We’ve all had those days where we just run out of ideas. Not to mention the heat is just too unbearable in these last few summer days before school to get outside. Well, good news! Lisa from Parents Need has a fantastic list of ideas that keeps all your little ones active indoors without the electronics!
“There are quite a number of indoor activities that are great for both parents and kids. The most important thing is to choose an activity that is not only entertaining, but one your kids will learn about specific things. In order to have an amazing time with your children, try to consider the elemental factors when choosing to these activities. These can include; weather, intent of the activity, costs associated with the activities, age of kids, and many more. If you are interested in making your children remember having spent quality time with you as they grew up, make it a point to consider the following;
Play Bingo-Family photo Bingo
There is nothing as important as your kids knowing their family tree from the word go. This is something that offers a sense of belonging- and also, helps inspire them to success in many ways. This is especially if you help them understand the values by some of the most successful personalities in your family. You can take at least 9 photos of family members, arrange them in 3 rows, and give your child 3 cards to act as checkers. As a matter of fact, you will be surprised on how your kid can remember some of these things.
This is one activity that many have overlooked and at the end they find it pretty difficult to come to terms with computer-addicted kids. Actually, storytelling is something that not only instills better values in your kids, but helps the young one fall to sleep, fast. You can read a story or two (depending on the length), and challenge him to tell the rest especially in regard to twists used. You will be amazed how your kid can be creative. As such, you will be well placed to bond with your child without any struggle.
This is one the games that children of different age groups like to play with their parents. It is not only entertaining, but also offers lots of lessons for the child. If you have a toddler, pirate play will definitely thrill the young one and he will be constantly be joyous. As a parent, you really need to be creative with this game and do not repeat one thing so much that the game becomes boring. Importantly, try to buy some toy swords for those kids who are a bit older.
It is indisputable that board games come in handy when you want to bond with your child. As such, you are advised to have several games with you at home at any given time. The best thing is that there are a number of board games out there to choose from. For instance, you can go for scrabble, candy land (chutes-and-ladders), blokus, ticket-to-ride, and Game of life. Of course, you need to consider the number of players at any given time. Also, see to it your kids love the game so that they can play and bond with other family members.
Barbie Beach Party
This is one entertaining activity whereby you get your Barbie, dress, sunscreen, and other related things and head to the tub. This is on activity that keeps the young ones so much engaged that you will always notice how much they love the beach. If you can get a yacht or something similar, the better it is for you as the kid will stay in the tub as long as it can take. As a word of advice, try to be comical and talkative because this will keep the young ones engaged.
Room tidying competition
This is another indoor activity that can be pretty entertaining, especially when the weather outside is not conducive to go for a walk in the park. This is the kind of competition that instills in your kid a sense of responsibility, but also tells more about their specific characteristics. In this case, see to it that you offer some prizes to be won after the competition is over. It is advisable to promise something you’re sure to deliver to the winner. Importantly, see to it that you consider the age of the kids so that it doesn’t look like you’re forcing unto them a game that they will likely find to be quite boring.
Room Decoration games
If you want to bond with your child and keep creative juice flowing, then you are advised to go for room decorating games. Young kids like their rooms decorated with caricatures or anything related. Further, they like their rooms spotted with pictures of their heroes/heroines, not to mention bright colors. On a rainy day, you can get engaged in such competition-and believe it or not you will learn a great deal about your kids.
Last but not least, it is vital for you to understand that games and other indoor activities are part and parcel of learning process. Therefore, see to it that you choose these games for your children wisely. At the end of the day, you always wish the best for your kids.”
Lisa Farland is an editor at ParentsNeed – your online resource for anything and everything related to becoming a parent. Whether you are still enjoying your pregnancy, taking care of a baby, chasing a toddler or figuring out your growing kid, you can be sure there is someone who will make sure you go through every phase without a hitch. We have everything that parents need to know!
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