect items for a time capsule to remember your unusual time at home
13 Try potato stamps
14 Paint a family portrait
15 Make your own salt dough
16 Try some junk modelling
17 Follow an online doodle lesson
18 Colour a picture
19 Make sock puppets
20 Try paper mache with flour and water
21 Try a treasure hunt around the house
22 Play snakes and ladders
23 Try an indoor hopscotch
24 Do a puzzle
25 Play a game of top trumps
26 Learn a family card game
27 Play a game of 'Would you rather'
28 Create a memory test game with objects on a tray
29 Play matching pairs or snap
30 Make paper aeroplanes and see who can fly them the furthest
31 Try an online yoga course
32 Join Joe Wicks for morning PE
33 Have a family talent show
34 Sing karaoke
35 Record a video message or facetime family or friends
36 Set up a camp or indoor den
37 Learn a dance routine
38 Have a fashion show - with family members swapping wardrobes for added humour!
39 Cook dinner together
40 Have an indoor dance party or kitchen disco
41 Read a bedtime story aloud to the family
42 Enjoy a family movie night
43 Listen to an audio story
44 Build something from LEGO
45 Write a letter to a friend or relative
46 Try a wordsearch or crossword
47 Watch a nature documentary
49 Play an online game or app
49 Read your favourite book
50 Draw pictures or write messages of hope to be displayed in your front windows
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More by this authorSharon Hodkin