A lot of the Squirrel team are parents too, and so we've put together a few activities (and will continue to add to this page) to help pass the days. We did this during the lockdown period, but we decided to leave it open as you can never have too many ways to entertain the youngsters.
We're finding that there's tons of stuff out there that involves our children sitting in front of a screen whether it's passively or actively, so we've purposely tried to avoid this here to give some alternatives.
You'll find some audiobooks, some crafty ideas, simple recipes and some colouring in sheets (or drawing ideas if you don't have access to a printer).
A beautiful classic story for kids of any age. This one's about 20 minutes long.
One of the old Grimms' fairy tales, this one's a pretty tame version, we remember it being creepier!
A fairy tale about a princess, her golden ball and a little frog. No scary bits, fine for any age.
Raggedy Ann stories are all about a nursery full of toys that come alive. They are sweet and innocent, timeless little tales.
Mamma Cat has some kittens and all the toys go to visit them!
A bit of a strange story, with not the nicest of endings (so many of the oldies are like that) but kids seem to enjoy it so...
So easy and occupies the kids during the dreaded pre-dinner witching hour. Here's some suggested ingredients but you can use whatever you've got to hand.
Perfect for everyone even the babies, you just need a good strong blender to make it work. If your blender isn't up to blending fruit straight from the freezer just defrost it a little so it's soft enough to handle it.
The Great Kiwi Easter Egg Hunt may be over, but the colouring in fun doesn't have to end.
Check out the wonderful contributions we had on Facebook below for inspiration!