The easy-peasy guide to keeping kids entertained during lockdown

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(Image: Supplied)

The school bells might be ringing again, but that doesn’t mean the little ones don’t need to stay entertained while spending time at home.

The team over at have put together a list of budget-beating toys, puzzles, board games, captivating books and action-packed activity packs - perfect for keeping kids busy and parents sane no matter the lockdown level. 

Choose from many safe and easy ways to pay, including Credit and Debit Card, and get your order delivered to your door anywhere in South Africa with safe, contactless delivery. Prefer to collect? has over 50 Takealot Pickup Points across the country for quick and easy collection.

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There’s a good reason LEGO® is a timeless favourite. Throw Disney’s Frozen into the mix and you’ve got a toy guaranteed to provide endless fun. 

Be prepared: you’ll be hearing renditions of Let It Go for hours and hours… and hours.


LEGO® Anna and Elsa's Storybook Adventures

Move over, Picasso! Go ahead and unleash the kiddie’s inner artist without breaking the bank. Check out the super budget-friendly Jeronimo Wooden Mini Easel today, available online on


Jeronimo Wooden Mini Easel

“It's a blackboard on one side, and whiteboard on the other! Kids can get creative whilst mom and pop work from home.: Draw with chalk, paint portraits and see where their imagination takes them on the versatile art surface. Even better? The wooden easel is compact, and allows for easy storage when playtime is over.”

Marzanne Henn, Department Manager: Toys 

Goodbye boredom, hello board games!

Grab a break from those boring Zoom calls with the 5 Second Rule board game; your perfect quick sanity-saving fix!

5 Second Rule

5 Second Rule: South African Edition

“By far our favourite game at the moment. You get a funky 5 Second timer stick, during which time you must name 3 words associated with the card drawn. It sounds easy, but the timer adds pressure and can result in hilarious answers. A fabulously fun activity for the whole family.”

Judy Loubser, Department Manager: Toys 

This all-in-one home entertainment bundle should be every parent’s new BFF. It’s jam-packed full of activities, colourful stationery, paintbrushes and even a skipping rope. Consider it your go-to reply for every child’s favourite line:

“... I’m bored and there’s nothing to do!”.

Home Entertainment

Home Entertainment Bundle 2.0 - Activity Pack for Kids

But wait… What about children’s books? has a wide range of books perfect for children of all ages, and that includes kiddie cookbooks too! 

From banana bread to sourdough, baking has become all the rage since the world’s moved indoors. With this handy (and adorable!) cookbook slash baking kit, you’re able to get the best of both worlds: happy kids and free baked goodies. What’s not to love?


Ultimate Baking for Kids Kit

A high-quality kit containing everything you'll need to get baking with your child. It’s child-safe and has adorably sized utensils. Even better? The recipes are delicious and easy as pie for kids’ to whip up!

Eloise Vermeulen, Department Manager: Books 

New to shopping online? Download the FREE Takealot App and get your first delivery on them! They offer hassle-free 30-day returns and will even come to collect from you so that you don’t have to leave your home. 

This post and content is sponsored, written and provided by Takealot.

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