Keeping our boys and girls engaged in activities outside school is at the top of most parents’ list. It is during our children’s formative years where their minds are open to new challenges, and signing them up for afterschool activities help to hone in on their passions. Luckily for our youngsters, Dubai and Abu Dhabi…Read More
Fun ideas for play using only things that you’ve got lying around at home…
Entertaining our little ones 24/7 has become the new norm these days, and without the option of being able to pop outside for a walk in the park or splash on the beach, we’re having to become more creative than ever as parents to keep our kids busy. Below are some of our picks for some awesome ways to play as a family.
1. Hop On A Virtual Roller Coaster Ride
2. Spot The Difference
A take on the classic “Spot The Difference”, this game will challenge you to identify what has changed about a player’s appearance. Did they put on a hat, remove a sock or perhaps tucked their hair behind their ear? Get out your wardrobe and start playing.
3. Create A Town Inside A Cardboard Box
Cut up some of your delivery boxes, get your markers out and let your kids’ imagination run wild as they design their own landscape on the bottom of the box. Drop in some of their animal toys and action figures and get involved!
4. Create A Simple Lightbox Theatre
Engage your little ones with a super simple DIY lightbox theatre. With just a cardboard box, baking sheet and tape, you and kiddies will be able to have some fun and a giggle as you create amazing stories in the dark together.
5. Set Up A Balloon Tennis Match
7. Play Some Oldschool Charades
8. Play Carnival Style Ball Toss
Here’s another way to utilize your cardboard delivery boxes. Cut up some different-sized and shaped holes in them, get a ball out and make a competition out of it! The person with the most points, wins!