Nothing just seems the way it was. We can currently take care of our children at home. The word “must” would be more appropriate here, but we have deliberately decided to formulate the sentence positively. We have the great opportunity to spend / enjoy more time with our children than ever before.
A few creative ideas are needed to make this work. We have already written a blog post for indoor ideas that make us all in a good mood. Every day we go out into the fresh air. Not only is this good for the kids, but we also come up with different ideas. However, it is important to observe the prescribed restrictions (keep your distance, etc.). You can find out what current regulations apply to “going out” here.
We list our ideas for children’s ventilation, which are also feasible in the current situation, here.
- Build a bike parkour. All you need is a few cans, hats or other items that you can set up in a parkour for snaking or zigzagging. Then the children can ride the parkour either by bike, scooter or inline skates.
- Learning to jump rope is not that easy and it takes a lot of patience. When the kids get the hang of it, it’s so much fun. The best thing about jumping rope is that it is an inexpensive, location-independent sport. Whether on the beach, in the garden, in the sports hall, on the street or in quarantine – jumping rope is possible everywhere.
- Flashlight hike in the dark. Nothing is more exciting for the kids than going out with a flashlight in the evening and exploring the surrounding area without daylight. After that, going to bed is quick.
- Draw on jumping games with chalks. To do this, you draw different sequences of numbers, letters or symbols in small boxes on the floor and hop around in the correct order. Either on two legs or only with one or backwards. No matter how, the main thing is that it’s fun! The chalk can also be used to move the painting from inside to outside and to bring funny, happy, colorful pictures to the floor with the children.
- Marble games in nature. Whether in the forest or on the doorstep. With marbles you can get creative anywhere and invent the most beautiful games. A couple of game ideas: Either you draw a throw line (e.g. with chalk or a string) or you make a dent where you have to aim with the marble that serves as the target hole.
- Most of them are familiar with rubber twist jumping from their own childhood. Many different verses and jumps have lived for generations and that is a wonderful thing to pass on to your own children. Above all, it depends on skill, rhythm and body control. Fortunately, if the spells and jumps have already been dropped, the Internet will help.
- Exploring and observing nature is so exciting right now in spring. With each ray of sunshine you can see how leaves and flowers develop from buds. Even without your own garden or nearby forest, there are usually a few trees or bushes nearby where you can watch this. We have certain favorite trees and shrubs with our children, where we regularly see how nature has changed.
- Invent games with what nature offers. In order to provide variety in our daily walk, we came up with the idea for the following game. First we look for a special stone together (also a small branch, etc.). Once identified, one covers his eyes and the other hides him. Now the stone has to be found and as with potting, the instructions may only be given in the form of (warm, warmer, colder, etc.).
- Playing catch is a childhood classic like jumping rope and rubber twist. We love it because we got a good workload after just a few laps and there is always something to laugh about. That lifts the mood!