With most school districts closed for the next few weeks, it can be challenging keeping your children entertained at home for this long period of time.
This time of social- distancing doesn’t have to be boring, it can be exciting for you and your family with fun and educational activities you can do together. Below are 6 fun and educational activities you can do with your children to keep them entertained at home.
- Craft Together
Crafting is a great way to strengthen imagination skills. It is also a great way to reduce stress. With rhythmic motions needed for most crafting, the repetitive, calming movements can enhance your mood and act as a form of meditation.
Click the link below for a fun bug-themed craft!
- Bake Together
Baking is another great way to get creative with your kids. Starting with ingredients and combining them to create something new is a feeling of accomplishment and a great lesson on the science behind cooking. Explain to your children the importance of measurements and how recipes need to be followed exactly to create the baked good properly.
Click the link below for fun and creative baking recipes to bake with your children
- Read a Great Book
Let your child pick out their favorite book, sit in a quiet space, and read together. Reading can be both educational and fun as kids use their imagination and live the story in their minds. Reading also reduces screen time for your children and will allow you to bond and spend quality time together.
Click the link below for a collection of fun and educational bug-related reads
- Take a Nature Walk
Even though it is suggested to practice social-distancing, this does not limit you to stay indoors. Taking a nature walk outside allows you and your family to remain active without being around crowds of people. While on your nature walk, create a scavenger hunt list to keep children entertained.
Click the link below for great nature walk scavenger hunt ideas!
- Explore Educational Content Online
There are tons of great online learning resources for children of all ages online. If your child is interested in insects and entomology, Pest World for Kids is a great learning tool to spark their interests in insects while having fun!
Click the link below to explore Pest World for Kids!
6. Visit a Museum.. Virtually!
Self-quarantine can lead to boredom, but with the help of virtual reality, you can visit some of the most popular museums around the world right from your couch!
Click the link below to see what museums offer virtual tours of their exhibits.