Fun indoor activities for the next three weeks in the Netherlands

Fun indoor activities for the next three weeks

Now in the Netherlands, it is official: until the 6th of April we should stay at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19, keeping us and the whole community safe. I know that this is not an easy task, specially when you have children, but don’t worry we are here to give you some good and inexpensive ideas to keep them busy and happy while at home.

Hallway laser maze

Let your children imagine they are special agents who need to go through the laser maze without touching it, jumping, crawling and climbing their way out. If they are too young, you can set the laser maze. For the older ones, setting it themselves will add one more layer of fun!

How to do it?

Get some crepe paper (streamers), or any other string of paper on a roll, and tape it on the wall of the hallway in a zig zag pattern as you can see in the video below. I swear you, even adults will give it a try!

Origami

Originally from Japan, origami is a fun way to transform plain paper into animals, flowers and whatever you want simply folding the paper. In the link bellow you can learn step by step how to make different kinds of origami.

Mini foosball table

Not everyone has a foosball table at home, but it is pretty easy to make a mini one out of a shoe-box. Why not give it a try? You will need a shoe-box (which will be your mini table), small wooden dowels and clothespins to serve as your players, and ping-pong balls. For a detailed explanation on how to do it, please click here: https://www.u-createcrafts.com/diy-mini-foosball-tableperfect-for-kids/  

Alphabet Bingo Game

To keep your children tuned with their studies, you can also do a bingo with the subject you want them to learn. Here you have an example of Alphabet Bingo Game for the ones who are learning their first letters.

I hope you have some fun and keep positive for the coming days!