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DipseeDaisey Tue 26-May-20 18:24:03

I have ran out of things to do, DS (11) and I have been in all the local walks, I have sorted all cupboards/wardrobes/drawers. The garden has never looked so neat and tidy....Please give me ideas of what we can do.
DS has school work to do which keeps him busy for the morning, we need things that will fill the afternoons....Please help grin

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GeriGeranium Tue 26-May-20 18:26:32

Scavenger hunts?

Geocaching adds a bit of interest to walks if people have done it in your area

Pick a country, and have a themed day - learn a bit about it, make their typical food for dinner

Get DS to help you plan things to do once lockdown ends, like holidays?

Notsoprettywoman Tue 26-May-20 18:31:08

Can you not just stick a film on or something. You don’t always need to be doing something.
Relax a bit.

Disquieted1 Tue 26-May-20 18:33:19

Airfix models.
Learning to juggle.
Composing a wordsearch.

That's me out of ideas.

dancemom Tue 26-May-20 18:35:46

Picnic in the garden / park

Afternoon tea

Movie and snacks

Bike ride



Batch cooking

Exercise class

AdaColeman Tue 26-May-20 18:36:38

Go on a nature walk, identify wild flowers, trees, any birds visible, take photos so you can look them up when back home. Try to spot local industry of the past, maybe in street or building names.
Find out how old your local church is, does it have any old family memorials, any brasses you could rub (quite time consuming) any interesting grave stones.

OldEvilOwl Tue 26-May-20 18:37:36

Board games
Wash car
Bike ride

DDiva Tue 26-May-20 18:38:00

Cooking pr baking. Any jobs like cutting the grass, washing the windows/ car ..... Is there a particular subject or place he might want to do a project on ?

Neverender Tue 26-May-20 18:38:24


AdaColeman Tue 26-May-20 18:38:49

Make something out of papier-mâché, messy but satisfying!

DDiva Tue 26-May-20 18:39:52

Gardening or growing veg .... lots of starter veg plants around.

LizzieMacQueen Tue 26-May-20 18:40:36

Re purpose some old clothes and teach him how to see. You don't need a machine.

If you've got wool then pom pom making is fun.

HowFurloughCanYouGo Tue 26-May-20 18:41:22


devildeepbluesea Tue 26-May-20 18:43:18

We love geocaching!

Have a BBQ, make him help with food.

Proudboomer Tue 26-May-20 18:45:15

Pokemon catching

Ohtherewearethen Tue 26-May-20 18:46:56

Get him to write a family quiz or get him to choose a country, research the food, plan a menu and write a shopping list for him to cook/you to cook together once a week, get him to come up with a timetable of activities he'd like to do!

mrsspooky Tue 26-May-20 18:48:12

learn a language

ChessIsASport Tue 26-May-20 18:49:03

Find a virtual running challenge to do for a medal.
If he has a microbit he could design a new game.
Find a children’s writing competition to enter.
Play a strategy board game.
Decorate a room.
Buy wipe cleanable chalk markers and decorate a window.
Build a den. I’ve discovered that even though my children are older now they still love den building!
Design and make smoothies.
Design a quiz using google forms and send it to all your family to try.
Write a letter to someone.
Have a drawing competition.
Do some Just Dance videos from YouTube.

memememe Tue 26-May-20 18:50:24

buy an xbox??

bettertimesarecomingnow Tue 26-May-20 18:50:33


Pokemon hunt? Is that still a thing?

Bike rides

Mario kart type races on the PlayStation?

Bake and eat it

Watch a film

Upcycle something - idk what?

Have you a beach nearby? Go and collect shells / seaglass and make something nice with them.

Andi2020 Tue 26-May-20 18:51:32

My wee boy spends hours typing about games he plays on switch better than actually playing it.
He does a lot off drawing
He will be 12 soon so similar age

june2007 Tue 26-May-20 18:51:41

Bike ride,
Duel lingo,
Couch to 5k?
Can he read a map?
Can he tie knots?
REad a book together.
CAmping in garden or build an inside den.

Aquamarine1029 Tue 26-May-20 18:52:10

Mum and son cooking lessons. His age is the perfect age to learn how to cook, and such an important life skill.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 26-May-20 18:54:17

Mini beast hunt.

mineofuselessinformation Tue 26-May-20 18:56:52

Appropriate DIY skills?
Virtual tours?

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