Some parts of the world are opening up, but kids are still not allowed to go out of their homes for their safety. It can get boring for your kids having to spend their childhoods stuck at home. Therefore, you might want to create more fruitful memories for them despite being stuck at home.
If you want to get your kids excited, here are some different ideas that you can use to entertain your kids, even at home.
Online learning activities
When your kids are stuck at home, you can give them opportunities to entertain themselves while also learning something new. For that purpose, the Internet can be a valuable tool with its myriad of devices, websites, and apps that are helpful both for education and entertainment. You need to look for these sites and apps.
Nowadays, you can choose the educational website of your choice based on the learning activity that you want your child to commit to. There are plenty available online out there. You can also use educational apps, which can be more convenient.
These online learning activities are convenient because you can access them anywhere if you are connected to the Internet.
Virtual museum tour
It might not be a good idea to visit a local museum if you want to keep your kids as safe as possible. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a museum tour at all. Even when your kids are stuck at home, you can still enjoy virtual museum tours, given the efforts of thousands of galleries and museums from all over the world.
When doing a virtual museum tour, you should stay with your kids to explain each piece to them when you can. It’s an excellent way to introduce your kids to art, history, and culture worldwide all at the same time. Plus, you don’t have to leave the house to do so too, it’s convenient and safe.
Podcasts are usually associated with adults. However, podcast creators also cater to kids, so why not try and see if your kids would enjoy those? Podcasts can help your kids reduce their time looking at screens all day. At the same time, it can help entertain them by listening to stories.
Podcasts are also an excellent way to bond with your kids to have something to talk about as well.
Journal writing is a beloved activity that your kids can also enjoy. It would be a fun keepsake for them when they grow up and look back at all their thoughts and everyday experiences during those times. At the same time, it helps teach kids how to verbalize their thoughts in some way.
You can help them choose their journals and give them those journals with built-in locks to keep their secrets private. Don’t forget to remind them to write the dates in their diaries.
It’s always fun to have a family game night, but given the easy access to video games and games on mobile phones through apps, it might seem nothing new to your kids. Instead of getting glued to the TV screen, why not get board games? Board games provide a different type of gaming fun that your kids will want.
It’s also a chance to bond with them and enjoy each others’ company. You can even build a collection eventually and give your kids a life-long hobby.
Family movie night
Aside from family game night, family movie night is another exciting way to keep your kids entertained at home. You can turn it into a whole experience by making homemade popcorn and getting a projector that can project the movie onto a blank wall or even a white blanket. You can also make fake tickets to sell the moment.
If you have multiple kids, get them to alternate each week with what movie they want to watch so that everyone gets the chance to watch what they want.
You don’t have to head to the great outdoors to enjoy a bit of camping. Your backyard still counts as the outdoors, so if you want a change of pace, why not try backyard camping with your kids? It’s a great way to teach them camping tips so that they know what to do when you do the real thing one day.
Smores, campfire stories, and sleeping in sleeping bags can be a memorable experience for your kids that they’ll remember for a long time.
Over to You
There are many ways you can entertain your kids these days, but the ones on this list ensure that you engage your kids in a way that will be fruitful or heartwarming, and memorable. Try these out to spice the days up for your kids to not think they are stuck at home. Instead, they’ll remember these fun experiences when they were at home.