Top indoor activities for kids
Posted on February 15th 2021
After entering the new year in national lockdown, we understand that the start of 2021 hasn’t quite gone to plan and that children stuck at home are starting to get a little bored. Fear not! The team at Paultons Park have come up with a range of fun things for you to do at home during lockdown.
Paint your favourite Peppa Pig characters on a pebble
This simple art activity is super fun for children of all ages to do indoors. To make this craft idea easier for your little one, you can use a pencil to draw the outline of your chosen character on the pebble first, then ask them to colour it in.
You’ll need a large, flat pebble and some felt tip pens or paints to get started. Don’t forget to give your chosen pebble a good clean and make sure the pebble is dry before you start drawing or painting. If you have time, you could create all members of the Peppa Pig family!
Once finished, we’d love to see your Peppa Pig pebbles! Take a picture and share it with us on social media.
Create a tornado in a bottle!
This cool experiment will not only bring a taste of Tornado Springs to your home but is also an easy craft and educational activity that is sure to provide entertainment for hours. This is a great way to teach little scientists about centripetal forces too!
Take a two-litre plastic bottle, some dish soap and water. You can add food colouring or glitter for extra effect too!
Follow the simple steps below to
- Fill your plastic bottle with clean water, so it’s ¾ full
- Add a dash of soap – you can add some glitter or food colouring too, to make your tornado extra special!
- To create the tornado effect, you will need to move the plastic bottle in a rapid, circular motion, you should begin to see the water swirl
- Stop all movement, and watch your tornado take shape
Go nature watching (from your living room) with our meerkats in Little Africa
Looking for nature activities that will keep the children entertained while at home? Check out this link to watch the meerkats in the themed land of Little Africa. Task your little ones to answer the following questions, to add some extra learning to this activity:
- How many African animals can you name?
- How many meerkats can you spot?
- What colour is a meerkat?
- Can you draw your favourite animal?
Once that is completed, how about setting your children a task to come up with their own creepy critter! How many legs would it have? How many eyes? Is it super-fast or can it fly?
- Create your very own edible dinosaur eggs
Get the whole family ‘eggstatic’ in this fun filled, dinosaur-themed activity. Getting young ones involved in cooking is a great way to make home-schooling more engaging, plus the kids will love the sweet treat at the end!
- 45g of butter
- 300g of mini marshmallows
- 180g of crisped rice cereal
- Food colouring of your choice
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, on low heat
- Once the butter has melted, add your mini marshmallows, whilst stirring
- Add a dash of food colouring
- Once the marshmallows have melted, take the saucepan off the heat
- Add your cereal to the mix and fold until completely covered
- Scoop out the mixture bit by bit and shape into dinosaur eggs
- Place your eggs on a dish and leave in the fridge for 15 minutes before devouring!
We hope that these fun activities help keep your children busy during lockdown and give you plenty of things to do indoors.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Paultons Park – the home of Peppa Pig World as soon as it is safe to do so!
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