Top 3 activities you can pull off with the whole family!
Mama I’m B O R E D D D D D !
A phrase that almost every parent is familiar with is this! Especially if you have a single child who is stuck inside the house all day because of the lockdown. The question remains the same, what activities to do at home that can fit everyone’s tastes! From your restless little ones to your older kids that prefer doing things absorbed in their devices. How can you combat these differences and spend some quality time with your family? We got you covered, here is our list of things you can do to make it fun:
Bring out the reels!
No, we are not talking about Instagram reels (also you need a social media detox if that is what you thought of first). We’re talking about movie nights. Movie nights when done right can actually have a tonne of benefits including getting your child to put their phone away and sit down with you! (We consider that a huge win).
With a lot of different genres you can try out, there are a lot of family friendly movies you can try out. Netflix even has a category for family friendly movies. This can help you avoid the awkwardness of anything even mildly inappropriate.
Some movies that we recommend are:
- Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang
Laced with laughter, magic and life lessons this is bound to be a fun movie to watch with your family. This is a personal favorite and a movie that is highly recommended. Plus, if your child loves farm animals, this may amuse them!
- A Dog’s Purpose
An absolute tear jerker, I’d recommend keeping a box of tissues on the side with a strong will not to adopt a dog right after! This may even make you understand why you need a family pet. Did we mention how growing up around pets is a good thing?
This list may sound like it endorses dog movies but it is essential for children to develop a friendly view for all living things around them. Seeing the world around them with compassion is an important part of raising well rounded children.
Save yourself some kitchen rush!
Invite your children to the kitchen! It’ll be fun, we promise. Get the whole family involved in picking what to eat and help in preparing it. You can even carry forward fun activities through the day which can include asking them to pick what they want to eat that day. They can help you online shop for groceries and help in cooking it up. This can be a really fun activity to try out.
Trying this out on the weekends can not only help you relax after a long week but also get your children involved. Cooking is an essential life skill that must be taught to every child regardless of gender, so what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!
To give you a head start, here is an easy recipe you can try out:
You can also try baking some tasty treats with your child. This can help in a bonding session.
Bring in the power of play!
Play is a powerful tool in bringing the whole family together. There are so many ways in which you can infuse play in your everyday life. Even chores can be converted into play, your home can be made into a fun house like that! If your child is around 2-3 years of age he/she can indulge in engaging educational toys that can help them learn and have fun at the same time!
Since the whole world is going through a deadly pandemic, the only thing we do is desperately try to beat boredom by checking out activities to do at home. And to make it easier, you can help by engaging your child into different activities indoors to keep them both mentally and physically fit. It is not a hard feat to accomplish. There are so many board games you can play at home. From snakes and ladders to ludo or a game of jenga!
Did we mention how windup toys can always be a great alternative for toddlers to keep them busy? Everything comes to an end and so has this. Let us know in the comments if any of this helps you. And also feel free to add in more suggestions for activities to do at home!