Every evening in our house is crazy...the kids are always bored and nuts! What are some activities that can actually keep them busy for more than 5 minutes? Sometimes my husband and I just want to relax and watch a movie or a tv show.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:57 AM on Jan. 5, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by gemgem at 11:24 AM on Jan. 5, 2009
Oh I love this question! I do unplugged nights. Nights where nothing that has batteries, can be plugged in, nothing that lights up...my two year old loves it and so will older children. Okay, here are just a few. Laundry soccer. Take two laundry baskets (empty) and place them on opposite sides of a room that can be played in. Then a small ball that can be kicked. Blow up small beach balls work well. Create teams. Play soccer. Balloon volley ball. Make a net in a room, blow up a balloon or soft beach ball - and have your team sets - play. Take all your blankets in the house and make a tent with chairs and couches. Use flash lights and have snacks. Read books in the "caves" or forts. Take all your recycles for the past week (or two) and make a recycled Robot.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:24 AM on Jan. 5, 2009
cont..Use all those tiolet paper and paper towel rolls (empty of course), soda bottles (washed out) and other items that may be interesting. Large diaper boxes make awesome doll houses or "action hero club houses" (PC way to say boy doll house). Have races on who can clean an area the fastest. Bubble wars. Just need some dollar stores bubbles. My two year old dies laughing at this. Make cookies and have them decorate them. Bake and let them actually help. My toddler loves to cook and he feels so big as a result. Muffin mix is easy to do and can be done at the kitchen table. Go food shopping. Give each a picture list of items they are responsible for. You don't have to do a full shopping trip. Just more like a scavenger hunt of items you know you will need. It is called pre reading by the way.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:29 AM on Jan. 5, 2009
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Answer by salexander at 12:04 PM on Jan. 5, 2009
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