How are you doing, everybody? We’re entering the third week of the Enhanced Community Quarantine here in the Philippines. I hope you are all safe and healthy!
How are your kids doing? School was cancelled without finishing the final quarter. I have two boys, both loud, both into mobile games and You Tube. While there was still school, they are only allowed to use gadgets during weekends. Now that summer vacation started early, I am on ends on how to keep them both busy without relying on the gadget that much.
Some days, I let them paint. My brother sent us some molded characters made from Plaster of Paris which I made my boys paint however they want them.
I also brought out all our board games and we played them after my work.
Recently, I came across pocket farming. When I did a little more research, I found out that we can grow our own vegetables at home. We live in a condo, so space is very limited plus I don’t have access to garden soil. Good thing, research shows that we can actually grow some plants in water. We’re trying to grow onion leeks, garlic and pechay for now.
Also, there are various threads on Facebook on keeping the kids busy during quarantine. I’m sure you’ve seen them as well! But, here I will be sharing with you some of the worksheets that I was able to download and print. Also, I will be sharing with you cut ‘n paste printables that I collected.
Starting tomorrow, my kids will follow a daily schedule consisting of limited gadget use, answering worksheets, nap time and meal times. I had to instill a schedule or else their gadget use will be uncontrollable!
I already prepared a week’s worth of worksheets that they will have to answer for at least 2 hours. I particularly made it hard so they will have to spend more time on these and lessen their time on the gadgets.
My eldest will be incoming grade 4 next school year so I prepared a collection of coloring by numbers, math equation, reading comprehension and word hunts. The coloring by numbers was a bit harder than normal because he had to answer a math equation first!
My youngest is in Casa or Kindergarten and I prepared for him some writing activities, counting worksheets and color by numbers as well.
Aside from these, I also made them do cut ‘n paste activities such as these:
Most of my resources came from the following websites, please click on each link and search for the appropriate grade level of your kids. While the cut ‘n paste sheets are uploaded on Google Drive that I will also share below.
This Enhanced Community Quarantine was announced to last until April 14 but we never really know if it will be extended or not. For the meantime, I hope the activities that I shared here will help keep your kids entertained.
Hang in there, Mamas. We will get through this!