At some point in our lives, we get the opportunity to spend time with kids that aren’t ours, and this could be quite the task if you haven’t done it before or think you’re not good with them. Whether it’s helping a friend get some time out or helping your older sister by looking after her kids while she’s out of town, it’s not that much of a big task. Eventually, you’ll even learn to enjoy it as kids are quite the company! If it’s your first time being in charge of kids and have no idea how to spend time, read on.
Going outdoors and getting a breath of fresh air is always a good idea, rather than being cooped up indoors all day long. There are several games and activities you can do with kids outdoors, that you’re bound to enjoy as well. Visiting a park, taking them to the zoo or even simply taking a walk around your neighborhood are a few of these. If you have kids outdoor play equipment, you can settle to playing even in your own backyard.
Take this time to read a book or two, or teach them a few things. Kids are curious beings and they love asking questions, so this is your time to shine! Read them a few books, show them interesting pictures and prepare yourself to face all the questions that are bound to come your way. It can even be a two way learning process, where you learn new things too!
Bake a few cookies or make pasta with them! Kids love to help out in the kitchen, so cooking is another fun way to spending quality time with them. You should be extra careful, however, making sure they don’t hurt themselves while cooking. If the children you’re overseeing are too small to help out but still want to be a part of the cooking, there’s bound to be kids kitchens where they can pretend cook.
Play games with them! There are endless number of indoor games you can play with kids of all ages, which tend to be quite the fun thing to do once you get the hang of it. Play with building blocks, Lego blocks and see who can build the tallest tower! Hide and seek, puzzles and board games are a few other indoor activities you can do.
Spending quality time with kids is always fun, it tends to be an exciting time not only for you, but even for them!