Are you struggling with ideas to keep your child entertained? It happens to all of us!
As a parent, you can see how sometimes the simplest of things are the most entertaining to your child and will surprise you. Like the box that the toy comes in? Way more fun than the toy. It’s enough to make you question how to spend your money on children’s toys, right? While I am always on the hunt for new, fun and educational toys for children, here is a list of ideas that will entertain your child and will cost you nothing. Of course, this list will vary based on your child’s age, but keep in mind that most of these ideas will involve you to help your little one have fun. Consider them family activities you can enjoy together!
- Indoor picnic – lay a tablecloth on the ground and enjoy the magic, kids love this!
- Build a fort – get some sheets, blankets, pillows, and chairs and you’re good to go. If it’s big enough to fit you too, it’s even more exciting.
- Go sledding – for some fresh air and to burn some calories, drag a sled and give our little one a special ride around the block in the snow.
- Visit your local library – they usually have activities there, and very special story times for little ones.
- Take a walk in the woods – collect objects in nature while you’re at it, make a treasure hunt, find colors, listen to birds…they won’t forget it.
- Put on a concert – depending on the age, some kids will want to perform for you, while others might need a nudge or a partner to perform. Think of bowls for drums, hairbrushes for microphones and add some flare with a little dressing up.
- Crafting – no need to spend money here either. Gather some paper towel rolls, tissues, anything lying around the house or n your backyard, and let your little one create themselves. You might be surprised what they can imagine.
- Take a drive to see something new – whether it is a new neighborhood, a beautiful park area or waterfront, just taking a moment to talk and look together will be like taking a mini vacation for your little one. Be sure to pack a little snack so it’s extra special.
- Watch a children’s movie at home – watch a DVD or burrow/swap a movie from a friend
I hope these suggestions help you enjoy special moments with your child.
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