5 Entertaining Things for Kids to Do at Home (That’s Also More Than Educational!)
If you’re looking for something beyond a traditional family movie night that entertains and educates your child, there’s plenty of options at home. You don’t need to head to the museum. Here are some of our favorite tasks that can stimulate creativity and education that your child won’t even notice!
Playing With Magnets
Such a little thing, but you can get magnets for kids that shows just how amazing they are. It’s a great way to get a bit of science into your child’s life. It’s always wonderful to see their eyes open up in wonder when it comes to things like the forces of gravity. Magnets are certainly an amazing way to show your kids just how fun science can be!
We could not do a post about education and having fun without mentioning Lego! Lego is one of those things that stimulate so much creativity among kids. Having to follow instructions might be another thing entirely, which might be best left to Mom or Dad, but if you are looking for a way to entertain your kids while giving them the foundations of coding, you can set up a Lego maze and give your children commands to find a mini figure by going through a small Lego maze. The benefit of doing this is that you can make the mazes harder as the child gets older.
Creating a Pasta World Map
What better way to get your children involved in food and geography at the same time? Getting your kids to create a 3D map of the world with green-colored pasta with different shapes can help to point out different geographical features and regions. The great thing is that you don’t even need to get the paints out if you don’t want to! While it’s great for the kids to make a big mess, if you would rather, you can just get green-colored pasta and spray paint a piece of paper blue outside, and then cut it into the shape of a circle.
Sidewalk Chalk Letters
Everybody loved a bit of hopscotch when they were a child! If you are thinking of a great game to get your kids exercising and their brains working at the same time, a sidewalk chalk alphabet can get them to hop from letter to letter so they spell out different words. This is also great if you are trying to get your kids to learn a new language. In fact, it’s something that we can all benefit from from time to time!
If you don’t want your children to rely on Google Maps and want them to sharpen their map reading skills, you could hide some treasure in the backyard and have the kids find it with a map. Or you can turn the tables and have them hide something from you and create the map themselves.
If you are trying to think of ways to keep your kids entertained without them having to watch TV or movies, there are plenty of things that can be fun and educational at the same time.