Keep the Kids Entertained at Home

We know our Discover Queensland community is full of families, so we’ve put together a list of our top ways to keep the kids entertained at home.
  1. Play some Monopoly! But first… the kids have to earn their money! 
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  1. Teach kids the importance of hand washing with this science experiment
  1. Make homemade popcorn in these amazing flavours and watch a movie
    1. Cinnamon, butter, sugar
    2. Moroccan spices and butter
    3. Smoked paprika, salt, and butter
    4. Melted chocolate and sprinkles
Our top family movie choices:
  1. The Adam’s Family
  2. Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  3. Pets and Pets 2
  4. Missing Link
  5. My Spy
  1. Build a fort
  2. Pull out the board games! We love:
    1. Uno
    2. Monopoly
    3. Skip-Bo
    4. Go Fish
    5. Snap
  3. Make a day of it – choose a theme (say Disney) and everyone dresses up, you make themed meals, play a game and watch a movie.
  4. Facetime the rellies – grandma, grandpa, aunties and uncles could all do with a check-up!
  5. Make play doh from scratch – it’s unbelievably easy. All you need is flour, oil, water, salt and food colouring!
  6. Do a science experience and make slime
  7. Colour where you want to travel
    1. Great Barrier Reef 
    2. Daintree Rainforest 
    3. Sunshine Coast Beaches
    4. Glass House Mountains 
  8. Prepare a scavenger hunt around the house, give the list to the kids and let them loose!
  9. Create an obstacle course in the backyard
  10. Write letters to loved ones so they know you’re thinking of them, complete with stamps and walks to the post box
  11. Put on a circus where everyone has a part in the performance
    1. Clowns
    2. Tiger handler
    3. Juggler
  12. Have a picnic with candles, tablecloth, and music
  13. Bake no-flour cookies
  14. Teach your dog a new trick
  15. Have a spa day with face masks, massage trains, manicures and pedicures
  16. Have a paper airplane making competition
  17. Plan your next family holiday
Acording to a 2010 study published in the journel Applied Research in Quality of Life, planning your next trip can be just as exciting as the journey itself. Meaning now is the perfect time to start travel dreaming and peicing together your next perfect escape! 

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