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How to Keep Your Kids Entertained

Are you tired of seeing your kids lying around and bored because nothing excites them? Well, after this, you will not have to worry about that anymore. Kids like a daily menu of kinds of stuff to do that are super fun. It’s in their childhood years that they get prepared for adulthood, but it is also important that they have fun.

Their early years always go on to affect the way they operate later on. Thankfully, there are various exciting activities you can do with your kids. It’s essential they have these quality times and to foster unforgettable memories with their parents.

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So, What are the Simple and Effective Ways to Entertain Your Kids?

Creative toys

Any toy that allows a child to create something will always keep them preoccupied for a long time.

Therefore, you can invest in puzzles, Play-Dough, Thinking Putty, and Legos.

Not only will your child have a good time playing with the toys for hours, but they will also develop their spatial reasoning.

Encourage outdoor play

Do you recall how your parents kept you busy?

Offer your child a stick and a ball, and let them run free.

If you are concerned about their safety, plan on keeping a close watch.

They will be fine.

Host play dates

Apart from outdoor games, you can organize a play date with another parent in your neighborhood.

When you need time, you can send your child over to play with their child.

Also, sometimes you can let them send their child around. When children play together, they keep themselves busy.

Give them important tasks

Give your kid a task and make it a big deal.

You can tell them they need to make a block fort for Grandma or draw pictures of daddy.

They will work on it independently without complaining if they think it is an important task.

Design a treasure hunt

Hide something like a sticker or coin somewhere in the house.

Give your kids a clue and let them run around trying to find it, and making the whole search a bit tricky will promote the development of their resilience and ability to find stuff without asking for your help.

● Play with bolts and locks

Give your child a nut and bolt or a lock and key, and let them play with it.

Most young kids are mesmerized by the action of unlocking something.

This act also helps them develop motor skills while they are at it.

Provide them with a mixed bag and see if they can figure out the locks and keys’ compatibility.

●  Make a sculpture

Give your child a piece of Styrofoam, a few pipe cleaners, or any child-friendly item you may have, and ask them to make a sculpture.

Anything can do, but a favorite character like superheroes is the winning suggestion. 

Grow a garden

Offer your child a plant to take care of it.

They can grow a few flowers or a herb on the window seal.

Make them water their plant every day, and you can ask them to look over it whenever you need time.

That makes them active and occupied in their work.

Listening to Audiobooks

If you have a child too young to read independently, get audio versions of their favorite books.

Let them sit and go through the pages as they listen to a friendly voice reading.

In case you can’t find a recording, make one using your phone.

● Have messy mixing time

Set up a large tarp on your floor, and give your children some bowls and other kitchen things to mix.

You’ll see how your child is excited to get messy indoors, thus making them willing to play on their own without constant attention from you.

Create a scavenger hunt

You don’t need a whole list. You can say, “Bring me something which starts with the letter B,” and see them run around the house looking.

To ensure your kids are motivated, you can reward them by choosing meals for dinner once they have found the requested items on your list.


Well, do you think your kids can be bored in your presence?

Probably not.

With the above simple ways of entertaining your kids when they are free, you will see them always busy and happy simultaneously, which will make you happy too.

After all, a happy child = a delighted parent.

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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