Fun Indoor Activities For Kids At Home
Social distancing and staying at home can be a tough call for the little ones. Kids by nature are active and enjoy moving around, playing, making friends, and living in their imaginary world. Given the current circumstances that a lot of parents find themselves in with their kids, it is the constant need to be entertained in one way or another while maintaining a stay-at-home lifestyle.
Here are a few fun activities to keep your kids occupied and entertained at home:
What better timing than now to help kids perfect their interests and hobbies, from wanting to brush up on their musical instrument skills to venturing into a new extracurricular activity altogether. Diverse Dubai is offering online classes for kids to lean from the comfort of their home, They provide online group classes for various dance forms using 'Zoom' as a platform. On the other hand, The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, has launched Physical Education (PE) classes online to keep the kids moving, active and fit. What better way to harness the overload of energy kids posses than to get something productive out of it!
Schools may be closed for the safety of the children but that has not stopped the education system to keep going. Classrooms have now moved online and so have the key education materials. Public libraries are pitching their part and going digital! Sharjah Public Library has made their eBooks available for free, accessible globally; children’s books authors David Williams and Magic Phill are going live with their book reading sessions for kids all across UAE; and Audible is providing a range of its best children's books for the little ones to listen to for free. All these initiatives by individuals and organizations prove that education even in difficult times can be made fun and accessible for all.
Arts & Crafts:
Drawing, painting, coloring, you name it and kids will come flocking! Arts and crafts are considered as one of the most fun activities for kids as it is a means, they use to express themselves. Colors have always attracted kids and add to it a bit of craft and you will have a creative mini human filled with ideas. Online retailer, Saffron Souk is offering creative arts & crafts sets that they deliver straight to your doorstep. Parents can also search for a wide range of DIY craft kits for kids from Mumzworld and get it delivered at home. Kidzapp is another platform that provides fun, artsy activities for kids to learn and enjoy from home.
Just the word is enough to get a child's attention. A staple at home activity enjoyed by all ages whether it be a quick board game or an hour long 1000 pieces jigsaw puzzle marathon. Spend quality time with your kids by ordering mind boggling at-home escape room board games you can buy online from Amazon. If the kids want something to keep them moving, The Smash Room is now offering 'SmashBox', their very own smash-at-home kit delivered right to your doorstep! It is recommend for kids of ages 5 and up! Inside, there is a DVD player and a rubber hammer safe and lightweight for kids to use and keep busy. Oli Oli has also launched an 'OliOli At Home' section on their website giving awesome activities and tips to keep kids entertained at home.
With restrictions being placed on residents stepping out in public places and parents running out of options to entertain their kids, Dubai Media Office has launched 360-degree virtual tours of Etihad Museum, Al Naif Museum, Souk Museum, Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, and more. This way kids can get educated on history without getting tired! Other theme park attractions like Motiongate Dubai, LEGOLAND & IMG Worlds of Adventure have also followed suit by offering virtual experiences of their most thrilling rides. It is safe to say that staying at home has never been so entertaining!
Have fun & stay safe!