With so many parents working from home to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and with more kids doing virtual school as we enter the spring/summer semester, many people may wonder how to juggle working from home with being a full-time parent. We all know that with a good set of noise-cancelling headphones, we can work in almost any situation.

This list of activities may require some time to set up and or supervision depending on your child’s age, but will help keep them entertained while working from home.

  1. Sidewalk Chalk-Set up some painters tape to create an abstract design on the ground and let your kids color each section a different color. The excitement on their faces when they remove the tape to reveal the artwork is priceless.
  2. Puzzles- Puzzles are the perfect distraction for kids at any age and will help if you are working from home. Older kids can challenge themselves by assembling more complicated 1,000 piece designs.
  3. Bubbles- Set up a large bucket of bubble solution with a few different size bubble blowers and let the fun begin!
  4. Yoga-It’s always good to introduce kids to joys of yoga with a free virtual class or YogiKids live interactive yoga class.
  5. Coloring-Whether it’s coloring books, coloring sheets or blank paper, coloring is a go-to classic for a good reason.
  6. Origami-Youtube tutorials are the perfect way to learn the gratifying Japanese art of paper folding.
  7. Beading- A big bin filled with a variety of beads encourages kids to get creative. Beading is an activity that kids can do independently once they’re past the choking hazard age.
  8. Listen to podcast- Some great ones for kids to grab their headphones and will be sure to enjoy; KiDNuz, Book Club for Kids, Be Calm on Ahway Island to name a few.
  9. Facetime Family-Like a virtual babysitter, pre arrange some Facetime hangout with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle or even a friend.
  10. Rest-Yes, rest! Learning how to relax your body for 20-30 minute stretches is an important skill to have for your kiddos. Use guided meditation to encourage little ones to chill.

How do you keep the little ones entertained?

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Keita Brock is married to Nick and together they have three amazing children, Amari, Aiyana and Aiden. She is a middle Tennessee native, proudly born and raised. Her husband is an Air Force veteran and although traveling the world was an amazing adventure, calling Texas home has been such a blessing. In her free time she is a volunteer & mentor in her kids' school district. She enjoys reading, cooking, scrap booking, dancing, yoga, music, traveling with her family, beach trips, hot tea and football(Hook EM)! She is looking forward to learning more about the great state of Texas, getting more involved in what makes her soul happy and helping other mamas find their inner strength through the good times and the bad. A favorite scripture and what she lives by, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Philippians 4:13

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