Half-term in Lockdown, in the middle of winter, is a challenge.
We asked the members of the I Live In Bookham Facebook group to share their ideas for entertaining the kids in lockdown, and got some fantastic suggestions.
Have a flick through the suggestions below..
Ride a rollercoaster / theme park ride
There are loads of videos on YouTube – play them on a large screen and sit in front pretending you are riding them
Make pancakes on Pancake Day (Tues 16th Feb)
Make them a busy box: an activity to do each day...
- bake a cake
- paint by numbers
- make their own bed
- wash the car
- phone granny or grandad
- make a Mother’s Day card
- chores could be rewarded i.e. making beds/loading dishwasher.
Make salt dough in 3 easy steps
If you want to take your archaeological skills to the next level, give this fun salt dough activity a try. Follow the steps below to make your own fossils and then bury them in your garden or hide them around your home. You can then test your excavation skills by rediscovering them or digging them up.
Celebrate (totally made up) Italy Day
One local family will be celebrating the totally made up ‘Italy Day’. It will involve making pizza and gnocchi from scratch, learning some Italian, eating ice cream, listening to opera music , a map of Italy and learning some facts from their Italian dad and anything else we can think of.
Why not try something similar? Cornish Day, Japanese Day, Scottish Day…
Empty the cupbards of all sheets, duvets, pillows and cushions and build a den. If it’s big enough you can have dinner in there. Maybe even a sleep over!
Make playdough or slime
There’s loads of recipes online for making playdough or slime out of regular supermarket ingredients. Don’t blame us if you stain your carpet though!
Random Acts of Kindness Day
Get some plain cards and envelopes and decorate them for Random Acts of Kindness Day on the 17th Feb then post them to neighbours living on their own
Become an astronaut
Fired Up Ceramics
Paint your own ceramics at home! I have a wide range of ceramics to choose from, something for all the family to enjoy! I also deliver free to Bookham, Effingham and Fetcham! All my prices include glazing and firing. https://www.firedupceramics.co.uk/bisques/