Playdates and playgrounds aren’t exactly in full swing just yet. Yet, after a year of being at home during the pandemic, your little ones may be feeling some cabin fever. If you’re looking to pass some time in a fun and creative way, we have the activities for you!
Cardboard Cars & Playhouses
Is your cardboard pile getting tall from all the online orders? Put it to good use! You’d be amazed at the things you can build with cardboard. Not only is the end product fun, but the process of building it is a great activity in and of itself. It’s a great way to be creative and use a little imagination along the way. Some of our favorites? A cardboard “race car” to zoom around in or a sweet dollhouse.
Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to work on that garden! Gardening is a great way for your kiddos to get outside, get a little dirty, and have a science lesson in the process. It gives them a consistent project to check in on. Let them choose something they want to plant so they have an investment in watching it grow!
Arts & Crafts
This may sound obvious, but there are ways to put a new spin on an arts and crafts project! Take a break from the classic paper, and try out new objects or forms. Like painting rocks! Let your kids pick out some rocks outside and then decorate them to their liking. It’s an accessible and affordable craft that they can do whenever boredom strikes. Or maybe try out some clay and let them make their very own dish or mini sculpture to put on display. Things may get a little messy along the way, but don’t let that stop you! Make your clean up short and sweet with these sanitizing wipes and there will be no complaints all around.
This one will take a little more planning on your part, but the thrill of a scavenger hunt is like no other for a kid! Plus, who said you can’t add some chores in along the way? If you play your cards right, this scavenger hunt could leave you with some happy kiddos and a clean house. Have them go from clue to clue, sometimes performing a task or solving a problem, and lead them to a sweet surprise at the end!
Family Game Night
After spending so much time at home this past year, it’s easy to forget to carve out time together that’s dedicated for fun and games. Grab your favorite board games or a deck of cards and get to playing! We highly encourage some fun and sweet snacks for a finishing touch.
Edible Play Dough
When you have little ones, you’re constantly worried about them putting things they shouldn’t in their mouths. Making edible play dough is a great solution to give them something fun to play with that is worry free. Play dough provides endless entertainment and is especially great as a sensory activity for the younger ones. Try out this recipe!
Does the phrase “don’t play ball in the house” ever come up a little too often? Blowing up some balloons is a fun way to have an indoor game going on without the stress of breaking something. It keeps them up and running, sure to tucker them out for a good night’s rest.
Get In The Kitchen
Start getting your kids involved in the kitchen and if at an appropriate age, teach them a couple simple recipes they can start to make on their own! It helps provide them a sense of independence and a tasty payoff. Baking and decorating are sure to capture your kids' involvement and it’s a great opportunity to turn it into a little school lesson with measuring! Guarantee yourself clean hands and a quick clean up by using our sanitizing wipes!