Now is a good time to get creative with your kids while keeping them entertained at the same time. Here are some suggestions for activities that are enjoyable for both parents and children.
Rock Painting-This is a feel good way to be creative and spread joy throughout your neighborhood. Paint positive messages, animals or scenery on rocks. Once your finished, plant them throughout your neighborhood for others to enjoy.
Home Made Playdough- So easy to make but can equal hours of fun. 2 cups flour, 3/4 cup salt, 4 teaspoons cream of tartar, 2 cups water (warm), 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Divide and add food coloring in different colors if you wish.
Scavenger Hunt-Print a list of items to be found inside the home, the yard or in your neighborhood. Make the game more interesting with prizes for completing the list!
Baking-Baking is a long lost staple. Teaching kids to bake and measure is not only a good learning tool, but has a delicious outcome. From simple pancake recipes to dessert treats, baking together and gathering around to eat your creations is a great activity to do with both young and older children.
Writing Letters-With so many children not being able to stay in contact with school friends starting a weekly letter writing with a class mate or relative. Kids will have something to look forward to in a return letter. Letter writing is also a great way to keep up with grammar skills.
Whatever activities you decide to do, keeping it light and fun will ensure your activities are a success!