Your guide to not losing your temper, this quarantine.
Recently, the team here at Lilly Likes have been super focused on Christmas. Why? Because with all these restrictions in the air, it’s rather nice to have something to look forward to for a change… but we have been getting ahead of ourselves.
Instead, we should be focusing on the coming few weeks, and learning how we get through this difficult period…again. Honestly… It’s like it wasn’t hard enough to entertain 2.4 kids during the first outbreak, never mind no second waves…
However, we have to look above and beyond what the universe has given us in 2020 and start thinking up yet more ways to entertain our kids… although at least most of the schools didn’t close, this time around.
If you happen to be interested in what the best advent calendars of the year are, or in what the best things to do as a family might be, then you can follow the respective links to find out how to spend your lockdown. If you are in the full-on-quarantine situation, however, we looked out some of the top things you can do to pass the time with your kids.
Let’s get stuck in and think of ways we can entertain the little beauties until quarantine is over. You can last a full fortnight… Right?
Kid’s Quarantine Activities
We all love our little angels, but that doesn’t mean we don’t’ want to strangle them three days into a 14 day quarantine session. Avoid child abuse at all costs with our tailored quarantine 2020 activities. Enjoy!
1 – Adopt an Elephant
Once you know that your whole family can adopt an elephant for a year, there really isn’t any reason why you wouldn’t help out. This pack lets you sponsor one of these gigantic beasts, in return for an adoption certification pack and a stuffed animal elephant for your little one to enjoy.
This pack comes from the Born Free foundation and will help keep an elephant away from poachers in Amboseli National Park. They will update you on the history of the herd, provide you with photos and give you two free editions of Adopt! magazine to enjoy.
You can have fun naming your elephant, browsing pictures, and even receiving updates about how your animal is doing. Kids love it. Trust us and see for yourself.
2 – Giant Jenga!!
We may or may not have played this in the pub as students, but Giant Jenga translates wonderfully to the home and garden. This terrifically sized Jenga game allows you to pull and place wooden blocks on top of one another, for hours of family friendly fun. Normally, this game comes with a hefty cost attached, but Wowcher have only gone and done a deal in anticipation of lockdown part 2.
One word of caution: this isn’t for younger players if they are unsupervised. This towering Jenga game can come crashing down on top of soft heads, so be extra careful. That being said, Giant Jenga is an awesome way to spend an afternoon and to tire out the younger players – as long as you have your eye on them.
3 – Adopt a Tiger!!
Don’t like elephants? Have a protected tiger, instead. You still get the cuddly toy and all the updates, but your animal of choice is much m ore likely to eat through a poacher’s face than an elephant is. Your call.
4 – Think Floral!
One good tip for having to stay indoors is to bring the outside, inside. Invest in a lovely box of blooms from Infinity Blossoms, who will send you a box of roses to brighten any living space. This addition of the outdoor world to where you spend all your time, allows you to breath in some fresh air scented with floral grace. It makes you feel like you are in a garden and will bring a smile to any loved one’s face that you send it to.
Granny in quarantine and not allowed to hug her? This box of roses will show her how much you care. Need to send a birthday gift from your quarantine bed? Boxes of roses are suitable for any and all occasions. Head on over and have a look. It might be worth the small spend to make someone you love smile.
5 – Online Workshops
There are a wealth of online courses, workshops, and experiences for you to choose from, if you want to entertain and amuse your young family during lockdown. We particularly like this online pottery and ceramics workshop, since we have found in the past that kiddies love getting their hands dirty with clay!
Those who have a gift for pottery could start a lifelong obsession with moulding clay from this experience. Classes happen via video link, enabling you to learn all the best techniques of ancient pottery masters. This is one course that could be enjoyed even during Christmas dinner – if you can whip out dessert in a dish your son/daughter/NB child made it is sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.
6 – Adopt a Jaguar!!
You can also adopt a Jaguar, but we’re pretty sure you get the adoption message…
7 – Learn how to make Soap!
Every adult loves bathing with a nice soap. Every kid loves working with their combined creativity and nimble fingers to make fantastic smellies, bath bombs, and soaps. With this online workshop, all the family can have a couple of hours of fun learning how to make bubbly bars. What could be better than getting a long soak with some lovely scents once you are finished your class? Priceless.
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