The enclosed space of an apartment or house can never be compared with the vastness of a park or the luxury of theaters, ice palaces and entertainment centers. But during the coronavirus pandemic, you often have to make a choice: go to have fun and risk your health and life, or stay at home once again?
What should those parents do who choose the second option and prefer to organize a holiday for the child on their own?
If you have the desire and financial ability to organize a holiday for children at home, but do not have time to plan everything yourself, online holidays will come to the rescue. This service is actively provided by various companies. Average prices from 5 thousand rubles and above. Low price for a holiday, considering that a child’s good mood is priceless.
Professional animators can spend with children both a classic holiday with Santa Claus and Snegurochka, and a thematic one. For example, in the style of Batman. Everything happens on an online platform.
On the plus side, parents don’t have to worry about buying a costume for a party. Some agencies provide clothing and other themed props for the holiday season. He is brought home in advance.
The disadvantages of such holidays are the need to be in front of a computer screen for a long time, which is harmful to the eyes.
You can organize them yourself. Come up with a plot, give the children tasks and don’t forget about the prizes. The tasks can be both search for objects and puzzles. Not necessarily complicated or confusing. It will be more interesting if the parents themselves come up with the story. But if there is no time, then you can look for ideas on the Internet. The main thing is to focus on the hobbies and age of the child.
Alternatively, go back to online platforms and hire professional animators. If among the tasks there is a search for objects, then you will be brought in advance and the props, which will need to be hidden. The main thing is to be careful so that the child does not guess and does not find the object ahead of time.
The whole house is a theater
Organize your show. It will not be as colorful as professional performances. Its value will lie elsewhere – in the atmosphere.
If you have several children and they don’t get along very well with each other, then creativity will help bring them together. Invite them to create a small scene. For example, thematic. Let them choose a cartoon or book that they like and play the episode from there. What if the kids don’t come to a single decision? Invite them to create their own story where two of their favorite characters will meet.
This will help not only make the holiday more interesting, but also allow children to show their acting talent, express their emotions, and feel solidarity. Most importantly, do not ask them to do something too complicated. Explain that the goal is to enjoy working together, and do not push or force them to do something that they do not like at all.
On the Internet, there are a large number of videos with master classes for children freely available. The best option is a master class on making crafts or drawing. Choose something that you yourself do not know or do poorly. So the child will not feel unskilled compared to his parents, and it will be more interesting for you to learn something new. There will be more engagement. Organize with the whole family. And prepare everything you need in advance.