Boredom busters: fun at home activities for kids

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Tired of hearing the words “I’m bored”?

Whether you are required to self-isolate or are practicing social-distancing at home, many families are being faced with the challenge of coming up with new activities to entertain kids with every day. We feel these affordable, easy and creative ideas are a great way to spend quality time together, beat boredom and keep kids entertained at home.

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Listening to a podcast is a great screen-free way for children to experience entertainment and education. From topics like history and sports to bedtime stories and food debates, there is something for everyone will enjoy!

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This activity is a great way to encourage kids to work on their handwriting, spelling and sentence construction. Whether they write to friends, family, neighbours or each other at home, we guarantee kids will be racing out of bed to check the mailbox each morning!

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When stuck at home for long-periods of time it can be difficult to find fun, screen-free things to do. Check out this list of great board games that are sure to keep the whole family entertained for hours.

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Being stuck at home doesn’t have to mean the family can’t enjoy a fun holiday. So, pitch a tent, ditch the electronics and go camping in your own backyard! Plus, by sticking close to home, kids can feel safe, be within walking distance of a bathroom and still enjoy the experience of the great outdoors.

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Dedicate a day (or two!) to sorting through clothes and toys. Take this opportunity to teach kids about how to organise their belongings and the value of donating unwanted items to other kids in need.

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These delicious no-bake recipes are so simple and quick to prepare that kids of all ages can get involved. All that is required is a little bit of patience as they chill in the fridge – did someone say dance party?!

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Self-portraits are a fantastic way for kids to develop fine motor skills, encourage art exploration and foster creativity. Once they get the hang of it, kids can try drawing their friends, favourite celebrity and even their pets!

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Active play is an essential element in the improvement of a child’s cognitive abilities, academic behaviour and overall attitude. Plus, it is a great way to burn off that extra energy! Check out this round up of fun indoor activities that will help kids stay active at home.

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