Movies To Keep Kids Occupied During Quarantine

With kids away from school during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's up to you as parents to keep them out of mischief. Check out this list of classic movies to keep them occupied while helping them deal with their Coronavirus anxiety.

The Neverending Story

The Neverending Story follows the life of Bastian, a young boy reading a book about the mythical land of Fantasia. Fantasia is being destroyed by an evil being known as the Nothing. Soon, Bastian learns that Fantasia is a real place and he is in a never ending story. In order to save this land, Bastian needs to believe in the power of his imagination. Having entertained children of all ages since 1984, The Neverending Story and its two sequels is sure to inspire children’s own creativity.

Jumanji

Can you think of a better story to keep the little ones entertained over their extended break than this film about a mystical board game that causes havoc and destruction in the lives of its players? The 1995 fantasy adventure will certainly help your kids have a little adventure of their own amidst the boredom. Jumanji is followed by the 2017 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and the 2019 Jumanji: The Next Level, ensuring even more fun for the rowdy rascals.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

After his parents die, Lewis is taken in by his eccentric uncle, Jonathan. However, having no friends, moving to a new town and living with a strange relative soon leaves Lewis feeling lonely. But, then he learns his uncle’s secret -Jonathan is really a magical warlock. After being schooled in the ways of magic, soon Lewis and Jonathan find themselves in a magical adventure. This is the perfect film to quell any nagging children.

Osmosis Jones

This unique movie tells the story of Frank DeTorre, an unhygienic zookeeper. When Frank picks up a serious virus, his anthropomorphised cells work overtime to try and get Frank healthy again. Showing the inner workings of the human body, this movie is a must for parents struggling to talk to their kids about the Coronavirus.

Inside Out

Inside Out is a Pixar animation set in the mind of Riley, an 11-year-old girl who moves to a new town. Throughout the movie, kids will see her personified feelings – Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness – try and guide her through life and all of its experiences. This is a great movie to help teach children about their emotions and how to deal with them – especially during this time of stress and uncertainty.

Epic

Let your children join in on the adventure of M.K., a 17-year-old who gets shrunk, magically. While being smaller than ever before, M.K. must save the kingdom of Leafmen (tiny humanoid soldiers). While on the quest, she learns the true meaning of friendship and the value of family. Teaching worthy lessons, watching Epic is the perfect way to get your child’s mind off missing their friends.

Do you know of any other great movies to keep kids busy during self-isolation? Let us know about them in the comments section below!