The COVID-19 lockdown has ushered us into summer. As states begin to reopen, schools will not resume until fall. It might be a dream come true for school kids, but the reality is harsh. In this summer break, we aren’t vacationing. We are not going to water parks or local playground. The majority of us are spending as much as time indoor due to the risk of COVID-19 looming overhead.
In earlier days, spending time at home with a family was a novel idea. Everyone was busy with Netflix binge, baking with kids, and tackling long put off projects, etc. Now the kids are bored and climbing the wall, so what we can do to maintain an active lifestyle while staying at home.
Well, we have got some answers for you!
Here are some activities that parents and kids can do together to stay fit while having fun at home this summer
1. Do some spring cleaning
You probably have completed your cleaning list in the earlier days of lockdown at home. But surely, you must have missed out something to clean in your home. So turn up your music and start with the cleaning process. Delegate chores appropriate to their age and try to involve everyone as much as possible. It is one of the best ways to keep everyone productive during lockdown.
2. Start gardening
Gardening is one of the best ways to keep everyone productive at home. Moreover, July is the best month for spring garden cleanup. Yes, this will likely require a quick run to the store, but it is something that will keep your mind diverted from lockdown stress and anxiety. Moreover, gardening is the best choice for kids’ activity. It allows them to take some sunshine, enjoy fresh air, and get their hands dirty in the soil. It also helps kids learn from where their food comes.
3. Take physical education sessions
Just because schools are closed, it doesn’t mean your kids can’t learn about physical education. Thanks to the internet, you have got so many free options to keep your kids fit while having fun. There are many channels over YouTube from where kids can learn dancing, painting, yoga, and working on science projects. Just use the YouTube search bar to find videos on “family-friendly fitness,” “kids workout videos,” or “beginner yoga” and trust us, you’ll be amazed by the results.
4. Get fit with games
If you’re looking for a way to break up with your TV screen, board games can be your savior. You can also play games that encourage physical activity. Some of the best games that can get your body moving are Simon says, Hopscotch, Twister, Charades, and Tag, etc. Most of these games are inexpensive, and you can easily find rules of the game over the internet.
5. Take a walk
Take your toddler to a backyard and listen to their observations about the things they’re seeing. For instance: “Why grass feels scratchy on your bare feet? Why this tree is so big? And why is the sky blue?” For bigger kids, take them to a park. Don’t forget to carry their sketching supplies and watch them sketching there.
We know spending time outside is crucial for the mental and physical health of everyone. But as we’re encouraged to stay in our homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to come up with some interesting ideas to be active at home.
If we have missed any of the activities that can help stay active and fit while staying at home, don’t forget to share with us in the comment section.
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