While we still have February and March ahead of us, there is no better place to entertain your kids than a brand-new Rolwes home in St. Charles as the Winter months begin to dwindle. A wintery accumulating snow is a clear sign to children everywhere that they are destined to go sledding and sling snowballs at their siblings and friends. But without snow, the frigid cold will ultimately keep most families hunkered down in their homes. The best part about building your new home in St. Charles, Troy, Jefferson County, or any of the other areas where Rolwes Company builds, is that you can pick the perfect plan that fits the needs of your family.
Living in a beautiful Rolwes Home during the slower months allows the opportunity to read books by the fireplace, play games, and just generally slow down. Of course, cabin fever may set in, especially with young kids who become restless and chase each other in circles around the house screaming. This is when it is time to get out your list of games and activities to keep the children entertain and keep your sanity.
6 Fun Ideas to Keep Your Family Entertained at Home
1. Messy but Fun Crafts/Experiments
Homemade play dough and slime are exciting and easy activities that help develop sensory skills of your young kiddos and are just plain fun for the older ones. The best part is that chances are, you already have all the supplies needed for these fun activities.
2. Board Games
This one may seem obvious, but the classic family activity of board games is always a favorite and many times forgotten since the boxes may still be packed away from a recent move. It is time to go dig through those boxes in the garage and get those games out!
3. Family Cooked Meal
As the past year has transpired, many have gotten back to the old days of home cooked meals for the family. One way to make this more exciting and get everyone involved is to have each item of the meal cooked by a different member of the family. For instance, if the meal is cornbread, chili and cookies for dessert, the parent(s) can handle the more difficult tasks like browning the meat, the youngest child can be instructed how to combine the ingredients and stir, another child can decorate the cookies, and another can make the cornbread with a parent’s help.
4. Build a Cardboard Playhouse
In your new community, you can almost guarantee that there will be new boxes for refrigerators that would love to be given a second life. Grab one of those boxes (with permission) and take it home to the kids for them to build a playhouse or spaceship. Making a blanket and pillow fort is also a great way to keep the kids entertained while making a place to read, more fun!
5. Design a Marble Racetrack or a Rube Goldberg Machine
This activity has the potential to take hours, if not days until the kids become bored. If you are not familiar with a Rube Goldberg Machine, there is a picture below as well as a link explaining what it is. In short, it is a machine intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way.
6. Indoor Scavenger Hunt
This event may take a little bit more effort from the parent(s), but it is a blast for kids of all ages. Take some time to explore every corner of your Rolwes Home! Feel free to add in rewards along the way for finding specific items or figuring out tough clues. Don’t forget to make sure the clues and hints aren’t too difficult for the age of the kiddo!
This post was written by Rolwes Co