5 Fun and Engaging Activities for Your Kids

5 Fun and Engaging Activities for Your Kids

Parenting children is the most exhausting job, and it's hard to think of ideas to entertain them and keep them busy.

Cartoons or video games may appeal to them, but too much screen time often results in serious health and physiological problems like obesity, and studies have stated that around 14.4 million children and adolescents in the USA are obese, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trust me, you are not alone who are frantically searching for new activities for their kids. Here are a few ideas and activities that might be of some help to you. 

1. Scavenger hunt

One thing’s for sure, kids love adventure. They are always curious about the world out there and the people around them, and they make sure to get to the bottom of everything. This is exactly why kids enjoy scavenger hunts.

Every once in a while, set up a scavenger hunt throughout the entire house, and leave clues here and there to help them with the quests. You can always guide your kids if they are stuck anywhere. Don't forget to leave rewards and treats at every achieved milestone.

2. Hide and Seek

Kids love going to parks and recreation centers, so why not transform your own indoor backyard into a mini version of a park? Every weekend, play hide and seek with your little one in the park and you’ll never get enough of the smile on their face.

You can also install a mini-version of a swing, a slide, a see-saw, merry-go-rounds, and similar things to make the park even more appealing. If your kid is adventurous, you can also invest in trampolines.

If you don’t find it in the nearby toy store, search for trampolines online, explore a few, and get the best delivered to your home.

3. Family Tree

If your kid is a to-be adolescent, then this is the perfect way to spend time with your children. The simplest and most common way to introduce your little one to its family is through a family tree. Most family trees have a bubble for each member of the line, with each box interconnected to the others to show links.

Sit down on an evening and unravel the entire family history, both the paternal and the maternal sides. Explain to your children the various events in the past that have created a big impact on your family. Even better, if you're doing this with their grandparents.

4. Memory Game

Memory game is also a very common indoor game played by kids of all ages, and sometimes even adults. It is a great way to improve the memory of your child, and also ensure that he/she enjoys the process.

In this game, one child says a name of a random object, for example, a fruit or a vegetable or a thing, and the next player, before adding to it, first says what the previous player had said. This continues for many rounds. A player gets eliminated when he or she breaks the sequence.

The memory game is generally easy in the initial stages but gets harder as the list becomes longer. A player needs to pay extreme attention to the game, thereby also enhancing concentration skills.

5. Indoor bowling

You don't need to go to the arcade every time your kid wants to bowl. In a household, I'm sure that there won't be a dearth of empty plastic bottles and plastic containers. So just make use of them and make your own, customized bowling alley!

You can do this either in the living area of your house or in the backyard. Align the bottles just like they do with bowling pins and set up a straight course through which the ball will be rolled. No need for a bowling ball - pick up a random ball from around the house and enjoy a night of indoor bowling with your kid. 

Over to you…

So now the next time your child complains of boredom, you can always pick one of these activities and keep them engaged and interested.

Trust me, these games will never go out of fashion, and with your creative parental mind, you can turn any boring, monotonous evening, into a fun game night for your children.



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