4 tips to keep your kids busy when you don't have a garden?
How do you plan your days when the kids are stuck at home and you don't even have a yard at home? They may want to go outside to play, which can mean extra work for mom and dad. Here are some basic, quick-to-implement, boredom-busting activities you can do right now at home.
1. Helping out with the housework
What if your kids found a way to contribute? It's not about taking advantage of the kids, but depending on their age and ability, they might enjoy helping with some light housework. For example, if you give a toddler who is just learning to walk a piece of paper to throw away, he or she will gladly lend a hand. By age six or seven, they can participate in tasks like setting the table and sweeping. They can learn a lot about responsibility and independence in this setting.
2. Start creative workshops
Creative activities are a great way to relax and exercise creativity, and they can be adapted for people of all ages and backgrounds. It's possible to offer this exercise to children without spending a lot of money on supplies... In fact, it's often as simple as recycling mundane packaging like cardboard boxes to get your hands on usable materials. Follow DIYers on Instagram or Pinterest if you're feeling short on inspiration. You can easily do it yourself with these simple guides.
3. Do exercises as a group!
Kids should exercise regularly, but it's not always easy to do so when you're stuck at home. Running or jumping creates a lot of noise, which can be a problem if your apartment is above someone else's. The good news is that it's not hard to sign up for adaptive sports programs, where people of all abilities can play together and improve their health, fitness and motor skills. Hundreds of free fitness videos can be found on YouTube, and the Internet in general is full of information that can help. Many of them don't require special equipment or tricks like jumping to participate, so they are open to a wide range of people.
4. Make dinner together
Now that you're going to be staying in one place longer, you can treat the family to a home-cooked meal. Kids love to help in the kitchen, and you can use that to your advantage by inviting them to help you prepare meals and desserts. Children can learn about balanced eating by exploring the different types of foods (fat, carbohydrates, protein, etc.), or you can simply help them become more independent by allowing them appropriate levels of independence.
Since you live at home without a garden, you and the children have more time to spend together and make memories. They can continue to have fun and grow as individuals, even in a small space like an apartment.