Tips for Coping with Boredom due to Coronavirus Restrictions
Since, unfortunately, we had to cancel our RWTH Easter vacation camps this year, we have, instead, put together some helpful tips for all those homebound families to help them fight boredom during Easter vacation. Have fun discovering new things, doing crafts, cooking, and learning together!
Here you will find websites with instructions for craft projects and information for both parents and children. Unfortunately, most of these offers and websites are in German only. Also, please keep in mind that your children will most likely need your help with some of the craft activities!
- The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance has published the German-language brochure Covid-19 tips for parents
- Due to the current situation, Gruner & Jahr publishers will offer the digital editions of its magazines to you free of charge
- The VDI is also concerned with the challenges and opportunities caused by the sudden switch to working from home during the coronavirus epidemic and has put together some handy tips.
- Taking remote courses from home
- Cooking with children, Rapunzel's recipes
- Order (or simply download and print) a free template for a globe craft project from the Federal Agency for Civic Education
- Children at home
- Find ideas on how to help and support local stores here:
Aachen and Corona: Stores, Offers of help, etc. – more than 120 adresses!
- Numbered map of the Aachen Woods
- „Family“-Yoga for kids and grown-ups
- Daily sports hour: At 9am we do exercises for day-care aged children, at 10am it's the primary school students’ turn and at 11am it’s time for high school students to get active. What a great idea!
- A great compilation of digital games and sports offerings
- Ideas for games to play at home from the Kinder stark machen project
- Tips for keeping kids busy
- Anyone who would like to volunteer or, on the other hand, needs support from volunteers (including childcare) can find information on the neighborhood portal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Freie Wohlfahrtspflege.
Craft Projects/Creative Sites
- Kreativshop Labbé's website
- Great ideas for making figures from homemade play dough
- For younger children
- Making a marble run out of toilet paper rolls or a fish picture out of bottle caps
- Children's audio dramas
- Numerous craft projects, sorted by topics
- Printable coloring pages
- Blinde Kuh - The German search engine for kids, founded 1997
- WDR Topics Page for children
- every day at 11:30am, a new episode of Sendung mit der Maus is made available online
- "Bildungsseite der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung" for primary school children
- ZEITleo, a magazine for children