10 fun activities for kids
Here are some great ideas to keep little minds interested and engaged while having fun at the same time!
- Art projects
Let kids be creative and have plenty of non-toxic art supplies at hand. Find out what type of art materials they are interested in playing with. Explore with crayons, markers, paints and lots of paper. To get your child’s creative juices flowing and let them work on specific project the Once kids-sycamore hero is fun for him/her to focus on. After it is dry it doubles as a new imaginary play item.
- Create something outside
On a nice day get some fresh air and explore with Wecantoo Veggie sidewalk chalk. Draw a masterpiece, make roads for your cars, create a hopscotch board, practice your letters, or draw faces to talk about feelings. It can be fun and educational.
- Water play
Kids love playing and experimenting with water. Whether that means in a pool, water table, bath tub or buckets they can be entertained for an extended period of time. Let them explore with concepts such and dumping and filling, what sinks and floats, etc. Plan Toys’ Water Landing Net is a great way to practice filling, pouring and fishing. The Plan Toys Sailing Boat is another fun toy to take on a water play adventure!
- Working in the garden
Spring is a great time to learn more about gardening. You can find ideas of what to plant, discuss how things grow, and then put it into action. Read books, talk about growth, and teach them about the environment. There are a lot of great things that can be learned from gardening. A vegetable garden is a fantastic way to see and taste the results. Let your child get hands on and experiment with you. The Green Toys’ Gardening Set is a fun way to provide them with their own tools to assist you in the hard work.
- Make a fort
Children love having a fort to hide, read, relax, or initiate pretend play. Let them decorate it and make it their own. You can either build one on your own or have a designated spot using the ingenious Plan Toys Coat Rack which doubles at a tent!
- Family puzzle time
Do a puzzle together! Once it is complete play play I spy with the pictures! A more complex puzzle that would be a fun challenge for all is the Janod Toys Round Observation Puzzle or the Our Blue Planet Puzzle which is covered in amazing illustrations of the continents and what people who live on those continents do, the animals that live with them and what clothing they wear.
- Build together
Whether you choose to use magnetic blocks, marble runs, bricks etc; come up with something creative you can build together or have contests on who can make the tallest tower. Building and experimenting with different tools is a great way to practice working together and letting your imagination run wild. A fun and challenging item is the Hape Autobahn. Try building a tall marble run, a long marble run, or a complex one and experiment with how to get the marbles to the bottom.
- Go on an adventure
- Pack a picnic
Find a fun spot to enjoy a picnic, even if it is your backyard. Make it fun by trying some new snacks. Sometimes a new environment allows for the introduction of new foods–especially with pickier eaters. Fluf Snack Pack Good Eats are reusable food safe, organic snack packs that make it easy for packing your picnic. We also love these Stasher silicone bags, perfect for storing sandwiches and snacks.
- Play mat fun
Take out cars or animals and see where your imagination takes you. A playmat can be a great base to get the creative juices flowing to create your own scenarios. They are also great because they can be moved any where. The Duez Playmat has boldly designed spaces that inspire children to invent an endless variety of worlds with all their toys.