Finding activities and things to do with kids when they're not at school for a period of time can be a tricky business. But never worry, we’ve compiled a list of 5 fun activities for your little ones that should keep them entertained for a while.
1. Play around with doodling
If you’ve got plenty of scrap paper not being used at home, doodling is one of the best creative uses for them. Doodling gets your kids out of their shells and helps them put their ideas and thoughts down on paper. So have some fun afternoon doodling.
If you need a little inspiration, there are loads of videos on YouTube about how to get them to start thinking of ideas, like this one. Doodle
2. Discover their inner zen
Online yoga classes for kids have been a growing trend for the last couple of years. Though it can be tricky to get little kids to sit for just a few minutes, you can make it fun by using stories, character and playfulness to engage them. And you can join in too!
There are loads of child-orientated videos that make yoga fun for kids. Check out videos on Youtube with Cosmic Kids Yoga.
Skills developed: balancing
3. Get them cooking
One of the best things to do with your kids is cooking. There are lots of delicious recipes you can try out with your kids. You can challenge them to create simple and interesting recipes like sandwiches, oast, baking if they really love it for a fun afternoon.
Age: As soon as they can reach the table tops
4. Make a scavenger hunt
Scavenger hunts are interesting play games to engage your kids with. All you have to do is come up with a list of fun items, hide them around the house and ask your kids to find them. Suggested items can be: an old journal, a straw, a rubber band, a button, a toy phone.
5. Play a board game
One of the best things to do with kids and get the whole family involved is cracking box games. This encourages your kids' competitive streak. Some board games to get everyone involved include Ludo, Monopoly, Chess, Scrabble, WHOT card. You’ll be surprised how quickly they get into it