If you are a mom you will understand how important is to keep the kids busy and entertained at the same time.
Now that the kids are at home 24/7 is even more important to find something for them to do. You may know that kids may lose interest in things very fast, so it’s important to find what they really like and make variations to the same task to still keep the kids interested.
My daughter likes to stay in the kitchen with me while I’m cooking, sometimes she begs to help me. Honestly, I don’t like it much; it takes me more time and I end up losing my focus on what I really have to do.
This post was made possible thanks to my friends at Voortman Bakery. I was provided the products to facilitate this review
But knowing that time is on our side, I can let her do as much as she wants with products or objects we already have at home. (remember we are in times of Social Distancing and #StayHomeSaveLives).
So, let’s keep the kids busy with what we have at home, Let’s have fun with these creative indoor activities for the kids:
I have a very sweet tooth (yes, I’m guilty as charged) so I stock up on my favorite Voortman Bakery wafer cookies. Used some melted colored chocolate and sprinkles, lots of them.
The kid can have all their time decorating and you can cook or clean or work knowing that they are having a good time.
Or you can have them help to make some delicious cookie parfaits for dessert.
If your kids are bonkers for basketball, you can empty out a laundry basket and take turns tossing a Nerf ball into the basket, backing up two steps each time you score. See who can shoot from the farthest distance!
Kids waddle their way toward a bucket or bowl – with a potato between their knees – and see who can drop it in first in this half-baked indoor game! Make it tricky by placing the bucket in another room, forcing turns or steps along the way.
A Fun Sensory Bin
This can be as creative as your kids want. You will need:
- One small or medium plastic clear container
- One Ziploc bag
- Food Coloring (color of your choice) or icing Gel to dye your rice
- small toys to complement the theme of your bin (princess, cars, bugs, ext.)
Start by dyeing the rice, for this you will need 1/2 tsp of vinegar for every cup of rice you are going to use. Then add your food coloring or icing gel of your favorite color and shake in a Ziploc bag until your rice is colored to your liking. Let it completely dry before use otherwise your little one’s hand may get some dye too. After fully dry let your kids decorate the bin with the toys of their choice and off to play.
Make homemade play-dough.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tsp cream of tarter
- 1/3 cup salt
- 1 TBS vegetable oil
- food coloring
Mix together all the ingredients, except the food coloring, in a medium saucepan. Cook over low/medium heat, stirring. Once it begins to thicken, add the food coloring. Continue stirring until the mixture is much thicker and begins to gather around the spoon. Once the dough is not wet, remove it and put it onto wax paper or a plate to cool. After cooling (30 minutes) knead playdough for a few seconds. PLAY! Store in an airtight container in the fridge
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Yes, bowling but with empty bottles or soda cans. hahaha …
Make sure the cans are rinsed and fully dry, you can use a little bit of sand, rice, or lentils to bring some weight to the bottle or can and make the game a little bit more challenging.
At these challenging times, we have to make the best out of any situation, keep the family close and try to cover every end at need it.