Here are some of the best ways to pass a day stuck in the house
Looking after little ones is hard if you can’t head out to their favourite spots like the park, the playground and the cinema. But just because you’re stuck inside the house, doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of fun stuff you could be doing.
So if you’re worried about keeping your kids entertained in the home, we’re here to help. We’ve put together this handy guide with some of the best ideas for supporting creativity and having a blast with your little ones at home. Let’s take a look.
Make some music
Any parent knows that children love making noise, so why not turn that noise into music. Even if you don’t have any instruments to hand, all it takes is some creativity. Tap two yoghurt pots together like a coconut or put some rice in an empty carton for a makeshift maraca.
With your instruments at your side, you and the kids can spend an afternoon creating funky tunes and having a blast. Why not get dressed up and put on your very own concert while you’re at it?
Custom diamond art
Looking for a way to unleash your child’s creativity while also helping them craft something they can be truly proud of? Custom diamond art achieves all this and more. These stunning painting kits give your children all the tools they need to create shimmering works of art, using a wide variety of templates and guides to fashion something that meets their tastes – be it wolves, fairies, landscapes or something else entirely. Creating these pieces is a fun, simple and exciting process, and when they’re done, your children’s masterpieces can be hung up for all to see and admire!
Have a spa day
As a parent, you might think that your spa days are behind you, but you can still bring the spa to you, with help from your little ones! Tell your kids it’s a spa day and make the whole day all about pampering and preening.
You could paint nails, give massages, make your own facemasks and run hot, soothing bubble baths to give your home a truly relaxing feel.
Enjoy a tea party
Make lunchtime or tea time exciting by turning it into a full blown dinner party! Carpet picnics complete with all your child’s favourite snacks are sure to delight, and you can get them to invite their favourite soft toys and dolls along, too. You could even give your party a theme, like the Mad Hatter’s tea party. That way, you can make creating your own wacky hats part of the fun too.
Make a time capsule
This is a great way to get your child thinking, while still keeping things fun and entertaining. Work with your kids to help them create a time capsule that they can look back on in the future. They could put in objects and knick-knacks that mean something to them, drawings they’ve done, or a toy that they don’t mind parting with. You could even get them to write down some things to put in the box, such as interviews with family members, stories they’ve written, a list of their favourite things, and a letter to their future selves.
Have a scavenger hunt
Every child loves a scavenger hunt. Not only are they excited about potentially coming across some toys or sweeties at the end, but the process of hunting down clues and trying to work them out is exciting in and of itself. Spend some time putting together a series of clues that will have your child searching all over the house for the much-anticipated prize.