Of course you’ll take her while her dad plays racquetball. You’d like nothing better than to watch him while his mom gets her nails done. You love your grandkids, nieces, nephews, neighbor’s kids (whoever) more than anything, and you are just thrilled that they are coming to stay with you for the weekend or the afternoon or an hour. HOW IN THE WORLD ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP THEM ENTERTAINED?! Don’t you worry your pretty little head for even a moment. That’s exactly what AllFreeKidsCrafts specializes in. Even the best parents and grandparents run out of ideas sometimes, and there is no shame in that. Let us do the work for you, and all you need to do is have fun with the kids.
Indoor Activities for Kids
So the sun isn’t out and the rain is coming down hard. That doesn’t mean that you are doomed; that you’ll be confined to a small space with these darling children for hours on end. Au contraire, my friend, there are endless amounts of activities from which to choose that will keep the kids happy and occupied. Line up these activities back to back and all you have to do is feed them. Anything that looks cool, like the Suminagashi Prints, is sure to keep them busy and mesmerized.
- Indoor Camping Expedition
- Chalkboard Placemats
- Magical Milk Experiment
- Under the Sea Playhouse
- Magic Vials of Rainbow
- Toddler-Friendly Jellyfish Craft
- Other Indoor Activities for Kids
Outdoor Activities for Kids
It’s a lot easier to wear out little ones when the great outdoors are on your side. Once they’re through with tag, and hide-and-go-seek has been tired out, try playing Outdoor Checkers. It exercises their minds and it’s free. If they’re too young for checkers or it’s just not their thing, try some of these other outdoor activities for kids.
- Felt Dino Tracks
- Spray Away
- Bubble Snake Maker
- Good Ship Twiggy
- Naturally Funny Faces
- Crayon Candle
- Balloon Ping Pong
- Other Outdoor Activities for Kids
Games to Play with Kids
There are some younguns, you’ll find, that have quite the competitive drive, and if there is no winning or losing going on, they’re not happy. Luckily, we know of tons of games to play with kids that should quench their victory thirst. Word of advice: let them win. There are also games listed here,which don’t necessarily call for a winner or a loser, for the more reserved children. If things get too competitive with the other breed, relax them with games from the latter genre, like Eye Bombing.
- Color Coded Treasure Hunt
- Rockin’ Tic Tac Toe
- Tot Picture Puzzle
- Feed the Penguin
- Red Light Green Light
- Other Games to Play with Kids
Do you look forward to sitting for your grandkids or do you worry you won’t be able to keep them entertained?
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