How to Keep Kids Busy in Lockdown – Maqio
How to Keep Kids Busy in Lockdown

How to Keep Kids Busy in Lockdown

How to Keep Kids Busy in Lockdown

Keeping kids entertained during lockdown can seem like a difficult, never-ending task. Luckily, here at Maqio, we have some great ideas, tips and toys to keep the little ones busy. Whether you are looking for something to keep them busy while you work from home or a weekend activity to keep the kids occupied while you get things done around the house, we have something to help!

Create a garden scavenger hunt

With a little bit of planning, you can keep children entertain for a good while with a scavenger hunt. Give each child a bag and a list of things they must find. You can hide little things around the garden or just list things they can find in garden like, a flower, leaves, a stick etc. If the weather isn’t the best for a garden scavenger hunt, why not do one inside!

Board Games

Board games are a staple of keeping the kids busy and the demand for board games has skyrocketed during the pandemic. At Maqio we have a huge range of games for kids, family and adults. You can choose between the many versions of Monopoly, card games like Top Trumps and so much more.


This classic activity is great for tiring the kids out before bed. A very easy to learn game that can be played alone or in a group, and you can even play inside; just use tape to make the grid!


Books are great for beating the boredom, you can get lost in a story or stretch those creative muscles with colouring or activity books. We have books from L.O.L Surprise, The Gruffalo and Fisher Price, we have books about dinosaurs, unicorns and more.

Arts & Crafts

Arts and crafts are a fantastic way to spend time doing something constructive and creative. Maqio has massive collection of crafty kits for you and the kids to choose from, whether you are looking for Play-Doh, AquaBeads, Slime or Kinetic Sand. These dexterous toys are perfect for fidgeting fingers and bored children.

We you hope you find these ideas on how to keep kids busy the UK's lockdowns useful. We would love to hear from you and how you are keeping the little ones busy. Please leave a comment and tell us what your go to activity is.