What to do with Kids when there is nothing to do

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What to do with Kids when there is nothing to do

"Mom, play with me!" - children call out for the umpteenth time in a day. And you still need to peel potatoes for lunch, vacuum the floors, or work on the computer. And even if there is time to play together, not always something interesting comes to mind: playing with toy cars can be unbearably boring, and the cartoon limit for today has been reached. What to do? Here are a few ideas that will captivate a child of any age and can be a long-awaited variety for moms.
What to do with Kids when there is nothing to do

Chemical experiments

In every household, you can find water, baking soda, lemon, matches - everyday items that can help you conduct fun and exciting chemical experiments at home. There are plenty of easy and visually appealing recipes available on the internet, such as mixing baking soda and lemon juice to create a volcanic eruption. Frozen animal-shaped figures or just ice cubes can keep your little one entertained for a long time: they can be painted with colors, hammered with a small hammer, sprinkled with salt to see it dissolve the ice, or poured with warm water to release the animals from their icy prison. And for young children, they will enjoy simply blowing out a candle repeatedly.

Speed Cleaning

When talking about any joint activity with a child, you can also mention cleaning up afterward as a way of developing responsibility and encouraging orderliness. But cleaning can also be a fun game. So, we take out two baskets or tubs (something not too big but roomy enough). We choose one of the rooms or areas where we need to return the things that ended up in other rooms. It's more fun to start by looking for things that should be in the child's room. Boldly put a toy train from the dining table or a ball hidden in dad's armchair in the basket. After all the participants finish collecting, you can start counting and distributing items to their places. A small reward for the winner can be a good motivation for such cleaning



Help your children gather building materials: sofa pillows, blankets, and chairs - everything that can be found. Allow them to create a little chaos, promising to clean up together when they get bored with the house. By stretching blankets between chairs and plugging gaps, you can add elements of comfort inside the structure: hang lanterns, bring in treats, read a fairy tale. Don't be afraid to be too grown-up for games because these moments, not clean carpets, are what children will remember for life.


All you need for a fun home quest are paper, pen, and a bit of imagination. Create clues indicating the location of the next hint and hide them all around the house. The clues can be specific places ('in the freezer', 'under the pillow'), images, or more challenging riddles with codes and puzzles. Your child will quickly understand how it works and will spend the next twenty to thirty minutes preparing a quest for you. Don't forget to put some kind of "treasure" in the final hiding spot.

Obstacle course


Active games are always needed for energetic kids, and it can be challenging to provide them indoors. However, there is a quick and proven option: create an obstacle course for your child using household items. Set up chairs to crawl under and climb over, create a "ditch" to jump over, toss balls into a pot while circling a chair, and then hop on one foot through the corridor to the finish line. Now, with the trials declared open, sit back with a cup of tea on the couch and don't forget to cheer on your young athlete.

Scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunts are another fun way to keep kids engaged and active. A scavenger hunt is a game where participants are given a list of items to find, and they have to race to find them. You can make a scavenger hunt indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather and the space available. You can hide items around the house or in the backyard, and create clues or riddles to help kids find them. You can also create a theme for the scavenger hunt, such as a treasure hunt, a nature hunt, or a color hunt. Scavenger hunts are not only fun but also help in developing problem-solving skills and teamwork.


The most important thing in any activity with children is the element of play. Crawling through a dark tunnel is much more exciting than crawling under a stool, competing for the title of the most attentive and fastest is more engaging than collecting toys off the floor, discovering a new extinct animal from an ice block is more thrilling than melting ice in a cup. And don't forget to have fun together!

AuthorAriadna Tcarkova   https://kidspace.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/blogs/what-to-do-with-kids-when-there-is-nothing-to-do/instagram-logo.png 

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