Activities For Children 01
When the kids get home from school, make some of these fun and inexpensive crafts. In fact, if you are not ready to spend a fortune on supplies, don’t worry, we’ve come up with some fun projects that you can make with recycled materials from around the home. So, here’s some cheap indoor activities for children that should occupy their developing minds.
Gravy Can Wish Bank:
Indeed, you can use any suitable can or tube for this project. Firstly, have the kids cut pictures from old magazines or draw pictures of something they want. Then decorate the cans with glitter, the pictures, stickers or anything else you have around. Cut a hole in the plastic top of the can for the kids to deposit money. Each time they add money to the can, they are contributing a little bit more to the ‘wish’ item. This is indeed a great way to teach kids to save money.
Using an old catalogue or magazine, cut out pictures of chairs, tables, curtains, bathroom fixtures and other furnishings. Then spread out a newspaper or large sheet of drawing paper. Sketch an open sided house. The children can then place the pictures of the furnishings in the rooms of their choice. They can cut out more pictures to redecorate their house, cut out pictures of people, toys, pets, anything they like.
Paper Towel Tube Holders:
Decorate a paper towel tube with paint, markers, glitter, stickers, coloured paper and crayons. This becomes a colourful carrying tube for their drawings and paintings. So, roll their pictures up and put them inside to take to their teacher, grandparents, friends, or relatives. Some special pictures could be for their grandparents, a special aunt or uncle, or even for a brother or sister.
Paper Plate Aquarium:
Colour an underwater scene on the ‘eating’ side of a paper plate. Glue goldfish cut out of a magazine or coloured cardboard paper into the scene. Then use a couple of pieces of plastic plant for seaweed, and using glue and a little sand or soft dirt, make the sea floor. Using a second paper plate, cut a circle in the middle.
Cut a circle of blue plastic wrap 1 inch in diameter larger than your hole in the plate. On the ‘eating’ side of this plate, glue the blue plastic wrap so that it covers and overlaps the hole on the plate. Glue or staple both plates together with ‘eating’ side toward the inside. Punch a hole in the top and string a piece of wool through the hole to hang your aquarium from the ceiling.
Treasure Shoe Box:
Be sure to put the child’s name inside the lid.
Create a Story:
If you have several children together, this can be great fun or course. Give each child two or three pieces of paper. Then have them each drawer a picture and write a sentence. When finished, see if they can put it together to form a story. Indeed, you can create a new story each time as you go along. You can then make a book cover from two pieces of cardboard paper, a hole punch, and wool to keep the story in.
Pick a number from one to ten write it on a piece of paper. Ask the children to draw sets of things in that number. For example, if the child get number four, have them draw four apples, four trees, four dogs, and so on. Then, have them colour their pictures with crayons and markers.
There are also 3 other pages of activities for children, see below.