Fun and easy activities for kids
1. Make Your Own Town
If you’ve got a large cardboard box, why not draw a city on the bottom panel of the box, with roads, railway tracks, bridges, parks, parking spots, etc. You can also add some wooden building blocks, cars, trains, and a few wooden/plastic animals.
After this, then just let your child’s imagination run wild. You or if you have any older kids can help them with decorating or creating the scene. Kids can even select a new name as a town mayor, be sure to check out some baby boy names to suggest them some cool names.
2. Blanket Forts
Blanket forts are easy to make and yet they give infinite hours of fun for children as well as adults (Don’t you lie!). You should be able to build your fort with everyday items like blankets, sheets, chairs, and curtain rods. Just remember a few things:
● Use light blankets and bed sheets for the roof as anything heavy would just droop down.
● Never forget to find as many cushions as possible to make it comfy for your kids.
● You can also ask them to go around the house looking for treasure which they can keep in their blanket forts.
3. Find the hidden artist
This is very simple, just Google “How to draw…”, select whatever your kid wants, such as a dinosaur, racing cars, animals, spaceship, etc. Get some blank sheets and let them loose. You can also get in on the fun and make a mess of a painting;
Just don’t complain when your kids make fun of your drawing. Also, remember to teach kids that walls are not for coloring if you are that person who likes their walls clean because once the kids discover the Picasso in them, be ready to find their masterpieces in places/ on things you can’t even imagine.
4. Start a Family Magazine
Set up a Family News Desk at the kitchen counter!
Then choose what stories are going to be getting into the magazine. It can be a profile of somebody within the family, perhaps an interview with one of the grandparents. Can somebody take photos or draw pictures? Include them as well, perhaps there can be a fun corner with a puzzle/joke/riddle in it.
Few things to remember:
Decide on what story or item will go on what page, maybe create a mini-magazine plan on a sheet of paper for better management. Gather together the materials you’ll need to make up the magazine: paper, pens, photos, any other materials to decorate the magazine. Then have fun putting the magazine together!
5. Matchbox Treasure Hunt
In this activity, everyone gets a matchbox to fill, and 10 – 15 minutes to find and fit into their matchbox as many tiny whole objects as they can. The kid who has the most amount of objects wins.
Tiny things that would fit in the matchbox could include:
● a paper clip
● a safety pin
● a pea
● a button
● a piece of LEGO
● a bead
After one game is over you can just go and hide the small things again, to keep the fun going 😀
6. Indoor Swing
For the swing you can buy any stretchy material like Trilobal fabric which itself is almost like Lycra but comparitively inexpensive. 5 meters of fabric is enough although you can go with 10 meter so that you can fold it double for extra strength.
Source: T each me MOMMY
Remember to make a crash pad too, you know for crashing, 😀 and also for safety underneath the swing. You can buy pieces of foam from your local stores and cut it into smaller pieces as per your requirements. Then just stuf it into an old sheet and voila- a crash pad!
Remember to set up a few rules for the swing though:
● An adult must be present while kids are swinging
● Tell the kids to not go too ham on the speed/swing
● Tell the kids to not swing outside of the crash area (this keeps the children
from going too high as well)
● Tell the kids to keep a look out for each other
7. Pillow Sumo
Sumo wrestling cushion style! I saw this in a movie and instantly knew that kids are going to love this. Its so easy yet so much fun, it seems unfair even; What the kids have to do is to just put cushions (bed, couch, any kind really) inside their Dad’s shirt and then just go bananas.
Source: All for the Boys
Things to remember:
● Kids should ask permission from Dad to use his shirt, maybe an older shirt
can be used
● An area should be cleared out for them to go at it, because even though the
cushions basically act as air bags, the kids can still bump their heads into something. So this should be done only in a somewhat open/cleared out area
● An adult should always be present when kids are sumo wrestling to ensure that no one gets hurt or just in case if someone does get hurt, they are attended to quickly.
I HOPE YOU LIKED THIS ARTICLES AND ALL THE FUN AND EASY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS MENTIONED ABOVE.
DO TRY THEM OUT AND FEEL FREE TO SHARE MORE ACTIVITIES IN THE COMMENTS BELOW WHICH YOU ENJOY WITH YOUR KIDS.