Fun things to do with kids at home during circuit breaker
With Singapore extending its COVID-19 circuit breakers measures until June 1, families with kids at home might be slowly running out of creative ideas to occupy their kid’s free time. Limited access to the outdoors reduces playdate ideas and options, but here at Pacific Prime Singapore, we have prepared a list of fun things to do with the kids at home during the circuit breaker! Stay with us as we uncover our creative play ideas!
Fun things to do with kids at home
We will not give you a list of family-friendly movies you can just play for your kids while you try to stay productive working from home. These ideas below are set to ensure you have as much fun as your kids while ensuring they are being given enough attention while in the lockdown. We believe that no matter your kids’ age, these fun things to do at home apply to all, and can help to engage play in a meaningful and reducing boredom.
Video game exercises
Exercise and movement are crucial for building a strong immune system that can better fight off any type of disease. Therefore, even if time spent outside is definitely minimized during the virus outbreak, that doesn’t have to mean your kids can’t get their daily dose of cardio! Luckily, children like video games and getting them to try video games designed for exercising is a sure way to tire your kids during that home lockdown. Why don’t you try out these fitness video games by Nintendo Switch, Playstation VR, and Xbox One.
Bake some cookies
Cooking together creates an amazing connection between a parent and a child. It is the ultimate way where you can teach something to your little ones, make them feel needed and important for being your little helpers, but also make you a proud parent after seeing the outcome of their work.
Opt for baking, for example, cookies, as the smell of freshly baked goodies that will fill the whole apartment is an added bonus to the process. Plus, you will probably have most of the dry ingredients in the cupboard, and won’t need to make any supermarket journeys to source the ingredients, therefore saving your stash of masks.
Board and card games
Playing board and card games stimulate areas of the brain that are responsible for memory formation and complex thought processes for all ages. Engaging in play assists in practicing essential cognitive skills, such as decision making, higher-level strategic thinking, and problem-solving. Having some fun, while helping your kid develop some of the crucial skills needed in adulthood? Check.
Ever heard of playing “bakery” or “hairdresser” with the kids? It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore different professions while letting your kids be your doctor, hair-dresser (perhaps they can comb your hair, not necessarily cut it), or a teacher. These games also strengthen children’s (and yours) imagination, so role-play away!
Arts & crafts
Nothing bolsters creativity as painting jam sessions or other fun-crafty assignments! Painting, coloring, bead weaving, embroidery, origami, puzzles, chess – the list can go on and on! Not only are these games and artsy projects fun and interesting, but they also take quite some time, leaving your child entertained and happy for longer.
Talk to Pacific Prime about insurance options
We hope that these tips will help you organize a fun time for your children during the lockdown. For any questions regarding family health insurance for expats, or Singapore health insurance for kids, feel free to contact one of our advisors for a free consultation and free plan comparison at any time.
When she isn’t writing, you are most likely to find Elwira in search of the perfect plant-based burger or enjoying Hong Kong’s great outdoors either at the beach or from the boat - the closer to the sea, the better!
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