Keeping your children entertained at all times is something that can be difficult to achieve and even more so when it’s outside of school hours or during holiday time. With that in mind, it’s worth having a list of things to do to help you keep them entertained at all times, particularly when you might need to focus on something yourself. Here are fun activities you can do to keep your children entertained.
Do Some Baking
Baking is always the best way to keep your children occupied because not only is it fun to help the adults in the kitchen, they also get a reward out of it afterward. Try to pick the most basic of recipes when starting off and nothing that requires too much complexity or effort on your part. Let them get involved with the mixing, but make sure they know the rules when it comes to the oven and using objects that are sharp. Teaching them these basics when they’re children are going to help in the long run when they have to one day cook for themselves. Try to be aware of what your children are doing at all times so as not to cause them injury. Something that can be decorated at the end can also be fun to do as it unleashes more of that creative side that might need unlocking.
Organize A Trip To The Park
A trip to the park can be healthy for giving your children some fresh air. When it’s the school holidays, it can be easy to put them in front of a television or have them on their gaming electronics. However, it’s good to give them some time away from the electronics and have someone on one time with them while out in the fresh air. Pick a park, get your children to help pack a basket of snacks and drinks and then head down to spend the morning, afternoon, or even the whole day there. Get some games that they can play to do actively or just sit down with a traditional board game. There are lots of these moments that they’ll end up missing out on if you don’t remind them of how things used to be without technology.
Try Something Different
There are plenty of unique things that your children will enjoy doing, and so to make it interesting, its worth doing something out of the box and not typical. One of these, for example, could be to try metal detecting with your children. Children love to discover, and they also love story-telling. You can always make up a story about a treasure chest being lost underneath the ground, perhaps at a local beach if you’re near the coast. It’s a unique experience that they’ll remember for a long time. Things like an Easter egg hunt but perhaps a version that’s finding coins or special prizes. Anything that gets them thinking and engaged is going to keep them entertained for longer.
Arrange A Group Play Date
If you have friends and family members that have children and live close by, why not organize a group play date. It can be something you take in turns or do all together. It can give the parents a day off if you decide to do it individually, but it’s also great to have if you do it as a group parent and child thing. It’s sociable for both you and your child, and that’s important. Try to do this every so often so that your children grow up, and have a strong sense of building friendships from an early age. It’s also something that will hopefully continue for the long-term, even after school vacations end.
Have A Movie Day
And finally, if you don’t have the ability to go out for the day, stay in. But most importantly, spend the day together. Have a movie day where you and your children sit on the sofa, watching your favorite films. Get some snacks, and just relax for the day without needing to look at social media or do anything else too strenuous. Sometimes, these days are needed! Life can get a little hectic, and it’s good to chill out and relax.
The more you have available and under your belt, the more enjoyable those moments will be with your children when they need to be entertained. Use these examples to really help bring your children the best in life and to have a good balance of life indoors and out.