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From Chrissie Swan to Jessica Alba: The time-wasting activities celeb parents are doing with their kids.

Keeping kids entertained is never an easy task. Especially when they’re stuck inside all day and can’t even blow off steam at the local playground under the current COVID-19 restrictions.

So if you’re one of the many parents currently struggling to keep your kids entertained at home… you’re not alone. Even celebrities have had to get creative to stop their kids (and themselves) from going stir-crazy during isolation.

Whether it be craft, baking or even digging up dirty (we’ll explain), celebrities have come up with some pretty interesting activities to pass the time.

So if you’re sick of hearing the dreaded “I’m bored” cry, here’s some inspiration from your favourite celebrities on what they’ve been up to with their kids while in isolation.

Chrissie Swan

On Sunday, Chrissie Sawn shared the simple yet genius game she’s been playing with her kids while at home.

“This was a really fun game we just played together that killed at least half an hour. It’s like the Poison Smartie game from my childhood but we didn’t have any Smarties,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of a plate of lollies.

The rules are simple.

“We put a few lollies on a plate then I secretly chose a *poison* one. Each kid takes it in turn to choose a lolly. If they choose one that’s not the poison one I yell ‘EAT IT!’ – and they put it in their stash. If they choose the poison one it’s game over.”

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This was a really fun game we just played together that killed at least half an hour. It’s like the Poison Smartie game from my childhood but we didn’t have any Smarties. We put a few lollies on a plate then I secretly chose a *poison* one. Each kid takes it in turn to choose a lolly. If they choose one that’s not the poison one I yell ‘EAT IT!’ – and they put it in their stash. If they choose the poison one it’s game over. And we reset and start again. Can do with fruit and because it was such a hit I will be doing it with fruit as well (blueberries, strawberries, grapes, apple slices etc) because turns out the thrill isn’t in getting the lolly – it’s in avoiding the *poison* thing! *** ive just remembered the real rules – one person leaves the room and you discuss with the remaining players which lolly is going to be the poison one. Then the one who’s left the room comes back in and everyone else knows the poison one so every time the kid picks one EVERYONE gets to yell EAT IT! Will do this next time too***

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is one of the many people who have turned to TikTok in self isolation. Over the past couple of weeks, she’s been recreating dances with her daughter to pass the time. And we are so here for it.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham has certainly been getting creative while in lockdown. On Sunday the former Spice Girl shared a photo of her dyeing her youngest son Cruz’s hair pink. Because… why not.

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But the colouring didn't stop there. Victoria later shared a video of her, Cruz and daughter Harper doing some tie-dyeing in the garden.

In the video, she explained her kids had coloured everything from socks, T-shirts and tank tops, with Victoria also giving tie-dyeing a go so she could "spice up" her white tee.

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Kim Kardashian

Even Kim Kardashian is struggling to find activities to keep her kids entertained.

"They have to stop for PE and go run up and down in the backyard or they do this yoga, Pokémon yoga," Kim told Jimmy Fallon last week.

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"They love to make forts so every room in the house is like a different fort," Kim added.

Last month, Kim shared a video of North, Saint and Chicago playing in a homemade fort.

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Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney has also been keeping her kids busy during lockdown by doing fun activities from watching movies to baking.

"Yes we’re still in our pajamas from the night before and haven’t brushed our hair yet, but we’ve been busy with the important stuff like meditating, reading books, watching movies, baking, dancing around the kitchen, playing dress up, most importantly really slowing down and spending time together," she wrote on Instagram.

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Chrissy Teigen

On Sunday, Chrissy Teigen shared a photo of her daughter Luna and husband John Legend helping her bake rice krispies.

She also posted a photo of Luna's latest craft project on Twitter.

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Lara Worthington

Lara and Sam Worthington have proved you don't necessarily have to get creative to keep your kids entertained.

On Saturday, Lara shared a video of her husband chasing one of their sons around their AUD$13.78 million Los Angeles home on a bike.

I suppose when you're that rich, riding your bike indoors is a non-issue.

Image: Instagram @laraworthington

Hilaria Baldwin

Over the weekend, Hilaria Baldwin showed off the... interesting way her kids are finding entertainment.

The mother-of-four shared a photo of her kids happily digging holes in a dirt field on a farm.

"I don't know what they're digging for but it's definitely an activity," she wrote.

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James Van Der Beek

The Dawson's Creek star has created his own home movie theatre for his kids by projecting movies on a wall.

"Have officially entered the Wear-Christmas-Pajamas-And-Project-Movies-On-The-Dining-Room-Wall phase of the #Quarantine," he wrote on Instagram.

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell has turned to craft to keep herself and her kids busy while at home.

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Heres a cool coloring project we all just did! #flattenthecurve

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Christina Aguilera

Speaking of craft, Christina Aguilera has taken colouring to a whole new level, with the walls of her house lined with drawings.

She also helped create a DIY unicorn castle for her daughter and her dog.

"Staying home and making art with this little one. While we distance ourselves and keep our communities safe, I encourage you to get creative – find ways to do the all the little things that make you happy," she wrote on Instagram.

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What activities have you been doing to keep your kids entertained in self-isolation? Let us know in the comments below. 

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