There is no doubt about it. It can be challenging to keep kids entertained at home, whether you plan to hunker down during a pandemic or simply need to find ways to spend a rainy day.
Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to entertain your kids and pass the time. Here are our best tips for keeping your kids entertained at home.
No matter how old you are, you can enjoy blowing bubbles and watching the bubbles float throughout the air. It can be a relaxing experience that slows your heart rate and eases your anxiety as you take deep slow breaths to create bubbles.
Bubble solution is cheap and can easily be found at the dollar store. If you don’t have bubble solution on hand, you can easily make it yourself with supplies like dish soap that you probably already have on hand.
Build a Fort
Young toddlers and teens alike enjoy building a fort with sheets, pillows, and chairs that they can explore. Older kids can make more complex forts with more rooms and tunnels.
After you build the fort, you can encourage kids to play handheld video games, read a book, or eat a picnic in the fort together.
You don’t need to buy a fancy fort building kit to make fun forts your kids will love. A simple sheet over a table can be enough for preschoolers to have a great time.
Watch Old Movies
The old movies you grew up with are new to your kids, who haven’t seen any of them. You could have a movie day or “film festival” celebrating your old favorites. Some of our favorites are:
- Back to the Future
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
- Jurassic Park
Sometimes movies that are new to you can be just as fun as a new release.
These are just some of the ways that you can keep kids busy and entertained at home. What are your favorite tips?