Cheap, screen-free activities to keep the kids entertained during lockdown – The Sun

IS your child spending most of their day behind a screen?

Home-schooling and keeping little ones entertained indoors has seen time spent on computers and watching TV increase by 50 per cent during the pandemic.

Here are some cheap, screen-free activities to keep the kids entertained during lockdown

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Here are some cheap, screen-free activities to keep the kids entertained during lockdownCredit: Getty Images – Getty

If you want to break the cycle during half term, here are some cheap, screen-free activities.

BUILD A CANAL: The Canal and River Trust (canalrivertrust.org.uk) have some brilliant ideas on their website. From waterside bingo to building your very own canal sandbox, its tasks are a bit more out of the box than I’ve seen elsewhere.

WRITE IT UP: This is the perfect time to get creative juices flowing and encourage them to sit down with a pen and paper. It always help to have a goal, so start by heading to schoolreadinglist.co.uk, which advertises writing competitions for all different ages and how to enter them. Plus, they could win some excellent prizes.

TRY AN EXPERIMENT: Littletikes.co.uk has launched a huge toy sale, with up to 50 per cent off. For example, pick up the very popular Wonder Lab Centre for just
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