Novel coronavirus: when you have to self-quarantine with toddlers part 1

With most things with kids, it's hard to make a plan that goes exactly right but when you don't have a plan it's a disaster.

I know there's a ton of online educational sites offering free subscriptions right now but with little kids, I'd like to limit screen time unless I'm desperate (happens more often than I'd like to admit).

So, if you're looking at quarantine with toddlers here's what I've found to be helpful:

Arts & crafts:

I stocked up on about two rims of paper, colored pencils, crayons, markers, pencils, paint and paintbrushes at my local store. It's helpful to have a storage box to put everything in.

The result was this:

But the kids had a blast! Except I probably should have saved more newspapers and made them wear their aprons.

For the older kids, hundreds of museums all over the world have transformed their art into coloring pages so you could totally do an art lesson with this:

Then there's planting:

I got this kit from a monthly subscription magazine and apparently, everyone at one time in Taiwan schools has planted window plants of cabbage.

But did remember to put something down on the floor to catch the dirty since I let the kids put the dirt in. I'm the worst person to do plants so I hope it grows in two weeks according to the instructions.

But there's a ton of lesson plans for this out there:

I was going to try to do composting but realize this may need a year or worms that I have no idea how to get. So well see if I can figure out just doing fertilizer from organic materials at home. If anyone has good ideas. Post below.

1 comment:

  1. They're so cute! I will definitely be implementing your ideas! We got a Nintendo, and it's, um, mostly been computer games at our place. I hear they are bouncing off the walls....up pumping at the hospital right now. Somehow i had forgotten you had a blog, catching up :)