5 Fun Ways to Keep Kids Entertained

Sometimes trying to keep our kids entertained can be challenging, especially if you a work-at-home mom. There is no reason to feel guilty about wanting your kids to entertain themselves, in fact, it’s good for them. Finding some fun ways to keep kids entertained is good for everyone.

Fun Ways to Keep Kids Entertained

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5 Fun Ways to Keep Kids Entertained

Active Outside

I’m lucky that my kids love to spend time outside, I mean hours and hours, and the weather doesn’t matter, they’re outside. But it’s because we have a variety of outside toys and things to spark their imagination and keep them going.

Great ideas to have in the backyard are:

  • balls of all kinds – bouncy, soccer, baseball, etc
  • jump ropes
  • bikes, scooters
  • shovels, and so much more

Creativity with Crafts

Having a variety of materials on hand that you don’t have pin-pointed for a planned activity, otherwise, you’ll be stressed and possibly cranky if they use those materials. Try keeping planned activity materials separate so you can let your kids have free range with the craft materials.

Great craft materials to have are:

  • paper – different types – tissue, construction, plain, cardstock
  • glue – glue sticks, white glue, maybe some glitter glue
  • glitter if you are brave enough
  • scissors – plan, some funky edged scissors
  • colored pencils, crayons, markers
  • pencils and pens
Fun Ways to Keep Kids Entertained Creativity with Crafts

Inspire Building

Unstructured time with building toys is a surefire way to inspire imaginative play and keep kids entertained for hours and hours. You just might be surprised at how their minds work when given the right materials.

Great building materials to have on hand are:

Board Games

We have a closet full of board games. Different types and for different ages. As well as for a different number of players from 1 player and up.

Board game ideas:

Fun Ways to Keep Kids Entertained STEAM

STEAM – Fun, Sneaking Learning

Have fun with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Innovative educational toys help kids to develop a wide range of skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity through hands-on exploration, and keep your kids entertained for long periods of time.

STEAM Activities and Books to have on hand:

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