If you’re self isolating, and at home with your kids, it can be overwhelming to think of the amount of time you’ll be together. Unstructured time where you have no idea what you’re doing.
Well have no fear, I’ve got some resources to help you. Including 70+ things for you to do with your kids!
First and foremost I need to tell you: yes it’s a stressful time, but please don’t stress about being at home. It doesn’t have to be educational all the time – you do not need to take the place of the teacher.
Just simply do your best. Remember that your kids have no idea – they’re chuffed just to be with you at home.
To start with, if you’re like me, having a bit of structure helps. So print off this Weekly Schedule:
1. WEEKLY SCHEDULE
In here, all I suggest you do is pick a couple of things thing to do each day from my “List of Activities for Kids” that I will put below. Maybe get the kids to help pick – that way it gives them something to look forward to.
Then if you feel like it, here’s a Daily Planner:
2. DAILY PLANNER
You can create your own daily schedule with times, in the “Today’s Schedule” section, or just write down a rough run through. Pick a few things from my 70+ Things To Do With Kids list and add them to your schedule.
3. 70+ THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS
Also check out my ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS IN SELF ISOLATION resource. This contains links to websites with free printable resources to help keep your kids entertained and educated.
Don’t forget, if you have a craft box already set up (with paint, pens, paper, etc) then pull that out for the kids to get into!
4. CHORES AROUND THE HOUSE
Remember to get the kids involved – below is a list of age appropriate chores that the kids can help with. This should be a part of your daily routine!
5. USEFUL LINKS
Below I’ll link some great websites which have a huge number of resources which are geared towards educating kids.
Don’t forget to check out my ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS IN SELF ISOLATION resource. This contains links to websites with free printable resources to help keep your kids entertained and educated.
And use Pinterest and Google to find colouring in activities, worksheets, word searches, etc etc. It’s a wonderful resource!