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Indoor Activities for Kids

During these strange times, kids are spending more time indoors and we're sure that they can get bored once in a while.
We have put together a list for you weary parents to help keep your kids entertain indoors.
1
Virtual Travel
This activity is going viral and a good thing too!

Ask your kids which Country they would like to travel too,
then going 'virtual travelling'!
Discover the culture, food, language and more.

Example: Japan
Learn some Japanese words and phrases.
Make sushi
Make origami cranes
Learn Kabuki (traditional drama dance)
Draw the Japanese flag
Discover photos online of famous sites and places of Japan.

The world is your oyster with a good internet connection!
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2
Learn a craft
This is the perfect time to have your kids learn the old classic crafts that Grandma use to do.

Crafts like; knitting, crochet or sewing is a fantastic way for children to improve dexterity skills and how to make their own items and/or fix up clothing!

Check out online craft stores, your local craft shop for kids kits or even just grab the basics and search YouTube for kid friendly how-to videos.
Learn together and you'll be hooked!
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3
Pizza time!
Making pizzas is a fantastic way for young children to learn the joy of cooking with you!

You can make pizzas from scratch, YouTuber Barry Lewis has a great recipe for pizza bases using just 2 ingredients!

Or buy premade pizza bases, use bagels, turkish bread - really anything that's bready and has a flat top.
Grab some tomato paste, shredded cheese and whatever toppings you and the young one desire!

Pop into the oven (recommend 180 degrees - fan forced) for about 10 - 15mins until the cheese is melted and the edges are golden brown.

The link below is the 2 Ingredient Pizza Base recipe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1utCNlWsRw
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4
Who's coming to Tea?
A great game that uses dress up and storytelling!

Get all your kids' costumes, props, old clothing of yours, etc.
Lay out everything and set up a table for a tea party.

Now, ask your little one to make up a character using the clothing, costumes and/or props.
Once the kiddo is ready, ask them "Who's coming to Tea?"
And carry on asking questions about their character such as;

"What is [character]'s favourite biscuits?"
"What is [character]'s job?"
"Does [character] have any special powers, if so, what are the powers?"

Join in with your own character and have a cuppa!

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5
Kitchen Science
Get the kiddos learning in the kitchen with science! And trust us, it's fun for adults too (except for the cleaning up afterwards).

A quick Google/YouTube or Pinterest search can give you a few science ideas that can be done with a few ingredients, great examples include:

Fizzy Balloons - learn about chemical reactions with carbon dioxide gas.

Transparent Egg - see how vinegar can dissolve an eggshell.

Volcano - easy to make with baking soda, vinegar and food colouring!

Sherbet - make edible sherbet flavoured with jelly crystals.


Here's a website with some great experiments to get you started.
https://gosciencegirls.com/
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