If you have the responsibility of looking after children at any point during the week or weekend, it can be tough to keep them entertained and mentally stimulated. That’s why this week we are going to look at some fun and educational ways to keep the kids occupied rather than simply letting them binge watch cartoons and play computer games.
The following hacks are money saving ideas that you can use at home, which require a few household items and your energy. You may be able to distract your kids long enough to forget the latest toy that they want or console game they saw on TV. Good luck.
DIY Science Experiments
The experiments within the following video are great for providing hours of entertainment and education to your kids by simply using household items. One of the most interesting experiments used only milk, food colouring and washing up liquid. Do you have a favourite?
[Source: SaraBeautyCorner - DIY, Comedy, Makeup Nail Art]
This video uses simple household ingredients to keep children entertained both by creating play-dough and getting the kids involved in cooking their own food. The simple idea of combining hard spaghetti pasta and frankfurters in a creative way will get your younger kids working hard to prepare their meals.
If you are responsible for looking after a baby then your tasks will differ greatly from looking after older children. Whether you are the mother or not, there are some very useful tips for tending to a baby in the following video that can be used by everyone. I personally like the fruit ice-lollies that soothed their growing teeth pain.
DIY Kids Snacks
Looking after the kids can sometimes feel like enough work, let alone having to prepare food at the same time and make sure they are fed. The snacks within the following video are creative and healthy so it wont matter whether you want to prepare it before the kids become your responsibility or whether you would like to prepare it with them and get their assistance.
[Source: Rachel Talbott]
Fun DIY Activities
If after all of the other YouTube videos you haven’t found something you can use to keep the kids entertained, this video may be what you are looking for. The following content includes 25 fun activities you can do with a single child or more whilst at the same time educating them about life, science history and much more. I really wish I knew how to create the interactive book on the opening scene!
[Source: 5-Minute Crafts]