Ideas On Keeping Kids Busy at Home
We as parents always search for quick and easy ways of keeping kids occupied on those days at home without including too much of TV or Internet. Below are some great ideas on how to keep kids (5 yrs and up) occupied during afternoons or lazy days at home.
Post-It Notes Art
Give a few packs of Post-It Notes to your child and let them create a colourful art on a wall. Drawing on each Post-In Note can also add some fun patterns to the overall artwork.
Mark Your Travel Spots
Get a big road map and get your child connect the places they've visited in one colour and places they would like to visit in another. This is a fun way of learning places around the country/world.
All your child needs here is a notebook, stickers, markers and pens. Older kids love making scrapbooks and enjoy creating personalized pages.
Drawing a city
Unwrap brown packing paper or use the back of wrapping paper for this activity. Let your child draw streets, houses, high ways and people. Boys can then use their cars to navigate the streets and girls can use dollies and furniture to play in their newly created "city".
Build a blanket fort
Use blankets/sheets and chairs or sofas to build a fun fort for your child, where they can read a book or play.
Arts & Crafts
Make sure to expose your child to as many creative activities as possible, as making art and getting creative is very important in children's development. We strongly believe that it builds a big part of a child's personality and character. Anything from painting, colouring in, drawing or sand art!