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Things To Do With Kids At Home Self Isolating During a Pandemic: List 2

If you could make a wish, how would you like  self-isolation to be remembered by your kids.

 

During self-isolation your kids need you, as parents,  to be the leader of the house... and they need you to lead by calm example.

If you aim to make 'Iso' as positive an experience as possible, you're more likely to achieve it than if you expect it to occur all by itself.

 

To avoid kids getting white wall fever providing a variety of activities will help: Some active, some passive. Some challenging, some relaxing (or easy.) Some creative, some chores.

Set up some common sense rules for 'Iso' To Make Your Home a More Pleasant Place To Be

 

1. Explain the importance of cooperation and everyone needs to do their part. Use the analogy about how everyone is staying home for the greater good. Well  cooperation is for your family's greater good and explain why it is important.

2. Maintain clear boundaries for behaviour and explain what is expected ahead of time. Manners are free and help oil the machinery of happily interacting families. This is an opportunity to follow up on some behaviours that may have slipped due to busy lifestyles. And model manners yourself.

 

3. Maintain some normality getting dressed, teeth cleaning, hair brushing, regular showering, etc. Kids will live up to or down to your expectations. Make a Pyjama Day the exception, not the rule.

 

 

4. Consistently acknowledging cooperative behaviour, where ever possible, and rewarding it is likely to increase it. What you notice you'll get more of.

5. Relax and have a bit of fun with your kids. There are heaps of activities you could do. Check out the galleries and links.

*Threading or Sewing
Threading an assortment of beads, pasta, leaves, etc
Making Numerical Amounts
Making numerical amounts using an abacus
*Playing Fun Maths Games
Lots of free fun maths games
Making Your Own Story Book
Making Your Own Story Book
Playing Family Board Games
*Playing Fun Reading Games
Fun Reading Games designed for practicing high frequency words
Constructing Using Recyclables
Using recycled materials for construction
Creating a Puppet Show
You can create your own puppet show from scratch
Gardening Together
Growing your own food with your kids help during a pandemic is an excellent way to show your kids how food goes from plant to plate
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Painting Concrete With Water
Children love to paint concrete with water and it can keep them occupied for a long time
Making Animals From Cardboard
You can create a variety of animals from paper plates or egg cartons
Simply Playing Chasies
Playing Chasies is a great way for kids cooped up inside to let off steam
Matching Games: Bingo or Memory
Playing Hospitals
Creating Roads To Follow
Locating Hidden Treasure Using Maps
Building With Electronics
Reading Challenges
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