Three Fun, Free Activities For Kids!
As parents, we all know how hard it can be keeping the kids occupied. It’s always great to have a few go to ideas that are fun and free.
Here are 3 fun, free activities to keep the kids busy.
Create a Bug Hotel
If the weather isn’t too cold or wet, then this is a great way to get the outside. It’s also a fantastic learning experience. You don’t have to have a garden either. You could easily go to a local park and create one.
But what is a bug hotel. It’s where the children create a safe habitat to attract bugs to live in and take shelter. The RSPB have a fantastic, step by step, guide on how to use materials to hand to create a safe place for bees, woodlice, ladybirds, frogs, etc.
It’s hard to avoid screens these days. But when the kids are able to use their screen then why not find a game online for them to play. Scroll through the app store and you’ll see that there are many online games that you need to pay for but there are some great games that the kids can play for free!
I’ve found some online games that have an educational twist, where there are financial games aimed at kids of different ages. Treze Coins is a perfect games for younger children who are just learning to count. The aim of the game is to select the right number of coins to put into a gum ball machine.
For slightly older children Supermarket Numbers is a fun game. In the left hand corner you have your number goal and in the main space of the screen you have number squares. You must click on the number combination to create the goal number. As you work your way through the levels, negative numbers are added.
Explore Your Local Area
How many kids are whizzed from one place to the next in the car? Or walked to school in more of mad dash than leisurely walk. Busy family life, means we’re often in a rush. Why not pack a picnic and set off to really explore your local area.
It doesn’t matter whether you live in a city or the middle of the countryside, set off and see where the day takes you. You might find a park you’ve never explored or notice a building you’ve walked past a hundred times but never really paid attention to.
You’ll be amazed at how much you notice when you just slow down and look! There are lots of ways to make a family walk fun.