With a pandemic raging outside, it becomes important to stay indoors as much as you can to be safe amidst the virus outbreak. However, if you have toddlers or kids, you will understand that staying indoors can be especially tough on the little ones. Being confined indoors can hamper their learning and development and make them cranky. However, you can engage in some fun indoor activities that they are sure to love!
Build a pillow fort
This is a fun activity that can also be enjoyed with older siblings or even parents! Simply gather the pillows, throws and sheets in the house and you can have yourself a cozy little fort that the toddlers will love. You can also add some cushions to make it more cozy and put in the toys and colouring books to keep the young ones engaged for hours.
Cook a meal together
Who doesn’t love a quick snack or a delicious meal? And nothing like cooking a beautiful meal together with the family and savouring every bite of it. The little ones can hand over things to you, decorate the food or even prep veggies like shelling peas or washing potatoes. Simply involve them in the process and watch as they delightfully take on the role of helpers.
Puzzles and board games
Again a much loved activity in any family, these can be enjoyed with everyone or with just the kids. Who doesn’t love a good board game or a puzzle? Thankfully, there are many options available these days which can be shuffled around for a new game every day of the week. And the kids are sure to love the reactions of the adults when things get a little competitive.
Organize a treasure hunt
While the toddlers may be too young to go on a proper treasure hunt, you can always re-create a simple and fun one with toys and treats as the clues. If you have preschoolers, you can even include a few sums or animal/colour recognition to weave in some lessons while having fun! You can also include the other family members to make teams for the treasure hunt.
Time for crafts
This is a much loved activity among kids of all ages and is sure to be a hit with your toddlers. From simple colouring books to using cut-up vegetables, leaves and flower petals - there are many things you can use to make for a fun craft time. You can also explore child-safe dyes, embellishments and other craft supplies - simply give them the tools and watch as they discover the artists within themselves.
Don’t forget to have fun!