21 Jan 2022 | 4 min Read
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Lockdowns and the fear of the new COVID-19 strain have kept most of us indoors. While kids are back to school, the future is still uncertain with the new variant Omicron infecting people across the globe.
Most parents have been struggling with ways to keep their children occupied and sometimes they are tempted with going the easy way around by handing gadgets to keep the kids busy. While that doesn’t make you a bad parent because we all need our me time too, but that’s not a great solution.
What if we told you that you can make staying indoors a whole lot of fun for both you and your kids! That’s not all, you can also create lifelong bonds with your kids with these activities. Read on to know how you can keep your kids busy at home.
1. Create Your Own Story Book
Create a story together about anything your child is interested in
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You and your child can create your own storybook. Create a story together about anything your child is interested in; from dinosaurs to fairies or better still a story about your family.
Once you are done creating the story, you can ask your child to illustrate it. All you need is some imagination, a notebook, a pen, and some colors and your child has a keepsake for life!
2. Play Dress Up
Children learn to use their creativity and imagination while having fun
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Get some dupattas, scarves, hats, coats, accessories, etc. out of your cupboard and have a fun dress-up play date with your child. Turn the clothes into fun outfits and dress up as their favorite cartoon characters or superheroes.
Children learn to use their creativity and imagination while having fun with you. Smreetei, a mom to two little boys, 5-year-old Arav and Avik who is 3, says that this is one of the things she enjoys doing most with her boys and they love it too.
3. Have a Homemade Puppet Show
All you need are some hand or finger puppets and a theatre made of a cardboard box to host a puppet show for your kids. If you don’t have puppets you can use their plush stuffed animals or even brown paper bags and old socks to create the puppets for an engaging puppet show. Your kids will remember this forever!
4. Sing-Along Time
Kids love music and songs and it also helps us parents relax and destress too. It’s all the more fun when you create your own silly songs with your kids. Let your imaginations run wild and sing along with your kids. To add to the fun, turn one corner of your living room into a stage!
If you don’t have a mike, a hairbrush mike always works best. If your toddler is too young to create the lyrics or sing with you, just spend time singing to them and watch your toddler smile. Don’t believe us?
Check out this picture of Kalki singing to her newborn
Kalki Kolechilin plays the ukulele for her son
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5. Camp In Your Living Room
Living room camping is fun for the whole family
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Who doesn’t love camping? The very thought of sleeping under a tent excites everyone regardless of age. Too worried to go out camping with kids in the wild? Just pull out the tent and pitch it at home in your living room. Don’t have a tent? Grab a large bedsheet, or a blanket, some cushions, and some chairs and create it.
For more fun, switch off the lights, lie down inside the tent with your child, and read to them with the help of a flashlight.
Now that you have a list of indoor fun with kids, go ahead and create some happy memories with your little ones.
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