Nobody likes to be stuck inside all day, but sometimes it happens. Unfortunately, kids find it hard to understand this concept and they probably can’t understand why you can’t magic some fun out of a hat to keep them entertained. On the plus side, there are things that you can do to try and keep the kids entertained at the weekend and there are also plenty of ways for you to have some fun yourself as well.
Plant some Flowers and Herbs
If you are stuck inside because you are without a car, but the weather is great then why not go and plant some flowers or do a spot of gardening? You can even get the kids involved in choosing the flowers they want to plant as well. This is great because every weekend you can go out and tend to the crops or flowers, and you can also measure them as they grow as well. This is a great way for you to really have a great time and it also helps you to get the garden tidied up as well. If you are concerned because you don’t think that you have any seeds or products to garden with then be creative- pumpkin seeds, apple pips and more can all be used when gardening!
Family Movie Night
It can be expensive for you to go to the cinema with your kids a ton of times over the holidays, so why not have your own movie night? When you do have your own movie night, you can easily enjoy each other’s company and you can save a ton of money. Choosing a movie doesn’t have to be hard either, and it is very easy for you to find one that the whole family can agree on. Of course, if you can’t seem to agree then it’s not hard to set up a schedule, so everyone can get the movie they want over a couple of days.
If your child has a couple of friends and they are stuck inside as well then it’s important to remember that their parents will probably feel the same way that you do. In fact, they’ll probably be going stir crazy, so why not have a playdate and invite them over for coffee? The best thing about this is that it doesn’t cost a thing so if you are stuck inside for financial reasons then this is a great way for you to pass a good amount of time without any problems at all.
If your area has some church playground equipment then why not take the kids out to play? This is also free and you can easily take advantage of some quiet time. This is a great way for you to go and meet other people and it is also a great way for you to really spend some time with other adults. The kids will love it and you’d be surprised at how easy it is for you to unwind.