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Posted On: 22 March 2020 05:21 pm
Updated On: 29 March 2020 01:11 pm

Things to do at home in Qatar: March 22 - 28, 2020

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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Looking for something to do in Doha? We're bringing you this special edition of Things to Do to keep you occupied over the week ahead. With most of the establishments closed and events postponed or canceled, it would be helpful to still have a semblance of routine, so we're bringing you a list of things you can do at home instead! And in this edition, we have focused on kids' activities.

Be sure to keep following ILQ for all the updates and information about Qatar and coronavirus at iloveqatar.net/coronavirus.

March 22, 2020: Join an online book club

    Reading is a big one during these self-isolated days. But to make this habit extra exciting by letting your kids join an online book club that offers discussions about the books your child has read. Dozens of virtual book clubs are springing up across the internet for your kids to join, Book Club for Kids is one of them.

    Qatar National Library also provides access to ebooks and electronic educational games for kids.

    March 23, 2020: Take a virtual tour of a farm

      Have you ever wondered how vegetables get from the farm to your dinner table? Here is your chance to open the door and learn about farming just sitting at home. Take a virtual farm tour on Farm 360 and learn about what it takes to run a farm, meet farm animals and more!

      March 24, 2020: Free, fun educational app for young kids

      Educational apps can benefit your children by teaching them skills in a variety of subjects in a fun and engaging way. "Khan Academy Kids" is such an app that inspires a lifetime of learning and discovery with our free, fun educational program for children ages two to seven.

      Download: Play.google.com
      Download: Apps.apple.com

        March 25, 2020: Explore Mars

          Cruise on the surface of another planet? Explore the surface of Mars with this digital 360° camera. Accessmars.withgoogle.com provides you an opportunity to explore and travel around Mars.

          March 26, 2020: Make a pizza

            As you can't take your kids to the restaurant to enjoy their favorite pizza, let them make homemade pizzas so that the kids can be proud of making their own dinner.

            March 27, 2020: Make your own playdough

              We often buy playdough from stores for the kids but did you know you can make playdough from everyday ingredients found in your kitchen cupboards? If you need a recipe, check out this one from I Heart Naptime. All you need are quart-sized bags, all-purpose flour, salt, cream of tartar, water, veggie or coconut oil, and food coloring.

              March 28, 2020: Create a sticker book

              Making sticker books are super fun for kids. The reusable sticker book allows them to remove the stickers easily so they can play with them over and over. Looking for the perfect way to store all those stickers for your Happy Planner, check out ginger snap crafts for the tutorial.

                Staying at home doesn't have to be boring! Let us know if you found these activities helpful and don't forget to hit like and share - it keeps us going!