Let’s face it…being stuck in lockdown is a drag. No matter how much it helps in saving lives (and it helps a whole lot!) it’s still very boring having to stay indoors and not see family or friends. This is especially challenging if you have kids who are housebound and bouncing off the walls with boredom! Luckily there are some choice family-friendly activities that you can turn to, and they are all lockdown-approved!
Whip your notebook and jot down some fun, inspirational family-friendly activities that you can implement in your household.
Baking Family-Friendly Activities
Baking is a fun activity that both kids and adults can enjoy together! Not only are you left with yummy treats after to enjoy, but baking also teaches children basic metrics and measurement concepts. Another fun thing about baking is you can pick easy recipes, such as butter cookies, to start with and gradually move to more challenging things like cakes. Host the Great British Bake-Off right in your kitchen!
Reading is a great way to wind down after an exciting, fun-filled afternoon. If you have little ones, it’s a tried-and-tested way to get them to lie down for their afternoon nap or bedtime. On that note, reading is also very relaxing for adults, as it’s less visually stimulating than a movie or Netflix before bed.
Board Game Family-Friendly Activities
The ultimate boredom busters are board games! Bring everyone together for some entertaining, family-friendly activities of Cluedo or Monopoly and watch the hours fly by like minutes. Games like Trivial Pursuit and 30 Seconds help improve general knowledge, while team games help to up the stakes and make winning more fun.
It may be too chilly to camp outside, but indoor camping is one of those family-friendly activities you can do no matter the weather. There’s nothing quite like building a tent in the middle of the living room, surrounded by a pillow fort of course! Make the experience magical and feed your inner child by helping your kids build a tent out of sheets and pegs.
Gardening Family-Friendly Activities
If it’s a sunny day why not enjoy some fresh air outside and add gardening to your list of family-friendly activities? Grab some gardening equipment, seeds, or flowers, and have a fun family afternoon in the backyard. Gardening can be especially fun for kids, as it allows them to interact with and learn about nature.
Although we might still be stuck in lockdown for a while longer, at least it doesn’t have to be boring! It doesn’t have to break the bank either. With Payflex’s “Buy Now, Pay Later” option, you can stock up on goodies to keep the family entertained and only pay it back over 4 scheduled payment installments.