Have fun staying at home with your children with these exhilarating and kid-tested activities!

 

Now that you’re spending a lot more time at home with your kids, it’s only necessary to come up with thrilling activities that will keep the young ones occupied and entertained. Looking for boredom-busters to do indoors with kids in the next few weeks? We’ve got you covered, Mom and Dad! 

 

Here are super fun ways to keep your kids entertained at home:

 

8 Super Fun Ways To Keep Your Kids Entertained At Home

 

 

#1: Play throwback board games

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When kids are bored, the quick fix is to give in and let them play gadgets. But no one wants to have their kids stare at screens for a long period of time. So why not introduce them to board games?

Board games such as snake and ladders, sungka, monopoly, and more are available for purchase at Lazada (app only) and Shopee (app only).

 

#2: Bake and decorate cookies

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The texture of the flour, the sound of the blender, and the smell of the finished product is what makes baking a feel-good activity for families. Bake some shortcakes and cookies, then let your children decorate them with syrup, sprinkles, and icing.

Looking for healthy baking ingredients? Organic flours and sweeteners from iHerb might help!

 

#3: Make homemade coffee

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After baking with your kids, why not make coffee as well? If you’re looking for other alternatives to dalgona coffee, we suggest you try making Japanese iced coffee, bulletproof cold brew coffee, Korean-style coffee, and more. 

For a full list of classic and new blends to add to your recipe book, click here.

 

#4: Watch Netflix hidden gems

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Watching series or movies is one of the best ways to keep your children entertained. Additionally, it also improves their understanding of the world and tightens the bond among the family. Done watching Crash Landing On You, Itaewon Class, and Money Heist? If yes, check out this list for the hidden gems on Netflix that are worth watching with your kids! 

 

#5: Play Nintendo Switch games

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Nintendo Switch games such as Animal Crossing are making waves in the gaming community right now, and we can’t blame you if you’ve already played the game! But if you’re searching for other options, this list will help you decide which game to snag for your chikitings to enjoy!

 

#6: Have a virtual tour of the world

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If you miss travelling the world with your kids, joining virtual tours is a great alternative for now. Immerse your kids in the beauty of the world through virtual tours in historical places such as the iconic Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Van Gogh Museum in The Netherlands, The Louvre in Paris, The Acropolis in Athens, Greece, and Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. To know how you can enjoy these virtual tours with your kids, check out this article.

 

#7: Watch Pinoy movies online

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One of the super fun ways to kill time at home is by watching Pinoy movies online! Ever since the start of ECQ, the majority of Filipino directors and movie-makers have uploaded some of their films on the internet to help Pinoys get through this crisis. 

Let your kids learn about Philippine history by watching Heneral Luna and Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo! To see the full list of Pinoy movies you can watch for free, click here.

 

#8. Let your kids get creative

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Grab crayons, blank papers, and let your children’s creativity shine. Immersing your kids in art is not just a way for them to improve their visual analysis and understanding of the world, it’s also a great opportunity to bond and strengthen your relationship with them. Check out Momi Berlin‘s sweet and emotional Facebook post that will inspire you (and melt your heart):

#kwentuhantayoOn the 19th day ng ECQ, naging art gallery na ata ang shared room ko with our two little ones. …

Posted by Momi Berlin on Friday, 3 April 2020

 

#9: Read life-changing books with your kids

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Kids love it when parents read them books to sleep at night. If you haven’t done it to your children, now is a perfect time. Life-reaffirming books such as Becoming by Michelle Obama, Three Women by Lisa Taddeo, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, and more are good books to read to your children during bedtime.

 


Don’t deprive your family of health and wellness essentials – stay safe and boost your immunity while enjoying your time with your kids!