It is hard to keep the children busy. So I am always looking for activities to do at home with children I have 2 boys who don’t like craft activities or drawing much. And I am not keen on spending money for activities every weekend. If I take them to the animal farm, they are too busy playing on the playground to look at the animals.
We are lucky to have a bush walk of about 2km on the estate we live in. We do this at least once a week. It is great exercise and the bush is forever changing. As we walk we play I Spy with My Little Eye with colours.
Children learn through play. It teaches literacy, gives them space, and teaches choices, communication and so much more. Even buttons can be a learning tool – stack, colours, counting and so on. A child playing is also a learning phase for adults. It teaches us, to be more patient and understanding. And it teaches an adult to play again. And it is fun!
What ideas have you tried at home? There are so many and they are ways to spend time with the children.
I have a written a few blogs regarding Activities to do at Home with Children. See here about making Moon Sand.
Children value your time not money and what you spend on them.