family entertainment

Cher - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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does anyone have any ideas on how to entertain the kids at home on a rainy day with the age groups been from aged 12 to 5 years that we can all do together? mario carts on the dsi's and the wii have been done and arti stuff and baking we do or ready' but i am getting worried that its not enough for my kids and want to start something else.. please help.. lol.. xxx

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Carly - posted on 01/17/2010

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We like to make a fort and then have a rainy day picnic inside the fort. Other times we pick a subject and then research it to death on the internet followed by a craft about the subject while we discuss what we learned. (The other day it was pandas, lol.)

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Heidi - posted on 01/23/2010

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My kids love to hide things, either pictures their drew themselves... or toys that they have....one person hides them and the others find them. One of our favs is hiding puzzle peices and finding them to complete them.

Heather - posted on 01/23/2010

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I have three boys ages 13, 11 & 5 and board games are our favorite thing. They like to play Hide and Seek. We also turn on loud music and, sing and dance(sometimes with ribbons or scarves). This is great exercise and can tire out a bad case of cabin fever. We love puzzles. You can get a puzzle saver, so it doesn't take up room. You can read a chapter book out loud to them while they draw. The dining room table turned into a fort is always a hit (especially coupled with flashlights). We have also done scavenger hunts. The boys like to hide things and then play "Hot or Cold"(hot when you are close, cold when you are far away), Ask the kids to come up with ideas, you might be surprised!



P.S. This post was given two thumbs up by the boys! :)

Aliree - posted on 01/22/2010

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We do plays and puppet shows. Sometimes we film them and post on youtube for family to see. I have 3 girls ages 15,10,7. We also play American Idol where they sing and we judge. I have found that dry erase boards are great. My girls have found so many uses for them. They play school, they play store, they make lists and make the other do them, they also play hangman and mash (LOL remember MASH). We also make our own pizza's which is a lot cheaper and yummier then you'd think. Good luck keeping them busy.

Maggie - posted on 01/20/2010

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The kids love this game when I put blankets over the windows and they take flashlights and run around the house looking for each other. Okay so this might sound a little weird or messy or waistful and it is but my kids love it my kids range from 11 to 4 yrs old. So the activity is called Slop, you take a big bowl and you allow your children to put any type of ingredients(i prefer ingredients i haven't used in awhile or never used or things in refrig that Im going to throw out anyways)in the bowl and make their own slop, my son whos 11 loves it. They can make a certain amount of mess but it keeps them busy for awhile and we dont do it often more like a rainy day kinda thing. We then put it in a plastic bag and throw it out. We also do the normal board games and video games but they get board of the same old thing so if throw a few odd things every so often the old things aren't soo boring.

Karen - posted on 01/17/2010

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We just got the Wii Fit Plus and we all love it!! its alot of fun very addicting trying to beat everyones scores , plus your getting excersise. Also we like to play Boggle which is a word game, its an awesome family game!!

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2010

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My kids like the old fashion board games! Battleship and clue are the biggest hits right now. Twister and checkers are also easily learned. Also, you can play battleship and others online! My 5 and 7 yr old boys love that!

Tamara - posted on 01/14/2010

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Those things are still working for me, but I say if it works for them then keep up with it.

But I also like to go ice or roller skating and bowling is always a big hit.

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