Being stuck inside with the kids and trying to find some interesting activities that will occupy them can be difficult. Whether you are looking for an Easter-themed activity to entertain the troops or something to enjoy as a family, here are six indoor activities to occupy their time.
1. DIY Easter Tree and Easter Egg Decorations – Create your very own Easter Tree that is based on the Swedish tradition called Paskris. Decorate some branches that resemble a miniature tree just like a Christmas tree with eggs and feathers. Make it a table centrepiece by placing it in a large vase or pot plant holder filled with sand/soil. Create different shaped eggs from various materials such as the basic salt dough recipe of flour and water before baking them in the oven and allow the kids to decorate with watered-down food colouring, sequins, leftover materials or coloured paper. If they want to mix it up a bit, make pom pom Easter eggs, sweet egg-shaped biscuits, homemade chocolates, hard-boiled lollies, origami Easter eggs or dyed Q-Tips or jelly beans and glue them onto tree branches.
2. Make Your Own Sensory Bin – Remember when you had a lucky dip at your birthday party. Get the kids to create their own isolation lucky dip or sensory bin to beat the boredom. Get a large container and fill it with scrunched up old newspaper, put some of their favourite toys that haven't been used and wrapped them up, along with new treats such as stuffed toys, lollies, Easter eggs, marbles, figurines, little fortune cookie inspirational sayings, tasks that they must complete around the house and acts of kindness they must perform.
3. Have a Dance Party – Remember as a kid spending all weekend making a cassette playlist of all your favourite songs. Get the kids to create their own playlists or an isolation themed playlist and have a dance party and Facetime their friends. Add some additional party favourites to mix it up with party streamers, balloons or play dress ups with their friends.
4. The Floor Is Lava – Watch Justin Bieber's isolation version of this classic game along with his wife as he jumps over the furniture without touching the floor. Play the floor is lava with the kids to burn off their energy by putting various obstacles in the way to make it as easy or as hard as you want to reach a central point. They will spend hours creating obstacles and pathways using their imagination and toys to reach their goal point.
5. DIY Your Own Masterpiece – allow the kids to go wild with creating their own art masterpieces such as art collage, Easter themed drawings, origami pieces and other 3D art pieces to place around the house or hang from twine and clothes pegs above doorways.
6. Balloon Stomp – Hide small prizes inside balloons such as chocolate coins, sayings from fortune cookies, money before blowing up the balloons. Allow the kids to stomp and jump on the balloons to their heart's content. It is a great work out for the kids without even knowing it and will keep them entertained. They will laugh, smile and create childhood memories while in isolation.