Trying to engineer entertainment for young kids seems to be the task of the century for today’s parents. You need something that will be fun enough to keep them engaged, difficult enough to keep them challenged and simple enough to keep them smiling. It can have you feeling like the entertainment director of a cruise line whose been charged with teaching cats how to juggle.
No need to worry, these three easy to do activities for your kiddos are promised to engage, challenge and delight. As a bonus, they will also be learning a ton from these activities! Now, if you are like me, I like the fun to be inexpensive, outside and easy to do entertainment for kids. Not only does this keep the house clean, but it allows your child to unplug, soak up some vitamin D and be a kid in the great outdoors.
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
An outdoor scavenger hunt is the ultimate entertainment for your kids, and it is so simple to develop. There are a ton of lists you can download online, or you can simply make one of your own. If you have children of varying ages you can always differentiate your lists based on their ability or interests. Your youngest may need to locate a leaf, while your oldest an orange hibiscus blossom. There are so many ways to incorporate learning with the activity. Spice up the fun by adding a cute little pair of binoculars made from a two toilet paper rolls and string and BOOM - you got yourself an Outdoor Safari Scavenger Hunt.
- Backyard Obstacle Course
A backyard obstacle course is another way to bring the fun of a theme park to your back yard, without paying ten dollars for a bottled water. This entertainment young children can also be designed based on the needs and abilities of your children. A trip to the Dollar Tree will supply you with the pool noodle hurdles, the hula hoops jumps, and the water balloon tosses to get you started on a fabulous course full of entertainment for young kids.
- Sidewalk Chalk Art Show
Creating your own sidewalk art show is a great way to foster creativity while appreciating some quality time outdoors! It is simple and easy to set up. All you need is a sidewalk and chalk. Ok, so technically, this one may have to be moved to the front yard to gain access to a sidewalk. Simply give each child their section of the sidewalk to create their masterpiece and let them go. Be sure to purchase a variety of colors for them to choose from. Encourage them to frame the outside of their creation to mimic that of a real piece of art in a museum. When everyone has completed their masterpiece, take a stroll making note of all the positive attributes in each piece. This will provide hours of entertainment young children. Invite the neighbors to join in!
There you have it, three brilliant ways to provide endless easy to do entertainment for kids. So, get your lemonade poured, your shades on and head outdoors!