At Home with your Nanny Kids
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Activities to help during the Stay-at-Home Order and Beyond
Quarantined with your nanny kids and find them bouncing off the walls? Here at Starling we know the feeling! We’ve compiled a list of fun activities for you to do with your nanny (or own) kids during lockdown that will help you combat boredom. In addition to fun activities, we’re including some great play and learning based resources below to help provide hours of entertainment and enrichment:
Creative | Movement Activities
-Chalk Art/draw out an obstacle course for the kids to go through- add stops for jumping jacks, running in place and even sounding out words or letters when age appropriate. Mommy Poppins offers great ideas for your own obstacle course if you’re out of creative steam.
-Act out your favorite book as a play, complete with costumes and props. Make your own masks out of things you find in the home and have your kids help you write a “script” based off the book. For the Disney obsessed household, Disney Onstage offers mask making, script writings and other fun activities based on some of Disney’s most famous movies. Each activity lists appropriate age levels and do it yourself by printing out PDFs.
-One of our personal favorites! Stretch and move with Cosmic Kids Yoga. Another movement option is Go Noodle.
-Go camping indoors or in the backyard! Set up a tent, sleeping bags and cut out paper animals and trees to set up. Use a flashlight and a darkened room to make shadow creatures on the walls. Let your imagination run wild! Camp Resource offers a wide variety of activities you can do to keep with the camping theme.
–Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems -For your inner artist, Mo Willems is offering free art classes on his Youtube Channel. Who doesn’t want to learn how to draw Elephant and Piggy!
Experiential | Learning Activities
–Lakeshore Learning offers free educational and fun activities for kids. Print out your own activities, lesson plans and crafts from their website.
-Set up cooking classes for the kids- have them come up with a meal they want to make, practice writing a recipe (when age-appropriate) and have them help you with the cooking process when safe and doable. Bonus points if you surprise your nanny bosses with dinner made by the kids! For more information or ideas, visit America’s Test Kitchen for free recipes and cooking tips.
–Khan Academy offers a wide variety of free learning resources- this is particularly great for older elementary school kids who need extra stimulation or ideas.
–Thames and Kosmos have come together to provide free science based experiments, videos and activities to keep your little scientists engaged and learning.
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