Summer’s right around the corner and kids will be spending the days at home again. As much fun as it is to have the kids home for a change, it also means they’re looking for constant entertainment. Pretty soon you’re bound to hear the words every adult wishes they could say themselves: “I’m boooorred!”. Be one step ahead of your kids this summer with a boredom jar. Yup… A jar filled with activities kids can do when they say they’re bored. Make yours as personal to your family as you’d like, but here are some great ideas to get you started.
Cooking and baking can demand enough of your attention as it is. Stir kids into the pot, and it’s just downright stressful. And yet, kids are eager to help out in the kitchen and there are some pretty compelling reasons to let them. Learning to cook is an important life skill not only for adulthood but for health purposes as well. With these benefits in mind, don’t let the potential stress of cooking with kids burn your toast. Instead, read up on these 10 tips that will make cooking with kids fun again.
1. Invent an Advent
Invent your own homey advent calendar with toilet paper rolls and a little additional cardboard. Glue a thick(ish) paper or aluminum foil on the front of the rolls to punch out each day as it comes along. You can either print the dates on the paper for a cleaner look or you can always have fun letting your Little Elves decorate tubes with markers and stickers instead. If you’re feeling especially creative, try having the family construct other holiday shapes instead (such as a tree). Don’t forget to fill each tube with a small gift or holiday thought.