ACTIVITIES AND GAMES
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Blindfold all but two players for a game of duck and chicken. Declare one blindfold-free player the duck and the other the chicken. Divide the remaining players into duck and chicken chicks. The duck person must stand still and quack so that the blindfolded duck chicks can walk over to the “duck” side of the room. The chicken person must cluck to gather the chicken chicks to her side. The first team to gather all of its chicks wins.
Find a rock or twig and a music app to use for a game of “Hot Potato.” Sit in a circle. Have the children pass the “hot potato” as the music plays. When the music stops, the person left holding the potato is out and has to sit in the middle of the circle. The game keeps going until there is one player left as winner.
Play traditional tag in an open area with one person as the tagger and everyone else as the runners. The rules can include a “base” section where runners are safe or an “out” section where tagged players must wait until the end of the game.
Try different rules and themes to help keep a tag game interesting. You can play freeze tag, where a tagged person freezes until a runner touches her or until one untagged player remains as winner. You can play blob tag, in which tagged players holds hands until one untagged player remains as winner. You can also play crab tag, where the players and a tagger have to “crab walk” to move anywhere.
Use different colours of chalk to draw circles inside one another, with a bullseye in the middle.
Try seeing who can throw a item closest to the bullseye –on a hot day, why not use wet sponges or water balloons?
You could even brush up your maths skills by giving points to each circle and seeing who can get the most.
Spell out your name and complete the activity listed for each letter. Try your full name, favourite characters, food, or places!
A - Jump up and down 10 times
B - Spin around in a circle 5 times
C -Hop on each foot 5 times
D - Jog on the spot for 1 minute
E - Walk like a penguin for 10 seconds
F - Do 10 star jumps
G - Flap your arms like a bird for 30 seconds
H - Hop like a frog 10 times
I - Balance on one leg for 10 seconds
J - Pretend to play football for 30 seconds
K - March for 30 seconds
L - Crawl like a crab for 30 seconds
M - Do side steps for 1 minute
N - Bend down and touch your toes 20 times
O - Do 10 squats
P - Pretend to ride a horse for30 seconds
Q - Walk on your knees for 30 seconds
R - Do 10 press ups
S - Jump up and reach for the clouds 10 times
T - Do 10 sit ups or crunches
U - Pretend to swim for 30 seconds
V - Jog on the spot for 1 minute
W - Pretend you are hula hooping for 30 seconds
X - Do a silly dance for 30 seconds
Y - Skip for 30 seconds
Z - Punch in the air like a boxer for 30 seconds
- Paint a family portrait
- Watch a movie
- Make a band from kitchen
- pots and pans
- Do a blind taste test
- Send a video message to family
- and friends to make them smile
- Have a toys tea party
- Have an indoor picnic
- Read a book
- Have an indoor treasure hunt
- Dress up in adult shoes
- Play musical statues
- Make cards for your neighbours
- Finger paint
- Bake something together
- Use your imagination to transform a cardboard box
- Make a fort
- Draw a picture
- Make a paper aeroplane
- Write a story or poem
- Make bookmarks
- Make a time capsule
- Create a secret code
- Play charades