10 Things to do in Isolation

The thought of being at home with your students for an unpredicted amount of time might be stressful. With students at home with limited places to go and things to do, your creativity for fun things to do might be lacking with everything that’s going on. To help with the stress of finding a new thing to do each day, we’ve devised some activities that will keep them entertained without them even knowing they are still learning:

  1. Read a book – As simple as it sounds, isolation gives students all the time in the world to sit down and read a book or two. I’m sure there are some books lying on the shelves that you’ve meant for them to read, but never found the time. Well now is the time!
  2. Podcasts or Audio Books – If getting students to read can be a challenge why not try getting someone to read to them! Some of their favourite books can be read aloud to them without having to flip a page.
  3. Watch a Documentary – The options on Netflix are endless, but why not watch something that you might learn from. Whether it’s a classic David Attenborough nature film or something they’ve never heard of, put it on and they’ll gain a few facts
  4. Do a crossword – Those tiny little boxes can often cause torment when the right word can’t be thought of and maybe that’s just what your student needs! Thinking about the questions and appropriate answers will get those brains working.
  5. Learn a new thing – Find something that maybe they have always wanted to learn or try and give it a go. It could be something like a language or an instrument! There are plenty of online tutorials and resources to assist with either and more!
  6. Baking and Cooking – Not only is it a good way to get your own personal chef, but students following a recipe and getting creative in the kitchen will give them a chance to hone their hospitality skills.
  7. Exercise – Keeping fit and healthy is always important for growing minds. It could be as simple as 20 star jumps in the morning, a run around the backyard or chasing up and down the hall with the dog. It might even tire them out and get them into bed early!
  8. Play a Board Game – Despite the inevitable family dispute or cheater in the room, board games can help exercise the brain as well. Whether it’s monopoly and sorting out money and finances or Cluedo and using negotiation and detective skills, students will have fun at the same time.
  9. Pull out a puzzle – There’s nothing more focusing then searching for the right piece amongst a big puzzle. The picture at the end will be reward enough for students. What’s even better is if it’s a big one, it can last a few days and keep them happily occupied
  10. Gardening – Getting some Vitamin D and getting those hands dirty at the same time is exactly what the doctor ordered (making sure to wash those hands afterwards of course). Getting rid of the weeds or planting a new herb can let students be creative outside.