24 hours a day, 7 days a week – we are at home during the ‘stay at home’ orders or quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are some ideas I’ve been using to keep my kids occupied (after their school work is done), so my husband and I can continue to work full time at home.
Here are the items I’ve found that help me stay sane while entertaining the kids during the quarantine.
Kid’s Kindle Fire Tablet
OK, let’s be honest. The kids have a lot of downtime during this crazy quarantine! These tablets are great for kids because of the parent’s dashboard. You can control how much screen time they have and what they have access to.
With access to the internet, they can work on their school assignments and download books to read. Of course, they might find a little time for YouTube Kids or Roblox as well…
Create screen time limits, set educational goals, and filter content with easy-to-use parental controls. Stream through Wi-Fi or view downloaded content on the go with 16 GB of internal storage and up to 7 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching video, and listening to music. Add a microSD card for up to 512 GB of expandable storage.
This hammock is beyond easy to set up and it is so soft! My kids like to play, read, and just relax in their hammock.
If you enjoy camping, you may already have one. We aren’t big campers but we may consider it now as much fun as we’ve had with these hammocks. Plus, they are great quality and not too expensive – these are a blast to have on hand!
Grab one or two for your family to enjoy today!
We grabbed this great, low price option for our 5-year-old son. It was so easy to set up and stretches from 7-9 feet for little guys. It was a fun surprise to see our 8-year-old daughter finding out that she loves basketball – and is pretty good at it!
The kids are having a blast, getting a ton of exercise, and allowing me to have some “free time” to work!
Recommended for 5-13 years old children/teenagers whose height ranging from 3.3ft-4.6ft to use.
Height-adjustable: Featuring 6 pairs of holes for height adjustments, the telescoping post can be easily adjusted from 219cm/7.2′ to 279 cm/9.2’ in 11cm/4.3’’ increments.
Thomas Kinkade Disney Puzzles
We picked these puzzles up from Amazon when we first heard the news about lockdown. While our kids weren’t very excited about these at first, we are all a little competitive, so we have really enjoyed the time together to see who can get more pieces during one sitting.
We quickly learned that we couldn’t finish a puzzle in one sitting, so we also got a Puzzle Keeper so we can easily roll it up and put it away while we weren’t focused on the puzzle.
If you take your puzzles apart once you are finished, consider swapping them out at the library or with friends.
OK, so we did NOT get this really cool inflatable pool with a slide. Ours was more like this one which is a little more basic.
We got our pool at the very beginning of the lockdown/global pandemic, but I understand these amazing pools are almost gone as soon as they are in stock! So, if you see one like this, hurry up and grab it!
Our pool, even though it is basic, has gotten us through spring breaks and weekends…
It’s definitely worth having something, especially since we aren’t sure at this point if community pools will open this summer or not! I think I would prefer a hot tub, though.
It was a great idea – it’s made life a slight amount easier in the morning. My oldest can pour her own cereal and even get her milk. My little one still needs help, but he likes it. Now, I just need a milk dispenser and then I can finally sleep in on Saturdays!
I think these are so much fun. Black works for my kitchen, but I’ve also seen them in red and silver.