A lot of kids spend time watching their favorite TV shows or playing games on devices such as tablets and phones. While for many parents this offers them some peace, it’s also important to make sure they’re not spending too much time staring at screens and that you enjoy some quality time with them. If you’re a parent who wants some inspiration on how you can keep your kids entertained and have some fun with them too, here are some great activities you can try at home to help encourage their creativity and inspire them.
Crafting is a brilliant way to pass the time for both children and adults alike. There are many different activities that you can take part in under the arts and crafts umbrella, and your kids will be proud of their creations. You can find a custom stencil maker to help them create some cool and unique artwork, teach them about the ancient art of mosaic with a specialist kit, or teach them how to cross-stitch to name just a few ideas. As there are so many activities to choose from, it should be easy for you to find one that everyone can enjoy.
If your kids have a sweet tooth, baking some tasty treats is another good idea. From cupcakes to cookies, and even savory bakes, there is a lot you can make with them. Let them choose a recipe they’d like to try and make it together. Not only will they delight in the cakes and bakes they have made, but it’s also a good opportunity to teach them some basic life-skills.
Board games have been a classic past-time for families for decades. They are a perfect way to get the whole family together away from the TV and spend some quality time with each other. A good way to promote some healthy competition, it could soon become a new tradition within your family to have a games night each week. There are plenty to choose from, including classics such as Monopoly or Cluedo, or if you want to challenge your brains why not have a game of Trivial Pursuit? All of these board games are available in kid-friendly versions for those with younger children, too.
Build a Fort
Kids love creating spaces they can hideaway in, so why not get involved yourself? Building a fort in your living room or bedroom is a lot of fun for your kids and it’s a great opportunity for you to indulge in your inner child, too! Make it comfy and cozy for you all to spend the afternoon in, perhaps read them a book or enjoy some of the cookies you baked earlier in the day as you watch one of their favorite movies together in the comfort of a little homemade den.
There are plenty of activities you can do at home with your kids to encourage them to be creative and put down their electronic devices. It’s not only a lot of fun for them, but as a parent, you can enjoy spending time with them and make some memories that will be cherished forever.