Ideas for Children in Lockdown

One of the big questions I keep seeing in various groups on social media is ‘how to keep the children entertained in lockdown’

It’s Winter, the days are shorter, the weather isn’t good enough every day to go out, everything is closed and we have to stay inside – great combination for children as they want to explore, play and learn and that doesn’t seem to want to be through home schooling either – how do teachers do it I am sure you wonder!

So as we reach for our 5th glass of wine or gin of the day (haha only joking, or am I…?) I thought this would be a helpful project using my social media platforms to share the ideas as most of my followers are parents / parents to be…

I asked parents in my VIP (very important parent) group to share what they have been doing and the response was amazing – thank you so much I knew you would be awesome and wow are you creative too.

So all credits go to the VIP’s of my little clients, fabulous ideas and hopefully there’s something on the list even just one thing that helps a parent somewhere.

Good luck and I hope you are all well and being kind to yourself with what you can manage and most importantly are safe.

Daily Activities Inside

Helping to spring clean / recycle / charity & toy shop boxes and declutter

Teaching/helping with home chores and duties

Dance workouts

Reading / writing stories

Board games

Crafts from used items for recycling / rubbish

Arts and crafts TV shows & packs

Colouring and painting

Baking and cooking

Lego projects

Cosmic kids yoga

Learning Aps on iPad

Games on TV & computer


Treasure hunts

Making upcoming birthday / special occasion cards and presents

Sticker activities

Movie nights

Den building

Sleepovers (siblings sleeping together in different rooms)

Balloon making

Learning hobbies – gymnastics, football etc

Traditional games – hide & seek, I spy, charades…

Takeaway nights

Zooming family & friends

Home parties – mini buffets / treat food

Dress up and role play

Clothes customizing

Daily Activities Outside

Puddle jumping in wellies

Feeding the ducks

Local Nature / Education Walks


Local bike / scooter rides

Animal spotting

Feeding garden wildlife

Star gazing & astronomy


Cleaning the car

Measuring weather – rain etc

Fairy gardens

Special Occasion Activities

Igloo Hire

Hot tub Hire

Outdoor Cinema Hire

Grazing Food Platter Delivery

Afternoon Tea Delivery

Balloon and Decoration Delivery

Mascot Doorstep Visits

Cake and Treats Delivery

(Ps if you are wondering how to become a VIP, once you become a regular client of mine you will be added and will receive benefits, model calls, special offers and pre sale dates on mini shoots)

…And because I love this cheeky photo so much and think it suits the post well, the gorgeous Byron!