The Diwali vacations have begun, and sooner than later kids are going to be bored of having nothing to do and they’ll eventually pester you to take them out. You’ve tried a day at the park, a movie and a visit to Grandma’s. But it’s never enough. You need to keep them busy all the time. But in these busy schedules, how can you give your complete attention to your spoilt brats? Not to worry, we’ve listed a few exciting activities you could try out for your kids’ entertainment, that will take up more than a few hours every day and ensure that your kids have a blast.
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These are extremely useful if you want to keep your children busy. A typical activity kit comprises of jewellery kits, moulding-and-painting kits, DIY toy assemble kits, magnetic/mechanics sets etc.
If your tot is spending her vacations lying on the couch and sulking, it’s time to make her day. Invest in a Barbie play house and call her best friend over for a tiny tea party at her new Barbie doll house.
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If your teens or tweens are lazing around the house and texting friends, break this bad habit. It’s for some good ol’ outdoor fun. Play games like dog and the bone, hopscotch, dodge ball, Frisbee, Badminton, etc. Get out there and enjoy the sun with your kids. Run, jump and sweat it out. (It’ll be a good workout for you too.) If your kids are younger, a day at the beach digging sand pits and building castles would be just as fun.
Tour the Milky Way:
Visit the planetarium in your city along with your kids and have a look at the different galaxies, planets and stars. Talk to your kids about each thing. Do a little extra research before you set out and throw in a little trivia to show off your knowledge. Once you’re done with the planetarium, try the museum next!
Kids are always burdened with homework and projects. So why not use the holidays to get them to develop a skill or interest? This is a good time to enrol your child in a speech and drama class or a Japanese origami workshop. Ask other parents about hobby classes in your area. Not only will your kids learn something new, but they will also interact with other kids of their age and make new friends.
The weather is pleasant, so it’s a good time to step outside and enjoy the beauties of nature. Let your kids explore trees, bees, plants and flowers of all kinds and colours; and quiz them about the scientific names for everything too. Saying those tongue twisters out loud will be a laugh riot. Just make sure to print out a list of names if they are likely to slip your mind.
Getting your kid’s mind around a math problem might be a difficult task; but brain teasers and strategy games are super fun! Invest in a couple of board games that will help keep your children’s grey cells active. Scrabble, Chess, Battleship, etc., are exciting games for the whole family.