Taneesha Davis is a writer and editor living on the Mornington Peninsula. Visit girlbossmag.com.au for more.
Published May 30th 2021
Make lockdown 40 a little less boring with free printables
Here we go again Victoria! Lockdown 4.0 is upon us, but we're well seasoned at this now and know the key is to keep busy. Having kids at home can make the transition harder, especially with online schooling. However, with these 5 handy free downloadable and printable activities, it will keep your kids entertained over the next few days.
Let's be honest, Disney and Netflix are getting a constant rotation in our house with this new lockdown. However, you can make it much more fun and interactive for kids by setting the scene. Set up a comfy area with pillows, blankets, or even a fort. Download and print these movie tickets, get the popcorn ready, and have a movie night (or a full day! No one is judging, we're in lockdown.)
Bluey is a staple love in our house now, for both the kids and us adults. This free memory game from ABC Kids will keep you all entertained. Just download, print, and for longevity definitely laminate them (kids can be rough!) It's free, it's easy - and everyone will love it.
If your camping plans have gone awry, maybe it's time to set up a backyard camping trip. If you don't have the space, even a makeshift tent in the living room will lighten the mood and make memories forever. Use this printable camping I-Spy sheet to make it even more exciting, letting kids colour in the things they find in their home adventure.
If you have younger children at home that are still needing homeschooling - or even kinder age children - they will love this fun and interactive printable. Print it off, and let the kids colour and cut out the planet shapes. Then stick the planets to lollipop sticks and help them create the solar system.
For bigger kids, or maybe even for yourself, spend some time this lockdown checking off books on that ever-growing 'to-be-read' list. Use this free printable as a guide to check off your books as you go by colouring them in. Use this as an incentive to get your children reading!