A home is a thriving ground for a bunch of growing kids. Growing up is mandatory, but not without any fun. Since playing is the only work they know, are you prepared to keep them busy and happy? Today, we are going to unlock some insanely fun boredom-busting activities for your kids. Don’t worry; it won’t be more than what you signed up for. These activities are super easy and fun to incorporate without too much of legwork. So, get ready to give them 99% of your awesomeness with these fun filled activities.
Exciting Geographic Activity
Don’t you think that kids learn better when they are learning and laughing at the same time? Hopefully, the answer is an optimistic “Yes.” So, let’s get started with a geographic fun-filled activity. Simply get a World map or a map of United States and ask your kids to place pins on all the visited places. Also, ask them to mark all the thrilling places that they want to visit in the near future. Get them hunting for numbers, landmarks, airplanes, etc. Create an ultimate road trip and maintain it as a keepsake. They will never realize about the incidental learning until the map is memorized. Remember, whatever is learned with pleasure is hardly forgotten.
Visit a Cave
It can’t really get more insane than this, but it’s so much fun at the same time. Dark and mysterious, there is always this element of the unknown that stimulates our curiosity and imagination like nothing else. Depending upon the cave you choose to visit, it might not always be an easy walk for your kids. However, they would like scrambling through the hole, which is actually better suited for their bodies. Kids would absolutely love the sense of exploration and discovery that a cave has to offer.
From the underground waterfalls to the cool wildlife found in the caves, kids are sure to have a blast. The caves also provide an opportunity to learn about geology and history. Of course, you will have to spend some time learning about the cave to be visited. As such, you could explore a cave near your house, or you can plan a cave visit as a part of your vacation trip. You will hardly find an actual treasure in a cave, but your kids will be left with memories worth treasuring.
Tempera Paint Art for Kids
Prepare your kids to create a masterpiece with tempera paint because it’s bright, non-toxic and easily washable. Moreover, it’s effortless to use and quite inexpensive as well. There are so many ways to have a fun-filled time with tempera paints. Your little ones can make handprints or even decorate their space. Kids can actually paint each other with washable tempera paints. It would be so much fun to watch them get a bit messy. Since it’s a water-based paint, it can be easily taken off with sprinklers.
If you live in an area with snowfall, it can’t get any better than using tempera paints to decorate the snows. What better outdoor canvas can you get? It would prove to be an awesome outdoor winter activity for your little ones. As an extra layer of protection, just make sure to read what’s written on the bottle at the time of purchase. The paint bottle must read washable. So, go ahead and enjoy the beautiful artwork. More than the final result, the little painter will enjoy the time spent doing the messy artwork.
Teach them Archery
Archery is often seen as a forgotten sport in most countries. Why not introduce it to your kids. After all, there isn’t anything more satisfying than hitting a target with a bow. A lot can be done with a bow and arrow. For a simple start, a fun game that kids can play with archery is striking the balloons with an arrow. They can be scored based on the number of hits. To make it all the more fun, blow up several balloons and fill them with colors and glitters and then tape them on a canvas. When the balloon is hit, the colorful explosion will create an amazing artwork of its own. It will not only test their skills but will also bring a smile on their face every time they pull the bowstring for a hit.
Each time the arrow is released, it would make them feel absolutely amazing. So, your kids are sure to love the sport that doesn’t have too much of a learning curve. If they agree to dedicate their time to master the weapon, archery can eat up their whole vacation. What better ways can you think of to effectively combat today’s social platforms that keep them hooked indoors and make them unhealthy by the day? Archery could be the fun and unusual breakthrough that you might have been looking for. It will surely keep you and your kids excited.
Yard Sale with Kids
The yard sale is a great activity to serve your hunger for fun-filled activities. Involving kids with yard sale makes the activity all the more fun and exciting. Moreover, it will teach them some business lessons as well. Also, you will be left with a cleaner space in the pretext of a yard sale. Not to forget the fact that a yard sale can prove to be a substantial payday for the family. Apart from the unused household items, kids can be encouraged to include their own items for sale. They can also be taught to set up the tables and to prepare lemonades. Seek their assistance in labeling the items for sale.
Let the kids decide the sale price of their own items. Provide them with a calculator, pen, paper and some coins for exchange. You can tell all your neighbors to join the yard sale. Additionally, you can also post an ad on Craigslist to get traffic to your yard. Prepare sign boards and post it on the leading corners so that far-off visitors can easily make it to your place on the day of sale. Take helping hand from kids, whenever you can. Finally, make sure to celebrate your success with them once the sale is closed for the day. Irrespective of the revenue generated, be happy that your kids had a great time and they were able to embark their first entrepreneurial journey at a very early age.
Of course, these are not the typical after-school offerings for your little ones. These are some unusual activities guaranteed to offer an insane amount of fun. It’s for those parents who are looking for the path that is less traveled. So, are you on board?