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How to Keep Your Tiny Humans Busy at Home

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

While Nurseries and Schools in the UAE are closed due to the Covid19, you might find yourself struggling keeping your kids busy at home. If you are a working Mom, you probably wonder what activities you can give them while they are away from school? How can they be busy without exposing them on too much screen time?


We collected few tips and tricks to make your tiny beings busy at home!


Plan Ahead


Create a Kids Calendar

The key to any successful block of time is having a schedule for it. The difference between our work schedules, tidily maintained in Outlook or Gmail, and the schedule of our kids is that our kids schedule is usually kept in the mind of Mom or Dad -- change this.

Get three pieces of big poster board and create a homemade calendar for the next 10 weeks with a ruler and a felt pen on the first two pages. Allow the blocks to be big enough so that your 6-year-old can draw in activities if he/she can not write them in yet. Let them work with you as you put things onto each day. On the third page, make a list of activities which are optional and can be fit in if you hear, "I'm bored." Then you can refer them to the list!


Every Week a Theme

Decide on a theme for each week. Then, base at least one meal and one activity or craft around that theme. This helps to fill in time slots in the schedule and makes summer fun easier for kids who will get into the themes even outside of the subscribed calendar activity and meal.


Some examples: A certain nationality or cuisine, colors or soccer (the meal could be from the country of your favourite team or else you have orange popsicles for dessert to represent oranges at half time).


Activities:


DIY/Craft Time

Get on the floor and play. Release the creativity in you and try to produce any arty stuff with the help of your tots. Make Vlog and record your experience. You can check out Amanda’s Instagram for amazing ideas of crafts and easy DIYs experience with your kids.


Have Messy Mixing Time

Set up a big tarp on the floor, and give your child some bowls and things from the kitchen they can mix together. Let them go wild. Your child will be so excited that they get to be messy indoors that they'll be willing to play without your constant attention.


Create a Scavenger Hunt.

You don't need to make a whole list—just say, “Find me something that starts with the letter B,"