Come on, admit it. You sometimes use the television as a cheap babysitter. That’s ok ... we all do sometimes! Ah, but it is a double-edged sword, because children who watch a lot of TV have trouble keeping themselves entertained, which in the long run make your job harder!
If you try to limit TV viewing in your household, you may need a little inspiration. Trying TV free activities that are guaranteed to keep the kids busy ... at least for a while!
1) Make a paper airplane
Warning: It is very addictive! My two kids really love making paper airplanes. Buying a book on art paper airplane making, and then put your feet up and read a book.
2) Create a tower with toothpicks and peas
Go ahead-encouraging them to play with their food!
3) make homemade ice cream
Put the two parts of the milk and cream and one part sugar in a coffee can, with whatever flavorings you want. Close, and then put it in the larger can and pour the ice around can be a bit. Put rock salt on the ice. Place the lid on the can be large, and give it to your child to roll back and forth for about 1/2 hour or until it turned into ice cream! (Do this even if it is winter ... I will not tell!)
4) Give them a magnet and ordered them to run around the house and see what they find.
And the loose change in the sofa is fair game!
5) If you have a bunk bed, put a blanket around the lower one and make submarines. Creating yellow blanket. Then sang the Beatles accordingly.
6) The first play family savings and loans
Save cancel checks and fake credit cards that come in the mail. Providing children with a calculator, a pencil, a small table and a money monopoly. This one of my favorites as a child!
7) Zipper mini with twigs
8) Had a tournament tic-tac-toe
9) Make your own soda.
Here is a simple recipe: http://www.easyfunschool.com/article2052.html
10) Make a card for grandma.
Out rubber stamps, equipment, and construction paper and create greeting cards for grandma or anyone else who is loved.
Buy children mix the cake or brownies are easy and let them loose in the kitchen. Tell them they can enjoy the fruits of their labors as long as they clean up all the mess.
12) Make up a treasure hunt
Buy cheap dollar store toys. Hiding in your closet. Creating a list of items that they have to find out. (White stone, feathers, red leaf, pennies, etc.) Tell them attractive booty awaits when they bring it all to you.
13) Makes a cave in the house.
Placing an old blanket on the back of a chair or on a table to make a tent. Take a flashlight and teach the child to go read scary stories in it.