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Creative Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained

Your kids have been out of school for weeks, and you’re starting to run out of ideas to keep your little ones entertained.

Disney+ and Netflix are great, but they can only hold their attention for so long. If this sounds like you, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here are five creative ways to keep the kids entertained while in quarantine. 

1. Create a Laser Grid Obstacle Course out of yarn!

Three balls of yarn

Also called a spider obstacle course, this activity is bound to keep your littles entertained.  You can do it in a bedroom or hallway, whatever is more convenient. All you’ll need is some tape and yarn!

To build the web, you’ll need to measure the length of the space where you’ll be building your web. Then, cut pieces of string to the appropriate length. Your kids will love being able to build it with you and having a say on where to put the string. 

You can either use masking or scotch tape, but be sure to check that the tape won’t pull any paint off the wall. 

This activity helps your kids to work on their collaboration skills and motor skills. Navigating their way through the maze will keep them focused and busy, leaving you with some time to get some work done.

2. Scavenger Hunt or Treasure Hunt

Scavenger hunt map

This is a great activity for families that have an outdoor space where items can be hidden. You can plan the scavenger hunt the night before after the kids have gone to bed, and surprise them with it in the morning. You can include items that they are familiar with depending on their age and interests. It’ll be an unforgettable experience for your kids!

3. Bake for Friends (and yourselves!)

Person baking

Your kids will probably be missing their friends, so why not bake and deliver a few goodies. You can pick a recipe together and bake it. We recommend something simple, like chocolate chip cookies or brownies. To make it special, encourage your kids to draw a picture or include a nice note for their friends. 

4. Post-It Note Matching Activity

Stack of sticky notes

An activity like this one is great for little kids who need to become familiar with letters and how to spell their name. Write their name letter by letter on a big post-it and put them up on the wall. 

You can write their name up above and guide them to learn how to spell their name, letter by letter. They’ll have to move the post-it notes and put them in the correct order, learning their letters along the way. 

5. Have an Alphabet Day

Cutout alphabet letters

An activity like this reminds us of themed days in elementary school. We all loved “backwards day or “opposite day”, so why not introduce alphabet day? When they wake up, ask them what letter they would like to be today.

Depending on what they say, you can make foods that start with that letter. They can pick activities that begin with the letter or even watch tv shows that start with it too.

Kids are free spirits that need creative challenges!

Even if your schedule's a bit busy, kids don't need much to use their imagination – provide the base and they'll do the rest! What have you been doing during quarantine to help keep your kids entertained? Let us know below!

Thank you for supporting Modern Gents throughout the years, and especially during the pandemic. We appreciate all of you so much! Take care and we'll see you in the next post.