Saturday, 9 March 2019

10 quiet acitivies to do with children

Hey readers, 

You may be looking for some quiet activities to do at home with the children then you have come to the right place as I have 10 fantastic ones for you to feast your eyes on. 

1. Colouring in. 

I love colouring in with the children as I am not very good at imaginary play due to being autistic and just can't think outside of the box as it were. That is why colouring is a great activity because not only do the boys enjoy it but so do.

 It also great bonding activity to do with children and because they are concentrating on the colouring means they are quiet for a minute or two. 

2. Movie. 

A brilliant thing to do when you want a quiet day with your children is to put on a DVD on and maybe have some popcorn. I like blankets because you can snuggle down. My boys like the blinds down to make the room dark because they say it is like going to the cinema. 

3. Reading.

Now my 7 year loves reading by himself so what happens is he sits next to me whilst I read my book. Normally under my quilt with the heated blanket on as it makes us feel cosy and it is really nice to do something together but separate. I think one of the reasons is because he loves being like mummy.

 Alternatively, my 5-year-old likes grabbing interactive books and we sit together and read through it. 

4. Lego.

Lego is brilliant for kids to play with as it gives them something to focus on, build and learn. 

5. Threading. 

 A simple activity you can do at home is getting some beads and thread them through a pipe cleaner. This activity is great to help children improve coordination with their eyes and hands. 

6. Play-Doh. 

Play-doh is fun in making shapes or objects. It is great to tap into children's imagination. Using play-doh helps with fine motor skills such as cutting the play-doh up and using muscles in the hands to flatten, roll, poke etc. 

7. Board games.

Playing games such as Snakes and Ladders or shopping list are a hit for my 5 and 7-year-old. It is a fun way to have family time and also teaches little ones about taking turns.

8. Building a den. 

Building a den doesn't have to be fancy you can just through some throws over a chair or sofa but my kids love it and have so much fun coming in and out. 

They also love the fact the den is super dark and taking their torches in is a lot of joy for them. 

9. Yoga kids. 

Type into Youtube Yoga kids and there are some brilliant videos that you can play in your living room and the kids just love joining. 
The videos on Youtube are really good at making the kids based yoga-friendly, fun and not too complicated to do. 

10. Cupcakes.

Kids love helping so why not have a go out making pitta pizza or rice crispies cakes - I even have done a recipe on the blog here

What quiet activities do you with your children?

Cheers for reading X  


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