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12 Ways To Have More Fun At Home With Your Children

12 Ways To Have More Fun At Home With Your Children

Being at home bored and with nothing to do is not ideal when you have children. Children get bored easily, and when they do, they feel irritated, trapped, and restless. To prevent that, it is ideal to always have some fun activities to do at home. Whether your children are young or in their teens, these twelve things will sure put a smile on their faces.

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Personalize T-shirts

Every parent, as their child, owns an old t-shirt that doesn’t see daylight or does not get worn because of a stain you cannot remove. Instead of throwing it away, you could DIY it and make it wearable again. You can make one with your favorite celebrity on it, such as a Donald Trump shirts, or create fun patterns. 

Letting your child’s imagination run wild will let them be creative, get a bit messy, and also learn how to DIY clothes. This could turn into a future hobby or passion and see them decorating and revamping more garments. It’s a great way to have fun with your children, help them make something they are proud of, and let their creativity flow.

Draw Your Backyard

Drawing is a fun way to get creative and let the imaginative juices flow. If you lack inspiration for what to draw, you could sit outside and draw your backyard. You could sit at different angles or draw specific items, then collectively display them in your home.

All you need is a pencil and paper. If you want to go the extra mile, you can invest in watercolors or paints to make the occasion more exciting and creative.

Bake Cookies

Every child loves a sweet treat, from cookies to candy. So why not let them choose and recipe, and you can bake together? 

Cooking enhances how a child thinks. It develops their problem-solving and creativity skills. It also allows children the opportunity to use the knowledge they have and apply it by counting, measuring, following a sequence, following directions, and cause and effect.

Play A Game

Who doesn’t love a game? All children love the excitement and thrill of participating in competitions and winning. You can get board games out and have fun in the evenings as opposed to watching a film. 

Or, you could play hide and seek, as children love to hide and hone their senses. It allows them to develop their senses as well as take part in a competitive game, which helps them earn critical social skills through interacting with other children or you. It also encourages them to learn the value of hard work and developing self-esteem and self-efficacy.

Story-telling

Story-telling is a great idea for the evenings when you want to switch off from technology. Although children love and feel engaged with technology, it is good for them to have downtime. 

You could tell your child a story to educate them about a topic or your family history. All children love to listen to new information, and it also enhances their listening and thinking skills. 

Alternatively, you could ask your children to tell you their own story. They could spend an hour in the afternoon creating their own story, which they can sit down and share with the family after dinner. This activity offers double benefits as they are practicing their grammar skills while allowing them to connect and share themselves with others, especially their family.

Exercise Class

If your children are restless at the weekends, get them up and moving. Involving them in an exercise class is an excellent way to burn energy and be active together. You could do a yoga session in the morning or a fun obstacle course involving toys or a game. It is an excellent way for you to be active too. Instead of sitting around, it only takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete a class, and then you can bake or draw together.

Make A Den

Children love the idea of building a den. It is the idea of make-believe and can enhance their planning and building skills. 

Opportunities to build different dens types offer children the chance to use their imaginations for some creative thinking and learning. It can also increase their planning, investigating, negotiating, engineering, constructing, evaluating, and connecting skills.

Cook Dinner Together

If you often make dinner in the evening and your children are craving attention or ask for something to do, why not cook dinner together? Allowing your children to get involved will keep them occupied and understand more about food, how to cook and may inspire them to try new flavors.

You could even allow them to cook a dish for you under your supervision. Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills. And the experience of creating meals with you can help build their self-confidence and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits.

Set Up A Shop

For those who love the idea of decluttering the home but making it fun, you could ask your children to set up a shop. You could set up a shop inside and play a game to pretend you are buying the items before taking them to a charity shop. 

You could even set up a stall outside your home or in a market where your child can sell their goods. It will help them understand it is refreshing to give items to a new home. Allowing them to sell clothes in public will also enhance their communication and negotiation skills.

Design A Treasure Hunt

All children love a treasure hunt. They are something you can do at any age and make fun of. Whether you have very small children or teenagers, you can align the treasure hunt with their likes and ages. 

For babies and toddlers, a treasure hunt inside involving toys will help them increase their thinking and independence. For older children, you could take the treasure hunt outside and allow them to find their favorite chocolate or a reward such as a trip to their favorite restaurant or a new top. 

Organize A Party

We really like this fun idea to do with kids at home a lot. It definitely falls into the category of things to do at home with a poorly-feeling child and requires nothing but things you already have at home. It’s up to your imagination and circumstances – how big do you want this celebration to be?

It could be anything from just a pretend tea party – maybe in your poorly child’s bed to make sure they’re resting up – to a big party with music, balloons, treats, and party games. You can even think about inviting some of your child’s friends over to join in the fun. And party balloons will still give the kids endless fun even when the party is over.

Make Your Own Play Mat

Playmats are undoubtedly a fun thing for small children. They give them a great setting to get imaginative with their toys. But what if you created your own one? You could grab some tape and make roads all over the carpet. 

Think about how they will connect up, where they will lead, and what sights you might need to add along the way. You could also use the same technique with the life-size art portraits and draw your own scene on a ginormous piece of paper. Talk about what amenities the newly created community might need, and what toys are going to live there.

The next step your children are restless and want something fun and inspiring to do, use this list to help you. Many things will cater to all child’s needs and preferences. You can get involved and have fun in your free time too.

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