We’ve all been advised to stay home and practice social distancing due to Covid-19, so I have been putting together lots of ideas for me and Kory that we can do whilst we’ll be spending all our time at home for at least the next few weeks. Not just to fight boredom but to also give him some sort of education with the schools now being shut too for who knows long!
We’re all in the same boat right now and it sucks but it is so important that we follow the advice we’ve been given and socially distance ourselves if we want to protect people and to get things back to how they were before. I’m trying not to see it as being ‘stuck at home’ but as a way to spend more time with Kory doing activities that we otherwise may not have had the time to do and that’s helped. A few weeks ago, before this nightmare began. How many of you would have loved the opportunity to stay home and have all the time in the world to do the things you’d like?
The first thing I did was I sorted a drawer for Kory just with different activities inside; work sheets, craft stuff and that sort of thing. The next thing I did was I made a list of different activities we can do. Pinterest is a great place to find lots of ideas. Here’s mine if you’d like to have a look: www.pinterest.com/lifeasthelonsdales I’ve pinned lots of a different ideas and even have a board called ‘For the Kids.’ Which has come in very useful during all of this!
So, the point to this blog post is that I thought I could share with you all a different activity idea each day incase you’re stuck for things to do and maybe you could share some of your own ideas with me too? I’d be so grateful!
So here’s today’s activity. ‘Rainbow painting.’
I’m sure most have you have seen the pictures of rainbows that have been put up in windows with the words ‘stay safe’ on them. If not, the idea is to give families a home project that they can safely do together by simply making pictures of rainbows with words of support on them and displaying them in their windows to help bring positivity. So that whilst people are practicing social distancing and are going for walks by themselves they will pass by houses and will see the pictures of rainbows up in peoples windows and will read the positive words that have been written on them as a way to help cheer everyone up.
Me and Kory had lots of fun doing this activity together and not only was it fun but this activity can be made educational as well. After painting our pictures and displaying them, I explained to Kory why we did that and we even talked about rainbows and learned about them too.
What you will need for this activity:
And here’s how to do it:
- This activity is super easy! You simply put a seperate blob of each coloured paint onto the sponge in a line
- Next, you press the sponge onto the page and pull it across the paper in a ‘hill’ shape to make the rainbow
- After that, you leave it to dry
- Once dried, write your choice of positive words on the paper
- Lastly, proudly display your rainbow in your window for all to see!
And that’s it! It really is that easy.
Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this blog post and if you decide to make your own rainbow painting, please share a photo with me, I would love to see it and i’m sure it will cheer me up!
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see tomorrow’s activity idea…