6 Brilliant Lockdown Activities For Families

If you’re here in a desperate attempt to find some activities to keep your family occupied during lockdown, we’ve got you covered.

While teenagers are happy tick-tocking the day away in their bedrooms, younger children are undoubtedly harder to entertain during these longer days. There’s only so many times you can re-watch the Trolls movie before tantrums arise.

Or, perhaps, you’re looking for a way to get the whole family together to work on a fun project.

We’ve got 6 fantastic lockdown activities to get your creative juices flowing, all using our fantastic Rainbow chalk based products:

  1. ‘Thank you NHS’ Rainbow window display
  2. Turn your windows or glass doors into a drawing / game canvas
  3. Upcycling your garden furniture
  4. Interior shabby chic furniture painting
  5. Decorating personalised placemats and coasters
  6. Creating a custom chalkboard wall or feature

Scroll down to find out more!

Disclaimer: Please note that delivery times are longer than usual at the moment but we are getting orders out as soon as possible. We thank you for your continued support and patience.

Covid Lockdown Activities To Keep Spirits High!

‘Thank You NHS’ Rainbow Window Display

thank you nhs window display

The nation is saying thanks to the NHS with rainbows in our windows. Instead of blu-tacking a piece of paper to the window and blocking out the sunlight, you can draw directly onto the window with our glass markers.

Available in a rainbow of colours, our chalk based, highly pigmented markers glide onto your windows and come off just as easily with a damp cloth and some kitchen roll!

Avoid smears and restore your gleaming windows with our cleaning solution.

Glass markers allow you to quickly and easily change up your window designs when you please, allowing for hours more creative fun for your little ones!

Enjoy a multicoloured pack or buy single pens in just a couple of colours – see our full range here, including our replacement nibs.

Bonus Activity Idea – Themed Window Displays

Our glass pens are often used for themed displays for Birthdays, Easter, Halloween and Christmas. How about spending some time decorating windows in your house (or the garden door if you don’t want the whole road seeing) with a new theme each week. You could get the whole family involved too. Here’s some ideas:

  • Movie themed designs
  • Your kid’s favourite characters
  • An uplifting quote or song lyric
  • A family games board (use a larger canvas to play games like connect 4, hangman, pictionary etc!)

Upcycle Your Garden Furniture

garden furniture paint

If you’re lucky enough to enjoy the sun in your garden during lockdown, you may be looking for a way to refresh and revamp your worn down garden furniture.

Our chalk based garden furniture paint is perfect for doing up your sun loungers, garden dining sets, benches, sheds and more!

Our water resistant, mould preventing and UV light protecting formula protects your garden furniture from the elements, so you can enjoy it all year round.

Better yet, all of our products are non toxic, meaning no nasty chemicals. While children should be supervised while using our products, they contain no ‘nasties’ that will directly harm little hands.

Available in 10 thick and creamy shades to suit any garden – take a look at our range of colours here.

Interior Shabby Chic Furniture Painting

distressed chest of drawers with black handles and sanded edges

When you’re stuck at home staring at the four walls of your home, it’s easy to start picking faults. Perhaps your coffee table could do with a lick of paint? Would your wardrobe look better in a different colour? Are your chest of draws looking drab?

Give your home a new lease of life by upcycling some furniture with our creamy chalk based furniture paint.

Available in 37 matte and metallic shades, there’s a colour to suit every home, no matter what style you have!

Go classic and chic with light chalky colours like Chalky White or Clotted Cream. Or, create a bold eye catching piece with Cottage Blue or Olivaceous.

Read our ultimate guide to shabby chic furniture painting here, or take a look at our selection of colours and tin sizes here.

Decorate Coasters and Placemats With Chalk Markers

chalkboard placemat

Get creative and design some family themed table placemats or coasters with our colourful chalk markers.

Using blank coasters or placemats that you already have, or our chalkboard versions, you can fill them with endless designs:

  • Family’s names or initials – a specific set for each family member
  • Nicknames
  • Family pets
  • Floral designs
  • Animals designs
  • Your favourite sayings or quotes

Our chalk based markers are designed to be used on chalkboards to create striking displays, however, can be used on many different non-porous surfaces!

Available in multicoloured packs or to buy individually – see the full range here.

We’d recommend using a coat of sealant on your creations to protect them from spills and daily wear and tear. It will make it easier for you to wipe them over after use without wiping away your designs!

Create A Chalkboard Wall

stay home with our lockdown activities

Our chalkboard paint allows you to turn any wall or surface in your home into a fully functional chalkboard!

Whether it’s a creative space in your child’s bedroom or an edgy kitchen display – our non toxic chalk paint is easy to use to matter your DIY experience. Here are a few ideas:

  • Chalkboard feature wall in a kid’s bedroom
  • Kitchen menu display
  • Chalkboard worktop in the garage
  • Chalkboard desktop in the office

After a couple of coats and enough drying time, you’ll be able to create a fantastic space for endless drawing fun.
Find out more about our chalkboard paint, including how to apply it here.



We hope our lockdown activities ideas get your creative juices flowing! For a chance to feature on our blog, send your lockdown creations to info@rainbowchalk.com!

Please note that delivery times are slightly longer than usual at this time. Thank you for your continued support and patience.