With so many families in lockdown, and the COVID-19 cabin fever kicking in, we’re bringing you 23 fun ways to switch things up!
It’s no fun being stuck at home for days on end, and it can be really challenging for kids to handle as well. So how can you break up the day? We’ve got loads of fun ideas for the whole family that won’t break the bank, and will make the days more fun.
23 Fun Things To Do With Your Family At Home During Lockdown
1. Watch the sunrise
Head outside in your PJs, with a coffee in hand and watch the sunrise as a family.
2. Do some Epsom Salt Painting
This is a new way to paint, and our members are loving it. Whip up the epsom salt paint and watch the kids get creative.
3. Bake white chocolate banana bread
Everyone loves banana bread, but have you tried white chocolate banana bread? It’s total game-changer.
4. Have a paper plane competition
Give everyone an A4 piece of paper and see who’s plane can fly the furthest. A little family rivalry never hurt anyone!
5. Toss together some rainbow rice
This is so pretty, and you’ll have everything you need at home to make this rainbow rice. It’s great for sensory play.
6. Wash your car
With the weather warming up, and time on your hands, it’s a great opportunity to get the kids outside and busy cleaning the car.
7. Create salt dough Christmas decorations
Get a head start on Christmas by making and baking salt dough decorations.
8. Find a penpal for your little ones
Do a callout on Facebook and ask your friends from other states if they’d like a little pen-mate. Kids love stalking the postie for mail, and sending it is fun too.
9. Make cloud playdough
Cloud dough; It’s like normal playdough only so much softer
10. Make a DIY desk organiser
Use up empty toilet rolls and turn them into a colourful DIY desk organiser for the kids desks.
11. Whip up 2-ingredient lemon bath bombs
When you can’t go to a real day spa, make a spa at home. Create these 2-ingredient bath bombs and fill the tub.
12. Create crayon art
Use broken and leftover crayons and turn them into this fun crayon art.
13. Make non-toxic finger paint
Made from pantry ingredients, and totally toddler-friendly, this non-toxic finger paint is great for kids of all ages.
14. Race in marble run craft
Create this interactive marble run and race your family to find out who is the winner!
15. Let the kids cook up an easy air-fryer baked potato for dinner
Such an easy dinner the kids can make it! These air-fryer baked potatoes are delicious, and easy to make. Put your feet up while the kids cook.
16. Play a board game
Pull out the board games and play one you haven’t in a while. Or head online and buy a new one. Our family loves Scattergories. It’s a great educational way to have fun with the family.
17. Watch the sunset
Pack a picnic, head out to the front lawn and watch the sun go down.
18. Paint rocks and hide them
With lockdown rules allowing families to exercise once a day, you can go for a walk and hide painted rocks along the way.
19. Update your home with DIY sofa covers
Give your sofa a fresh new look by creating these DIY sofa covers at home.
20. Make fairy pink playdough
What’s the best kind of playdough to make? Fairy pink playdough. Whip up this easy recipe and play with the kids.
21. Whip up no-cook non-toxic playdough
Want to make playdough but don’t want to turn on the stove-top? This is the non-cook playdough recipe for you.
22. Join a photo a day challenge
One thing that costs nothing and is fun to do, is a photo a day challenge. The Fat Mum Slim photo a day challenge is all about capturing what you’re grateful for. All photography skill levels are welcome.
23. Have a movie day
Pop the popcorn, and make little tickets for the movie. Get the kids to hand in their ticket and take a seat on the lounge for a movie day.
What’s your favourite thing to do as a family during lockdown?