Kids’ Holiday Activities To Do At Home During MCO
While travel – and, indeed, any kind of out-of-home activity, is not allowed, it’s still essential to keep the kids occupied with activities that don’t involve gadgets. Here are some ideas for holiday activities at home that your kids could do while waiting out the Movement Control Order (MCO) as necessitated by the government – safe and sound without fear of infection.
Holiday Activities At Home For Kids During MCO
Here are some suggestions on what to do at home, either after online classes or during the weekend, including travel-related activities to keep that exploring spirit alive!
Plan Your Pusing Selangor Activity
Just some time before MCO 2.0 hit Malaysia on 13 January 2021, Tourism Selangor had just launched their “Eager To Travel? Pusing Selangor Dulu!” campaign, giving out RM2million in vouchers to encourage domestic travel within the state. However, it looks like those vouchers will have to be kept away first for the time being. Instead, of course the Selangor government is encouraging everyone to stay at home, but not without alternatives on how to spend time together as a family.
To keep the travel spirit up, Selangor Tourism suggested some holiday activities at home that families can do together. These include:-
- Make a list of travel destinations you would like to visit in Selangor.
- Go camping in your yard.
- Plan your next family vacation in Selangor – preferably down to the littlest details.
- Make a map of where you’d like to go to once MCO is over.
Of course, other than in Selangor, these suggestions can be applied to whichever state you are in Malaysia, with the hope that we will at least be allowed to travel within state borders soon.
Do These Activities Suggested By KidZania
Recognising the fact that it’s important to cultivate curiousity and creativity at home even during MCO times, kids’ role play theme park KidZania came up with a slew of fun activities at home, complete with detailed instructions. Here are just some holiday activities to do at home that you might want to try out, as suggested by KidZania.
1. Make Your Own Fossil
You may not be able to visit Natural History Museum in London this year, but you can make your own fossils and set up your own mini museum of natural history. Just follow their instructions here:
2. Learning The Art of Towel Folding
Missing the hospitality of hotels you would stay at during vacations? Bring a bit of that holiday vibe to your home by learning how to fold towels into swans and put them on your beds!
3. Set Up A Toy Museum
Once it’s safe to travel again, we can make plans to visit the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood (boy, someone has London on their brain!). For the time being, though, how about setting up your own toy museum?
Bounce Around At Home
Really need to get that energy out and do something extreme? How does bouncing about on a giant trampoline sound to you? Jump Street Asia is now renting out their trampolines to individual homes so that you won’t have to be deprived of some bouncing fun just because of some pandemic.
However, since the whole country is currently under a strict Movement Control Order, this service may not be available now. Do keep this in mind for when the restrictions are less tight and you can look forward to a fun day or two of non-stop bouncing, tumbling and flipping!
To check when the trampolines will be available for rent, you may contact Jump Street Asia directly at +60122041448.
Meanwhile, hang in there as we get through this together. Let’s #KitaJagaKita and flatten the curve so that we can all go travel again soon!
From an avid magazine reader in her teens to a writer and editor today, Zurien honed her skills at various publications including CLEO, K-Zone, Prestige, The Malaysian Women’s Weekly, LISA Malaysia, MSN.com.my, GLAM Junior, Going Places, kayak.com, HerInspirasi.com, Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, Tropicana Magazine and Convergence by Malaysia Airports. Zurien hopes to inspire readers to enjoy the best of travel and lifestyle experiences at Gadabout.