Spring can be a tricky time of year, because some days will be warm enough for kids to play outdoors—while others will be damp and rainy. If you are searching for some creative ways to keep your children entertained during the transition from spring to summer, turn to the five ideas below.
While there are a multitude of art and craft projects for kids to turn to, origami is excellent for children who are a bit older—or who are looking for more challenging paper crafts. There are an unlimited number of origami crafts to choose from. Start with the most basic, and work your way up from there. While you can invest in paper designed specifically for origami, also consider using a paper cutter to cut scrap paper, newspaper or magazines into the size required for each origami project.
Paper Plane Races
Paper airplane races are a great way to support creativity and healthy competition. To keep things fun, experiment with making airplanes from different types of paper—such as notebook paper, construction paper, card stock, or even make airplanes out of cardboard. Also experiment with different styles of handmade paper airplanes.
Cooking And Baking
Having the kids join in when cooking and baking is not only an excellent way to pass the time on a rainy spring day, but it teaches your kids a valuable skill. Cooking is an excellent way to experiment with ingredients your little ones are unfamiliar with, which is likely to get them more excited about trying something new. One of the great things about baking projects, is that baking something simple, such as sugar cookies, can fill hours of the day as you find creative ways to decorate your baked goods.
Puzzles are always an excellent way to pass the time, but you can take things to the next level by purchasing a few 3-D puzzles. One of the great things about 3-D puzzles is that once they are put together, you can keep them together as a handmade decoration for your kid’s room. To get your kids more interested, pick a 3-D puzzle that creates a structure your kids are interested in. This could include a popular landmark, a helicopter, car, or even an animated movie character. You can even find 3-D puzzles that can be motorized.
Head to an Indoor Playground
Children have an unlimited amount of energy, and if they don’t have a physical outlet—it can leave them bored and bouncing off the walls. This is why taking your kids to and indoor playground can be of benefit. The great thing about kids play center, is that they are an excellent place to go with friends, or to make new friends while at play. As an added benefit, kids play centers will help to keep your little ones physically active, and are suitable for a wide range of age groups.
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