Half term is here, which means a whole week off from homeschooling and Google Classroom (hooray!). But with this also comes the challenge of keeping our kids entertained during lockdown. If you’re feeling under-prepared, save this list. We’ve pulled together 60 crafts, bakes and ideas to keep kids busy. And because they’re easy, cheap, mess-free and stress-free, you might even get 5 minutes to yourself…
From dinosaurs to unicorns, these easy wins will get kids excited about the stuff they love best.
Your kids will fall hook, line and sinker for these pirate crafts!
6-10 – Alien activities for kids
From simple paper ideas to crafting with pom-poms and googly eyes, try these zany makes at home today!
Show kids how to make air dry clay dinosaur fossils.
12-16 – Unicorn crafts
Make today magical with these crafts!
17-21 – Magical mermaid makes
Make a splash with these ideas.
Spread out some newspaper and keep little fingers busy with paper and paints.
22-26 – 5 ways to handpaint
These quick handpainting activities will keep little ones entertained on a rainy day!
27-31 – 5 easy mirror painting ideas
Kids will love creating these magical symmetrical pictures.
32-36 – Happiness is…
All you need is paint and a smile for these ideas.
READY, STEADY… BAKE!
Easy ways to stir up treats (not trouble!)
37 – Minions Milkshake
We love this idea from Mum in the Madhouse.
38-42 – Snack attack
Keep hunger at bay with these treats kids can stir up themselves.
43 – Hidden veggies
Fill a few hours baking together. We love this courgette muffin recipe from Good Food.
44 – Get kids cooking
Turn meal prep into an activity everyone can get involved in with these healthy recipes.
Set your kids up with these stress-free crafts and then take 5 minutes for you.
45-49 – 5 makes using tissue paper
Fun ideas to try with scrunching, tearing and sticking.
50-54 – 5 Instant musical makes
Help kids of all ages release their inner Bach (or Beyonce!) with these 5-minute fun musical ideas.
55 – Pop up panda card
We love this easy and cute card from Red Ted Art.
56-60 – 5 busy transport crafts
Trains, planes and automobiles.
So, there you go, half term… you’ve got this!