Knowing how to keep children entertained at weekends and during the holidays can be a tricky task for many parents, especially when many kids are bored staying at home. According to the Daily Mail, a recent poll revealed that grumpy children say ‘I’m bored’ more than 200 times over the summer holidays. If you’re running out of ways to entertain your children over the weekend or during the holidays, below are some simple ways to keep them busy.
Get crafty with card
Children love a craft project, especially if they know it’s going to be seen by a lot of people. Use your time with the children wisely and make handmade birthday cards for family and friends. The kids will love being creative and designing the cards and it means you won’t have to go out and buy expensive cards for everyone all year! Plus, friends and family will really love the thought. This idea is also perfect for Christmas and Easter holidays. You can give them old cards to cut up along with stickers, glitter, foam letters and googly eyes from Craft Superstore.
Baking is not only great fun for children, it can also help them to develop self confidence and teach them necessary skills such as measuring ingredients and cleaning up after themselves. Whether you’re baking a big cake, some cupcakes, biscuits or scones, tell the kids they can polish them off at the end and they’ll certainly be super eager to help you and get started straight away!