Boredom busters

Here we list some fun activities to do for people with learning disability during the coronavirus pandemic.

Publication date:
27 March 2020
Date range:
March 2020 - ongoing

Boredom busters

1. Play keep up the balloon. Focus on stretching and big movements.

2. Paint pictures on paper or on the floor outside

3. Have a go at Yoga or a dance routine on YouTube.

4. Tie dye or paint t shirts. You can event print a design for these and have someone iron it on.

5. Do the gardening

6. Make jewellery (string and beads) if this is safe to do so.

7. Make a life story about yourself. Or maybe a mood board of all the things you like!

8. Make paper aeroplanes and boats. Race these. Use descriptive words to talk about what is happening. Try new designs and techniques i.e. fast or slow.

9. Play musical games i.e. musical statues/musical chairs

10.Do the cooking/baking

11.Plan recipes Look online at healthy recipes that can be tried

12.Decorate the garden with chalk

13.Make giant bubbles outside

14.Have a sports day

15.Have a disco

16.Do a virtual tour online you could visit a zoo or a museum!

17.Do a music making game online

18.Treasure hunt

19.Indoor/garden picnic

20.Skittles or throwing balls into baskets

21.Indoor beanbag curling

22.Do a workout video online i.e. Joe Wicks on YouTube.

Please note: All activities need to be risk assessed in line with local policies and procedures.