With a quarantine in the foreseeable future I thought it might be handy to write a little schedule and come up with a few activities I can do at home with the kids. As every parent will know being at home at long lengths with kids can make you go a little stir crazy! So below are a list of beautiful small businesses that offer amazing packs that will keep your kids occupied during this crazy time. I am going to grab a couple and put them on the dining table at the same time each day for an hour or two to keep the kids amused. If you don’t mind social outings then you could also purchase a Spotlight or Kmart craft kit for $15. However, during this unknown time, I am trying to support small business wherever I can.
Get Ready For School Australia have personalised packs designed for children 3+. It includes activities on numbers, colours, name etc and everything comes in a handy carry case. Use code MFB to get 20% off.
Prep Steady School Ready have a range of packs starting from $4 for digital files. Aimed at children from 3 years and up there are all sorts of things to keep your children amused like play dough mats, pre writing cards and tracing cards. Free shipping on all packs and enter code OMS to get 10% off your order.
Very Busy Bag is a bag full of goodies for you little. From stickers, to games they have everything covered. They even have an Easter inspired bag. Spend $50 and get free shipping!
Box For Monkeys have a range of different activity packs that include painting, drawing. craft activities, books, games etc. They offer free metro shipping.
My Creative Box have boxes for kids from 2-12 years of age. The boxes include a great variety of kids craft activities that would definitely last two weeks, if not more. The variety in activities are sure to keep your little ones engaged.
Castle and Kite have numerous craft boxes that are full of stimulating activities for your little ones. From fine motor to creative thinking they have your little ones curiosity sorted. Buy the spot and dot markers and you will receive the shapes printable free. Just make sure you add all three to your cart and enter code ONEMUM
Peekyme offers a range of educational and craft boxes for your littles. With a variety of boxes to choose from your bound to find something for your little love. Use code ONEMUMS10 to get 10% off your order.
Story Line Online is a free website where your child can listen to story books. They are all interactive and with over 100 titles your bound to find a book your little will love.
Vooks is another kid-safe, ad-free streaming library of read-aloud animated storybooks. You can join free for a month and download the app on your phone or iPad.
Go Noodle is available for free and has hundreds of videos that will engage kids from movement to mindfulness.
Brain Pop has engaging learning games, animated movies and activities for all learners. They are offering free access to parents. This site is great for all ages, however especially upper primary.
Reading Eggs is one of my favourite apps for sounds and sight words. This app and Go Noodle are both Parker’s favourite. Reading eggs is an online reading program targeting students from 2-13 years of age. There are hundred of books, phonics games and reading lessons. Sign up for a free 30 day trial.