Entertaining children inside the home can sometimes be challenging. Typically, children may want to turn to a video game or the television for their primary source of entertainment. Instead, try doing a craft at the kitchen table together. This could include coloring, a painting project or a puzzle. What’s great about this option is that you can easily be cooking in the kitchen at the stove while the children are crafting close by.
Another idea would be that if you have a room in your living space with two twin beds, try spreading a bed sheet over the top of the beds to create a fort. Especially on a rainy day, this can provide great entertainment! Try tucking the sheets into dresser or night stand drawers to create an even bigger fort. Games, reading, and pretend play are great for forts.
When you live in an apartment, town home or condo, you may not have a yard for the children to play in and going to the park is not always an option. And, some days during the winter months are just not suitable for outdoor play. We want to keep our children busy, but also would rather them spend their energy wisely. Whether it’s the weather or your backyard accommodations that are keeping you and your children indoors, there are ways to keep children challenged and busy during a day inside. Entertaining children for the day inside your home suddenly doesn’t seem so bad!