• Camilla

Indoor activities for the family

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

Following the The Federal Council's recommandation, stay at home – even over holidays, and even if the weather is fine.



Stay fit!


He started the Body Coach TV with a goal to offer free home workouts to everyone, no matter what their fitness levels. He now has over 250+ free workouts and reaches millions of people all over the world ☺️ Have you tried any of his workouts yet?

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured


ActiveKids - Your children are now at home with you and here are some ideas to keep them active and also help them in their development.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTQgyU_J9FAQrfGLlBGHe7A/about


Playballkids

https://vimeo.com/showcase/6968265 - use the password Sporty1


Online Kanga Training with Valeria

https://www.kangatraining.info/fr_fr/instructor/ValeriaSimone/booking/2189


Virtual Tours You Can Take from Your Sofa!


A 3-D 360°virtual experience that enable the people to discover the Canton of Vaud from their sofa. You can find all details on their web page and also a tuto of how to create your own 3-D glasses to immerse yourself in these landscapes.

https://www.region-du-leman.ch/en/Z12413/3-d-3600-virtual-experience


This is the first online educational platform dedicated to food, nutrition and digestion.

https://academy.alimentarium.org/


The San Diego Zoo offers live webcams of your favourite animals

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos


Discover NASA with their virtual tours

https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours


Farming fans can discover more about life on a Canadian farm here

https://www.farmfood360.ca/


Geneva cultural institutions are mobilizing and inviting you!

https://museesdegeneve.ch/en/museum-from-home/


Liechtenstein National Museum: virtual tour through the museum

http://www.landesmuseum.li/Besuch/tabid/82/Default.aspx


Explore Lucerne’s wooden bridges digitally

https://chapel-bridge.ch/?_ga=2.157504381.637322662.1585128666-2074427331.1585128666


Explore the Swiss Museum of Transport online

http://sammlung.verkehrshaus.ch/extern/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&lang=en


360°-Movie “Out there/Dort draussen” (german) shown at the planetarium


Let's draw!


Take part in La Mobilière claim sketch contest!

Click here


Intercontinental Geneva shared their coloring book online.

https://www.facebook.com/InterContinentalGeneve/posts/10157921829766226


J’Adooore family guide is hosting a drawing contest for children ages 5-15 years old. The contest is called Merci les Infirmiers et infirmières, celebrating all the hard-working nurses during this time.

http://jadooore.ch/concours-de-dessin/


Eliane Schädler: One free coloring picture per day, made by the Liechtenstein illustrator

https://elianeschaedler.com/ausmalbilder?fbclid=IwAR3QRlN9FmED9HtkArXsnntfp52SoD3taynVo3RLPvTFsLVHLftFu8wFCOQ


The Chaplin's world's colouring pages & its contest

https://www.facebook.com/chaplinsworld/posts/1121398824872345?__tn__=-R


Be creative & DIY!


A colouring contest with 5 colouring sheets of the Tourist Board of the Canton of Vaud that let you rediscover the must-visit places of the region. The participants can try to win a two-night stay in a 4* hotel for 2 adults et 2 children. You can find all details and the conditions of participation on this link: 

https://www.region-du-leman.ch/en/Z12455/contest-colour-me-your-region


Intercontinental Geneva is holding a contest to bring out the artist in you! If you know anyone that would like to draw our hotel and share it, here is the link to the contest:

https://www.facebook.com/InterContinentalGeneve/posts/10157902199266226


DIY ideas: the best suggestions here! For children of all ages (in french).

https://famigros.migros.ch/fr/excursions-loisirs/bricoler


We like making salt dough shapes to decorate. We all made our handprints recently.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-salt-dough-recipe


We've also done a lot of cooking and have found some good recipes here

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking


Chaplin's World has hidden 7 eggs all over their website.🔎Find them all and help them donate 200 kilos of Cailler🍫chocolate eggs🥚to theCHUV / Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudoisover Easter!

https://www.facebook.com/chaplinsworld/posts/1127014310977463?__tn__=-R


Educational!


Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

https://www.funbrain.com/


We have found some useful learning resources here

https://www.twinkl.ch/search


This one was recommended by Jude's teacher as a useful place for learning tools

https://www.lalilo.com/


Rent a book.

https://www.ebibliomedia.ch/


Let's play!


Jeu Memory Chaplin's World

https://www.facebook.com/chaplinsworld/app/894381460704705/?app_data=eyJyZWZlcmVyIjoiaHR0cHM6XC9cL2ZjbGQubWVcL3FNaWZFRiIsImh1Yl9kYXRhIjoiZmFBY3Rpb25cLzk2NDQzNDYifQ%3D%3D&ref=ts


Best video games for kids during lockdown

https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/03/coronavirus-uk-best-video-games-kids-lockdown-12499177/


The V&A museum has a section of activities and games for children. We like the wig design game.

https://www.vam.ac.uk/info/games-and-activities


Fun activities for kids by Historical Museum Lucerne & Natural History Museum Lucerne

https://historischesmuseum.lu.ch/kinder_familien/Museum_fuer_zuhause

http://www.naturmuseum.ch/home.php?sL=kin&sA=moli


Let's cook!


A new recipe every week

https://www.instagram.com/foodies4goodies/?hl=fr


Try to master Intercontinental's Pastry Chef chocolate mousse at home

https://www.facebook.com/InterContinentalGeneve/videos/546454092968790/


Spend an evening cooking with the family and try one of our regional recipes

https://www.luzern.com/en/things-to-do/eating-drinking/regional-recipes/


Movies & Music!


Artfilm, together with the producers and filmmakers, have decided to open the VOD catalogue to the public. With immediate effect, the VOD offer is freely available as long as the movie theatres are closed. The decision was taken after consulting with around 100 film producers who have put their films online at Artfilm.

https://www.artfilm.ch/en/artfilm-ch


If you like soul, jazz and old school groove and missing music, they’re hosting weekly lives on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/the_homies_lausanne/


Enjoy classical music with the video journal by the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJbaIntYt7s


Instagram accounts to follow!


You can follow our Instagram and join +13'500 people :-)

https://www.instagram.com/familyof5.swiss/?hl=fr


6 Instagram accounts full of ideas to keep your kids busy!

https://www.radiolac.ch/actualite/famille/6-comptes-instagram-plein-didees-pour-occuper-vos-enfants-ce-week-end/


Five minute, easy, fun games for busy people to do with little kids.

https://www.instagram.com/fiveminutemum/


Great websites for inspiration!


These 50 Fun Activities for Kids Will Keep Them Entertained for Hours!

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/how-to/g1389/diy-kids-activities/


45 DIY Fun Summer Projects to do with your Kids!

https://www.thebudgetdiet.com/45-diy-fun-summer-projects-to-do-with-your-kids


Support Swiss businesses!


You can find all activities that are available for children and/or adults in the Vaud region on this link. They are adding more information every day and the offers are divided in 4 categories :culture, hotels, catering and local business

https://www.region-du-leman.ch/fr/Z12429/profitez-des-initiatives-de-nos-partenaires-commerces.


To support the local businesses in the tourism industry we recommend our “Zentralschweizer Gutschein”. Buy a voucher online, print it at home and use it to discover one of more than  90 activities in Luzern's region.

https://zentralschweizer-gutschein.ch/wp/?lang=en




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Stay at home & Stay safe !


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