I love kids, I do.
But is there anything worse than a bored, energetic kid set loose in your house? Unsupervised, children can drive you up the walls and make you wanna rip off your hair. Because we care about your edges, here are four of my favourite tricks on how I keep my nieces and nephews occupied during the holidays. Enjoy!
If you love baking as much as I do, then let me tell you about just how much fun it is to bake with the kids. . Bake a few trays of holiday treats with the little ones to keep them busy for a few hours. The promise of a treat and the privilege of licking the frosting will have any kid excited!
2. Get artsy
Everybody loves arts & crafts, right? There is nothing as simple as collecting all the random Knick knacks in your house, throwing them into a large box and slapping an invention box sticker on it. If you have some old newspapers just lying around, all you need is glue to make this killer papier Mache solar system!
3. Scavenger hunt
This is such a great activity to do if you need all the brats out of the house for some much-needed R & R. Make a treasure map with clues to find some treasure you have hidden somewhere in the garden. That should keep the occupied for a few hours.
4. Backyard karaoke
This is a great and fun way to keep kids occupied because, which kid doesn’t like to sing? If you find yourself playing sitter to a bunch of raucous rascals, set up a small stage, and have a sing off! The bonus is, its not just the kids who get entertained!
We hope you survive the holiday with your kids and take this opportunity to wish you a happy holiday. What activities do you have planned for you and your little ones?