Using Games and Halloween Costumes to Entertain Kids

Being a stay-at-home mom gives you the gift of spending a lot of precious time with your children. It’s such a great experience to be so involved in their lives and really watch them grow. Sometimes, though, you find yourselves at home with nothing to do. The good news is that kids are easily entertained, but the bad news is that it usually doesn’t last long. This can make entertaining them a challenge, but it also gives you a chance to become a creative mom.

In today’s digital world, it’s easy to think of board games as being out dated. But you would be surprised by how taken kids can be towards them. Consider that they involve friendly (well, usually) competition, physical interaction and lots of fun. Not to mention most take a while to complete, and if your kids are having fun they’ll want to play all over again.

One thing parents unfortunately tend to do on occasion is underestimate their children. This is especially true when it comes to helping around the house. While no kid will be entertained by vacuuming the living room, there are other chores that can be quite exciting for the whole family. The best example is cooking. Obviously, it is one chore that demands kids to get messy. But is also one that is rewarding since they get to eat the fruits of their labor.

At times you just run the gamut of all the things to do at home with your kids, and so have to resort to some creative and rather wacky solutions. For example, if your kids are relatively young, try dressing up in Halloween costumes and pretending that all of you are out trick-or-treating in a scary neighborhood. A classic solution is building a fort using blankets and chairs. Successfully entertaining your kids at home is another way to be one super mom.

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