The kids are at home, it’s raining and no one wants to go outside. It’s a constant dilemma we all face on a regular basis in the UK.
Sometimes you want the kids to get away from TV, smartphone, tablet and computer screens.
4 Kingdoms have challenged the team to come up with some alternative fun activities. We chose the following list of activities that are inexpensive, educational and fun to do.
Pom Pom Popper
The first on our list is pom-pom poppers (items can be substituted). This will surely get your kids involved in making the pom-pom poppers and using them (supervision required as scissors are involved).
After creating the pom-pom poppers you can choose what to use (soft items), set up a firing range with carboard targets or small buckets etc.
15 card games for kids
Card games can be fun when everyone knows how to play. So what if you could play different card games and find your kids favourites.
We have found a great resource to learn 15 different child-friendly card games.
How to make paper planes
Do you remember as a child the first time you learned to make a paper plane? It was exciting, you felt a sense of achievement (until it didn’t fly to the other side of the room).
We have found a great resource that will give you step by step directions through making a paper plane that’s going to soar. And there are advanced paper plane instructions as well.
How to make slime
Many fads come and go, however, slime seems to continue to entertain generations of children. We found 10 easy homemade slime recipes you can use to create including fluffy, rainbow and glow in the dark slime.
Homemade Play Dough
Playdough is like a stress ball for kids. There’s something about kneading and creating different shapes that focuses the mind.
We have found several recipes for playdough and a list of things to do with it when it’s made.
Make a cardboard guitar
I’m not sure whether this is a good idea or not. There’s always that impish uncle who would revel in buying your children a loud instrument as a present. He would hand it over with a big grin, knowing you would have endless hours of listening to the noise after he leaves, lol.
We found a great alternative with this cardboard guitar. It will entertain your kids with gathering the part required, making the guitar and playing with it afterwards (and it’s not so loud).