Keeping Kids Busy at Home
With everything going on in the world and so many kids home from school for an extended period of time, it has become a priority for many parents to find things that kids can do at home that will keep them busy and occupied. Not only will this keep them from being bored and potentially getting into trouble around the house, but it will also help them avoid too much of the worry that comes with dealing with today’s troubling events.
So what can kids do that will keep them busy and worry-free? There are options, but some of the best include arts and crafts and games. Here are five of our expert’s top suggestions.
This huge box of craft supplies includes a wide assortment of high quality items that can be used to make just about anything that can be imagined. Perfect for your 5 minute crafts session or for a longer, more organized lesson at home, this is an all inclusive kit with so many possibilities.
Kids will love this kit, which comes in a blank, unpainted wooden organizer that can be decorated as you go. Considered the perfect craft organizers and storage solution, this box allows your kids to separate their supplies in a way that saves them time while giving them easy access to everything all at one time. Decorate the box or leave it as is, and open the endless possibilities of these crafts for girls ages 8-12.
For anyone who enjoys working with beads, this jewelry making kit is just what you are looking for. It includes a variety of beads in ten different styles that are different colors and types to offer a large variety. They are the perfect beads for bracelets or for keychains, animal figures, or other types of jewelry. Let your kids get creative and the possibilities are truly endless.
Made with high-quality materials, this huge set of 360 beads is the perfect bracelet making kit for girls. It is versatile and gives your kids the ability to work with different colored beads as well as those with different textures. Each bead is made of the highest quality plastic, so it will not break easily, giving long life to any of the creations your kids might come up with. For older kids, these beads offer the chance to create and stay busy at the same time.
What could be more fun when you’re stuck at home than painting. Your kids will love it, if for no other reason than the creativity that flows when they have the chance to get a bit messy and you’ll love it because it is 100% non-toxic and completely washable from all fabrics and even the carpet. With a smooth consistency, it is super easy for even the youngest kids to paint with brushes or hands, as it conforms with ASTM D-36 and EN-71 federal regulations.
With so many colors to choose from, the possibilities are limited only by your kids’ mind. There are metallic colors, as well as glitter, neon, and dark choices, giving kids the chance to paint whatever they dream of on a variety of surfaces such as canvas, paper, poster board, and more. No matter the age, this paint set is sure to be a hit in any home.
Puzzles are a proven method of getting kids to focus on something else, while getting their minds off of things that might be more bothersome. Today, that is exactly what so many parents are looking for. Dreampark Puzzles are designed for kids specifically around ages 3-8 and are made with high quality wood that is both non-toxic and durable enough for even the younger kids to build them over and over again.
With pieces made perfectly for little hands, Dreampark puzzles offer fun and teach at the same times. They come in a pack of 6 and include different themes such as the farm, dinosaurs, the planet and more. They help to build problem solving skills while keep your younger children focused on fun and not on anything that might worry them.
In times like these, it isn’t always possible to store feelings and worries away while the world around us is bombarding us with them. For moments like that, the My Feelings game is the perfect way to help your kids discuss and understand the things they are feeling as a result of the current happenings around the world. There are over 280 different scenarios in the game that help kids look at their feelings so that they can learn how to regulate them.
Additional regulation strategies help your kids learn how to manage the emotions that may cause them to act out, in a way that is more socially appropriate. At the same time, the game is designed to keep your kids engaged too. Parent’s looking for a way to discuss these difficult topics, like the abstract concepts associated with feelings, this game is the perfect solution.