COVID-19 has changed a lot in a short period of time – especially having the kids at home all day now that schools are shut down. That is a huge transition to go from being a parent to now also being a full-time teacher and entertainer. AND you can’t go outside?! This big change for kids can also mean more unstructured time or feeling “bored”, which can quickly lead to challenging behavior.
We came up with a list of different & creative ways to keep your kids engaged in interesting & stimulating activities while at home, and to help you make it through the COVID-19 quarantine.
*We’ll continue to update this page with more findings & offerings.
Sensory activities are a fun and easy to keep young kids (and maybe even older kids!) engaged and learning. Sensory activities allow children to explore their different senses – sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell – and can help with language development, fine and gross motor skills, social interactions and problem solving. Sensory activities also help kids stay calm and self-regulate.
Below is a list of easy sensory activities you can do with simple household items: