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Fun Activities for Children

By Edited Dec 3, 2013 0 0

Looking for fun activities for children? Coming up with new ideas to keep them entertained can be taxing at times. However, if you are stuck for finding activities for your kids, here are a whole host of suggestions that you cаn use.

Fun Activities For Children
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Coloring Books

Children love to color so it’s a good idea to have a lot of coloring books on hand as well as various colored pencils and crayons.  Consider buying books that have images they can relate to such as their favorite super heroes, movies, or television shows. This is an activity they can do at any time when thy ear bored or it’s raining outside. Often during holidays you will find local stores or communities hold coloring contests for prizes.  Your kids can enter these contests with their drawings and have them displayed in the store even if they don’t win.



Puzzles and Board Games

Try to have plenty of puzzles and board games on hand when your kids need something fun to do. The whole family can get involved in these activities too as many of these games are for more than one or two players. This gets them away from the television and regular video games. When it comes to puzzles you’ll find plenty of different ones to try. It’s best to get things they are familiar with because they willstick with it and try and finish the puzzle. These are better for pre-teens than small children.



Treasure Hunt

If your kids need something to do take a treat or a new toy or something fun and hide this somewhere around the house. Have the kids go searching for it for something to do. If you have more thаn one child make sure you have another treasure hunt prize on hand so there are no fights if one child finds the prize first. You cаn also make this a neighbourhood group activity with multiple prizes too, do it during a birthday party, or exand the clues to make it a mamouth event. You have plenty of options with this and you cаn change it as you see fit.



Theme Party

Parties aren’t just for birthdays you can have these at any time. Get some ideas from your children as to what they would like or come up with your own.  For example, for boys you can have a cowboy theme party and for girls a little princess party or a Barbie party. Buy decorations and items around this theme and make up a menu of food to have.  You might involve the friends of your child too and it’s a perfect event for a weekend.



Seashell Collecting/ Beach Activities

If you live near the ocean take the kids to the beach and get them to start collecting some seashells. As they collect them you can show the children what creatures live in that type of shell so they have a learning experience too. You can make a day out of it and have a picnic at the beach or build a sand castle assuming the weather is good. Other things you can do include watching the birds or walking the dog. The beach has a tons of activities you can do with the kids besides just seashell collecting. If it’s safe, you cаn try swimming at the beach too. 




Going camping is always a fun activity for children because they can do a lot of exploring. It’s also a good learning opportunity for them as you cаn teach them about fire safety, as well as safety in the woods. It’s fun to sleep under the stars and to have hot dogs on the open flame. Be sure to pack treats such as marshmallows for a campfire treat too. Try to leave all the creature comforts such as portable electronics at home.



Amusement Park

Another fun activity for children is to take them to an amusement park. There are always rides and games at these parks designed specifically for children to enjoy. You cаn enjoy cotton candy, popcorn, burgers, and other treats when they are tired of going on rides or playing games. Many theme parks have day passes and discounts for savings for the entire family.




The aquarium is a great place to take your children. They can get up and personal with a wide variety of marine life and often there’s a show with whales or other creates that is very entertaining. This is a good learning experience for them and it will occupy their time.  Most of these locations have gift shops and places to eat either at the aquarium or nearby so you can make a day out of it with ease.




Children will love going to the zoo and this is a ton of fun for them because they like being round animals. There’s often areas where they can pet certain animals or there may be rides and other activities they can do. Once they are home have them write a story or draw something about their favorite animals they saw at the zoo. This is one of the best learning experiences a child can have. The zoo will take up a large portion of the day so a good meal afterwards is essential.




One activity that will keep children occupied for a long time is swimming. This is usually a summer activity but you can do this at your local recreation center too. Swimming is great exercising plus the children love it. Once you get them in the water it’s hard to get them out of it.  At home a small above ground pool is a good option or you can mats where the kids can run and slide on the water soaked mat. A good jump through the sprinkler is also another option if there’s no pool available.  A pool part y with a meal and treats for the kids as well as their friends can also occupy their time.



These are some of thе fun activities that children can do. There are a lot more fun things children can do and it only takes a bit of imagination to find a fun activity that they can do on their own, or that the entire family can enjoy together. More ideas will be explored soon ...

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