Keeping the kids entertained is easier said than done, and at times, finding a creative activity for them can be even more difficult. With a notoriously tiny attention span, breathing in peace feels like something that only happens in the movies.

As their mental and intellectual growth depends on what they do day-to-day, children’s activities should be chosen carefully.

Cut and Stick

All children should take the time to learn how to use scissors properly, and safely. Not only is it a vital motor skill for kids, but it also helps build their creativity as they produce memorable pieces of art.

Tools Needed:

  • A pair of child-friendly scissors
  • Colored paper with pre-printed shapes
  • Glue stick or PVA glue
  • Drawing paper

How To:

  • Encourage them to cut out the pre-printed shapes on the colored paper.
  • Start with the easy shapes and make them complex once they know what they’re doing.
  • Let them stick the cut-out shapes on the drawing paper to make a picture.

Paint by Numbers for Kids

Every child loves to paint and get their hands messy! Give them paint, an apron, and a paintbrush, and they jump into creative mode. If you want something to keep them busy for hours, get your hands on a paint by numbers for kids kit!

Tools Included:

  • Pre-printed canvas
  • Set of 3 paintbrushes
  • Numbered paint set
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Wooden DIY frame

How To:

  • Set their kit up in a well-lit area, ideally a table, and cover with a plastic/decorating sheet
  • Help them find each number, starting with the lowest first
  • Encourage them to find the colors and ask them to point out the paints as you go along

Fun with Stickers

For some of us, stickers were the best part of growing up. We did something good, we’d get a sticker. We wanted to do something creative, out came the sticker book. Everyone loves stickers, and for kids, they play a significant part in teaching care and patience. They have to concentrate on peeling off the stickers without ripping the paper body, all while remaining patient.

Tools Needed:

  • Stickers/sticker book
  • Plain/colored paper or an activity book

How To:

  • Give your kid a wad of stickers and help them peel them from the paper body
  • Encourage them to stick their stickers onto a piece of paper or into their sticker book instead of your walls and doors

Raised Salt Painting

Lastly, a firm favorite among children is salt painting. This is ridiculously fun but also helps kids improve their creativity. Do this with them and you can bring out a real artist’s potential in them, even if they do seem disinterested at first!

Tool Needed:

  • Epsom Salts
  • Variety of food colors
  • Glue
  • Plain paper
  • Pencils
  • Paper plates

How To:

  • Grab them a paper plate, add a few drops of food coloring on some Epsom salts. Mix them together and repeat for all their favorite colors
  • Let them draw their favorite shapes and patterns on a plain piece of paper
  • Help them paste some PVA glue on their pictures and then gently pour the colored salts over the sections with glue on them
  • Give it time to dry