Old Mate Media has been stuck in isolation parenting hell, so we’ve put together a curated list of the best at home activities you can do with your kids for free.
Thinking up new isolation activities for kids is quite tedious. We thought home-schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic was bad, but the school holidays made it even harder! Old Mate Media’s founders Kate and Chris Stead have three children under ten to keep entertained during the coronavirus isolation, so we thought we’d make a book to help everyone out.
Do you fancy getting over 150 free isolation activities for kids in one easy location? Activities that have been handpicked and curated into a schedule that runs over 14 themed days? Then you’ve landed in the right place. Our new book has all the isolation activities for kids you will need to minimise the stress and to survive the COVID-19 chaos. No matter where you are in the world.
Our book is called Ultimate At Home Activities for Kids and it’s available now. As it’s full of useful links to tutorials, printable craft downloads, instructions, virtual tours and more, it’s not much use as a print book. As such, we’ve made it available through our website as a PDF. You can also grab it on Amazon for your Kindle or the Kindle app, and for Apple iPad and iPhone through Apple Books.
(Note: Pending on when you read this, the Kindle version may not yet be appearing on the Amazon store. If this is you, hold tight!)
If you recognise the characters on the cover of this book, you’re not going mad. That’s Willy Nilly and his sister Suzie, along with their always adventurous dog. They’re the stars of our beloved children’s picture book series The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly. And they’re going to be helping parents out as they implement our isolation activities for kids.
How to find the best isolation activities for kids?
There’s a number of reasons why this is the best guide book your will find when looking for the ultimate at home isolation activities for kids. Firstly, we’ve tested them all for you already. We went through the rigorous searching, the successful trials and the messy failures so you don’t have to.
In this book there are 155 kids isolation activities, all of which are free. Well, free outside of the basic craft materials you will need in some instances. We’ve split these activities up into 14 days to help to make it as easy as possible for parents trying to find fun activities for their kids to do during coronavirus We’ve even provided a suggested running order for you on each day, and themed them to make it more exciting for the kids.
Some of our themes include Bears, Lego, Pokémon, Art, Olympics, Kindness, Movies, Easter and more. And many of our isolation activities for kids also have huge educational benefits, too. What’s wrong with learning while you’re having fun, right.
What’s the best age for these isolation activities for kids?
Our children are aged eight, six and four. Our test audience covered an even bigger range. The youngest was two and the oldest eleven: everyone found plenty to do. Yes, there are a few activities that may err younger or older, but in most instances, we provide options for both these extremes.
For children that have gone into secondary school, this book will likely prove too young to keep them entertained. But then again, once you’re past that ten or eleven mark, you probably don’t need mummy and daddy to help you using their isolation survival guide.
Other parenting coronavirus survival tips can we offer?
Maybe we’re a little bias (maybe?!), but you could always get your kids more great content to read. Perhaps you could further help us keep afloat during these difficult COVID-19 times by checking out some of our other children’s picture books.
Also, perhaps you could use this period to double-down on those dreams of making your own book, no matter what the subject matter. We help people from all over the world create and fully own books, and we could help you, too. Why not start by checking out some of our free guides. Or you can always email us and start a conversation about what you would like to achieve.