After-school activities for your kids and their friends
Take a moment to think back to some of your favourite memories as a child. We’re willing to bet that some of them revolve around some activities you did with your friends after school. The afternoon is an exciting time for children. There are no more teachers, just time that they have to themselves to have fun.
Kids will look to you as their parents to create activities and other things that they can do in order to enjoy themselves. Here are some ideas that your kids and their friends can enjoy after school.
Baking is a fun and easy group activity that all kids will enjoy. Plus, who doesn’t love a sweet treat at the end of the day? All you need is a few simple ingredients or even a baking kit (you can buy these at your local supermarket) and you’ll be good to go. To be safe, make sure that you check any dietary requirements to avoid any accidental encounters with an allergen.
Arts and crafts
Arts and crafts are a great way to engage your children and their friends without screens in a way that fosters their creativity. You don’t need an entire crate of supplies. In fact, even some paper, markers, and a little inspiration will be enough to keep them occupied for hours. If you want to make things interesting, you could always turn it into a game like Pictionary.
Every child loves cartoons and the good news is that they can actually be good for your children. The right free kids cartoons will not just entertain your children, but educate them about important life lessons too. After all, books and stories have done the same for centuries – cartoons just use a little more colour and life.
Sports and exercise
Getting active will help your kids and their friends to have fun, but also reduce their anxiety and help them to burn off some of their leftover energy from the day. A simple game of tag, playing with a ball, or any other exercise is the perfect way to spend the afternoon after school.
Puzzles and board games
Another great activity is to give your children a game to play. This could be a board game, something with cards, a puzzle, or even some form of treasure hunt. Doing so will help them to develop their problem-solving skills in a fun and relaxing way. Plus, some games take a while to play, which means that the right game will keep them occupied for hours.
Make a movie
Thanks to modern technology, we have everything we need to create a movie sitting in our pockets. A high-quality camera, basic editing software, and more are all at our fingertips. Using this technology and some creativity from your cast of creators (your children and their friends) you can create the next cinematic masterpiece! Sit down and write a script gather your props, and make some movie magic. Don’t forget to host a screening so everyone can watch your work.
There you have it – all the afterschool activities that your kids and their friends will need to have fun.