Keeping kids entertained at home isn’t always easy, especially when you’re a busy mum and don’t always have time on your hands. The fun activities should help you to fend off boredom among your brood. They’re also a chance to spend some quality time with your little ones.
Use the yard
One top tip is to make the best use of your yard. There are a host of games you can play with your youngsters in the garden. From simple throw and catch to energetic sessions of tag, you won’t be stuck for options. Your tots canplay in the yardon equipment like toy slides and swings and the time will fly by.
On hot and sunny days, children love to splash around. Paddling pools are great products for kids, but even simply turning on the garden hose can give your little ones plenty of giggles.
Cook up a storm
Kids like nothing more than getting their hands dirty in the kitchen, and cooking with your children is a fun way to spend a morning or afternoon. Make sure you choose simple recipes and foods your youngsters will enjoy. Cupcakes are always a winner, and your little ones will have the chance to decoratethese edible treatsonce they’re out of the oven. Homemade pizzas are also an entertaining alternative, and you can let your children choose their own toppings — within reason of course!
Have your very own art attack
Another wholesome and enjoyable pastime for tots is art. There’s an array of creative pursuits to choose from, and you won’t struggle to find activities to suit the age and stage of your children. Perhaps your youngsters would love getting messy with finger paints, or maybe cut and stick would suit them better. Stock your craft box with plenty of pens, crayons, paints, glues and other resources so that your little ones have got lots of options.
Finding activities to amuse your tots at home will always be a challenge, but ideas like these should help you to pass the time and keep your children smiling and happy.
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