Bored Corona Kids
It can be challenging to find things to do when you are stuck at home due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, especially if you are a kid who is used to being active and engaging in a variety of activities. Here are a few ideas for things kids can do while they are stuck at home:
- Play indoor games: There are many fun indoor games that kids can play to stay active and entertained. These might include games like Simon Says, Red Light Green Light, or charades.
- Do a craft or art project: Kids can use their creativity and imagination to make their own crafts and art projects. This might include painting, drawing, or making things with paper, glue, and other materials.
- Watch a movie or TV show: Kids can watch a movie or TV show as a way to relax and unwind. Just be sure to set limits on screen time.
- Read a book: Encourage kids to read for fun by providing them with a variety of books to choose from.
- Get some exercise: Kids can get some exercise by doing things like jumping jacks, push-ups, or yoga. There are also many workout videos and other resources available online that kids can follow along with.
Remember to follow any guidelines and recommendations from health officials to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic.
Play indoor Games
Here are a few ideas for indoor games that kids can play:
- Simon Says: In this game, one player is “Simon” and gives commands to the other players, such as “Simon says touch your nose.” The other players must only follow the command if it is prefaced with “Simon says.”
- Red Light Green Light: In this game, one player is the “traffic light” and stands at one end of the room, facing away from the other players. The other players stand at the other end of the room. The traffic light calls out “green light” and the other players try to sneak up on the traffic light. When the traffic light calls out “red light,” the other players must freeze in place. The traffic light turns around to catch anyone who is moving. If someone is caught, they become the traffic light.
- Charades: In this game, one player acts out a word or phrase without speaking, while the other players try to guess what the word or phrase is.
- 20 Questions: One player thinks of an object, person, or place, and the other players take turns asking yes or no questions to try to figure out what it is. The player who guesses correctly gets to be the next one to think of something.
- Hangman: One player thinks of a word and writes a series of dashes to represent the letters in the word. The other players take turns guessing letters. If a letter is in the word, the first player writes it in the appropriate place. If the letter is not in the word, the first player adds a part to a stick figure “hangman.” The
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