Fun family activities to do at home during kids’ mid-term break //

Not only does school look very different this year, but what is the impact on life at home? If children are not going to classes, it means that they are learning from home. And, if they are in the house, they need to do something for the classes. Gone are the days (for now) when the kids would get out of the house for school and then not be at home until the evening based on their school routine. Now, they are learning from home, and once they are done with distance learning, they need to stay agitated and fill the gaps before dinner. This is difficult and requires adjustment. But with that time, this time can also be used to seize the opportunity for families to try something new, or to jump back into something they have long forgotten. Thanks to or given to the rush schedule. From entertainment to education, you will be surprised how much children can enjoy and complete after-school activity.

1. Play freeze dance

Choose some of your children's favorite tunes and increase the volume. Tell them to dance until the music stops. When this happens, they have to freeze themselves in whatever position - even if they have one leg up. To make the game more challenging, ask the children to settle into specific poses: animals, shapes, letters, or even yoga postures. In particular, toddlers love this game.

2. Do a puzzle

Exercise those creative, cognitive, and problem-solving muscles with a good puzzle. You can use the store-bought variety or make the kids your own. Have your children draw a drawing on a strong piece of cardboard or Bristol board. Then use a pencil to outline the pieces of the puzzle directly on their drawing. Cut the pieces with a good pair of scissors, mix them and stir. Indoor games and crafts in a fun activity!

3. Repair some paper-bag skits

This indoor game is ideal for large families. Divide children (and adults) into groups. Give each group a bag full of props in the form of a spoon, toy ornaments, a sock, ball or ribbon. Then give them 15 minutes to build a skit around the props. This game is so fun that it does not have to compete. If the children want, however, they can vote on a winning skit.

4. Do some indoor bowling

A great way to reuse water bottles (or you can buy an indoor bowling set). Line six -10 water bottles at the end of your hall or living room. Place a line of duct tape on the starting line. Grab a medium-sized indoor ball and start bowling! If you want, keep the score and give trophies at the end. (Note: If you need to freeze water bottles or make the game more difficult, just fill them with some water.

5. Enjoy nature

Take advantage of long sunny days by exploring the natural world.

• Watch Bird Watching: Take a photo and take care of your eyes. Use an app or guidebook to identify feathered friends.

• Grow fresh herbs in containers: use old coffee cans, milk jugs, mason jars, plastic cups, or anything around the house. Place your herb garden on the courtyard or window.

• Look for the shapes in the clouds: Put a blanket in the grass and look up at the sky. Talk about what you see in the clouds.

• Create a bird feeder: See the birds in your yard and add them to your list of bird watching.

• Build the fairy house: Use moss, bark, and leaves to make a habitat for the Thumbelina.

• Choose Your Own: Find and raise a farm with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, vegetables, or flowers.

• Plant a butterfly or bird garden, or create a backyard wildlife habitat.

6. Play listening games

The game is sure to be both a little educative and happy. Exclude many miscellaneous items. Have children look at all the objects, and then take them away. Next, ask a child to hide his eyes and listen as you pick up an item and make sounds with it. Ask the child to guess which item made the sound. Examples of items might be a comb (move your fingers along it), a glass (gently tap it), cymbals, shakers, sandpaper, rub blocks together, a pot, and a spoon. Be creative and have fun!

7. Simon says

This traditional favorite will never be outdated. To begin, choose a player (perhaps a parent for the first round) to be Simon. The rest of the players will gather in a circle or line in front of Simon as he utters actions beginning with the phrase "Simon says": "Simon says ... touch your toes." Players then have to copy Simon's action while touching their toes. If Simon utters an action without pronouncing the phrase "Simon says", children should not take action. If a child touches his toes at Simon's behest ... then, whether he is out of the game or not. Simon can give players many ways when Simon can perform an action when Simon says: Simon can perform an action without a command, for example, or he can perform an action that does not coincide with the command. enjoy! The last player leaves the game and becomes the next Simon.