Monday, February 8, 2021 / by Breanna Thornton
This time of year can be tiring with the winter temperatures dragging and the school year pressing on. On top of that, shut downs still prevent us from doing a lot of the activities we were used to doing before the pandemic. Are you having a hard time trying to come up with fun things to do with your kids? Here are a couple ideas that can add something different to your daily routine!
1) Make Friendship Bracelets
Friendship bracelets made of thread or beads are super popular right now! This is a great way to embrace creativity and spend quality time together. Plus, it is quite easy to learn how to make them!
For a tutorial on how to create thread bracelets, click here.
For a tutorial on bead bracelets, click here.
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2) Make an Obstacle Course
If you have younger kids, an obstacle course is sure to keep them entertained forever! An easy way to set up a course is by rearranging couches and chairs. However, if you are worried about your furniture (who isn’t), there are other options. Courses can be created using old hula hoops, by making a makeshift bean bag toss, or having kids walk across the room with a book balanced on their head. Possibilities are endless!
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3) Have a Cooking Competition
Who doesn’t love food to make a day more exciting? Teach your kids some skill in the kitchen by having them participate in a cooking competition. Once you’re done, enjoy the food and the extra help doing the dishes. Everyone wins! If you want some ideas for easy recipes to make with kids, click here.
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4) Decorate T Shirts
T-shirts are another fantastic way to get creative! Whether you choose to tie-dye or go with something a little more clean like markers or stickers, your kids will love creating their own clothing. Plain shirts can be found at Hobby Lobby for around $3.
For a tie-dye tutorial, click here.
For a fabric marker tutorial, click here.
For a t-shirt press tutorial, click here.
Image from Handmade Charlotte
5) Create Your Own Drive-in Movie
A great way to spice up a family movie night is by creating your own drive in movie! For the full experience, you can project a movie onto a white sheet hanging from a wall. If you don’t have a projector, your TV will work just fine. Have your kids help you create a box car, the perfect way to add the “drive-in” feel. Make sure to get the popcorn ready, and enjoy!
For the box car tutorial, click here.
Image from Stacy Risenmay
Enjoy the time you have to spend with your kids! There are so many options as far as activities go, even if you’re feeling lazy for the day. Have a Hiptastic day!
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