It’s hot outside and you’re stuck inside. Venturing out isn’t in the budget today or you just don’t feel like it. You need some entertainment for your kids at home. Here is a great list of stuff you can do while you’re trapped inside, for whatever reason!
I am a dumb dumb and had all 3 of my pregnancies in the summer. It was the one thing I didn’t want to do, and I did it with all 3. So my poor kids were stuck inside with me because the summers were just too hot for me to leave the house while so pregnant. So we had to get creative with things to do inside.
What fun things do you do at home with your family?
One of our favorite things to do at home is movie day/night. The kids get to pick a movie, get out their sleeping bags and we make popcorn. We also like to print coloring pages off of supercoloring.com and make our own coloring books.
How do I entertain my child at home?
There is so much you could do at home, but it’s important to pick things based around what your child likes to do. If it’s cars, make a car wash in the bathtub. If it’s reading, set a timer to see how many books he can read in 30 minutes.
Entertainment for kids at home
- Educational Netflix shows that won’t make you feel guilty
- Board games for toddlers
- Sensory bins
- The benefits of playing with clay/play dough
- Outside play
- Sidewalk chalk games
Free & cheap entertainment for kids outside of the home
If you are looking to get out of the house but not spend a lot of money, check out your local library! Most libraries have events going all year round and they are typically free! You could also go on a park tour. Make a list of parks in your area and check them out. You can add trails to this list also.
So tell me – what are some free and cheap things you do at home?!