Being stuck in the house has not been much fun for any of us but we can create fun and entertainment! Check out these fun activities for kids and how to keep them from boredom!
The easiest way to entertain your kids is to play games! Games come in all different styles and can also be educational and stimulating. There are a variety of board games you can buy. You can even learn a few simple card games using playing cards that will entertain everyone. Video games are universal and pretty quick to learn. There are games based on age level and content, so be sure to read the ratings on any game you are considering for your children.
Imagination is the spice of life! Do not forget to encourage your children to create games and you can join them too. Princesses, Astronauts, Doctors, and explorers are just a few on the many possibilities that your child may come up with.
Charades works for all age groups and combines the structure of standard gameplay with the spice of imagination. You can use several apps to play or simply look up the instructions online.
Arts & Crafts
Every child loves to create a masterpiece out of all art mediums. You can encourage your children to put their imagination to work and produce many of their own creations or print a few coloring pages and teach how to stay in the lines. Here are a few places where you can print free coloring pages:
Craft projects are another great way to combat boredom. There are a lot of ways to use cereal boxes, cans, and jars to create towns, puppets, or even cool science experiments. Check out these sites for some ideas:
Stories and books are great for inspiring a calm atmosphere before bed and encourages reading practice without it being boring for kids. You can pick a book based on your child’s reading level and take turns reading a paragraph or page each night. Alternatively, you can have your child write you a story and read it to you. It helps them practice their language skills and can be a lot of fun for everyone.
If you have an outdoor space, you can play sports, tag, and even create a waterslide with a hose. Staying active is important for everyone and can help burn off some of the extra energy before nap time.
Try out these fun activities for kids and comment below with your recommendations!