Last Updated on November 30, 2020
It is tricky to have kids at home for long periods of time – they are inquisitive, boosting with creativity, they are filled with energy and adrenaline, and they won’t stop for a second. Being at home for more than one day will drive them crazy unless you, as a parent, find innovative ways to keep kids busy. They are going to tell you how bored they are countless times, they will become restless, and that means you have to get creative.
To help you out, we suggest a couple of kid-friendly activities that will entertain them and keep them busy!
1. Science Can Be A Lot Of Fun
Besides thinking about how to keep your kids busy, you also need to consider ways that will sharpen their brains, and science can be a great alternative that will help you on both fronts. You can have a blast (not literal unless you are building a volcano!), creating all sorts of science experiments. You can find all kinds of engaging scientific experiments on YouTube using nothing more but kitchen products or other ingredients you have lying around your home.
2. Read, Read, And Read!
Keeping your kids busy can be quite challenging, and keeping them busy by themselves, it’s even more difficult. Books are a great way of traveling using your imagination, and if your kid doesn’t have reading habits, there is no time to start like today. If they get into it, they will spend hours and hours reading, learning, and experiencing new worlds of wonder and fantasy. Plus, if you want to join them, it is a great way to bond and spend some time as a family. Reading is, without any doubt, one of the best free activities for kids.
3. Have Online Playdates
If kids can’t get out of the house, this means they can’t meet their friends, and they will start missing them. Fortunately, the internet keeps providing us wonderful new ways to be close to those who are far away from us, and you can have a reunion over the internet. Play games using skype, install one of the many apps available that let them play with their friends who are away or simply let them have a video chat.