Fun activities to do with your kids.
Do you ever have those days where your children are pretty bored and keep asking you to play with them over and over again? If this sounds like you, this will be such a helpful post because I’m providing a list of 15 fun activities to do with your kids.
Some of these activities are to do inside your home and others for outdoors! I find it so helpful to have a couple of lists of activities to do at home and places to go outside.
I keep these helpful lists in my planner. My planner is how I keep my sanity between working from home and being a homemaker!
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Planning out activities is beneficial for your children.
It can be so busy as a stay at home mom and sometimes we tend to forget our children want to have fun too and participate in sports and dance! What I find helpful is to keep my planner handy at all times and check once a morning to see what we’ve got going on for the day.
I used to forget so many things before my planner life took over and I must say, this has helped keep my entire family on track so much. Even though I do have my off days (sick or just tired from blogging) my planner is my go-to.
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15 fun activities to do with your kids.
This list I came up with I made for my oldest daughter and I! We recently had three day breaks from school and I couldn’t help but notice how bored she was getting since I’m always blogging!
I am a stay at home mom but I do blog as much as I can and generally I like to be on the computer at least two hours a day, if I can. However, that’s not fun for a child especially if you’re home for break.
So, I decided to go ahead and see what I could do to keep my oldest entertained until she starts her sport in the upcoming month. Blogging from home is a blessing in disguise and I hope she realizes how much I want to spend time with her, which is why I chose to work from home!
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- Paint fun cards for each other or family members.
Crafts are so much fun and my daughter and I love to do weekly crafts together. I’d recommend to always have a tub of craft supplies available up on a top shelf. They are so helpful to pull out on a rainy day, too.
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More fun activities to do!
- Try fun indoor/outdoor scavenger hunts to do! I made five printables you can purchase clicking here for only five dollars. Instant download and keeps your kiddos entertained!
- Come up with fun and creative drawings and draw them with chalk on the patio or sidewalk.
- Blow bubbles outside. (My kids love doing this together. It gives you a nice break to just watch them having fun and getting along).
- Make brownies, cake, or cupcakes together. Baking is so important to do with your kids. That and cooking plus teaching them to clean well can only benefit your children and help them learn life skills they will always need! I have a few more parenting posts that can help you out too.
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Cleaning and decluttering can be fun too.
Now I know that children really don’t like to clean, from what I hear. However, my kids really enjoy it because I set up cleaning time as a “time to help mommy” and I have pink baskets ready for them to separate their toys into. They always help me carry the toys back to their room and put them away. Cleaning doesn’t have to be boring. It can be fun and children like to see you help too or just engage and talk them through it.
- Declutter and clean the room you’re all in.
- Vacuum up the halls and organize the house before we leave to go play outside!
- Go on a walk outside and pick out pretty flowers. I’ve also made my own scavenger hunts for my girls and we go do them together outside.
- Make hot chocolate together and top it off with marshmallows, popcorn, and watch a new movie that just came out.
The last of the fun activities to do with your kids.
- Fun park day outside.
- Read 5-6 books together.
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- Catch up on learning online. Personally, I love using Starfall and ST math for my children. Starfall has a free version, though I’ve been wanting to purchase the full program lately because it really does help your child learn to read and put together sentences very well. I have wanted to try ABC mouse too but the reviews didn’t seem too promising. When you are catching up with your child in their grade level, you get a chance to see how they are doing in school and how they are progressing. Don’t miss out on that opportunity!
Don’t forget to just have fun and spend time with your kids.
- Dance party with dolls.
- Tea party with dolls. (Dress up too!)
- Sing alongs. Netflix has plenty of them. My toddler LOVES Word Party and they have plenty of great and educational sing alongs.
There you have it, these are the 15 fun acitivites to do with your kids. I really hope this has helped give you some ideas for the next time your children are on break and you find yourself not able to entertain them. I was feeling stressed out too, like I needed to come up with something for them to do but my mind was so focused on my work. If you feel like this is you, that’s not good, moms though I do understand.
You just really need to breathe and clear your mind. You will be so amazed at how much they VALUE the time you actually GIVE them wholeheartedly. I am going to be coming out with a blog post soon on how to really mentally be there for your children wholeheartedly despite the many hurdles life throws at us. Stay tuned for that!
What’s to come.
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