8 activities to do with your kids without any talking or walking
As mums, we can all relate to days we feel exhausted. Perhaps it’s been a day of household errands, or just a bad day at work. You come home to see your little toddler super energised, waiting to play a game with mummy. Don’t break his heart. Be there for your little one, but just get a wee bit creative.
Try out these games, which doesn’t require you to move around or talk much, yet have a lot of fun.
Kids totally hate visits to the pediatrician. However, ask them to be the doctor, they will love it. And why not help them have all this fun, while you lie down. Bring out the medical set, and let your toddler know you are too sick to move.
She will love wearing the stethoscope and checking your tummy and heart, while you lie and gaze at her innocent smile. If you are up for it, direct her to check your different body parts, from head, ears, knees and toes. A great way to keep kids engaged, help them develop compassion and learn names of body parts too!
Lie on the couch and ask your toddler to cover you with cushions and pillows. Once you are covered, pop your head out and surprise your toddler with a peek a boo.
Hide and seek games are a universal favorite, and the sudden sight of you emerging from underneath the pillows, will keep them giggling aplenty.
Little girls love new hairdos. How about reversing roles instead? Let her be the hairdresser today.
Lie down on the couch, and ask your baby girl to pretend shampoo your hair, and then comb it, with a tiny comb. Watch her feel oh-so-big, as she runs her mini hands through your hair. Add to the fun, by bringing out a box of hair accessories, allowing her to choose how to dress up your hair. Remember to take a photo of your new look, and share a good laugh with your hubby when he’s back home!
Lie flat on your belly. Give your little one an empty bottle, which resembles one of your lotions containers. Ask them to apply the pretend lotion, all over your body, starting from head, hands, tummy, toes and feet. Kids will happily don the role of a masseuse while you get some time to put your feet up.
Tell kids you are an Egyptian Mummy! And they are the workers responsible to build a tomb like structure. Bring some sheets out and ask them to wrap or cover you with it.
Anything from blocks, stuffed toys can be used around you, to create a tomb! Works out perfect: kids have their mum around while keeping busy, and mums get to lie peacefully on the couch.
Wear something green and lie on the couch. Tell your kids to make a flower bed on you. Bring out some play-doh and ask them to roll it into flowers. They can place these on you in different shapes and sizes.
Keep aside a watering can to water the flowers, once they are done. No real water though, please!
This one is a sure-shot favorite with baby girls! Tell them mummy is the baby. Ask them to feed you milk through the doll’s milk bottle, cuddle you, sing you nursery rhymes and pat and stroke your hair.
Kids love to bring their paints out. And this time, tell your toddler he has to draw mum lying down. Put the easel near you, and watch your toddler get creative with colours.
You can sneak in some magazine time, while your little toddler paints his version of mama. Make sure you have some sheets laid out, so the paint does not reach your couch!
What are some other creative activities that you do with your children? Share with us in the comments below!
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