With the final days of school just behind us, many of us are now faced with the prospect of being home along with are kids, all day long. In theory, this sounds great, however you know that if they are not kept entertained, they are going to start bugging you constantly! If this is your fear, here are five smart ideas for children’s entertainment that will keep your kids busy and entertained all summer long.
1. Sidewalk Masterpiece
One of the cheapest and easiest ways to entertain kids involves a bucket of chalk, and a small stretch of sidewalk or driveway for them to create their masterpiece. Often purchased very cheaply, sidewalk chalk can provide hours of entertainment as they set about creating scenes and tableaus of their own. Consider looking up some of the amazing sidewalk chalk artists online or on YouTube for inspiration!
2. The Library
Get your kids out of the house and get them doing something educational that will help them start the next school year out on the right foot KissCartoon. Grab your library card and head to your local library this summer for days’ worth of kid’s entertainment. Most libraries offer summer reading programs, whereby your kids can earn prizes and recognition the more books they read. Not only does this spare your house from the mini-tornadoes that are your children, it also gets them doing something educational!
3. Water Day
You do not have to have a pool to wear your kids out playing in the water. One of the easiest ways to entertain kids for literally hours involves hooking your garden hose up to a sprinkler and setting it out in the yard. Kids will leap back and forth over the sprinkler, slide in the grass, and maybe even make some mud pies, but most importantly they will be out of your hair and likely wearing themselves out. You are free to sit in the shade with a cold beverage as you supervise!
Inherent in every child’s nature is the desire to build forts out of pretty much anything they can find. From pulling a sheet across a rope tied between two door knobs to stacking couch cushions and hiding inside them, kids love forts. Whether you use the aforementioned materials, cardboard, or go so far as to build a full-on tree house, your kids will want to spend hours playing and entertaining themselves in their own space.
Princess parties are becoming increasingly popular choices for little girls, in no small part due to the success of animated films such as Frozen which have resulted in major cult followings. Just as boys love pirates and superheroes, many a little girl loves to dream about growing up to be a princess, and hiring princess birthday party entertainers can be one way to make that wish come true.
It is critical, however, to make sure that you take the time to select the right entertainer for your party, in order to ensure the maximum of fun is had by all and that the minimum of parental and family stress is experienced when hosting a large group of excited children! With that said, here are a few tips on finding the right princess host for a birthday celebration.
First of all, it is worth remembering that experience is important when looking for princess birthday party entertainers for your event. Being able to handle a group of children is definitely not a skill that everyone has, so an entertainer that is practiced at this can generally yield much better results.
When browsing the internet or a local directory for a suitable entertainment provider for your birthday party, remember to do your research into just how many parties they have hosted so far, and how successfully they feel they can deal with a large number of hyperactive kids.
You may also wish to ask for testimonials if they are not already readily available on the website or in the brochure of the entertainment provider, as this can give you valuable insight on how successful the princess birthday party entertainers have actually been with real groups of children at a party.
In addition to experience, remember that the most successful entertainers – whether princesses, pirates, wizards, superheroes or other characters – will have a background in performance, be it dancing, singing or acting. A bubbly and outgoing personality along with the ability to perform is essential for keeping children engaged.