With schools closing next month, parents are bound to be stuck with hyperactive yet bored children. Read on for a list of fun filled and educational activities that you can task your kids with this winter.
Arts and crafts
Search online for creative and age-appropriate things you can teach your little one to create. This is affordable, fun and helps you bond. You’ll be in a supervisory position. But, be careful as this might take an entire day!
Baking and cooking
Don’t allow your child to remain unsupervised in the kitchen, but how about she becomes mummy’s little assistant for the day? Find easy-to-make recipes and get your kids to prepare the dough, and cut out the cookies in fun shapes. You will have happy, tired and well-fed children!
A great way to teach your children how to give to the less fortunate from a young age is to take them to an orphanage or shelter. They’ll play with other kids or help out with any age-appropriate tasks. Donating their time will teach them compassion and make them a little more appreciative of the lifestyle you provide them.
Children are never too young to read or be read to. Take them to the library or a child-friendly bookstore. You can give them the task of choosing the perfect book for you in multiple genres, and feel your pride swell when they come back with a book in hand, explaining why they chose it. Make this more fun by picking out a dictionary and learning new words.
We grew up playing indigenous games. like mokoko (hide and seek), umgusha and hop scotch, so why not get in touch with your inner child and relive those days? Teach your child how to play the games that you did as a kid and keep them active.