Yvette Salvaris

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Isolation does not have to be boring for kids. It’s time to think outside the box ad have a little fun at home. These activities are easy to do, and are a great way to help keep children calm and entertained during this difficult time.

  • Make your own bubbles.

Bubbles are fun and easy to make.  Why not make a bubble game where children have to try and catch a bubble ad see how long they can hold it before it pops. Or even a bubble chasey game.

You need a small bottle, some pipe cleaners and some detergent.

Mix detergent in the bottle







Shape pipe cleaner so that one end is a round circle.

Dip pipe cleaner in water then blow gently.

  • Make your own icy poles

What child does not love a treat! Best bit about icy poles iis they can also be healthy and fun t make.

Chop up some fruit and mix in a blender with water.

Put fruit mixture in icy pole moulds

Pop it in the freezer.

Once  frozen pop out of moulds and eat!

  • Do some gardening – Pot some plants.

Being at home does not mean you can’t go outside in your own backyard. So why not make the most of it and do some gardening outside, Great way to teach kids about sustainability.

Decorate some small pots

Pop soil in the pots

Put in a seed and watch it grow.

  • Treasure hunt

When I was little, I used to love playing hot and cold with my parents. They would hide something around the house and my brother and I would have to find it. The closer we got to the item mum and dad would call out cold, warm or hot.

Hide some sweets around the  house.

Give children clues as to where they can find the treasure. You can be as creative as you like with the clues to make it more challenging for the children.


  • Make a kite

Kids love  making things. Even better when what they make flies. This is a very easy craft activity that kids will love to do and they can get some enjoyment out of it.

You will need 2 sticks, a plastic bag and some string.

Take the two sticks  and make a cross  and then tie together.

Cut the plastic bag to fit the frame of the kite. Tie the ends of the sail to the cross you have made with the sticks. No need to use glue or tape. Just keep the knots tight!

Attach string in the middle of the cross and you are ready to fly

  • Music water play

This is a great one to make some noise and have a whole lot of fun. It’s easy, great for all abilities.

You will need  some soft drink bottles and water.

Fill the bottles with different levels of water and food colouring.

Bang each bottle to see what noise they make.

Experiment with changing the water levels to hear different sounds.


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