As fall season has finally arrived, we have seen newer and more effective adjustments to this already chaotic year. If you have decided to homeschool your children or COVID-19 has you stuck inside, you may be going stir crazy. Your kids have their own unique set of challenges when it comes to dealing with a new routine and not being able to get out of the house, especially being separated from friends and of course getting bored. So what do you do now? We have put together a list of ten fun indoor activities (in no particular order) that are perfect to entertain your kids while you’re at home.
1. Get Moving!
Even when this pandemic was not there in existence, movements and workout are essential for youngsters of all ages. When they are not in school and stuck around the house they’re probably not moving around nearly as much as they use to do previously. Thankfully, there are plenty of fun ways to get kids active throughout the day. You can play movement-based games together or download a dancing video game like “Just Dance.” They can also do exercise routines from YouTube to try or participate in kids yoga program. There are many different routines to do that you can find online that are geared towards tweens. Your kids may be happy to be strutting their stuff in their yoga pants for tweens or their own appropriately sized girls activewear!
2. Earn some projects or make some art work
Projects and artwork assignments are not only for children! Tweens also enjoy making them too – however it must be age appropriate. Some fun craft ideas for tweens are painting, knitting, scrapbooking, or sewing. You can look online for DIY crafts or art projects. Many tween girls enjoy creating their own stylish tween wear lines or tween clothing. Get a pair of neutral tween leggings and let them decorate away! Another fun idea is to pull out all those craft supplies you haven’t used yet and get creative together as a family! Win-win for everyone involved.
3. Have a “virtual hangout” with buddies
We’re all sociable simply being together with tweens, it is even more obvious how hard it might be on them. To help make it easier, help your tweens arrange a virtual hangout session with a few of their friends. There are many apps you can use to do this nowadays. A video chat app such as Skype or Zoom where everyone can see each other works. Another one can be on your phone as well. With any online platforms, make sure you’re checking to see that they are communicating in a safe environment!
4. Design and style their own magazine.
Carrying on with from the last action, then why not make your very own publication? This is a super fun project for older kids and tweens. Have them choose a theme that interests them and then have them research it online. They can explore and get creative by choosing things that interest them! Some DIY magazine topics can include travel, history, pop culture or current events, health, sports or fitness, or a fashion or beauty magazine. They can also go online and print off the tween girl clothing that they like to put together for their own unique magazine!
Obviously, instances are extremely stressful in today's time. Even if your tweens do not tell you, they’re probably feel it. Plan some activities that they can do with you or alone, to destress and relax.
• Taking a relaxing bubble bath
• Skincare – a face mask will always do the trick
• Soaking your feet in a foot spa
• Doing yoga
• Lounging in comfy clothes perfect for them (tween wear or tween clothing made especially for
6. Go swimming.
We understand that the summer time is over however it doesn’t suggest that swimming or visiting the pool has got to end! Swimming has shown to have lots of health benefits for your tweens. Be sure to purchase swimsuits that are appropriate for your tween girls so they will enjoy being in the water!
7. Do Scientific research and experiments.
Regardless if your little one is homeschooled or going to their classes, technology experiments are usually fun. Try and find experiments that are based on their curriculum. There are also a lot of experiments that can be done with common household items such as baking soda, vinegar, or baking powder). These are great activities not only for tweens, but for multiple ages! Just tailor the level of science to their grade level. Also, set them up in their comfiest tween clothing to ensure that they enjoy all the fun!
8. Possess a family members marathon motion picture day
Popcorn anyone? This one is fun for parents and tweens alike! Stay in your comfy tween wear (tween leggings and yoga pants are essential!) and bring on the snacks! Movie days are a great way of spending time relaxing together – the hardest part will be finding a movie you all agree on. A comedy or inspiring movie is always a good choice, and who says you only have to have one of these days?
9. Take advantage of the “great indoors”
Benefit from the time and study a new ability. In addition to the list above, check out websites for activities designed to encourage your tweens to try new challenges and learn new skills at home (some include cooking classes, learning a new language, growing a veggie garden, etc). You’d be surprise the number of items that you need that you have lying around your house! Lastly, if you’re able to try and get some fresh air everyday, even if you can’t go anywhere, it will help moods and your health. For the rest of the day, these indoor activities will entertain your tweens at home and hopefully help make these days go by quicker.
10. Be Thankful
Even though it’s been a tough time for your personal tweens and all sorts of family members alike, we can be thankful for one thing. Introduce a thankfulness system. Everyone gets their own jar and each day, they have to write one thing that they’re grateful for. This could be their other siblings (or entire family up to you). At first it may seem like a chore to them but eventually, they will have a newfound appreciation for their family members. Overall, try to make the best of your time with your tweens at home. The best part of staying at home? Being comfy in your tween activewear or tween clothing. We have the comfiest clothing for your tween at this time. The best part? It was designed specific for your tween girls and their body shape, in colours and styles that they’ll live in and love. What’s not to like about that?