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Fun Activities to Try with During the Lockdown

As the COVID-19 outbreak is still happening, we may find ourselves in the lockdown a little bit longer. Although you are unable to go to work, you will have more time to spend with your family. However, being required to stay at home may make your family’s mood down. This especially affects the kids as they can not go out and have fun with their friends as usual. So why don’t you beat the lockdown blues with fun and creative activities? Here are the fun activities to try with your family during the lockdown.

Baking and Cooking Together

Keeping everyone in your family healthy and strong is always the most priority thing. A nutritious and delicious diet is the key to do that. As now your whole family is staying at home together, you can let everyone join in the meal preparation. In fact, lockdown provides the ideal opportunity to hone your and your family’s cooking skills. Cooking together is comforting, strengthening your bonds, reminding you of valuable life skills. It’s a good idea to give each day a different theme for cooking. It will create a sense of fun and excitement for everyone. Furthermore, you can teach your children a lot of things while baking or cooking. Baking is a great lesson for your kids in measuring, ingredients, and baking delicious goodies.

A Backyard Picnic

Picnic has always been a fun activity that brings your family closer every holiday. A picnic is a wonderful way to relax together and it doesn’t have to be a lot of work. Being unable to go out during lockdown doesn’t mean that it will stop your family from having a joyful picnic. If your family owns a backyard, a balcony, or anywhere else with enough space for your family, you can create a picnic there. Just make some foods, prepare drinks, place your picnic table, play some soothing music, and then enjoy yourself. As it is a backyard picnic, you can decorate your house to make it even more relaxing for everyone. For the kids, they can invite their favorite teddies and dolls to join your family on an indoor picnic so everyone can sit on and enjoy some snacks together.

Start A Small Garden

Gardening is an ideal activity for both parents and children. You don’t need a whole yard to start your garden, a small balcony can also do the trick. Growing organic herbs and vegetables is a highly rewarding activity that also gives you tasty products for your cooking. Therefore, a garden can help you minimize your trips to the grocery store during this lockdown duration. Growing herbs and vegetables is also a fantastic educational opportunity for your little ones. By guiding the kids to gardening, you will teach them about nature, plants, and form their responsibility. On top of that, gardening is a great activity to reduce stress, frustration, and anxiety. And don’t worry about the gardening tools. There are a lot of online shops that can provide you gardening tools, seeds, or decoration with big discounts and free ships like Gardenersedge. But remember to remind them to wash their hands after the garden work

Playing  Board Games & Puzzles

There are no better activities than a challenging puzzle or good old-fashioned board game to pass the lockdown time. Board Games and puzzles are loved by both young and old members of the family. It is an ideal activity to relax, have fun together, and these are an ideal way to pass the time as a family. There are several games for your family to discover and have fun such as Monopoly, Scrabble, Jigsaw, Uno, or Werewolves. In fact, the sales of board games and jigsaws soar in the UK during coronavirus lockdown according to the guardian. If you want to find board games, you can check Amazon’s list for the top products.

Getting Active, Do exercise, and Play sports

Doing exercises not only improves your family’s physical health but can have a significant impact on mental health as well. No gyms? No problems! Make exercise in your home a daily family affair. There are hundreds of apps and websites offering both free and paid exercise streaming options including yoga, dancing, or cardio. Home workout is also a great way to introduce your kids to a healthy routine. Therefore, they will know how to keep their body strong and fit when they grow up.

Binge Watching Films and TV Shows

If your family is not an action type, spending time on the sofa together and watching TV may be a more comfortable way to overcome the lockdown boredom. Television is one of the finest forms of escapism. It will give you the chance to lose yourself in a fantasy world, get to know a relatable character, or learn something you never knew. Therefore, with your loving guidance, your children can learn a lot of things from these shows. Furthermore, a TV show or film can make you and your kids cry, laugh, and fear together. This will even strengthen your bond as well as help your kids understand more about emotions. 

Filming Videos

Filming videos and sharing them online is a good way to share how you are doing during the quarantine with your friends and relatives.   Everything you need is a camera or a smartphone to film. And don’t limit your creativity. You can make videos about cooking, beauty, kids, or make vlogs of your day. Every family member can join in your videos and suggest their ideas. After that, you can share the videos with your social media like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. It’s not a bad idea to start a Youtube channel for yourself or your family as well. In case you love shorts videos with different effects, TIK TOK is the platform for you.

There you go, now you have our 7 fun activities to try with your family during the lockdown. Do you have any other activities that are good to pass this time? Please share them with us in the comments!

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10 Fun Ways To Encourage To Hand Washing

Hand Washing

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), proper handwashing is seen as a homemade vaccine, which is both simple and easy to implement. Just by washing your hands, several infectious diseases that have been occurring in the community will be prevented. Therefore, it is crucial for everyone to wash your hands frequently, including your baby. However, a lot of parents finds it struggling to guide their child to wash their hands. It may need more effort rather than a plain explanation to make them clean their hands. So if you are having this trouble, here are 10 fun ways to encourage your baby to do hand washing

1. Use Foaming Soap

Everyone loves playing with soap bubbles, including both children and adults. Your child will have so much fun when making all sorts of soap bubbles but still keep their hands clean at the same time. You may even find your baby constantly making excuses to wash their hands more!

There are several foaming soaps on the market that you can choose from. Even better, you can make foaming soap by yourself and you can include your baby in the work. Doing this will make your kids love to wash their hands more as they want to use their own products. Make sure that the soaps materials are suitable for your baby’s skin and keep an eye on any allergic reaction.

2. Sing A Song While Doing Hand Washing

It is ideal if your baby washes their hands for 30 seconds each time. Though it may be a short time it will be enough to kill the bacteria that are on your baby’s hand. Thirty seconds are enough for a short funny song. Therefore, you should guide your baby to wash their hands and sing a song that they love. The song can be from their favorite videos, cartoon, or any popular kid songs. Either the ‘Alphabet song’ or ‘This is the way we wash our hands’ if sung twice, take around 20 seconds. It’s lots more fun if parents sing along too! Ensure children thoroughly dry their hands using a clean towel after washing. Doing this will make handwashings much more enjoyable for your kids. In addition,  you should change the song constantly for each handwash to keep it interesting. If you and your baby love creativity, you can try to make your own family’s melody. You can try to add some gestures like hand-clapping or whistle into the melody so it will be more interactive and easier to remember.

3. Use Glitter To Teach Your Childs About Germs.

Young children are often resistant to washing their hands cause It is hard for them to understand things that they cannot see. So if you just tell them that their hands are full of bacteria and germs, they won’t listen to you. Therefore, using glitter is a concrete way to teach your kids about germs and the importance of washing hands. Start by sprinkling a bit of glitter onto your child’s hands. Explain that these glitter specks are like germs, which can make them sick. The germs are very small and they stick to you and get passed along. After that, have your child touch different surfaces and shake hands with other people. Doing this will show them how the germs (glitter) spread in their surrounding. Finally, let them wash their hands and see how the germs are washed away. Your child will much more able to get the concept of germs and bacteria. As a result, they will do handwashing regularly to keep themselves healthy.


4. Bubbles Game

Children love creating different shapes and soap bubbles will grant them unlimited possibilities. You can teach your baby to blow soap bubbles through their fingers by forming their soapy hands into a circle. Shortly you won’t be surprised to find them spend like half an hour at the sink each time.

5. Establish A Daily Routine

Establishing a daily routine that including handwashing is very important. Try to guide your baby to wash their hands every day before and after eating, after playing outside, or before sleeping. By doing this regularly in a period of time, your child will get used to it right away and you don’t need to spend a lot of effort to make your baby wash their hands.

6. Use Your Baby’s Favorite Baby Soaps for Hand Washing

Unlike adults, so do children who love colorful things and soap. A fancy cake of soap can be an attractive addition to children’s handwashing activities. Try funny fruit-smelling soaps or ones that feature their favorite characters

7. Make Boring Hand Washing More Lively

Your baby will learn to do things by mimic your actions. Handwashings is no exception. So make sure that you wash your hands regularly. However, to keep it interesting, you can make different noises for each handwashing step or perform a hilarious dance after the end. In the eyes of children, parents look lovely and interesting to do these things!

8. Use a Hand Washing Chart

Have a hand washing chart near the sink so your child can mark down each time they wash their hands.  Once the chart is filled in, honor their work with a small, agreed-upon reward.

9. Explain the harmful effects of germs but in the funniest way possible

We often make mistakes in underestimating a child’s knowledge. You can still convey what you want to let your baby understand through interesting explanations or attract the interest of the child. So, instead of giving a dry lecture, show your baby videos or pictures of the harmful effects of bacteria or instruct him to wash his hands.

10. Give the baby the task

Give them a toy and ask them to clean it every time they wash their hands. Advice is that you should choose a toy that can be washed and dried immediately. Just like that, you will be surprised to see how happy children are when they clean their toys and their hands at the same time. In addition, you will not have to worry too much about dirt or bacteria clinging to these

Here you go, now you have our 10 fun ways to encourage your baby to wash their hands. Do you have any other activities to help kids do handwashing? Please share them to us in the

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