Stuck At Home: Mamas Are Showing What They Do To Keep Their Kids Entertained While In Quarantine
The quarantine struggle, while entirely essential, is getting real. As the summer months grow nearer and the expectations of a lively summer outdoors with friends grow dimmer, we’re all having a hard time being forced to stay at home. No doubt, parents have it particularly hard.
This is especially true considering the fact that many of them are having to not only act as teachers but also has their kids’ sole entertainers.
Recently, we asked FIERCE readers how they are keeping it together while entertaining their kids, and the answers were not only hilarious but helpful!
Mostly because so many of the mamas on our page have admitted that as tough as times are, they are managing to handle their kids in stride.
Check out some of their advice tips below.
Find a movie that’s their jam and put it on loop.
“Keeping Steven universe the movie on loop….I know every line now.” – heytymari
“Legos, cars, coloring, play doh, Disney plus, Netflix, blow up pool, sprinkler, long baths, mud kitchen, and cooking with our three year old. The teens can take care of themselves.” –steeringthestrugglebus
Get into the back yard
“Lots backyard projects, water activities, vinegar/baking soda potions, kinetic sand… you name it we’ve done it! Gotta keep my 4 year old busy.” – heymijita
“Making bath bombs and slime!!!!! Basically arts and crafts!”- this_is_my_ig_yo
Getting them to contribute to the house can be helpful.
“Teaching how to do dishes, sweeping, mopping, baking, cooking with grandparents virtually, childrens podcasts, bike riding, playing games, watching movies as a family, science experiments, making slime.”- 2boldlatinas
Getting entertainment ideas from Pinterest
“Reading, Roblox, Tie-dying, painting, playing b ball, zoom with friends, laser tag, baking, and the rest of the ideas I get from Pinterest.” – natalianaomibrand
And if all else fails Quarantine is also the perfect time to teach your kid some Salsa moves.
“Mom of a almost 3 year old boy. It’s so hard to keep him entertained but we we try with some: dancing, signing, having him “shower” his toys, draw, play dough, bike and scooter outside, have him help me cook and clean, wrestle with his dad, (lmao) etc.” – niraarin