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Coronavirus lockdown: How to keep children busy

By SUKANYA VERMA
Last updated on: March 26, 2020 11:01 IST
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With everybody observing the rigorous lockdown protocol and staying home to flatten the covoid-19 curve, the only possible upside is family time.

Owing to cancelled schedules, busy Bollywood celebrities are engaging in all sorts of fun activities with their brood.

Sukanya Verma takes a look.

 

Shilpa Shetty

Photograph: Kind courtesy Shilpa Shetty/Instagram

The svelte actress and her son Viaan beat the blues by baking yummy cakes. It's a once-a-week ritual for these two.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Shilpa Shetty/Instagram

Also, here's ensuring none of it results in flab, especially when stuck indoors.

 

Mandira Bedi

Photograph: Kind courtesy Mandira Bedi/Instagram

Mandira and her son Vir are taking the coronavirus scare seriously and creating a homemade sanitiser is just the project that's both fun and fabulous.

It's like Bedi says, 'It's not hospital grade or corona-proof. But it's a start. Maybe we raise the bar as our R&D develops.'

 

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kareena Kapoor Khan/Instagram

These are bleak times, but Kareena's post brims with hope and heart as she captures daddy-son Saif Ali Khan and Taimur engaged in gardening duties.

 

Karan Johar

Photograph: Kind courtesy Karan Johar/Instagram

The combination of KJo's droll commentary and his kids Roohi and Yash doing their thing -- on this occasion going wild with crayons -- never fails to bring a smile on our face.

 

Neil Nitin Mukesh

Photograph: Kind courtesy Neill Nitin Mukesh/Instagram

Neil showing off daughter Purvi's knowledge of animal sounds is the sweetest thing you'll see today.

 

Bhushan Kumar

The T-Series boss turns happy horsey for son Ruhaan showing business and the long-term impact of this lockdown is the last thing on his mind.

 

Angad Bedi

Photograph: Kind courtesy Neha Dhupia/Instagram

The Inside Edge actor turns canvas for daughter Mehr as she goes wild with the paintbrush under mommy Neha Dhupia's supervision.

 

Pragya Kapoor

Photograph: Kind courtesy Pragya Kapoor/Instagram

Former model, producer and director Abhishek Kapoor's better half Pragya is making the most of #SelfQuarantine by reading to her children Isana and Shamsher from their favourite books.

In another post, she demonstrates how to make your kids a part of your daily yoga regime. Bottomline: The family that gyms together stay together. 

 

Tusshar Kapoor

Photograph: Kind courtesy Tusshar Kapoor/Instagram

Tusshar documents the 'perils of home schooling' in a lighthearted video showing son Laksshya riding on daddy's shoulders while learning a lesson or two.

 

Hrithik Roshan

Photograph: Kind courtesy Hrithik Roshan/Instagram

The War hunk enjoys the warm view of sons Hrehaan and Hredhaan playing with their pet pooch Zane.

 

Farah Khan Kunder

Photograph: Kind courtesy Farah Khan Kunder/Instagram

Choreographer, director and proud mum Farah Khan shows off her daughter Anya's art and activism to spread awareness as callous people abandon pets over COVID-19 scare.

 

Madhuri Dixit Nene

Photograph: Kind courtesy Madhuri Dixit Nene/Instagram

Quarantine or scenes from a Sunday as the mommy with a million-dollar-smile chills out with her son Arin and husband Dr Shriram at home?

 

Satish Kaushik

Photograph: Kind courtesy Satish Kaushik/Instagram

Actor and director Satish Kaushik is more than happy to be away from the sets and lose to daughter Vanshika at Ludo.

 

Kajol

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kajol/Instagram

Kajol and her cuddle bunny Yug are a picture of adorability while the actress appeals her fans to stay home, enjoy family time and wash their hands with soap.

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