Trying to keep them entertained at home? In between being homeschooled and the confinement, it's time to get creative and plan some good old-fashioned family fun. If you’ don't know what to do with the kids, we’ve got some ideas to get you started with Bronzery.
Create a Treasure Hunt
When the kids start to feel bored up - it's time to send them on a treasure hunt. You can organize it either in the house, in the backyard or around the neighborhood (at a social distance!, of course) It is easy and fun to do with an n old piece of a brown paper bag. Draw the map, leave the clues, the treasures and let the kids find the fun!
Kids love FLOAM! Here is a quick recipe on how to make it.
- A small bottle of glue
- 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of saline solution
- 1/2 cup bean bag filler.
- Pour the glue into a bowl
- Add the baking soda and water
- Slowly add the saline solution a few teaspoons at a time, mixing in between
- Mix and then knew, adding more saline solution if needed
- Add beads and knead until fully mixed
Read - with a twist!
If you are having a hard time getting the kids to read more books, shake things up with a story bag!
Fill up a paper bags with random items like a rubber duck, a toy, a doll, etc... (basically anything you have handy) Then get the kids to tell YOU a story, by pulling the items out of the bag, one at a time. This is one story that never gets boring, because it’s changing all the time!
Make your home a family restaurant!
Have the kids plan the menu, set the table, help with the cooking, makeup menus, even play the part of waiter/waitress - taking your order and adding up a “bill,” even although everything is of course - on the house.
Have older kids? Teens might like to turn tonight’s dinner into a cooking show they can video and share with the family or on social media.
Make a bird feeder
As school ramps up at home, you should look for ways to make learning fun for your kids. Now’s the perfect time to get outside and explore nature with DIY bird feeders. Kids can make this project with old milk cartons. To get started, cut a hole in the milk carton, clean it out and add birdseed, sticks on the outside, and decorate. Then place the bird feeders outside and watch for little visitors!
For more ideas for family fun, look at our other blog posts!