When the school holidays come around it is every parents worse nightmare when, after only a couple of days, their children start to complain that they are bored!
Although today’s kids have lots of computers and games consoles to play with they should take a break from the electronic fun every now and again. The trouble starts however when the kids have to put down their controller or mouse and they then look to you as a parent to provide them with entertainment. And it’s not easy coming up with fun activities for kids to do.
So I have been searching the net for great ideas to keep the children in my family occupied when it comes time to give the computer, iPod, or games console a rest.
I have found a few great videos that show various activities that you can do with your kids. Most of the materials needed are things that you will have in your house anyway or if not they are mostly readily available at a supermarket.
Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag
Homemade Lava Lamp
ScienceBob YouTube Video: How to Make a Lava Lamp the Easy Way
Milk and Food Dye Magic!
HouseholdHacker YouTube video: Scientific Tuesdays: Awesome milk trick!
Can I Hear a Chicken in That Cup?
Science Bob YouTube Video: Chicken Sounds From a Plastic Cup
Other Websites With Lots of Ideas for Fun Kids Activities
Finally these links contain a tonne of ideas so there should be something there to occupy/amuse/entertain the children in your family!
I hope you get some ideas or inspiration from reading this post!