Goldie + Ace have compiled a list of things to do with the kids to pass the time at home whilst we’re social distancing. Let’s stay calm and embrace the family time!
1. Get Crafting
Hand in Hand Activity Kits
We’ve been using these kits with our kids for a while and they’re amazing! With step by step instructions, you’ll be feeling like the craft expert parent you always wanted to be.
Recycling Project Book
(Available on Goldie + Ace site)
Filled with fun craft ideas using everyday household items.
A gorgeous Instagram page full of aesthetically pleasing crafting ideas.
Spotlight Craft & Hobbies Range
2. Build a cubby house!
Pull out the blankets and torches! Create a cute homemade cubby.
Or! if you want something more ready-made, check out these Bodey colour-in cardboard houses, for hours of fun!
Simple, easy, and fun! Plus, who doesn’t love Honey Joys!?
4. Movie time!
Pop some popcorn (old school in the saucepan of course!) and snuggle up in front of the T.V for some serious flash backs to our childhood favourites.
Our top 6 nostalgic faves
1. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
2. The Goonies
3. Back to the Future
4. Flight of the Navigator
5. Home Alone
5. Dance off!
Turn up the tunes and dance like no one is watching to these beats..
Our Top 10 dance-off hits!
Party in the U.S.A — Miley Cyrus
Mickey — Toni Basil
Brave — Sara Bareilles
Pompeii — Glee cast
Havana — Camila Cabello
Can’t Stop the Feeling — Justin Timberlake
Happy — Pharrell Williams
Roar — Katy Perry
Shake It Out — Florence + The Machine
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard — Paul Simon
Pass the time with these favourites for all ages!
Hungry Hungry Hippos
The Game of Life
No boards, mats, or tokens needed.
All players put their head down and close their eyes (except the judge) and counts out 60 seconds. As soon as each player thinks 1 minute is up they raise their hand. The judge/timekeeper awards a Minty to the most accurate time. (Warning..may only kill a few minutes).
Hide + Seek.
A tried and trusted favourite.
” What’s the Time Mr. Wolf? “
One child is chosen to be Mr Wolf, who then stands at one end of the playing area.
The other players stand in a line at the other end.
Mr. Wolf turns his back to commence play.
The players call out, “What’s the time Mr. Wolf?” and Mr. Wolf turns and answers with a time (i.e. 3 o’clock).
He then turns his back again while the children advance again chanting “What’s the time Mr. Wolf?” To which Mr. Wolf will continue to respond until the players come very close.
Once the line of players is close to Mr. Wolf, he can respond to the chant with “It’s dinner time!” at which point, he will chase the players back to the starting line with the aim to catch one of them, who will then become Mr. Wolf for the next round of the game.
7. Brighten someone’s day
Whether it be an elderly neighbour or simply a friend who lives alone, let them know you are thinking of them by leaving something on their doorstep. Maybe a craft project, some baked goods or simply a few rolls of toilet paper. Teach your kids that kindness is important in times like these.