There is a sentence that all parents hear on average at least 700 times during the winter break. Do you guess what it is? If you answered, "I'm bored," you're right! We know how difficult it can be to keep your children busy when schedules are disrupted. To make your life a little easier, we've put together seven activities that will move your kids, avoid boredom and keep screen time to a minimum.
Building an Obstacle Course
Take a moment to talk about the fact that your living room looks like a tornado, but it's worth it. Let your kids design and build an entertaining obstacle course throughout the house. Build tunnels out of cardboard boxes that will be left in your garage after the holidays and set up roadblocks with chairs. Get creative and have fun with it! Once the obstacle course has been set up, change the children and find out who can complete the course in no time!
Walk in your hallway "Bowling"
. Sure, you can put your kids in a bowling alley, but it can be expensive and messy. Stay in your PJs instead and create an alley in your own hall! Put plastic cups in a pyramid shape and roll down the hallway with a small ball. STRIKE! If you do not have plastic cups, plastic bottles will work well with water.
Take dance parties up
It's time to turn down the blinds and turn the music! If your kids are getting restless and need serious shaking, a dance party is a must. Make a playlist with your kids and all their favorite songs, turn on some Christmas lights and get the glow sticks you have in your freezer, from the 4th of July ̵
Play Balloon Tennis
Take a trip to your local dollar shop and get some fly swatters and balloons. Why? Because it's time to play tennis! Blow up a few balloons for your tennis balls and use the fly swatter as a bat, and you're ready for the game, game, game! Make sure you remove fragile items from the "box" before playing.
Make activity cubes
Take a box and tape paper on each side. Once you have covered all the pages, write a fun activity on each side of the box. Think: Crabwalk, Jumping Jacks, Frog Jumps and more! Have each child throw dice alternately and your children will be entertained while consuming the most energy.
Do not let Cab Fever get you the best. If you feel the rumble of a restless breed, you should definitely try one of these fun and creative activities!