Say Bye Bye to Kids’ Boredom With These Fun Home Activities
As the school year is in its last few weeks and summer break is around the corner, your kids will have a lot of free time on their hands. However, it’s highly likely that their days off will still probably be spent indoors due to the threat of the pandemic.
But this definitely doesn’t mean that your kids can’t have fun while they’re indoors! Take playtime up a notch with these activities that’ll keep their bodies moving and minds stimulated. The best part? Little to no gadgets needed – just some supplies you may already have and your imagination!
Get Physical With Exercise Routines
One way to keep them active (quite literally) would be via exercise. Sneaking in some moves in the morning after eating breakfast (or before your workday) will definitely boost energy levels. Anyone can benefit from physical movement, no matter their age. You can make your own exercise routine with moves you already know, or follow kid-friendly workout tutorials online.
Teach Them Filipino Games
If your home has enough space or even players, you can play classic Filipino games like patintero, luksong tinik, and tumbang preso. These are perfect for free times or the weekends. These games will keep your kids’ hearts racing (in a good way) and unleash everyone’s competitive spirit.
Have a Blast With Board Games
Meanwhile, if you have board games like Scrabble, Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders, Pictionary, Jenga, chess or checkers on hand, teach your kids how to play them! Playing board games can be a fun family bonding activity that will even help adults
Allow Them to Make Culinary Creations
It’s never too early to get them started in the kitchen! If your little ones love eating and show interest in cooking, this may be your chance. Search for easy recipes that your kids can help out with. Good choices include cookies, brownies, pancakes, or cupcakes.
Just make sure to supervise them at all times to prevent accidents. If using knives or scissors or touching hot pans or pots is involved, take over doing these tasks to be safe. You can also let them watch you carefully from a distance so they will know how to properly handle these equipment, but make sure to warn them not to use these when unsupervised.
Conduct Science Experiments
Turn your home into a (safe) science lab with experiments, using items you may already have. What’s great about these experiments are the various online resources you can check for ideas.
You can go the classic route and conduct experiments that involve making volcanoes or lava lamps. But there are also experiments that’ll help your kids make their own slime or even create magic by letting things float or move!
Just like with cooking, practice safety measures. Wash hands and wear personal protective equipment like goggles, gloves, or even lab gowns. Teach your kids the proper way to handle certain substances or items first before letting them touch these to prevent accidents or injuries.
The next time you’re stumped for boredom-busting activities for kids, don’t go for gadgets or current toys right away. Try to think out of the box and check out educational and entertaining activities everyone will love during the summer and beyond.