Family activities to do at home!
We have already been in lockdown for several weeks, therefore we may be looking for new ways to keep the whole family entertained. Finding family activities to suit everyone is challenging at the best of times, made even more difficult by the restrictions of lockdown. Have a look at some of our suggestions for some inspiration!
Recreate party games
Some of the highlights of our childhoods will undoubtedly be playing games at parties with our friends. With many celebrations on hold at the moment, why not play these games as a family at home? Remember ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey’ and ‘Musical Chairs’?
Travel the world’s attractions and museums
We can’t get out and about at the moment or travel, but that shouldn’t stop us seeing some sights from our home. Lots of popular tourist attractions, for example, The Niagara Falls or Times Square New York have live webcams streaming online, so you can visit them from the comfort of your sofa. You can also do virtual tours of many of the world’s museums and galleries online, from The British Museum London to The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Baking and cooking
Rustle up some tasty treats as a family. From DIY pizzas and simple tray bakes to show stopping cakes, this will be sure to fill an afternoon. This is also the perfect opportunity to get your kids in the kitchen and learn some basic cooking skills.
With so many games now being in the virtual world, now is the perfect time to dig out your old board games and get competitive as a family with classics such as Guess Who or Monopoly! A great afternoon of family fun and completely screen free!
Scrap-booking or creating photo albums is a great family activity. You might have photographs, keepsakes, old concert or travel tickets and souvenirs from a holiday or trip in a cupboard in the house – now is the perfect time to creative with them! You may even wish to scrapbook your time in lockdown with your family, to look back on the experience in years to come!