16 Apr 2020

Fun activities to keep the kids entertained during lockdown

Are you running out of ideas to entertain the kids at home during this lockdown? Try these five awesome activities, courtesy of locals at the Rocks.
Fun activities to keep the kids entertained during lockdown
Thanks to COVID-19, you’re home all day every day spending time with your little ones. Most of the time, lockdown with the kids is a bundle of fun, but every now and then, when you run out of things to do, it can get a little dicey. Believe us - we know.

To help you keep the kids entertained and out of trouble, we’ve brainstormed all the best things to do with the help of local retailers, artists and market stalls in the Rocks.

Get crafty with Parkers

Now is a better time than ever to get your kids into arts and crafts and help them create a mini masterpiece. Parkers Fine Art Supplies has everything you need to unleash their inner creative, including paints, pencils, brushes, papers, canvas, printmaking supplies, sketchbooks and more. 

 

Shop the Museum of Contemporary Art Store

The Museum of Contemporary Art is temporarily closed but their online store is chock full of good stuff to keep the kids entertained. There’s a range of jigsaws and puzzles including a 3d nanoblock model of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, arts and craft supplies, make-your-own jewelry kits, a range of story books from local authors and even a guide to coding for kids. Fill your cart, and get fun delivered to your door.

Order a scone feast from Tea Cosy

Nothing is more comforting than hot, strong tea and freshly baked scones slathered in cream and jam. Make a morning out of it, get your kids excited and order still-warm scones, cream and handmade jams delivered to your door courtesy of The Tea Cosy in the Rocks. Order online here. Delivery is free if you live near the CBD, and $10 for farther flung suburbs.

 

Create mind-bending illusions with No Sleeve Magic

You can usually find No Sleeves Magic at The Rocks Market, bamboozling onlookers with mind-bending illusions. Now your little ones can recreate the magic at home, thanks to No Sleeves Magic’s online shop, which sells and delivers a huge selection of magic supplies, from coin and card tricks, to wallets that set themselves on fire.

Art classes with Ken Done

Ken Done is one of Australia’s most famous artists, with an acclaimed career that dates all the way back to 1980. His vibrant acrylic paintings often feature Sydney icons like the Harbour Bridge, and have featured in exhibitions in cities all over the world from Tokyo to New York. And now to help you keep the kids entertained, this local legend has released three activity sheets online - one each for kids aged three to six, six to nine and nine to eleven.

Younger kids can have a go at recreating Done’s paintings, and add their own critters to his Morning Dive artwork. Older students will learn about the use of colour and shape, and hone their creativity with a number of tasks.