We’ve got a great list of fun activities for you to do this weekend!
We made it to April! The first three months of the year have felt like an eternity, especially with the whole Covid-19 situation. Right now, we’re just glad we’re starting out a new month. Between working from home and keeping the kids entertained, it has been a trying time for the whole family. But, we’re extremely thankful to be spending extra time with the little ones.
At the moment, Covid-19 has yet to pass, but we can certainly make a good thing out of a bad situation. This weekend, savour each and every moment with the sproglets by doing one of these fun activities at home this weekend!
1. Learn to draw a Disney or Pixar character
Perhaps one of the best things to come out of the Covid-19 lockdown is a steady stream of online activities for the kiddos to do. One of our favourites? Learning how to draw our beloved Disney and Pixar characters, including Sven from Frozen! Our little ones will be animators in no time…
2. Make some Easter crafts
Easter’s next weekend, so prep and get ready for an egg-shell-ent time at home by making some Easter crafts! We’ve already started dip-dyeing our eggs or painting beautiful pastel ones that are oh-so pretty. Or you could hop round the art toolbox and get some construction paper to make an Easter wreath or two. The possibilities are endless!
3. Watch some really cool and interesting YouTube videos
Parents, let’s face it. Giving the kids an iPad to watch videos or play games with is sometimes the easier option when we’ve got work to clear too. And while we’d like to be ideal parents whose kids have reduced screen time, on some days we’d prefer to take the easy way out and let them go nuts. Well, there’s one way to make screen time more fruitful: educational YouTube videos! We have a solid list of recommended channels that’ll not only teach the kids a thing or two, but keep them engaged too. Have fun!
4. Cook something up in the kitchen
The next time you’re making a meal, why not enlist the help of your own sous chef? Get the young ‘uns to help out in the kitchen by making a kid-friendly dish. They might not be able to help cut or fry any of the ingredients, but they’ll definitely enjoy helping you mix your ingredients. Not to forget, they’re the perfect guinea pigs when you have a new recipe you want to try out… For a list of ideas, check out BBC Good Food’s collection of recipes – from family meals to cakes and more.
5. Crafts, crafts and more crafts
Trust the folks at Good Housekeeping to know their crafts – we’re obsessed. Hop on to Facebook to watch them whip out craft ideas that are simple and easy to do with the kids. The best part? You don’t have to worry about needing additional materials because these crafts all involve items that you already have or can easily grab. Our current favourite craft project is these adorable muffin cup flowers. The only downside to making these? Our new craving for blueberry muffins… mmm!
6. Play a board game
Here at HoneyKids HQ, we’re a big fan of board games – they’re a great way for the family to bond as you duel dragons or compete against each other to see who can build the longest road. Shoutout to you if you know which games we’re referring to! Whether it’s a cooperative or winner-takes-all game, it’s bound to shave off a couple of hours before doing the next activity. Maybe just opt for another game instead of Monopoly where tears will fall, or Pandemic – a little too meta for our tastes, given this current climate.
7. Do a puzzle
Puzzles are a ton of fun, and they’re great for improving our short-term memory. It’s why we love working away on a 1,000-piece puzzle, though admittedly it does frustrate us at times… but it certainly feels great when you’ve accomplished it! Well, if you enjoy puzzles like we do, take your pick and find a fun puzzle to do with the kids this weekend. There are plenty of options online from Star Wars and Tsum Tsum, to Renaissance paintings of cities and animals.
8. Have a movie marathon
When you’re all tuckered out from the week of home learning, reward the kids with some much-needed TV! There’s certainly no better time to get the kids interested in your favourite film series like Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park or even Harry Potter. The best part? You could get the tykes reading the novels before, and their opinions on whether the books or movies are better.