All around the USA schools are temporarily closing to stop the spread of germs. DealDash has some ideas to help entertain your kids.
Many schools are closing as a precautionary measure against the spread of germs. For example, all schools in Massachusetts are temporarily closed until April 7th (at least). Having your kids home unexpectedly for 3 weeks can be a strain, on all of you. Follow these suggestions from DealDash and make your time go a little easier.
DealDash Has Legos for Boys and Girls
First, let’s talk about Legos. Almost everyone young and old, girls and boys, enjoy playing and building with Legos. When your whole family is home together for the next few weeks Legos can be something that the whole family can share and enjoy together. Also, there are different types and styles of Legos, with both sets and loose pieces available on DealDash as well.
Do you have younger kids? Not a problem – there are Lego sets for younger children, as well. If your child is too young for regular Legos try the Duplo blocks. Also, DealDash has both Legos and Duplo blocks available for auction. As a result, you can get a new Lego set and watch the boredom melt away.
Use the Internet to Help Your Child Learn a Skill
Next, a great thing about being stuck indoors is that you can use that time to help your child learn a new skill. Also, no matter what skill they want to learn, from playing the piano to drawing to folding origami, there are free tutorials online. Just today my daughter watched two different ukelele tutorials online, and is well on her way to learning how to play “You Are My Sunshine”. Also, some people are visual learners and some prefer to read the directions themselves. Figure out which way your child prefers, and help them find tutorials online.
Give Them a Job
Finally, busy kids aren’t bored! Depending on the age and skill level of your kids you can assign them a few jobs to complete around the house. Personally, I like the “Chore Bucket” way to assign chores. The way to do a chore bucket is to write down the jobs you need to be done on slips of paper. You can also assign each chore either a monetary or point value. Each child can choose which chore they would like to complete out of the choices in the bucket.
After completing the chore that they picked they receive either the amount of money or the points that were written on the slip. The idea is that they can save up the points to use for something they would like to do or experience. For example, you could say that they could use 5 points to stay up an extra half hour at bedtime. For instance, I like to write everyone’s money and points that they have earned on our whiteboard and do a pay-out at the end of the week.
Thanks for Reading
I hope these suggestions will give you some ideas on how to keep your kids busy on their unexpected break from school. Try one of these tips or all of them at different times. Regardless of which one you choose your child will be entertained. However, these suggestions are just the beginning to entertaining your kids. Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on keeping your kids busy.
This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.