Illustration By Hala Younis

9 Tips for Quarantining with Kids

May 18th 2020

Being stuck at home is difficult. You start losing track of what day it is and run out of ideas on how to spend the afternoons. You won't need to leave the house to buy anything for these activities!

You won't even need to leave the house for these tools:

  • Put together all your pillows and bed-sheets
     

  • Bring blankets and anything else you can find in the house to build forts, tents or even entire castles
     

  • If you add a laptop inside, it makes for a great cinema too! 

Again, no equipment needed! All you'll require is some sort of camera.
 

  • The challenge is to take a picture of a household item that's either so zoomed in or unidentifiable that the person guessing can't tell what it is.
     

  • The person that manages to figure out what's in the picture, get's a point. First person to get 10 points wins. 

Ideally you would have a garden with a fence.

 

  • Give your youngest child a bucket of water, they'll feel like they've changed it's color when in fact they only made it wet.
     

  • If you're feeling like redecorating, you can even get real paint and decide to change a room color!
     

  • We highly advise you ask about the fumes of the paint before purchasing it. Some paint has very strong scents and it isn't recommended to sleep in the room right after the walls have been painted. 

This one is one of our favorites! 
 

  • Two (or more) people collect items from the kitchen.
     

  • One person is blindfolded and has to guess what the item they are eating is. Then switch!
     

  • The person that guesses the most items correctly, wins!


 

Let's create fashion!
 

  • Take out an old t-shirt that and let the kids get creative with permanent markers!
     

  • It'll be their new favorite t-shirt or pajama. 
     

  • Make sure not to use whiteboard markers since they'll wash out





 

Make a cake inside of a mug! It’s super easy and you won’t even need the oven (just a microwave!) All you need is: 

 

  • 3 tablespoons of all purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons of sugar

  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 3 tablespoons of milk

  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and a pinch of salt (chocolate chips and vanilla extract are optional).

  • Mix it all in a mug and put it in the microwave for 90 seconds! That's all!


 

Kids find it easier to visualize time.

  • Make color-coded schedules to help them understand their new routines! 


 

If you have little children running around, it's very likely that they finish your snacks before you get the change to even think about it. So where do you hide them?
 

  • Take an empty vegetable packaging and put them inside of it. They’ll never think of going near it!

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