Coronavirus-friendly Games for Kids

22/10/2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed everything about the way we live.  Not only has it spurred us to be more concientious of our own health and wellbeing, but it has made us more cautious for others as well.

 

Those with young kiddos have had a difficult time throughout all of this.  It can be exhausting trying to work from home, home school your children all while keeping a work-life balance. For many, it has added stress to an already stressful time.

 

We at LHS school in PJ have come up with some coronavirus-friendly games to help keep your kiddos occupied while safely social distancing from each other.  Keep in mind, we encourage everyone to social distance – we do not encourage people hosting playdates with other kids unless everyone involved is in agreement, is comfortable, and still practices healthy sanitisation and social distancing protocol!

 

Coronavirus-friendly Games for Kids

 

Noodle Tag

This is just like regular tag, except instead of tagging other children with their hands, they use pool noodles instead!  It’s fun, helps the kiddos get out some of that nervous energy, all while staying 6 ft. away!

 

Hands-free kickball

Kickball is a Malaysian favourite for any child.  However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it has become more difficult for children to play while observing social distancing.  Hands-free kickball is a lot like regular kickball except instead of children playing on separate teams against each other, they are all on the same team.

 

Have them stay at least 6 feet apart and start on one end of the field.  Have the first child begin dribbling it slowly down the field, and call out another child’s name.  This signals the child with the ball to kick it to that child.  That child then begins dribbling it down the court, until you call another child’s name, and so on and so forth.  Go all the way to the end and have the last child kick the ball into the goal!

 

Freeze Dance

Form a big circle outside with your child and all the friends, and have a freeze-dance party!  Play music and have the children dance in their spot.  You, as the facilitator, control when to turn on and turn off the music.  If the music stops all the children must stop dancing.

 

6 ft. Simon Says

Like regular Simon Says, this one we do standing 6 ft apart in observation of social distancing!

 

Facetime Scavenger Hunts

Fun to do with online classrooms and on zoom with several children, pick out random things for them to find in their house.  You can say, “Find something red and bring it to the camera,” or “Find a PAIR of something in your house.”  The children can go through their home finding whatever it is you want them to find, all while social distancing.

 

Body Bingo

Another zoom game, this one requires the children to guess which body part you are describing.  You can say, “This body part bends and helps me hold onto things.”  The children can stick a sticker on their fingers.  At the end of the game, the child who guessed all the right body parts wins!

 

Circle Rhyme Time

Have the children make a large circle, everyone at least 6 feet apart, and say a sentence such as, “The red dog barks loud.”  The next person in line has to say a sentence that rhymes with the first sentence, and so on and so forth until the circle is complete.  This one helps the children think and come up with creative solutions to finding rhymes!

 

In summary, it’s no question that the Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live our lives.  This doesn’t mean that children get to miss out on social time or playdates.  With a little creativity, you can still keep your children busy and exhaust that childlike energy despite being cooped up in your home!

 

 

About Little Human Scholars School in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full-day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.

 

In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.

 

The best part is LHS school in PJ has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app which provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.

 

With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!

 

This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.

 

If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!

 

Cheers,

 

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